Support Groups List

Support Groups and Organisations

  • ACC Accident Compensation Corporation

    ACC – Accident Compensation Corporation – a government department

    http://www.acc.co.nz/
    http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/how-do-i-make-a-claim/

    The registered counsellor section gives info on ACC registered counsellors that offer 16 inital sessions subsidised by ACC by about 75% and they will help you through the rest of the process which includes access to a lot more sessions if needed.

    ACC can (if your claim is approved) fund up to 80% of your wages if you are not able to continue working (be that long or short term).

    How to contact ACCContact us by phone
    Claims helpline 0800 101 996
    Business helpline 0800 222 776
    Provider helpline 0800 222 070

    Sensitive claims
    Sensitive Claims
    PO Box 1426
    Wellington 6140

    Fax: (04) 816 7277

  • Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

    Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

    Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc

    State:

    National

    Mission:

    To provide support to people who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

    Services:

    • Monthly meetings to discuss issues associated with living after abuse
    • opportunities for education and advocacy
    • support offered from within the local community

    Address and Contact Details:

    Pennant Hills Community Health Centre
    5 Fisher Avenue
    PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120

    Phone : (02) 9879 2600
    Fax : (02) 9879 2699
    Website : www.sfnsw.org.au
    Email : melina@sfnsw.org.au

    Operating Hours:

    Mon to Fri: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing

    The Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing will work to empower and provide a voice for Women and the communities in which they live in order to:

    • Eliminate violence against women and children
    • Create social change regarding issues of equality and justice
    • Develop, apply and increase awareness of anti-oppressive approaches
    • Provide healing from sexual violence

    Our Values

    • freedom of choice
    • appreciation of diversity
    • respect
    • tolerance (but zero tolerance for violence!)
    • warmth
    • accessibility

    Vision

    Our vision is a world where women and children of all walks of life live free of sexual violence and the threat of sexual violence.

    Individual Counseling has been helpful in rebuilding shattered identities and is an opportunity for women to look deep inside for healing. Above the intense work that accompanies Individual Counseling, we also provide advocacy, practical assistance, information and referral tailored to the specific needs of the women we see. In the last year, we note a rise in the number of first nations’ women coming to our centre and continue to see an increase in the number of younger women (aged 16-25 years) who have needed our individual counseling services.

    Beyond Trauma Group Counseling is vitally important to building trust, friends, and support through this difficult time. The Beyond Trauma Group offers a unique opportunity to learn from each other, to really put to the test strategies for healing and runs for 17-weeks. Two months following the end of group, we bring the participants back together to re-evaluate their progress, share tips and support each other, because healing from trauma is a long term commitment.

    Survivor to Thriver Group is a new addition to the Amelia Rising counseling repertoire. Since healing from trauma is a long term process, some women wanted additional support beyond our traditional group and individual counseling services. We created this open group (meaning any woman who has embarked on their healing journey may join at any time) to share what has worked for them, and to get ideas and tips from other women who share similar experiences.

    Amelia Rising – Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing
    101 Worthington St E., Suite 11 (lower level)
    North Bay, Ontario, Canada, P1B 1G5

    Office: 705-840-2403
    Fax: 705.840.5050

    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. | 1:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.

     

     

  • ASCA – Support Group

    Location: To be advised, Morningside, South Africa
    Wednesdays
    06:00pm to 08:00pm

    Current as of Oct., 2007

    Meeting Details
    Location: to be advised
    Times: 18h00 -20h00
    Donation.

    For information contact  Rana
    27 (011) 082 826 1189

  • Assault Response & Care Centre

    Our staff and supporters welcome you to the Assault Response & Care Centre of Leeds and Grenville. We provide services to women, children, teens and men who have been victims of or affected by sexual assault/ abuse and/or domestic violence. We provide non-judgmental, compassionate, trauma informed care. Your privacy and wishes are respected by our team. Our goal is to assist you in your healing journey any way that we can. We advocate for a future without violence.

    Counselling

    We provide free and confidential counselling to women, children, teens and men who have been victims of or affected by sexual assault/abuse and/or domestic violence. Our focus is trauma informed, client-centered, supportive and non-judgmental counselling.

    Counselling involves an assessment process, safety and resource building (i.e. coping strategies and support), trauma processing and closure.

    Support Groups

    We provide free and confidential groups to women 16 and over.
     
    The Centre offers two, ten week (Spring and Winter) groups each year.
     
