Services for Clients
Many survivors of torture experience enduring psychological symptoms. Traumatic events can cause ongoing anxiety, a sense of helplessness, depression and sensitivity to reminders of violence. Often most profound is the sense of loss and grief for loved ones who have died or been left behind.
Many of Foundation House’s clients have witnessed or been subjected to the very darkest side of human nature. They have survived unimaginable horrors. Foundation House recognises that the psychological legacy left by war and torture doesn’t simply disappear following arrival in a new and safe country. As such, professional counselling services are a cornerstone of the work at Foundation House.
In addition to individual and family counselling, Foundation House may provide group sessions to offer opportunities for clients to give and receive support from each other. The group work can also address social isolation by allowing clients to make meaningful connections with others who may have similar experiences.
Survivors of torture have very normal reactions to unimaginable trauma. Foundation House clients strive to rebuild and live with the memories and consequences of their experiences with the greatest of courage and dignity. The counselling work at Foundation House aims to help survivors find a way forward.