Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour

Evolving Minds Counselling believes everyone has the right to be free from violence and all forms of domestic and family violence, are unacceptable. 

Domestic violence is an ongoing pattern of violent, threatening or intimidating behaviour aimed at exerting power and controlling another through the use of fear.  It is generally chronic in nature and changes in it's severity and frequency. 


The pattern of domestic violence follows periods of calm, followed by periods of tension and abuse.  The abuser often apologises, vows it will not happen again or blames the person for their poor behaviour.  This ongoing pattern is confusing and debilitating for the person experiencing the abuse and any children who are witness to the abuse. 

Abusive behaviour can take many forms including:

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Financial Abuse

  • Physical Violence

  • Psychological Abuse

  • Sexual Violence

  • Social Abuse

  • Spiritual Abuse


If the cycle of abuse pictured below appears familiar, please rest assured there is help available.  1800RESPECT is a free service open 24 hours and provides free support.






Evolving Minds Counselling have completed specialist training in the area of domestic and family violence and work collaborative with agencies where possible.

If you would like to know more or wish to book an appointment with one of our child psychologist, adult psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist at Evolving Minds Counselling, you can do so by calling (02) 8519 4197 or by clicking on the button below to access our online booking form.  We are also NDIS Providers.

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