London Therapeutic Women - Counselling Service (LTW) - Refugee Council

London Therapeutic Women – Counselling Service (LTW)

Therapeutic services for women survivors of domestic and gender-based violence

As of 25/05/21 LTW is CLOSED to new referrals due to high demand while we see clients already on the waiting list. 

During the current outbreak of COVID-19, we continue to support our clients remotely, having adapted our therapeutic service for the phone and online. For any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

A gender and culturally sensitive therapeutic service for adult women who are seeking asylum and who have experienced or witnessed domestic or gender-based violence. The support is offered in the form of both one to one counselling and group work. Please note we do not offer a creche service. We welcome people who identify as non-binary to this project if they meet the criteria.

What we offer

  • One to one counselling: a safe and confidential space where women can explore the impact of the continuum of anxiety and stress brought about by their forced migration. Women are given useful information about the psychological reasons for their frightening symptoms, empowering them with grounding, breathing and mindfulness techniques to enable them to better manage flashbacks, nightmares and other symptoms arising from the extreme nature of their experiences
  • Monthly Psychosocial Group – for women who have already accessed LTW services and still want to access occasional support through group work, focuses on psychoeducation, stress management and providing tools for wellbeing
  • Mothers and Toddlers Group: for women with children who are not yet of school age. Mothers and their toddlers who may have been isolated are able to socialise. It gives the toddlers the opportunity to explore play and communicate with other children

Who it's for

Women who are seeking asylum who have experienced or witnessed domestic or gender-based violence.

How to access this service

To make a referral please ensure your client meets the criteria of being an adult woman who is actively seeking asylum who has experienced or witnessed gender-based or domestic violence and then download the referral form and email it to the address below.

Therapeutic Services Referral Form

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