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If you are a professional, I provide a one stop shop for all your needs when working with women who have experienced domestic abuse.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or have experienced it in the past, I will offer you a confidential, sensitive and compassionate service covering everything you are likely to need to help, support and advice you.

I am a qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate), having successfully completed the very first IDVA training – developed and run by SafeLives – in the United Kingdom in 2005.

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Sharon Bryan Consultancy Community Interest Company is focused on providing high-quality Domestic Abuse Consultancy to women experiencing domestic abuse and to professionals working with these women. I specialise in 1:1 survivor support, giving advice on civil and criminal remedies available to them, risk assessment and facilitation of The Freedom Programme.

With a variety of services to choose from, I am sure you will be able to find the specific service you require and am sure you will be happy working with me. I have various packages of intervention that I can deliver to women on a one to one basis and am happy to create bespoke packages of support and intervention to meet the needs of different organisations, statutory and voluntary, who come into contact with women experiencing domestic abuse.

Look around my website and if you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact me as I am always striving to meet the individual needs of women and organisations who need my assistance.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me.

  • I first met Sharon back in 2000 when I went into a refuge she worked in after fleeing a violent relationship. I had two babies and virtually just a bag of clothes and a few toys with us. She helped me with appointments with the police, solicitors and..

    A survivor of domestic abuse.
  • I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Sharon when she was the Advocacy Manager at Woman’s Trust and I was working for Westminster City Council. During this time Sharon developed and managed the Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service..

    Ainslie O’Connor – Principal Advisor for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet – Adelaide, Australia.
  • Thank you so much for all the support you have given me. You really have been amazing, and to be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with Child Protection without you. The amount of strength you have given me is totally priceless, even with..

    A survivor of domestic abuse.
  • I knew Sharon as a work colleague over ten years ago. At the time, she was supporting vulnerable people, some of them were homeless due to domestic abuse and substance misuse. For me, assisting such people was what anyone in her role would be expect..

    Ted Chanza, Head of Market Operations, Airtel Malawi Ltd, Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa.
  • I have known Sharon for 6 years and have had the pleasure of working alongside her when I chaired the Westminster MARAC. Sharon is a committed, empathetic supporter of women who are or have experienced domestic abuse. She regularly goes the extra m..

    Former Chair of The Westminster MARAC.
  • I was fortunate to have had Sharon as my support worker after 17 years of domestic violence and 4 children that had witnessed and gone through it with me. I was finally strong enough to stand up and protect myself and my children. Without Sharon’s ..

    A survivor of domestic violence.
  • Without the support and constant reassurance of Sharon, I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am forever grateful to her. She is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, having her on my side when dealing with someone as persistent..

    Anonymous survivor of Domestic Abuse.
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Spot The Warning Signs of an Abusive Partner

How we can spot the key warning signs of an abusive person. Disclaimer - For the purposes of this particular blog and the references to The Freedom Programme, I will refer to women as the victim and men as the perpetrator. If we have been in an ..

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