Young Women’s Therapy
Our Young Women’s Therapy provision is funded by the Bloom Foundation until September 2019. The service delivers free, confidential, individual arts-based therapy for young women (aged between 18 -25) who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or disadvantage in their early lives.
Our therapist asked former clients to describe their experience of the service here are some of their responses:
What’s it like to have therapy?
“You come here and get things off your chest. You learn that you’re not stupid or self-centered but that you really matter. It’s somewhere you can be truthful about everything.”
Who might benefit from the therapy?
Young women with past trauma in need of time and space for themselves and tailored support in coming to terms with past events and making changes to improve current circumstances.
There is no ‘typical client’ but some clients have experienced issues around:
• Managing feelings
• Boundaries and Self-care
• Attachment and family
• Drugs and alcohol
What might someone get out of therapy?
“There is a shift in your worries and emotions and this helps you manage and to get your self-esteem back.”
“It is a strong buffer for when I feel unable to cope.”
“I don’t believe I would have been able to complete this year of university without the help given.”
“It has helped me to overcome my fears, problems, anxiety issues and just fitting in with everyday life. It has had a very positive impact on my life.”
“It’s nice to know I have somewhere to go where I can talk and feel safe and supported.”
How do I sign up?
For more information about our Young Women’s Therapy service, or if you would like to refer yourself or someone else for therapy, please click here. We’d love to hear from you.
Email Jo Parker (Young Oasis Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 696970 (ext.0300) for an informal discussion about the service.
Or you can download a referral form by clicking here.