    The Women’s Support Group is a psycho-educational support group for survivors of sexual assault/abuse and/or domestic violence. Members share, explore and creatively process information about how to better cope with the impact of the traumatic events they have experienced.
     
    Group participants benefit from best practice methods to strengthen independence and coping skills, and decreasing the stigma of victimization and social isolation.

    Counselling for Family and Friends
    The Centre knows that sexual and domestic violence does not just affect the victim/survivor but also those around them. We provide support to friends, family, and other support people, so that they may better support survivors.

    Services for Men

    We provide free and confidential counselling to men who have been victims of or affected by sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Our focus is trauma informed, client-centered, supportive and non-judgemental counselling.
     Main Office
    70 Charles Street, Suite 201
    Brockville, Ontario
    K6V 1T3
    Office: (613) 345-3881
    Toll Free: 1-800-567-7415
    Fax: (613) 345-4673
    Email: arcc@bgh-on.ca

    Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday
    8:30am – 4:30pm

  • Athlone Midland Rape Crisis Centre

    Welcome to the Athlone Midland Rape Crisis Centre
    We aim to provide a professional counselling and support service, in a safe and secure environment, for people who have been affected by abuse or sexual violence – thus enabling us to break the silence surrounding abuse and sexual violence in our community.

    We provide a free professional counselling service to both males and females who have experienced rape, sexual abuse, or any other form of sexual violence.

    Objectives:
    To provide a free professional counselling service to both males and females who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and any other form of sexual violence;
    To provide support for the family members of people whose lives have been affected by sexual abuse and rape;
    To provide information and support with the legal and medical processes involved with the aftermath of rape and sexual abuse;
    To promote and increase public awareness on to the nature and extent of the problem of sexual abuse in our community.
    All counselling is provided by professionally accredited and experienced therapists in line with best practice and HSE requirements. Appointments can be made personally by ringing the free phone number 1800 306 600 or by referral from professionals, friends or other family members.

    Services
    The services provided by the Athlone (Midland) Rape Crisis Centre are facilitated by professionally qualified accredited psychotherapists who have undertaken additional training in order to specialise in the dynamics of sexual violence and abuse.
    Our service is confidential and free of charge.
    It is available to anyone who has suffered from sexual abuse or violence.
    We provide a safe, therapeutic space for our clients.
    We facilitate people on a first-come-first-serve basis – unless it is a crisis situation.
    We work towards facilitating a crisis situation immediately.

    Telephone Helpline
    We offer confidential telephone counselling. This is often the first time a person has had the opportunity to talk about the abuse. It is confidential and safe to talk and they will be listened to and believed. We will offer support and information, and the client may remain anonymous if they wish
    Only you can decide if the time is right for you to talk to somebody

    Face – To – Face Counselling
    We also offer face-to-face counselling. This can be crisis counselling, short term counselling (six sessions) and long-term psychotherapy.
    Long-term psychotherapy offers the client a safe environment in which they can tell their story, at their own pace.
    We use a non-directive, non-judgmental approach, working towards empowering the client to make choices and take responsibility for their future.

    Court Accompaniment
    If it is needed, we can arrange for someone to accompany a person to court to support them during the process.

    Outreach
    We offer an Outreach service by appointment in Longford and Mullingar.

    Address Suites 5&6 Townhouse Centre,
    St. Mary’s Square,
    Athlone,
    Co. Westmeath
    Ireland
    Phone No. 090 64 73862
    Free phone 1800 306 600
    Fax No. 090 6491888
    Email amrcc@eircom.net
  • Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood

    Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood, based in Kingston Vale (South West London)

    Description of agency: Specialist therapy service for men and women adult victims of childhood abuse within a peaceful, respectful and healing environment.

    Address: Kingston Vale, London SW15 3RT
    Office telephone: 020 8541 1951
    Email: help@aurorafoundation.org.uk
    Website: www.aurorahealthfoundation.org.uk
    Area covered: National

    Services offered:

    Aurora is a specialist therapy centre that provides formalised talking therapies (i.e. counselling and support groups) and complementary therapies (e.g. massage, reiki etc).  The talking therapies are geared to help clients to deal with specific problems but they are also delivered in an informal therapeutic environment that has a social focus where clients can interact with others in a peaceful setting.  The point of this approach is to create a homely atmosphere to help clients feel safe and nurtured.

