"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the cause of it." Marcus Aurelius

Domestic Violence Programme

Many of our clients admit to some form of domestic violence or abuse in the home and need to learn how to have more control of their emotions and behaviour.

You will benefit immensely with our individual Anger Management and Couples Counselling Programmes. However, often with domestic violence, there are additional aspects that relate to your childhood and upbringing. These could include abuse in the family home, alcohol, cultural or gender role beliefs and shame. A cycle of abuse usually gets established and it is difficult to break this cycle without professional help.

The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 includes any of the following:

  • Verbal abuse (shouting, swearing, screaming, threatening, harassing)
  • Physical abuse (throwing or smashing objects, hitting, slapping, kicking, punching, biting, weapons)
  • Emotional abuse (put downs, insults, using guilt, ignoring)
  • Financial abuse (withholding money where needed, extortion)
  • Sexual abuse (forced sex when not wanted)

Nobody has the right to abuse another no matter how angry or upset you are - that is a basic human right!

Committing an act of violence or the above-mentioned types of abuse against your spouse or partner means that you are actually breaking the law. They could lay a charge against you. You could be arrested and prosecuted and they would be able to obtain a protection order against you.

Please Note: This programme is currently only available at the Cape Town Centre, although all our Centres offer Anger Management and Couples Counselling.

We can help you!!!

Take responsibility for your actions now and call 072 796 2121. No more blaming others. No more excuses or justifications.

Stop the cycle of abuse and save your relationship.

Stop the aggression and violence and become a better person.

The Domestic Violence Programme consists of the following:

  • In-depth history and anger/ fear assessment
  • Understanding the cycle of abuse in Domestic Violence
  • Explanation of the Domestic Violence Act
  • Perceptions of Power
  • Anger Management
  • Improving communication
  • The impact of alcohol and substance abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Sexuality and intimate partner violence
  • Culture and religion
  • Gender and rights
  • Calming down strategies
  • Intimate partnership/relationships
  • Looking forward to being the better person you want to become (plan for self-regulation)

Call Shelton in Cape Town TODAY on 072 796 2121 or email [email protected] for an appointment

State that your enquiry is for the Domestic Violence Programme.

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