Breaking the

cycle of abuse…   

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We support adults and children experiencing difficulties in life. Our community-based therapeutic programmes are delivered  through a range of interventions from individual and group counselling to organisational guidance, training and workshops.

What is Felt Trauma Therapy?

Felt trauma is the trauma of feelings, caused by not having our basic emotional needs met by our primary carers and may result in us developing unhealthy core beliefs, unhealthy behaviours (including addiction or self-harm), experiencing mental health challenges, and struggling to maintain healthy relationships.

Felt Trauma Therapy identifies the root causes of behaviours relating to felt trauma. It helps adults and children to model a positive identity and positive relational dynamics, supporting people to break the cycle of abuse.

 

  • pioneering mixed-therapy programme, combining group psychotherapy with one-to-one support, delivered by adult recovery workers, child recovery workers, & trained therapists;
  • delivered as an 8-week therapeutic programme for children and adults by SAFE Foundation;

If you’d like to bring Felt Trauma Therapy to your organisation, learn more about our training programmes.

“I think I now see myself as more capable to make changes for the better.”

Our Programmes

All of our programmes are delivered over eight sessions. Each session is two hours in duration with light refreshments provided. As closed groups, participants are unable to join a programme if the sessions have begun.

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Delivery: in-person, group therapy

Length: 2 hour session

Duration: 8-weeks 

Register: click ‘Register Now’ button

Felt Trauma Recovery Group

We use a psychodynamic approach to enable understanding and recovery from Felt Trauma.

What is Felt Trauma

Felt trauma is the trauma of feelings, caused by not having our basic emotional needs met by our primary carers and may result in us developing unhealthy core beliefs, unhealthy behaviours (including addiction or self-harm), experiencing mental health challenges, and struggling to maintain healthy relationships.

Programme Details

Over the course of 8 weekly sessions, participants improve their:

  • understanding of life events, their feelings and healthy / unhealthy relationships; 

  • self-esteem and confidence in making positive changes

  • understanding of behaviour choices and consequences
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Delivery: group and individual therapy

Registration: by Early Help referral only

Flourishing Families Programme

Flourishing Families is a dedicated programme for families who have experienced domestic abuse to take back their independence. The focus is on creating real and sustainable life changes.

The core elements of the programme include:

  • Adult group programme and 1:1 therapeutic sessions
  • Child group work and 1:1 sessions
  • Whole family sessions

Sessions are led by experienced practitioners, including our trained counsellors and therapists, trauma-informed practitioners and children and family specialists. 

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Delivery: in-person, group therapy

Length: 2 hour session

Duration: 8-weeks 

Register: click ‘Register Now’ button

Domestic Violence Recovery Group

This therapy group focuses on the deep-seated emotions that are formed following experiences of domestic violence.

We use a combination of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis, participants:

 

  • gain the skills and knowledge to understand their relationships
  • begin their healing from the damage of domestic violence and abuse
  • share and support each other to recover from their experiences, creating supportive networks (group therapy is central to our approach as an organisation)
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Delivery: one-to-one

Length: as required

Cost: between £5 to £40 per hour

Book: email our team

Individual Therapy

Our trained therapists and counsellors are specialists in understanding domestic violence and abuse. 

If you’d like to book private counselling, our fees range from £5 to £40 per hour.

Commonly Asked Questions

Are courses accredited?

Yes. Our Introduction To Felt Trauma Therapy is accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Delegates receive 6 learning hours.

Who should attend training?

Our Introduction to Felt Trauma Therapy training is designed for larger organisations such as councils. 

I have more confidence in challenging negative thoughts and have some new tools to help me through difficult times.

Healthy/unhealthy relationship session was super helpful. Enjoyed being with people who had been through similar.

‘It has given me a lot of tools to cope with what my life throws at me and how to break my bad thought process.

Join Us

A new approach to trauma recovery starts here. We’re building a community of Felt trauma-responsive professionals. Join us to learn how you can integrate the Felt model in your organisation through accredited training and access to technical supervision with our team.

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