    Aurora also provides a range of complementary/ bodywork therapies for clients whose traumatic experiences in childhood means that they have a difficult relationship with their bodies.  Some clients have poor body image; some have problems with intimacy and touch, and some also have physical problems as a result of their abuse.  The bodywork therapies at Aurora are therefore geared to help clients to feel more comfortable in their own skin and to help them build a more positive relationship with their bodies.

    Services for:

    • Adult survivors of childhood abuse
  • Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

    At Avalon Sexual Assault Centre we as advocates, counsellors, educators, health practitioners and activists, are committed to providing a leadership role in the community by developing our practice around the following guiding principles:

    • We believe that we can be free from sexualized violence and abuse by promoting equality and changing social norms.  Therefore, we are committed to working with our colleagues, clients and community using a feminist lens to invoke healing and change.
    • We believe that healing is a process. Therefore, we offer a variety of program options that reflect different needs and layers of recovery work to promote healing.
    • We believe in using a flexible, collaborative approach that supports the inherent right to self-determination. As such, we support clients by being non-judgmental, providing information about their options and affirming their decisions.
    • We are committed to a practice approach that empowers those impacted by sexualized violence and holds perpetrators responsible for crimes committed.
    • We are committed to improving access for individuals who have been affected by sexualized violence.
    • We are committed to a leadership role advocating for justice.
    • We are committed to working with community partners on a local, provincial and national level to improve social policy and create social change.
    • We strive to foster an environment that supports team care and resiliency to vicarious traumatization and that provides professional growth and learning opportunities for Avalon team members, students and volunteers.
    • We strive to be flexible and accountable by developing policies, procedures and programs that are in keeping with our mission statement, principles and resources.
    • We support leadership and employment opportunities for women.

    We acknowledge that sexualized violence profoundly affects individuals, families and our community. We ask every member of our community to support us in assisting those who have been sexually victimized to heal from the injuries of such crimes. We challenge all people to help raise awareness surrounding sexualized violence and to create a world promoting individual freedom, safety, and empowerment.

    Our specialized therapeutic counselling at the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is available to women and trans* individuals, 16 and older, who have experienced a recent or historical sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment. We also provide individual information sessions to the non-offending parents of children who have disclosed sexual abuse and to supportive partners of clients accessing our services. Individuals who have experienced recent sexual assault are prioritized for quicker access to counselling sessions.

    Our specialized sexual abuse/assault counselling supports individuals in addressing current life impacts stemming from relational trauma in such areas as: safety, trust, control, self-identity, intimacy and sexuality. We also support people in understanding and linking together the broader impacts and challenges related to societal sexism and other forms of oppression. We follow a collaborative and empowering, resource-based model that recognizes each individual’s personal knowledge, skills, values and wisdom. We also strive to acknowledge each person’s unique life experiences and priorities.

    Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    1526 Dresden Row, Suite 401
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    B3J 3K3
    Phone: 902-422-4240
    Fax: 902-422-4628
    Email us: info@avaloncentre.ca

  • Axis Counselling Shrewsbury

    Axis Counselling, based in Shrewsbury (Shropshire)

    Telephone: 01743 357777
    Website: www.axiscounselling.org.uk
    Area covered: Shropshire and borders

    Support offered:

    • Counselling
    • Support
    • Therapy groups
    • Mutual support groups
    • Information
    • Advice
    • Email support
    • Text support

    Services for:

    • Women and girls from 11+
    • Men and boys from 13+
    • Partners of survivors
    • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors
  • Ayr Therapy and Consultancy Service

    Gemma Holmes, Chartered Psychologist & Psychotherapist (BSc Hons,PgC,DipCBT,MSc)
    Ayr Therapy & Consultancy Service
    24 Wellington Square
    Ayr
    Ayrshire
    KA7 1EZ Glasgow
    07947966314 / 07947966314
    www.Ayrtherapyandconsultancy.com
    Email me
    About me

    I am a Registered and Chartered Psychologist with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also an Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I am the founder and director of Ayr Therapy & Consultancy Service, which is my own private therapy and psychological consultancy practice based in the centre of Ayr.

    From here, I offer a range of services including individual, group and couple therapy, psychological assessment and consultancy, education, coaching and training workshops and supervision for other therapists. I can provide training workshops on a range on mental health-related topics for groups and organisations. Please visit my website (address listed above) for full details of services offered.

    I offer specialist, confidential, specifically tailored therapy for clients based on each individual’s own unique needs and circumstances. I have undertaken extensive training in a number of psychological treatment approaches which means that I am able to use an integrative approach to therapy and treat a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low confidence and self esteem issues, relationship problems, stress, phobias, anger problems, body image, self harming, abuse, trauma issues and more.

