Who are we?
Waves is a confidential counselling and outreach
By providing therapy and individual support for people, this project aims to enable people to make positive changes in their lives.
The waves project also aims to make its services available to anyone who does not usually have access to therapy; people on low incomes, young people, disabled people, women, men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).
"we apply ourselves to addressing the needs of each individual in a respectful and confidential way."
The waves services are available to anyone over 18yrs of age, regardless of their sex, ability to pay, rural isolation, disability, sexual orientation, age, cultural or social background or previous psychiatric history.
What can I expect?
We will offer you an initial meeting in which you can discuss in confidence your particular needs. The next step is mutually agreed and usually involves referral to a counsellor in our teams.
Counselling offers the opportunity to discuss problems and difficulties with a person trained to work in a non-judgmental, caring way.
Your safety is our primary concern. Meetings will be in a venue that is safe, comfortable and confidential.
Is this for me?
One in four women, one in six men and one in five LGBT now experience some form of domestic violence/abuse or family violence.
Domestic violence/abuse or family violence may begin at any stage of a relationship and can continue after a relationship has ended.
Domestic violence/ abuse or family violence can take many forms from physical attacks, to bullying and threats. It is often physical, psychological, emotional, financial, sexual or controlling behaviour.
Domestic violence/abuse or family violence can also occur in all family relationships.
Experience of domestic violence/abuse or family violence always affects children. Domestic violence/abuse or family violence tends to increase in frequency and severity over time and is rarely a one off event.
Domestic violence/abuse or family violence cuts across the boundaries of sex, social class, age, disability, sexuality and lifestyle.
What other support is available?
Waves counselling and support services includes one to one counselling, access to support groups and workshops. In addition, we work in partnership with the Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust (CWRT) and the
"you need never feel isolated and alone. We are always here."
Our partnership enables us to offer you access to a 24-hour helpline. You will experience being listened to in a respectful, honouring and nonjudgemental way, as well as finding information and advice should these be required.
The helpline offers a non-judgemental listening service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and your call will always be answered by an experienced, professional and friendly voice.
Are you being abused by someone you know or live with, do you require information and advice?
Why trust us?
Waves is an independent service, comprised of a team of specialist trained, experienced and supervised counsellors.
Waves offers a confidential domestic violence/ abuse or family violence counselling service to anyone over the age of 18yrs, regardless of sex or sexuality throughout Cornwall.
Our confidentiality policy means that what you discuss with your counsellor will not be revealed to anyone else
Waves counsellors adhere to the code of ethics as defined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
How can you contact us?
You need never feel alone, with someone available to talk to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.
Call the helpline: 01872 225 629
Contact our central office for appointments and any other details you may require, or email us with any questions.
Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Waves Counselling Project