Could You Benefit From Domestic Abuse and Violence Counselling?

  • Do you want your personal/family life to be safer, more loving, and free from violence and disrespect?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed at times by verbal, physical, emotional or economic abuse?
  • Do you feel at times that your partner is overwhelmed by verbal, physical, emotional or economic abuse?
  • Do you worry that your partner or children are frightened by your behaviour?
  • Every time an argument begins, do you worry about being abusive or being the target of abuse?

If you have responded ‘yes’ to any of these questions it may be time to consider our Peaceful Alternatives program. Contact Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph Wellington today to schedule an appointment and speak to a professional.

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Child Witness
This program offers individual, family and group counselling for mothers who have experienced intimate partner violence and their children who have witnessed/experienced the abuse. Sessions are offered to participants at no cost.
Violence against Women
This program offers individual and group treatment for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. We offer Phase 1 and Phase 2 groups for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. The Phase 1 group offers psychoeducation, support, and tools for safety and emotional regulation. The Phase 2 is focused on recovery through integration of meaning. Sessions are offered to participants at no cost.
Partner Assault Response Program for Women
The PAR program for Women offers individual and group counselling for women. The PAR female group program offers an individual session and 10 sessions of group education, counselling, and support. The program will provide women with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic violence and learn non-violent strategies and skills to resolve conflict and develop a healthy relationship.
Starting Over Program
The Starting Over program provides financial literacy support for women who have experienced abuse. This is a fully funded program that provides 3-6 individual financial counselling sessions and covers topics such as budgeting, debt management, understanding credit ratings and scores, spending and shopping, emotional influence of money and financial communication strategies.
Breaking Free: Better Choices + Better Relationships
FCSSGW has created a unique program for both male and female youth between the ages of 12 and 17, who have been abused or have witnessed abuse in the home and are heading down the same path in their lives – acting out with aggression, bullying and violence. The eight week group program, currently offered at St. John Bosco school, teaches healthy, appropriate strategies for managing stress and resolving conflict.

The students who graduate from this program work as peers for other students and are extremely passionate about the program and the facilitators. They know they are being heard, respected and are learning alternative methods to bullying and violence – and they demonstrate these new behaviours on a daily basis.

Breaking Free assists teens learn to break  the cycle of abuse and violence so that they learn to make better choices for themselves.

Partner Assault Response Program for Men
The PAR Group program for men is a 12-session group education/counselling program that will provide men with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic violence/abuse in a non-judgmental environment. The program assists men to learn non-violent/non-abusive strategies and skills to resolve conflict and develop a healthy relationship. The open structure of the PAR Male groups increases accessibility for PAR clients.
High Conflict Communication
This program offers education and coaching to parents who are living separately, experiencing conflict in their communication, and who want to develop parenting plans which enable to successful co-parenting of their children. This program also provides counselling to parents and children/youth who want to re-establish a relationship after a period of estrangement.