Women’s Behaviour Change Programme

For women worried they are harming their partner.

For women worried they are harming their partner.

If you’re concerned that your actions are causing stress, anxiety or physical harm to your partner, we want to help you change your behaviour.

We deliver a behaviour change programme specifically tailored to women who have caused harm to an intimate partner, or worry they might be hurting their significant other.

The programme comes with integrated support for your partner or ex-partner; we always centre those who’ve been harmed in our work.


Why join the women’s behaviour change programme?

Relationships should never be harmful and no one deserves to feel afraid of their partner.

Our programme offers one-to-one support with a qualified practitioner for women worried about their behaviour.

Women can cause emotional and physical harm to partners in the same ways men can. But women are more likely to engage in coercive and controlling behaviour than physical violence. That includes monitoring a partner’s daily activities, isolating them from friends and family, and legal and financial abuse.

You may not realise the impact some of your behaviours have on your partner.

Joining our programme can help you understand why you’re causing harm. We will support you to change and help you refrain from harming future partners.

If you understand what unhealthy behaviours are and how to manage them, it stops children from learning them and reproducing them in their own relationships.

This has been invaluable to me at a difficult time in life. I really feel like I'm turning a corner.
Sarah, 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 the women’s behaviour change programme 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.

Sessions are delivered on a one-to-one basis with a qualified practitioner that specialises in women’s behaviour change.

Find out more information about the programme below.

The programme is open to anybody who identifies as female and is concerned about their behaviour in relationships.

You do not need to currently be in a relationship; you may be worried about your behaviour towards an ex-partner.

The programme is also open to women who identify as LGBTQIA+.

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 women 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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Whether you're an individual or a professional referring someone else, book an appointment with us today.

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Partner Support

Individual support for the partners of people on our behaviour change programmes.