Freedom from Domestic Abuse
An Online Therapeutic Book Club

This Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club is for you!
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There can be life after Domestic Abuse

The impact of being on the receiving end of Domestic Abuse over time can include:

  • Confusion
  • Self-doubt
  • Isolation
  • Shame
  • Hypervigilance
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • and feelings of low self-worth
  • Loss of identity
  • Loss of creativity
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Loss of hope

Do any of these resonate with you?

Domestic Abuse as defined by the UN is a pattern of behaviour in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, economic, religious or psychological actions or threats of actions used by one partner to manipulate and control the other in a relationship.

Domestic Abuse is no respecter of persons: anyone can get caught out by it.

Some of these effects can endure even after the end of the abusive relationship, leaving you feeling even more confused, isolated and very fearful for your future.

You are not alone.  There is help available.
There can be hope for your future.

The first step to getting free from the impact of Domestic Abuse is understanding it!

 “Knowledge is Power.  Information is Liberating”
– Kofi Annan

How can this Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club help you?

Facilitated by an experienced Counsellor | Psychotherapist | Coach, Rita Edah, this online therapeutic book club is based on Beauty’s Story.

The Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club will provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore the insidious nature of domestic abuse, and to work through some of the issues that might arise for you in the process.

A common experience for victims and survivors of domestic abuse is a feeling of isolation/alienation/loss of community. So, here, in this Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club, you will be learning along with other women in a community which aims to facilitate healing, growth and personal development.

You will learn to be more your authentic self, not the version that somebody else demands of you.

You will learn to be self-compassionate.

Vitally, you will learn that you are not alone.

By the end of the programme, you will:

  • Learn how domestic abuse works
  • Learn how you may have got hooked/or how you could potentially get hooked
  • Learn how to potentially break (and/or prevent) the cycle of abuse and abusive relationships in your life
  • Learn how you could begin /or continue to ‘untangle’ yourself from the impact of domestic abuse on your life
  • Learn how to be yourself again within a safe community
  • Learn that there can be a rich, fulfilling life after the trauma of domestic abuse

Why Beauty's Story?

  • We are using Beauty’s Story as our case study so that you can safely look at the experience of domestic abuse, which can be very difficult to talk about, using a fictional account to make it a little easier
  • Sometimes it's easier to be one step removed - we tend to see clearer, learn better and absorb more when we are not directly, emotionally involved
  • By basing our study on a fictional account, you can feel free to share (or not!) your own experiences and/or fears whenever you are ready, without any pressure
  • Plus, it's a great story - even if I say so myself :-)

Your Next Step
A FREE, no obligation one-to-one Consultation

To apply for your place on the Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club, your next step is to book an initial consultation.

The call will last up to 30 minutes, during which you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a chat and get 'a feel' for whether this Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club, is a 'good fit' for you at this time
  • Learn the key practicalities of participating in this Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club, including the subsequent steps
  • Ask any questions you may have about the Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club programme, all in complete privacy and without obligation

BONUS: [Get a FREE sample of Beauty’s Story]

About me

  • My passion includes providing support to overcome abuse and help empower people to find new perspectives and opportunities
  • I have collaborated with the Woman’s Trust and Solace Women’s Aid in support of women affected by Domestic Violence
  • I am an associate with MenCASA, a project that supports male victims of Domestic Violence and false accusation
  • I am an AOTT Accredited Level 3 Online Group Worker
  • I have a Master’s in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of East London
  • I have a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching and I’m a Certified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
  • I’ve worked in collaboration with the charity Hestia where I provided support to people who experienced displacement, loss and trauma
  • I have partnered with Centre for Better Health a community-based charity that supports emotional wellbeing recovery from mental ill-health
  • I’m an author, speaker and mum of three
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What are my clients saying?

“It has helped me to become more resilient as, if anything bad happens, I know I can create a positive headspace for myself… All of the sessions were equally helpful because they addressed important issues that I had been struggling with”
AJ

“Every session, there were one or two insights that I took away and mulled over for weeks after. It is surprising that I do have much strength that I had forgotten about or never thought of”
JS

“My expectations were fully met … You created a very relaxing and caring atmosphere which helped me to relax and be more open”
VT

“Your calmness is a strength as well as the way you reflected back”
SP

FAQs

How many people are in the Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club?
Each group is kept deliberately small with a maximum of 12 women per term.
(Each
Therapeutic Book Club term is 6 weeks)

Is this
Freedom from
Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club for women only?
Yes, this Freedom from
Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club is for women only.
One especially for men is planned soon. For details on the launch date of the
Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club for men please ask here

How long does the
Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club last?
Each Therapeutic Book Club term is 6 weeks, so the programme will run for two hours every Tuesday evening for 6 consecutive weeks

Where is the
Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club run?
The
Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club is an online programme, hosted through the Zoom videoconferencing platform

When is the next start date?
Please
book in a one-to-one consultation call with me to find out the start date of the next Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club

How much is the Freedom from Domestic Abuse Online Therapeutic Book Club?
The fee is £375.00 for the whole programme including the following bonuses:
- Bonus #1: A signed copy of Beauty's Story
- Bonus #2: A one-to-one counselling or coaching session with me

Are concessions available on the full price?
Yes, please click the button below to apply

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou