Aviva Community Fund

Abuse Victim Support

Help us raise funds for the AVS Project


We are seeking funding for our A.V.S. The Abuse Victim Support Project, for men & women aged 13+ who are dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape or historical abuse.

The A.V.S Project is designed and ran by survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Historical Abuse and Rape and provides a holistic package of emotional and practical support. Providing immediate and free one to one counselling for individuals, in safe and secure surroundings.

What distinguishes the AVS project from other services, is the approach we take to counselling. The many tiered approach that we take with our clients is a result of feedback from clients who stated that the traditional approach has not always been successful.

Our approach which has 1 to 1 sessions, groups sessions, arts therapy sessions and service user forums; allows our clients to create their own method of support.

Our 10 step programme involves core issues identified by our clients:

• Overcoming Core Issue – Betrayal
• Overcoming Core Issue – Anger
• Overcoming Core Issue – Powerless
• Overcoming Core Issue – Shame
• Overcoming Core Issue – Letting Go
• Overcoming – Anxiety
• Overcoming – Social Phobia
• Overcoming – Trauma
• Overcoming – Abuse
• Overcoming – Depression


This funding will enable us to continue to provide: Face to face counselling in a comfortable environment, Regular weekly sessions for as long as needed, Counselling visits in a location chosen by our client, A fast, free and confidential service, Specifically trained counsellors, A client focuses service, Art therapy and Well-being services, Community awareness of the damage that domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape can cause to a person and their families.

Our Art and Wellbeing Service uses art and music to heal by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. The body’s physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation, from one of fear to one of creativity and inspiration.

We have helped 1000s of individuals to achieve a brighter, safer future. With this funding we can help 1000s more by providing: 333 hours of 1 to 1 counselling or therapy sessions, or 44 expressive art therapy group sessions, or 200 hours of 1 to 1 complementary therapy sessions (Aromatherapy, Colour therapy, Crystal therapy, Guided Mediation, No Hands Massage).


Abuse Victim Support

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