The client had several mental health conditions. 18 months ago, she fled a high risk domestic abuse relationship and was concerned for the welfare of her 3 year old son, who remained with his father. With the support and encouragement of the counsellor, procedural advice and contact numbers, the client contacted the police.
Her son was immediately removed into her care, criminal proceedings against her partner will follow. The client is now fully engaged with her GP and further counselling and said the sessions had improved her confidence and self-esteem, enabling her to take the action necessary to safeguard her son and improve her own wellbeing.