Help for male perpetrators of domestic abuse

If you are a male and have been abusive within a relationship and would like help to change your behaviour you may find our Choose2Change programme useful.

What is Choose2Change?

Choose2Change is a service to increase the safety of victims of domestic abuse through working with the male perpetrator. The service works with male perpetrators in a group setting via webcam workshops.

It is an intervention that includes assessment for suitability, a structured motivational programme and goal setting and is delivered over a period up to 30 weeks.  So quite a commitment. 

Support sessions are also provided for the partner or ex-partner to ensure a safety plan is implemented and there is a good understanding of the programme itself.

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How Can I Access Choose2Change?

First of all, you must want to change your behaviour.

Relate has been funded by the The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver the programme free of charge. 

It is available to suitable candidates who reside in Dorset.  

All courses are currently held online via webcam.

What to do next?

Please email for more information or call 01305 897 432 / 07915 037 943


Please note: We are unable to consider clients who currently have ongoing court proceedings, or have had court proceedings within the past 12 months.

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The Value of Behavioural Change Programmes

From our experience of delivering C2C, Relate realises the value of behavioural change programmes to support perpetrators of domestic abuse in improving their relationships.

Read more here* about this subject.

* Relate Dorset is not responsible for the content of external links.