Solace Therapeutic Services

Solace Therapeutic Services
Our 1-1 counselling, group work and specialist holistic therapies help women recover after experiencing traumatic abuse.

Our therapeutic services use a person-centred, trauma-informed and strengths based approach to support service users to make choices for themselves. It ensures the full recognition of intersectionality and life experience and works within an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive framework. The service supports women who have experienced domestic abuse and all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

The Solace Counselling team offers 1-to-1 counselling sessions to women, creating a safe space for them to explore the impact of violence on their lives. Experienced counsellors work with women to help them recover from the long term impact of emotional and physical abuse.

The Moving Forward Group is an 8-week educational programme for women aged 16+ who have experienced any form of domestic and/or sexual violence. These groups provide some first steps on the road to recovery from domestic and/or sexual abuse. A safe space to talk, listen and be heard, while gaining emotional support. It gives women the opportunity to share experiences and information, explore and understand the impact of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse, and the support to regain power and make positive choices.

We also run a variety of holistic therapies including groups, well-being classes and 1-1 body therapies to help
survivors’ recovery from trauma. Our group work includes: Trauma Informed Yoga, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, Lesbian and Bisexual Group, Creative Group, Psychoeducational Group, Quarterly Women’s Group.

Our work with children and young people from the age of 4 to 18, has trained art and drama therapists, who use art, drama and play to help explore their feelings around the violence they have experienced, understand that they are not to blame and rebuild vital relationships with their mother, carer, peers and siblings. 


Solace helped me find freedom.

(A Survivor)

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women supported in our Therapeutic Service in 2021/22