We are a charity based in West Suffolk, working with individuals of all genders aged 12 years upwards; working closely with partner agencies to support and educate victims and survivors who have experienced relationship abuse.
The meaning of alumah comes from the (medieval) Hebrew word Alumah meaning 'strong, brave'
We believe that every person is important
We want to help you maximize your individual potential.
We aim to provide a service for all genders to access, offering interventions and care, designed to empower, support and educate. Working closely with partner agencies, victims and survivors who have experienced abuse, both physical and psychological.
We aim to provide a vibrant community hub, reducing the stigma of domestic abuse and improve access to effective interventions which, in turn, reduces the long term destructive impact of living with domestic abuse.
Individual counselling and group work will offer space to express feelings and emotions, raise awareness and self esteem.
Easily accessible by train, bus or car.
Meet the Team
CEO and Founder of Alumah
BSc (Hons) UKCP
MBACP, PCIPC, Cert. HE. SM & CM
Alumah was founded to support others to recover from relationship abuse. Our founder lived with her abusive partner for 5 years, experiencing all types of abuse. The passion to support others to recover from this abuse is rooted in both personal experience and professional expertise. She has over 10 years of counselling experience; over 5 years delivering the Freedom Programme; been a member and chaired the West Suffolk Domestic Abuse Forum over the last 4 years. Liz has worked in the areas of domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health.
Liz has also run a private counselling practice for the last 8 years. Has three grown up children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Youth Outreach Worker
After being in two abusive relationships she has always had a passion to support others in and through abusive relationships. She had to flee the marital home with her young children to a refuge where she received the support she needed to get her back on her feet.
She has worked for over ten years with children and young people in a variety of settings from education to health services and is passionate to support and educate young people in choosing healthy relationships and keeping themselves safe. Claudette provides 1 to 1 and small group delivering ‘Escape the TRAP’ Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme.
With a background in tutoring the Expert Patient Programme, being Chair for West Suffolk Chronic Pain Support Group and a member of the British Pain Society Patient Liaison Committee, Linda has gained a wealth of understanding of those living in difficult circumstances often with long term health conditions and has a desire to support them, through education, counselling and practical support. Through counselling training Linda volunteered with MIND and CRUSE before setting up in private counselling practice 3 years ago. Linda has experienced personally and supported people professionally facing relationship abuse. Currently an Anxiety UK approved therapist. Linda will be involved in facilitating the SHINE programme with Liz.
Chair of Trustees
MBACP(Accred), MA (Cantab) PGCE
I have worked in substance misuse services for the last 10 years as a counsellor, a manager and a clinical supervisor. Every day I see how domestic abuse undermines people and leaves them living in fear and not knowing where to turn. I also meet courageous people who are putting the work in to change their relationship patterns, becoming strong people who can both support others and ask for help when they need to. As a Christian, I believe this is how God wants us to live , that’s why I have been involved with Liz and Alumah for several years already.
I used to work for the Matthew Project in Thetford so I know it can be hard for people in West Suffolk to access services. I am proud that Alumah is based in Brandon.
I am married with 2 grown up sons and I love travelling, and being outside in my garden. I’ve just started learning yoga.
Hi I'm Treena, I've worked in mental health for over 20 years and have witnessed the effects of people living in domestic abuse relationships.
I am also trained in counselling and groupwork and also life coaching.
I manage a community group to help people develop better habits for Christians against poverty and I believe we all have the potential to grow into the person we are meant to be.
I'm Tracey, I have worked in social work with children and families in various settings and I hope to complete my training as an ACC accredited counsellor. I also have experience with family therapy and group work as well as voluntary work with homelessness and addiction.
My own experience of domestic abuse deepened my passion to see men and women equipped to live their lives in freedom and with hope for the future.
I am so pleased to join Alumah and be part of this life changing resource.