A world where women have the resources to prevent domestic violence damaging their futures.


To help any woman in London affected by domestic violence and abuse to overcome the mental and emotional harm and rebuild her life, by providing women-only, client-led counselling and support services.

Woman's Trust - About Us - Our Story; domestic abuse

Our story

We were set up specifically to provide specialist counselling for women; to help them address the complex psychological impact of different types of domestic abuse, on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our independent, confidential services are specifically for women who have experienced:

  • domestic violence
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • financial abuse
  • controlling behaviour
  • other forms of domestic abuse

We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where survivors can discuss their experiences; process their thoughts; and express their feelings with the help of our specially trained therapists.

Most importantly, we recognise that domestic abuse is about more than violent behaviour.

Our staff and volunteers are all female.

Our history at a glance


Years in operation


Women helped


Counselling sessions delivered

About us: our approach to counselling and therapy

We know and understand the different ways abuse can impact women. But we also know everyone’s experience is different. We’re not here to tell people what to do or how to feel. In many cases, the women who come to us will have had enough people telling them that already.

Here at Woman’s Trust, we use the person-centred approach to therapy. Our focus is less about our therapists being ‘the experts’ and more about giving women the time and space to express their feelings and discuss their experiences, in their own words and their own time. This is true of our counselling sessions and our support groups.

We follow the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018).

Woman's Trust - About Us - we help with domestic abuse
Woman's Trust - About Us - working with other agencies to help in domestic abuse

Our work with other agencies

Within the sector, we are known for the high quality of our professional mental health services, and as a training provider for front line workers.

We have strong links with the Greater London Domestic Violence Project and Women’s Aid, the Metropolitan Police, health care providers and the National Domestic Violence Helpline – all of whom make regular referrals to us.

Our primary concern will always be for the woman who is the survivor of abuse. We also have our own strict safeguarding policies and procedures, for example regarding child protection.

Confidentiality is important for the women that come to us. We don’t share any information on our clients without their consent, unless there’s a serious risk of harm to them or someone else.

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