Counselling is a way of enabling choice or of inducing change or of reducing confusion. It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action.
Response Teams—Church Sector
With the coming on board of Response Teams from different churches in Samoa, SVSG’s counselling assistance has become evenly spread around the community. Response Teams represent the church sector of the community and SVSG has been able to link its clients to Response Teams when required and appropriate. The Teams have been able to provide welfare support as well as counselling assistance.
Counselling for SVSG Victims
A group of fifteen girls under the care of Samoa Victim Support Group ranging from ages 13 to 21 are currently undertaking counselling sessions to help them through their recovery process.
Providing the counselling sessions that take place twice a week is Australian Ralph Kluge. Mr Kluge offered his services on voluntary basis.
He has many years experience in counselling and social work.
Part of his assistance is providing counselling to victims of domestic violence who approach SVSG for assistance.
Already he is providing these extra counselling sessions for these women who have sought the help of the organisation in their violent relationship issues.
SVSG is grateful to Mr Kluge for his assistance and providing opportunities for the young victims of sexual crime with the opportunity to be able to move on from their old lives and into budding and awaiting bright futures.
President of the organisation Mrs Lina Chang said Mr Kluge’s assistance is very timely.
“We are thankful to Ralph for providing this help to these young beautiful children reminding them that they are precious and loved.”