Psychological counseling center for women, children and family
The reasons beneficiaries approach our counseling center for assistance and support are very similar to the reasons they apply for being sheltered in safe house. The most frequent problems our clients express when applying for counseling sessions are: trauma events (in war time or post war period), rape (war related or in post war period), consequences of trafficking in human beings, incest, various psychological problems, stress, developmental disorders and difficulties of children, domestic violence, single motherhood issue, refugee problem, returnees’ issues, social issues etc.
Psychological counseling center provides clients with the following services:
• individual and group therapy work
• family therapy
• therapy work with children
• work with male family members within family therapy counseling
• work with violent partner/perpetrators
In the beginning of 2007 “Medica” Counseling Center got sited in Centre for Social Work of Zenica. “Medica” Counseling center works three days in a week namely: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Throughout the period of almost 20 years “Medica” Psychological counseling center was approached by 6482 persons.
There was a total of 17.738 therapy sessions held with women, children, and men throughout the period of almost 20 years, out of which 703 therapy sessions with male beneficiaries.
In the period January-December 2012 the psychological couseling center was approached for the first time by 160 persons, and the total number of therapy sessions was 277.