My career in domestic abuse counselling – Kim’s story #16Days

Defining moments of a career in domestic abuse counselling – Kim’s story 

To mark the last day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence meet Kim.   


Kim is one of our specialist domestic abuse counsellors. So many moments have stood out for him during her time working for our Ruby @ Turnaround service. She has seen so many cases which have truly opened her eyes to the impact of abuse. Some which devastate and some which inspire and sometimes both. 

Shelley* was one of these cases for Kim. Kim admits that sometimes working in the sector can, ‘harden’ someone. But when she witnessed the severe brutality Shelley had experienced, Kim was shocked.  

She is so ecstatic to hear about the incredible journey that Shelley and her family have been on since she met her in hospital. Shelley still checks in regularly after the support she got from PSS during the hardest time in her life. Today she aspires to work in health and social care and use her experience to support others. This fills Kim with pride.  

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 For domestic abuse support you can contact our Ruby @ Turnaround team on 0800 688 9990. Monday to Friday: 9.00am- 10.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm.