for domestic

Safe, confidential
and non-judgmental

Simply Counselling offers a free counselling service if you and your family have been affected by domestic abuse. This has been funded by ‘The National Lottery Community Fund’. 

We continually seek funding to offer free counselling for sexual abuse and trauma. 

Abuse and trauma can be difficult to talk about. If you are worried about making contact then please use a way that is best for you (email, Facebook, phone, text). We have a Support Worker who can meet you in a venue of your choice, talk about what we do and offer you any practical support that you feel might get in the way of your using our service.

We have safe and secure offices but can also offer services at a place of your choice, or even over the phone. If you are anxious about where to find us, then please see the map on the Contact page or please contact us. If you want to see what our premises look like, and some of the people you may meet please see the interactive tour film on the About page. Once you know, then you are in control!

The Families Affected by Domestic Abuse (FABDA) Counselling Service offers:

  • One to one counselling sessions
  • Group counselling
  • Parent and Child sessions
  • Parenting courses

Our Parent and Child sessions have been described as innovative and excellent. Clients have said the sessions have helped their families become closer and for them to move on with their lives.

We also work with Plymouth Music Zone and are able to offer parents and families the opportunity to have fun making music together!

“When the client first came to counselling, she was suffering with depression. Her two young children were on the “at risk” register. Offering warmth, compassion and acceptance helped her start the journey of valuing herself. Once she started to care for herself, she was able to become a more loving parent to her own children. She has now begun working as a volunteer helping other mothers cope with the challenges of parenting. She also has plans for her future and hopes to go to college and enrol on a counselling course. She is also really pleased her children have been taken off the “at risk” register.”


“Counselling has made massive changes to my life - feeling and being able to talk and achieve things I didn’t think I could. I now look at things differently. I feel a lot more confident. It’s definitely helped me address issues I’ve been struggling with for years.”