Individual Behaviour Change Programme

Supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals and non-native speakers to address unhealthy behaviours.

Supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals and non-native speakers to address unhealthy behaviours.

Everyone has the capacity to change regardless of their identity.

As an organisation seeking to reduce harm in all kinds of relationships, we want to offer support to everyone that needs help addressing unhealthy behaviours.

That’s why we’ve created an individual behaviour change programme. This programme is for those who either don’t identify as cisgender or heterosexual, or those who need a little extra help overcoming language barriers.


Why join the individual behaviour change programme?

We offer tailored support to people who identify as LGBTQIA+ from practitioners with knowledge and experience of working with LGBTQIA+ issues.

We also offer interpretation services so that those less confident communicating in English still feel comfortable and secure expressing their worries about their behaviour.

If you’re concerned that you may be harming a partner or ex-partner physically or emotionally, we want to help you change. Unhealthy behaviours are learned and can be unlearned with the right support and guidance.

Before I came, I blamed my partner for everything. Now, I realise how much damage I was causing, and how frightening it was for my kids. I now know how to put things right.
Kallum, programme participant
What are ‘unhealthy behaviours’?

Unhealthy behaviours that we address in our programmes include:

  • Extreme feelings of jealousy
  • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Intimidation and making your partner scared or anxious
  • Emotional, financial or physical abuse
  • Screaming, shouting, punching and throwing objects
  • Criticising your partner and putting them down


How does it work?

We support you to reflect on and understand the root causes of these behaviours. We then challenge you to break unhealthy habits and work towards a safe, healthy and happy coexistence with your partner or ex-partner. We prepare you to refrain from causing harm to any future partners.

You’ll work one-to-one with a qualified and experienced practitioner, and interpreter if necessary.

Find out more information about the programme below.

The programme is open to anybody who is in a same-sex relationship, does not speak English as a first language, or has additional needs that could make group sessions inaccessible.

Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll get in touch for an initial consultation. This will help you understand the course in more detail.

If you and your practitioner feel the course is a good fit, you’ll be invited to attend weekly one-hour sessions.

You’ll discuss your problems, relationships, and behaviours in those relationships with your practitioner.

You’ll then work through discussions and activities that centre on themes like respect and negotiation, non-violent behaviour, intimacy, trust, sexual respect, and child-centred parenting.


The length of the programme will be discussed with your practitioner.

Most people tend to go through 15 – 20 sessions, but you may need more or less depending on your issues and what your practitioner recommends as your sessions are ongoing.

Behaviour change takes time and everyone is different.

Your partner or ex-partners will know if you give us permission to contact them. They will have access to support while you are on the course.

Other than that, our service is completely confidential, meaning we won’t let anyone know outside of extreme circumstances where your behaviour could be considered high risk.

We offer integrated support to partners or ex-partners of all men on our behaviour change programmes.

Once you join, you’ll be asked for the details of people who have been affected by your behaviour.

They will be contacted separately and offered support.

The support we offer them is voluntary and will not affect the service you receive from us.

If you’re still unsure, you can contact Respect, a national charity working to end domestic abuse.

Respect can advise you on what to do, or if they believe a behaviour change programme will be suitable for you.

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Individual support for people on our behaviour change programmes.