    I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I work in line with the professional codes of practice set out by these organisations.

  • Barnardos Amazon Young Peoples Counselling Service

    Barnardos Amazon Young Peoples Counselling Service, based in Birmingham (West Midlands)

    Telephone: 0121 236 9222
    Email: amazon@barnardos.org.uk
    Website: www.barnardos.org.uk/amazon
    Area covered: Birmingham

    Support offered:

    • Counselling

    Services for:

    • Young people under 18 years
    • Parents of survivors
  • Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS),

    based in Barnsley (South Yorkshire)

    Description of agency: Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS), An organisation which offers a range of independent and confidential support to those who have experienced sexual abuse or rape. Address: The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW Helpline number: Text and email only: anonymous text and email service is open Monday 10am – 12noon and Thursday 2.30pm-4pm 07786 20 90 70 or support@bsarcs.org Office Telephone: 01226 320140 Email: info@bsarcs.org Website: www.bsarcs.org.uk Area covered: Barnsley Services offered:

    • Counselling Services
    • Helpline
    • Group Support
    • Support through the court process
    • Advocacy
    • Training
    • Children’s Therapy (Approx April 2016)

    Services for:

    • Anyone who has experienced sexual abuse or rape
    • Support to the family and friends of those who have experienced sexual abuse.
    • Support and advocacy for people who are going through the justice process.
  • Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre (BRASACC)

    Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre (BRASACC) (Hampshire)

    Description of agency: We provide telephone support and individual counselling to anyone over the age of 16 who has been raped, sexually abused or sexually assaulted at any time in their lives. We provide telephone support to parents, partners, families, friends and workers from other agencies who are supporting survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse.

    Address: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AF

    Helpline number: 01256 423890 (Monday – Thursday 7pm-9pm)
    Office Number: 01256 423 810 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm)
    Email: admin@brasacc.com  
    Website: www.BRASACC.com
    Area covered: North Hampshire (including Basingstoke) and West Berkshire

    Services offered:

    • Individual Counselling
    • Support Group
    • Trauma Appointments
    • Crisis/Support line

    Services for:

    • Female and male survivors of rape or sexual abuse (aged 16+) and telephone support to parents, partners, families, friends and workers from other agencies who are supporting survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse.
  • Beacon Bolton Counselling Service

    based in Bolton (Lancashire)

    Description of agency: We are a Registered Charity based in Bolton and we have approximately 28 Qualified Counsellors and 12 Student Counsellors. We were established in 1989. We have 6 Trustees on our Board.

    Address: The Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS
    Telephoner: 01204 546100
    Email: enquire@beaconcounselling.org
    Website: www.beaconcounselling.org

    Area covered: Bolton, Lancashire, Greater Manchester

    Services offered:

    • We offer one to one Counselling. This service is subject to an assessment by 1point Northwest.
    • Group work Counselling for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (S.A.V.S.)
    • Group work Counselling for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (S.O.B.B.S.)

    Services for:

    • Female and male survivors ages 16+
  • Bola India

    Bola India

    Bola India is an organisation/group named Bola India (Indian word for speaking up).

    The organisation is still in its infancy.

    Description

    We stand for breaking the silence around child sexual abuse. We are a support group of adult survivors of CSA

    Contact: foramehta123@gmail.com

  • Break the Silence

    Break the Silence provide a range of tailored, holistic support options for Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, aged 13 years and above, living in East or North Ayrshire.
    There is no cost to access our services and Break the Silence welcomes people of all genders.

    Options for support include:
    Professional one-to-one counselling using qualified psychotherapists.
    Complementary therapies.
    Group activities.
    Couples counselling.
    Professional counselling support for partners and family members.
    Outreach facilities across East and North Ayrshire.

    Contact Details:
    Telephone: 01563 559558
    Email: info@breakthesilence.org.uk
    Website: http://www.breakthesilence.org.uk

  • Breaking Free Female Support Project

    Breaking Free Female Support Project, based in Swindon (Wiltshire)

    Description of agency: Professional counselling service for females of sexual abuse and rape.

    Helpline number: 01793 514339
    Email: breaking3@googlemail.com
    Website: www.breakingfreesupport.co.uk
    Area covered: Nationwide

    Services offered:

    • 1-2-1 therapy
    • group work
    • yearly residential retreats
    • prison support
    • help with compensation claims

    Services for:

    • Adult women 18+ who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW)

    Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW) is a national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress. We particularly help women who harm themselves, often called self-injury.

