The psychological effects of abuse are incredibly destructive. Psychological counselling for victims of GBV is important to empower them and enable them to overcome their trauma.
All WIN's victims are primarily directed to a counsellor, giving them the opportunity to share their stories, and making them feel safe and trusted. The short-term and immediate benefit reported by a fair number of clients is the immediate relief and calmness felt in sharing their experience, by being trusted and cared for. The long term impact of counseling is empowerment. Victims are empowered mentally to improve self-control and coping skills while also being strengthened to stand against the violence.