The Women’s Counselling Service in Recklinghausen supports and counsels women and girls from the age of 16 on the following topics:
• General life counselling
• Domestic violence
• Physical and/or mental violence/abuse
• Sexualized violence, harassment, abuse, rape
• Separation or divorce
• Eating disorder
• Depressions, anxiety or other other mental health problems
• Coming out, sexual orientation
• Dealing with illness, grief or death
• Questions about existential security
• Other problems, e.g. with family, partnership, education

Counselling is free of charge and anonymous if desired. It takes place in the rooms at 🏠 Springstraße 6 in 45657 Recklinghausen (near the Recklinghausen main station).

Should you wish to have a consultation, you can make an appointment at📞02361-15457 or
Please let us know whether you need an interpreter.

Counselling sessions take place at the following times:
Monday: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 18:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 13:00 pm

Outside our opening hours, you will get help and support via the „Violence against Women“ helpline in several languages:
📞 116 016 (free of charge / 24 hours) or 🌐

Or, in the case of sexualized violence, also via the „Sexual Abuse“ helpline
📞 0800 22 55530 or 🌐

You have experienced violence or you feel threatened and urgently need help?
Dial the police emergency number: 📞 110
The police can oblige the offender to leave the shared home for 10 days. You will then have time to think about what to do.
It is also possible to apply to the local court for a restraining order.
Here you will find the contact details of the Recklinghausen Local Court:

You also have the possibility to stay in a women’s shelter. Click on the links below to see which women’s shelter is near you: