We offer a 20-week group for men who have:
had previous counselling;
have an awareness of the impact of sexual abuse and rape on their lives
are looking for additional support to help them in their process of recovery
Groups are facilitated by experienced counsellors who will provide a safe framework within which participants can create their own continuous healing.
There are usually between six and eight men in a group which will run for twenty weekly sessions of an hour and a half each session.
Feedback from people who have been in groups is that:
it reduces feeling of isolation and self blame
working with others who have shared experiences helps them to feel ‘normal’
it offers the opportunity to both gain and give support and encouragement to each other.
Do I join the men’s Group or not?
Will I like the people there?
Do I really want to tell complete strangers about my past?
What will I gain from the Group?
These are some of the questions I asked myself before joining the Kinergy Men’s Group.
What the experience did for me was to wake me up from the blame and shame I put myself through for so many years.
It gave me a place to leave the huge weights I had been carrying around with me so unnecessarily.
It helped me to see how I had been wrongly programmed at a young age and how to re-connect with the child I once was.
But if you stick with it you may find the answers you are looking for. Also the added bonus of the reward of helping others there too is a good feeling in itself.
Mary Carpenter House
Kingswood Foundation Estate,
BS 15 8DB
Please use BS15 8BN when using a SAT NAV
0117 908 7712