Women’s Behaviour Change Programme

Supporting heterosexual and LGBT couples to have safer, healthier relationships

A programme of support for women, who are concerned about their behaviour within relationships and wish to make positive changes.

Building on the success of our Bridging to Change programme, which supports men in changing their behaviour in their relationships and our two-year pilot programme with women, we have now opened a full women’s programme in Greater Manchester.

We have experience working with a variety of women under different circumstances who are struggling within their relationships and who’s behaviour is impacting others negatively.

Women we have worked with may be facing issues such as:

  • Extreme jealousy and taking this out on their partners
  • Inability to regulate their emotions or anger
  • Controlling their partners: emotionally, financially, sexually or psychologically
  • Screaming, shouting, hitting, punching walls or being physically abusive towards their partners
  • Intimidating their partners and making their partners fearful of them

Every case is different and we aim to help the women take responsibility for their behaviour by increasing their confidence to control their actions, helping them to identify why they’re behaving in this way and reflecting on what’s really going on.

The Programme

The programme involves one to one sessions, with an experienced facilitator, once a week. The average time for each woman is between 15-20 sessions, although this just a guideline and each case can be different. We have experience working with women in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships and this programme is inclusive of women from the LGBT community and their male/LGBT partners.

The Programme will cover your personal history, situations that may case stress and abusive actions. It will also look at themes such as respectful communication, resentment and impact on children.

We aim to support each person on the programme through positive change, helping them to understand their behaviour and its impact.

Partner & Children's Support

For all our behaviour change programmes, we offer integrated support for partners, ex-partners and children. In order to be eligible for this programme of support, you are required to provide details of the people who have been impacted by your behaviour, which can include children.

We will then contact them to independently to arrange support through our services. It is not mandatory that they take up this support in order for you to continue on our programme, but it will be offered.

You can find out more about Partner support here.

You can find out more about Children & Young People’s support here.

Referrals

Before we can accept a referral, please ensure that you, or the woman you are referring to the project meets our eligibility criteria, which can be found here.

We have received funding to run this project throughout Greater Manchester. Therefore, if you are over the age of 18 and live in the Greater Manchester area, we can offer you a place at no cost to you.

If you are outside of the Greater Manchester area, this may be subject to a charge, depending on what you earn. You can discuss this with a practitioner at your first appointment.

If an agency is involved, such as CAFCASS or social services, the referral will need to come from them. However, if they are not, we welcome self-referrals.

To refer to this programme please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting more information. Or call us on number here and ask to speak with our experienced practitioner, Donna Sullivan.

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