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Waves is a confidential counselling and outreach service provided by specialist trained counsellors. If you have experienced any form of domestic violence /abuse or family violence, this service may be for you.
By providing therapy and individual support for people, this project aims to enable people to make positive changes in their lives.
The WAVES project also aims to make its services available to anyone who does not usually have access to therapy; people on low incomes, young people, disabled people, women, men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community (LGBT+).
"We apply ourselves to addressing the needs of each individual in a respectful and confidential way."
The WAVES service is available to anyone over 16yrs of age, regardless of their gender, ability to pay, rural isolation, disability, sexual orientation, age, cultural or social background or previous psychiatric history. We work in a holistic and integrated way. In short term counselling we apply ourselves to addressing the needs of each individual in a respectful and confidential way.
What can I expect?
We will offer you an initial meeting in which you can discuss in confidence your particular needs. The next step is mutually agreed and usually involves referral to a counsellor in our teams.
Counselling offers the opportunity to discuss problems and difficulties with a person trained to work in a non-judgmental, caring way.
Your safety is our primary concern. Meetings will be in a venue that is safe, comfortable and confidential.
Is this for me?
One in four women, one in six men and one in five LGBT+ now experience some form of domestic violence, abuse or family violence.
Domestic violence, abuse or family violence may begin at any stage of a relationship and can continue after a relationship has ended.
Domestic violence, abuse or family violence can take many forms from physical attacks, to bullying and threats. It is often physical, psychological, emotional, financial, sexual or controlling behaviour.
Domestic violence, abuse or family violence can also occur in all family relationships.
Experience of domestic violence, abuse or family violence always affects children. Domestic violence, abuse or family violence tends to increase in frequency and severity over time and is rarely a one off event.
Domestic violence, abuse or family violence cuts across the boundaries of sex, social class, age, disability, sexuality and lifestyle.
What other support is available?
WAVES counselling and support services includes one to one counselling, access to support groups and workshops. In addition, we work in partnership with the Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust (CWT).
"You need never feel isolated and alone. We are always here."
For those who want to refer themselves for counselling from WAVES. If you feel ready, go ahead and click below, you've got this!
For professionals who want to refer a client into our service. If you have consent, click below.
Friend & Family Referral
For a friend or family member who wants to refer someone they know to WAVES for counselling. If so, click below.