    We have carried out extensive research with women who self-injure. Through our work we have developed a deep understanding of the reasons individuals harm themselves and of the things they may need to help them overcome their self-injury.

    We also have wide experience of the concerns and needs of workers in different settings and disciplines, and in developing good working practice.

    What we do

  • British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA) is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. As specifically outlined in our constitution, our purposes are to:

    • Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.
    • Acquire and develop educational material concerning sexual abuse of males.
    • Gather statistics for dissemination to professionals and the community at large.
    • Assist in establishing within British Columbia new agencies dealing with male survivors of sexual abuse by providing training opportunities, whenever possible, to interested personnel.
    • Ensure clear, consistent communication in dealing with other involved agencies or professionals in order to guarantee comprehensive case management.
    • Consult with community and government groups in the areas of prevention, treatment, therapy, and other matters relating to sexual abuse of males.
     Vancouver Office Contact Info

    3126 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC, V6K 2H2

    Tel. (604) 682-6482
    Fax. (604) 684-8883

  • CALGARY COMMUNITIES AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE (CCASA)

    Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse is the primary sexual assault and sexual abuse crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas.

    Our organization exists because sexual violence is a crime that is prevalent in our society and impacts a significant number of people.

    CCASA provides specialized and individualized services to address the needs of sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors, their significant others, and the broader community. CCASA provides safe, accessible, professional services, for people of all races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, or genders through providing seven core services: crisis intervention, counselling, education, outreach, police & court support, a volunteer program and leadership in the coordination of services related to sexual abuse and sexual assault.

    CCASA strives to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual abuse education, research and advocacy, crisis intervention and counselling.

    Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse’s crisis intervention and counselling programs strive to enhance interpersonal functioning and a sense of empowerment for individuals who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual assault.

    CCASA will provide safe, accessible sexual abuse counselling services to individuals 12 years and older regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, religion, colour, or socio-economic status.

    Sexual abuse and sexual assault is viewed as highly traumatic for individuals at the time of the abuse as well as traumatic and troublesome after the incident(s). However, CCASA also strongly believes that healing and integration of the experience(s) is possible for people.

    CCASA’s philosophical basis for counselling is an incorporation of a numerous crisis intervention and counselling theories and is guided by two specific trauma theories of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Sexual Assault Trauma Syndrome. CCASA’s counselling principles follow those of the Alberta College of Social Workers Standards of Practice and the Canadian Social Work Code of Ethics and include other resources for counselling survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse and their significant others.

    As the issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse have long been shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame, such supportive crisis intervention and counselling facilitated by CCASA is an excellent arena for survivors and their significant others to receive support and enhance their healing, understanding and resolution.

    24 HOUR SUPPORT AND INFORMATION LINE
    INDIVIDUAL SPECIALIZED COUNSELLING
    GROUP COUNSELLING
    FOR MEN
    SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM

    upport and Information Line: (403) 237-5888
    Toll Free (in Alberta): 1-877-237-5888

    Bus: (403) 237-6905, press ‘0’ or the appropriate staff extension
    Fax: (403) 264-8355
    Email: info@calgarycasa.com

    Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
    Northland Building
    Suite 700, 910 – 7th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N8

  • Cambridge Rape Crisis

    Cambridge Rape Crisis (Cambridgeshire)

    Description of agency: Cambridge Rape Crisis is a helpline service run by women, for women and girls who have survived or are currently experiencing any form of sexual violence including rape and childhood sexual abuse.

    Postal address: PO Box R, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AD

    Office telephone: 01223 313551 (for admin/training enquiries)

    Helpline: 01223 245 888 (01223 245888 Weds 7pm-9.30pm, Sat 3pm-5.30pm, Sun 10am-12.30pm)

    Email: contact@cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk
    Website: www.cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk
    Area covered: Cambridgeshire

    Services offered:

    Our helpline provides a confidential listening, support and information service. We also offer external training sessions for various organisations and individuals, on a wide range of issues surrounding sexual violence.

    Services for:

    Women and girls who have experienced sexual violence of any kind, and friends, family or professionals supporting survivors.

  • Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre

    Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre provides a safe environment for survivors of sexual abuse. All staff and volunteers deeply understand both the realities of sexual violence and the impact of all forms of sexual violence. Survivor’s reactions are viewed as normal responses to trauma and to coping with the aftermath of trauma.

