Services | Offender Counselling

Effective evidence-based offender counselling focuses on factors that contribute to the risk of re-offending. It addresses intervention techniques, as they apply to the individual, the family and the community.

Offender counselling targets the dynamic risk factors for re-offending: anger, impulsivity, cognitive distortions, and substance abuse.

To ensure successful intervention, offender counselling also lists the strengths and protective factors currently in the life of the individual. It is crucial if change is to be lasting that relapse prevention strategies be addressed: strategies such as non-criminal thinking, victim empathy, understanding the offence cycle, being alert to triggers and ways to avoid the offence cycle before it begins.

“Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche