“A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step”
Women Who Use Violence Project
In 1996, under the direction of four Victoria anti-violence agencies (the Victoria Women’s Transition House, the Victoria Family Violence Project, Pacific Centre Family Services Association and Citizens’ Counselling Centre), I developed the Women Using Violence Counselling Project.
I offer assessment and counselling services for women who have been charged with spousal assault, or who self-identify as having a problem with using violence toward intimate partners (including same sex). Counselling addresses the root causes of violence in adult relationships including family of origin issues, and interpersonal power and control issues. Clients learn anger management skills, improved communication skills and emotional regulation skills.
I also provide training and workshops on the topic of women using violence. My goal is broaden knowledge about the dynamics of abuse in intimate relationships, with an emphasis on women who resort to using violence.