    All staff and volunteers are trained in the reality and extent of sexual violence. In supporting survivors through helplines, advocacy, counselling, medical or legal processes, the Centre understands the need to maintain confidentiality.

    All of the services at the Centre are provided free of charge.

    Services
    You will find the following services at the Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre:
    A Helpline to support callers, answer questions and provide information.
    Counselling & Support.
    Advocacy
    A trained person to accompany you to the Gardai, the Court, the Doctor, or a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit if it is what you decide to do.
    The Centre provides information about:
    Recovery
    The Reporting Process
    The Legal Process
    Support and Counselling for your family, friends, partners or others who are supporting you.
    KAS (Knowledge, Awareness, Safety) Secondary School Education Programme
    One-Off Awareness & Education Talks
    Participation in Public Information Stands
    Out-Reach Services provided in Bagnelstown, Tullow, Athy and Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
    The Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU) in Waterford will provide clients with information on medical issues which is very important after an assault or rape. The Rotunda hospital in Dublin also provides SATU facilities.

    Phone: 059 91 33344
    Telephone: 059-91 33344
    E-mail: info@carlowrapecrisis.ie
    Address: 72 Tullow Street, Carlow, Ireland

  • Choices counselling

    Choices offer a confidential counselling service in Cambridge (UK) and surrounding areas for women and men whose lives are affected by childhood sexual abuse.

    Contact Choices

    Choices
    Alex Wood Hall
    Norfolk Street
    Cambridge
    CB1 2LD

    Tel: 01223 358149.

    choicescounselling@hotmail.co.uk

    Our office hours are:
    Tues 9.30am to 2.30pm
    Wed 9.30am to 5.30pm
    Thurs 9.30am to 2.30pm

    Counselling is available at other times.
    Sessions are available at Cambridge, Huntingdon, Ely, Newmarket, Warboys, St Neots, and Rampton.

    There is also a 24 hour answerphone on this line. Please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP.

     

  • Cornwall Survivors

    Cornwall Survivors

    Support for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

    Geography: All of Cornwall

    Age Range: 18 plus years

    Gender: Male

    Status/Affiliation: Part of the Mental Health Forum under the umbrella of Cornwall Rural Community Council.

    Brief Description of Project:

    Cornwall Survivors is an open, voluntary group set in a non-clinical, safe environment. We are committed to the mutual support and healing of male survivors of rape and sexual abuse – whatever, whenever and however that abuse happened.

    Services Offered:
    The Group meets in St Austell every Monday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

    Cornwall Survivors’ Helpline is 07800 940558

    Contact Details:
    Jenny Pheby
    Mental Health Projects Manager

    2 Princess Street                                                                                                                                                 Truro Cornwall
    TR1 2ES
    01872 243532

    jenny.pheby@cornwallrcc.co.uk
    Helpline email: david@cornwallsurvivors.org.uk

  • Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

    At Coventry Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre we know that there is no typical survivor which is why we treat everyone who comes to us for support as an individual.

    Our helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and Monday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm

    It offers free and confidential initial support and information to anyone from the age of 5 years old who has been affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. We  also provide support to parents, partners, supporters and professionals.

    The helpline can also book you an appointment to see a counsellor or a crisis and advocacy worker for ongoing support, signpost you to other services if you need them and arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.

    Our primary aim has always been to provide support, information and advocacy to female victims and survivors of sexual violence. Over recent years CRASAC has expanded some of its service provision to support men and boys but the provision of and importance of women only spaces has been maintained. This is because CRASAC recognises that sexual violence is both a cause and consequence of gender inequality within our society and so is a crime that disproportionately affects women and girls.

    How to Contact Us

    02476 277777 Open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm & Mon & Thurs 6pm-8pm
    helpline@crasac.org.uk

    admin@crasac.org.uk

    02476 277772 Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    024 76723253

    volunteering@crasac.org.uk

    PO BOX 2464
    Coventry
    CV1 1ZA

  • Crisis Point

    Crisis Point, based in Walsall (West Midlands)

    Description of agency: Registered company and charity providing specialist support to victims of sexual crime. BACP organisational member, FundRaising Standards Board organisational member.

