Services

Nikita Gill quote "If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itselfWe offer a range of support and advice services around a range of issues including Violence (physical, sexual and emotional), depression, anxiety, etc.  We offer practical options and information as well as access to a wide referral network to assist women and girls in need. Click here to  contact us to arrange a chat to see how we can help.

Counselling Service

The Centre is affiliated to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and subscribes to their Codes of Ethics and Practice

What is Counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity to talk through difficulties with an understanding and objective listener.

Sharing thoughts and feelings, with a person who is trained to listen carefully and without giving advice, can often help to clarify what you need to do about a situation that is causing you worry or pain.    Sometimes in situations where there may be nothing you can do, for instance if you are dealing with grief or loss, just expressing painful feelings can often help to bring relief in itself.

Counselling can be helpful in a variety of situations, e.g. rape, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, problems with relationships, difficulties with asserting yourself, coping with depression, anxiety, and many more.

Often, counselling alone is able to give you enough support to work through difficulties.   Sometimes other treatments may be helpful instead of, or in addition to, counselling.   We have a comprehensive information service at the Centre and, if necessary, we can advise you where to get further help.

Enfield Women’s Centre Counselling Service

The Counselling Service at Enfield Women’s Centre is open to all women (minimum age 16) living in the area.

Our counsellors are from a variety of backgrounds; some are fully qualified and others are completing their training (including Masters in Counselling Psychology) whilst on placement with us.

We welcome women who self-refer and also take referrals from a range of agencies & professionals including GP’s, IAPT, Social Services, Police and other voluntary and community organisations.

Clients are encouraged to express any preference they may have regarding their counsellor’s background.

After contacting us, women will be invited for an assessment session to discuss whether counselling at the Centre is likely to be helpful for them.    At this session we also discuss the clients’ ability to make a contribution towards their counselling.   Nobody will be turned away due to a lack of funds.   If you are concerned about the cost at any time please talk to us to about it.

Training Service

Training session Enfield Womens CentreThe Training Service has been in existence since 1995 and courses have grown from a simple Confidence Building course to a series of Personal Development and Skills courses.

Courses run throughout the year and can be of varying duration. To receive information on these please click here to send us your contact details and we will let you know what is happening and when.

  • For Women Who Want To Make Changes In Their Lives By:
    • Building their confidence
    • Taking up a new activity or career
    • Finding run ways to deal with everyday hassles
    • Meeting new people
    • Learning new skills
  • Personal Development courses (Confidence Building, Assertive Communication Skills, Handling Stress, Exploring Anger)
  • Basic IT For Beginners to include email skills and support.
  • Managing Your Money – with Citizen Advise trainers
  • Freedom Programme – Domestic Abuse Awareness Course for Women. This course is for women who have been victims of or who are affected by domestic abuse
    • The aims of the Freedom Programme are to help women:
      • identify abusive behaviours and beliefs held by abusers
      • gain self-esteem & confidence to improve their quality of life
      • show how domestic abuse affects children
      • help women recognise future abusers & move on to abuse free lives
    • The most commonly held belief amongst victims of domestic abuse is that they are somehow responsible for the abuser’s behaviour. The Freedom Programme is designed to demonstrate that this is not the case and to reassure women that they are not alone and they deserve better.
Coffee mornings

These take place on Wednesday mornings from 11.00 – 12.30 at the Ponders End URC Hall, College Court, EN3 4EY. We have a varied programme including talks, workshops, etc. Please click here to contact the centre for up-to-date information on these.

We also provide opportunities for cinema visits, walks, outings, physical and social events. To find out more please click here to contact the centre.

Volunteering

We welcome volunteers for a range of tasks from reception, data inputting, record keeping and walk leading, to helping at events and fun activities. We also welcome people who can offer their skills to help us provide services such as fitness classes, tutoring, counselling (appropriate qualification required). If you can offer something, get in touch and we will see what we can do together.

Working for women and girls and their families in the community