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Psychological Counselling

NEWW - Polska offers free psychological counselling to women who have experienced domestic violence.
* individual consultations
* a support group for victims of domestic violence
* a psycho-educational group for the victims of domestic violence
* psycho-educational support for women in relationships with alcoholics
Call and make an appointment with a psychologist
Phone number: 058 344 38 53
The counseling is also available online at:
The Domestic Violence Prevention Group
Women who experience domestic violence take part in meetings of the psychotherapy group. Its main aim is preventing domestic violence by:
* gathering information about the nature of domestic violence
* recognition of the phases of violence in the family
* changing stereotypical thinking about domestic violence
* finding out about one's rights and learning how to claim them
* abandoning the role of victim
* building self-esteem
* learning new constructive behaviour
The Psychotherapy group for women in relationships with Alcoholics.
This is aimed at people whose problems arise from being in a close relationship with a person addicted to alcohol. The goals if this group are:
* providing information about alcohol addiction and living with addicts
* enabling people to recognize their family situation
* self-diagnosis of aspects of living with addicts
* learning and practising new, constructive behaviour
Remember - there is no excuse for violence.
* Domestic violence is a crime
* Even after years of suffering violence you can seek help!
* It is never too late to say NO!
* The violence will not stop by itself.
* The first step is breaking the silence.
Domestic violence is characterized by the following:
1. It is intentional
It constitutes deliberate actions and is aimed at gaining control and subordinating another person.
2. The forces are not equal
One of the parties has an advantage over the other. The victim is weaker and the perpetrator is stronger. Such a relationship prevents self-defence.
3. It violates personal rights
The perpetrator violates the victim's basic rights, such as the right to personal safety, respect and dignity.
4. It causes suffering
The perpetrator puts the victim's health at considerable risk. Sometimes the victim's life is threatened. The victim suffers from physical and psychological pain.