    Postal address: Blakenall Village Centre, 2nd Floor, 79 Thames Road, Walsall West Midlands WS3 1LZ
    Office telephone: 01922 476153
    Helpline: 01922 476153 – office hours
    Email: info@crisispoint.org.uk
    Website: www.crisispoint.org.uk
    Area covered: Walsall & Wolverhampton, The Black Country, regional and national

    Support offered:

    • Psychotherapy
    • Counselling,
    • Specialist Support,
    • Home Office funded ISVA service for adults and children within and outside of the Criminal Justice System
    • Training
    • Consultations
    • Service Level Agreements – sessional and contractual
    • VEV member agency – providing police approved photographic evidence of physical and material damage to victims or their property
    • Please see website for full details of service – http://www.crisispoint.org.uk/index.php?page+services

    Services for:

    • Adult and child victims of sexual crime – non gender specific from the age of 5 upwards
    • Consultation/Training to local social services, NHS midwifery departments, police, pre school nurseries, other working partner agencies.

     Special interests:

    • Consortium partner of tripartite consortium partnership
    • International links with similar agencies overseas to share operational and working practice successes and create international working partnerships
  • Devon Rape crisis service

    Devon Rape Crisis Service, offers confidential, professional support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

    We offer this support over the phone, via email or face-to-face, at a pace that you are comfortable with

    We offer this support over the phone, via email or face-to-face, at a pace that you are comfortable with

    We believe nobody should have to cope with rape or sexual abuse alone.

    It doesn’t matter if the abuse took place yesterday or twenty years ago, we are here to help.

    We will always listen to you, and we will always believe you.

    Alongside our unconditional support, we are able to provide unbiased information on what your options and rights are, helping you to make an informed decision about thenext steps.

    We understand how difficult it can be to seek support – but getting in touch is the first step to coping with and recovering from what has happened.

    Contact Us
    Helpline: 01392 204174

    For support on the phone or to arrange face to face support in your area.

    Anonymous Email Support: support@devonrapecrisis.org.uk

    For support by email.

    Helpline Opening Times:

    Day             Opens         Closes

    Monday        15:00          18:00

    Wednesday   10:00          13:00

    Friday           18:00          21:00

    Office Phone Number: 01392 208756

    Office email address: info@devonrapecrisis.org.uk

    Address: Devon Rape Crisis, PO BOX 765, Exeter, Devon, EX1 9TG

     

  • Dorset Action on Abuse

    Our mission is to relieve the suffering and distress of men and women over the age of 16 who are survivors of child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and neglect) in Dorset, including Bournemouth and Poole.

    The experience of childhood abuse is recognised as having a significant traumatic impact on a person’s life. Some who were abused when they were young experience lasting distress and debilitating symptoms that endure into adulthood.

    Depression, extreme anxiety and fear, inability to trust others, and chronic physical symptoms are but a few of the effects that can seriously limit childhood abuse survivors’ hopes for a happy, fulfilling life.

    We seek to raise public awareness of the needs of the adult survivors of child abuse and promote a more understanding and supportive public attitude towards them.

    DAA provides a variety of services:

    • Facilitated survivor support groups
    • Training events for professionals, volunteers and the public
    • Weekly, individual therapeutic counselling
    • Creative Therapy group courses

    Contact Us

    Seaforth House
    176 Bournemouth Road
    Parkstone
    BH14 9HY

    01202 732424

    DAACHARITY@GMAIL.COM

     

  • DrugRehab Colorado

    Website: https://www.drugrehab.com/colorado/

    Helpline: 24/7 Help 855-594-6177

    DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site.

     

  • Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

    Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, based in Dublin (Eire)

    Description of Agency: Counselling and therapy service for male and female victims of sexual violence

    Address: 70, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
    Helpline: 01800 778 888 (24 hours, 365 days per year)
    Office Telephone: 00 353  1 661 4911
    Email: rcc@indigo.ie
    Website: www.drcc.ie
    Area covered: Eire

    Services offered:

    • National 24-Hour Helpline – 1800 778888.
    • Crisis appointments for recent rape and sexual assault.
    • Long-term therapy for adult victims, male and female, of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence.
    • Training for professionals who work with victims of sexual violence.
    • Training programmes on preventing and dealing with bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.
    • Court accompaniment
    • Accompaniment to victims of sexual violence to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit.
    • Outreach talks to schools and community groups
    • Campaigning, lobbying and awareness raising
    • Research and statistics.

    Services for:

    • Adult men and women.
    • Short term crisis counselling is also provided for young people aged 16 and 17 with parental or guardian consent.
  • Eastbourne Survivors

    Eastbourne Survivors is a Self Help and Support Group
    open to men and women (over 16 years) and their partners.

