The Phoenix Respect Programme

The Phoenix Respect Programme is designed to help people improve their current or future relationships with partners

If you feel you would benefit from making changes in your relationship or are unhappy with the way you sometimes speak to or treat your partner then we will to try to help.

Maybe you’ve been aggressive, scary, violent, cruel or unkind in the past to a partner or ex-partner but have now decided to make a change.  If so then the Phoenix Respect Programme is designed to support you to make that change.

How it works is that once you have contacted us, or someone has asked us to contact you with your permission, we will arrange a time to meet, introduce you to the programme, and discuss some crisis management techniques.  After that you will decide for yourself if the programme it is right for you.

If you do decide to participate then you will meet again with a worker to see if you are likely to be helped by the programme.  After this, and if you and they agree the programme is right for you, you will start on the programme.

The programme is aimed at anyone, male or female, who wants to make a change.

Some of the themes of the programme are:

Emotional Recognition and Control

Thoughts and Beliefs

Problem Solving and Communication



Individuals can self- refer or a partnership agency can refer someone.  Referrals can be made either by telephone or sent to the following email address;

Phoenix DAS recognise that starting this process can be extremely daunting and you will, no doubt, have concerns that you will be judged, harshly treated or vilified. The team work in a reassuring, non-judgemental manner and will be around to advise and lead you through this process and ensure that you get the best support throughout.

The Phoenix Respect programme is free for residents of Blaenau Gwent and is suitable for anyone regardless of gender, background or culture. For details of support available for those living outside of Blaenau Gwent please click here.