Take Responsibility for Your Behaviour

If you think that you are possibly abusing someone in a close relationship, contact Heimilisfriður. Therapy involves taking responsibility for your abusive behaviour. Then you are shown methods to deal with problems in a constructive manner.

Therapy starts with individual interviews and eventually progresses to group therapy if wanted. Individual therapy sessions cost 3000 kr. and support group therapy costs 16.000 kr. per semester. There is no couples therapy at Heimilisfriður but spouses are offered two interviews: one at the beginning and one at the end of your therapy regiment.

There is an elevator in the building for wheelchair accessibility. If you need sign language or other language interpretation, your referrer will likely pay for that.

Heimilisfriður is located at Höfðabakki 9 in Reykjavík. You can book a session via telephone 555 3020 or send an email to heimilisfridur@shb9.is.

Heimilisfriður helps people to stop their abusive behaviour.

Rehabilitations for domestic violence perpetrators

Heimilisfriður is a rehabilitation option for domestic violence perpetrators. For people of all genders. The only assumption we suggest is that people have the will to change their violent behavior and tackle their problems. Whether it is physical violence, emotional violence or sexual violence, extortion, hidden abuse or whatever - if you want to change your violent behavior you should visit Heimilisfriður. The rehabilitation is based on individual interviews, interviews with partners and couples is also available as appropriate.

Tómas's experience

Tómas is not a real person but his story is built upon interviews with people who have used abusive or violent behavior towards others in close relationships. People who use violence can change their behavior if they seek help.

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The Red Cross Helpline 1717 is a dedicated phone and webchat for those who need someone to talk to in confidentiality. They are open 24 hours, and it's free to call.


Heilsuvera is an online service for the Healthcare Centers. On the Heilsuvera website, you can speak to a nurse through webchat.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse and violence are when someone hurts you physically, like with pinching, shoving, kicking, or punching. Threats of physical abuse are also physical violence.

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