Stopping The Violence Women’s Counselling

Stopping The Violence (STV) Women’s Counselling is a free counselling service for women 19 years of age or older, who live in the Comox Valley or surrounding area, and who have previously experienced or are currently experiencing:

  • violence of any kind (physical, emotional or psychological);
  • sexual assault; or
  • childhood abuse or violence.

The service is available to all women including trans women and gender non-binary persons, regardless of age, ethnicity, abilities, or sexual orientation.

Young women under 19 years of age and leading an adult lifestyle are also eligible for this program.

Counselling is short-term, typically between 8-10 sessions, which may be extended in some circumstances. The sessions are one hour long with the exception of the intake session, which takes approximately 30 minutes. 

24-Hour Crisis Line and Text Line

Phone

250.338.1227

Text

250.218.4034

Sexual Assault Line

778.225.0039

24-Hour Crisis Line and Text Line

The 24-hour Crisis Line and Text Line provide immediate support and information to women who are experiencing abuse now, including the potential to access emergency shelter.

Family and friends of women who are being abused are also welcome to call/text these numbers for information and support.

Trained staff at Lilli House respond to the calls/texts and are able to share information about where to find resources in the community and can support women who are at risk of violence to create a safety plan for themselves and their children.

What people are saying about the Women’s Counselling Program

The Transition Society helped me find compassion and understanding for myself, and got me on my feet again, thriving and smiling.

Anonymous

You save our lives. You give us hope that we can survive and learn to let go, learn to love ourselves again, and grow. Thank you.

Anonymous

Thank you to all the wonderful, supportive women who helped me get through a very, very difficult time. I will never forget you.

Anonymous

Group Counselling (On Hold)

As part of the STV Program, we offer Reclaiming Our Lives, a free, drop-in group that offers an opportunity to:

  • know that you are not alone;
  • gain information and support in a confidential setting; and
  • choose when you want to come to group.

Our focus is on building knowledge and skills, rather than disclosure of personal trauma stories. Topics of discussion include:

  • Abuse in relationships;
  • Power and control;
  • Impacts of abuse;
  • Why women stay;
  • Boundaries;
  • Self-esteem;
  • Safety planning;
  • Trauma and PTSD.

Reclaiming Our Lives is a drop-in program offered weekly on Wednesdays, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., and is open to all women. 

PLEASE NOTE: this program is currently on hold until such time it is safe for us to gather in large groups again.