Dedicated Domestic Violence Counselling Service

Our dedicated domestic violence counselling service is delivered in Donegal Women’s Centre and outreach centres – in Killybegs, Ballyshannon, Falcarragh, Dungloe and Carndonagh.  The dedicated domestic violence counselling service is funded by Tusla.

This service is provided by two psychotherapists who are fully accredited with a recognised counselling/psychotherapy association.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence continues to be a significant issue in Ireland. Domestic violence can be physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, economic abuse. Violence against women in Ireland cuts across all social, cultural and economic backgrounds

How Can Counselling help?

The domestic violence counselling service is available to women in Co. Donegal who have experienced domestic violence (current / recent or past) and need to deal with the trauma and trauma symptoms arising from chronic abuse and violence and with the experience of loss connected to separation / relationship breakdown and to learn new ways of moving forward with their lives.

The Donegal Womens Domestic Violence Service provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and support information.

How can I make appointment?

You may:

  • Self-refer
  • Be referred by your GP or any other health professional

Referrals From:

  • Other statutory and voluntary organisations e.g. MABS, Family Resource Centres and Community Development Projects, especially those where we provide our outreach counselling.
  • Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service (DWDVS) – we have a joint policy on two-way referral protocols and interagency working.

 Call 074 91 24985 for appointment or more information

Our counsellors are supervised by qualified and experienced supervisors

The counselling service is compliant with best practice as outlined by national accreditation bodies and adheres to Children First Child Protection Guidelines