Mpower - Supporting Male Survivors of abuse
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Services offered by M-Power

Counselling We offer a counselling service for those men who wish to engage in a longer term relationship with us. Counselling can be particularly useful for men who are experiencing disruption to their normal everyday lives where "normality" seems to elude them.

The counselling service is offered by specially trained, qualified counsellors.

We offer both face-to-face counselling or a telephone counselling service.

Face-to-face counselling

We offer face-to-face counselling for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, adult-life rape, emotional or physical abuse or domestic violence. This would take place in our office in Central Norwich. We would have to meet you first so that we can both be sure that the counselling service is likely to be beneficial. This is called an initial assessment and you would meet your counsellor at this assessment. If we agree to go ahead after the initial assessment, then you would meet with your counsellor for 1 hour at an agreed time every week. During a session, you may discuss anything you wish and cover any topic you like with your counsellor. Your counsellor commits to confidentiality, to be non judgemental and to treat you with respect at all times.

Telephone Counselling

We offer this service for men who are not within easy reach of Norwich City or for those who would prefer this way of working. Ideally, the counselling is a mixture of face-to-face work and telephone counselling. Once every 4 weeks you would meet your counsellor for a 1 hour session. In between these sessions, your counsellor would call you once a week at a mutually agreed time for a 1 hour telephone counselling session. In some circumstances, it may not be possible to have the face-to-face meetings so we may set up a counselling arrangement with you which is just telephone based.

Availability and Charges

Please understand that we are not able to guarantee that you will immediately be able to see a counsellor. All our counsellors are volunteers and the availability of the service at any one time depends upon the availability of the counsellors and whether it is possible to schedule your sessions into the available slots.

The service is free of charge, but if you are a wage earner and can spare it, we would appreciate a contribution to our running costs.

If you are interested, or would like to discuss it further, please call the helpline.

0808 808 4321

Every thursday evening 8pm to 10pm

or email us