    If you’re suffering the consequences of sexual
    abuse and want the support and understanding of
    other survivors, why not come and join us on the
    FIRST and THIRD Tuesday of every month.
    7.30 – 10.00pm at

    Brightview, 6 Saffrons Road,
    Eastbourne BN21 1DG
    for further details:

    Telephone: 01323 416 316 ask for Phil or Mel
    Monday to Friday in normal office hours

    E-mail: info@eastbournesurvivors.org

    You do not need to contact us in advance or make
    an appointment. The group is completely
    confidential and no records of who attends are kept.

  • Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

    Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre we offer free and confidential emotional and practical support and information to women, all members of the transgender community, and young people aged 12-18 who have experienced sexual violence from male or female abusers at any time in their lives. This includes rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and organised sexual abuse and exploitation.

    Support
    We respect the courage and strength it takes to speak out about your experience whether it has been a recent assault or it happened a long time ago.

    Our services are open to women, all members of the transgender community and young survivors aged 12 and over who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives by male or female abusers. We also provide support to family, friends and partners and agency workers who are in a supportive role.

    All our support services are free and we offer appointments on weekdays and evenings. What you tell us remains confidential within our support team. We will not tell anyone that you have contacted us, unless you want us to. However there are some circumstances when we are required by law to share information – for further information please see our confidentiality page.

    If English is not you your first language we can arrange for an interpreter. If you are deaf or hard of hearing we can provide support via email. We can also arrange for a British Sign Language or signed English interpreter. There are two steps to our building and we have a portable ramp to facilitate wheelchair access available by request.

    Helpline support

    Our helpline is covered by Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Helpline. For support or to make an appointment, or referral please call their National Helpline: 08088 010302 (every day, 6pm-midnight). It is free from landlines and most mobile providers. Please only leave a message on our support line if it is regarding an existing appointment. We check this each working day.
    Face-to-face support

    When you contact us we will offer you a face-to-face support session. You can use this time in any way you choose, and we can talk through what support we can offer. After this, if you would like long-term support, you can go on our waiting list.

    Long-term support

    Long-term support is 16 weekly or fortnightly, 50 minute support sessions, with the same support worker for survivors.

    To help us minimise the waiting time for our long-term support service, we will temporarily close our long-term waiting list for brief periods if it reaches more than 20 survivors waiting. This is because we only have the resources and capacity to meet this level of need at any one time. Information about temporary closures to our waiting list will be updated on our Facebook page and website homepage.

    Group support

    Our support groups for survivors provide opportunities to meet with other survivors, and share experiences and support. They are usually for around 6-8 women and are survivor-led. They are facilitated by two support workers.

    Advocacy

    Our advocacy service includes accompanying you to health services or legal appointments, home-visits and contacting other agencies on your behalf.

     

    Email support

    We understand that some people have difficulty talking over the phone and it is common to feel uncomfortable speaking about your experience of sexual violence. You can access support via letter or email if that is better for you. Our dedicated support email is: support@ercc.scot

    Helpline and appointments

    Our helpline is  covered by Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Helpline. For support, information or to make an appointment for Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre please call their National Helpline. It’s open every evening, 6pm – midnight on freephone 08088 010302. It’s free from landlines and most mobile providers.

    Calls to our support service (0131 556 9437) won’t be answered and messages won’t be responded to. Please only leave a message if you’re calling about an existing appointment. We check this each working day.

    Business 0131 557 6737

    Address 1 Leopold Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JW

    Email info@ercc.scot (business) support@ercc.scot (email support)

     

  • EMERGE

    EMERGE, based in Stafford (Staffordshire)

    Description of agency: Emerge is a registered charity operating as a voluntary sector service in partnership with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which provides support to male and female adult survivors of sexual abuse/violence and their families. The overall objective of EMERGE is to secure, consolidate and develop a support service for victims and survivors of sexual abuse, their partners and families.

    Helpline: (01785) 225991  (Mon 7:30pm-10pm, Wed 7pm-10pm and Thurs 10am-5pm)
    Office: 01785 225991
    Email: Joanne.dykta@sssft.nhs.uk or Noel.mitchel@sssft.nhs.uk
    Website: www.emerge.uk.com
    Area covered: Stafford and surrounding areas

    Support offered:

    • Telephone helpline service
    • Befriending service
    • Face to Face support
    • Support groups for survivors of sexual abuse
    • Support for those supporting survivors; none offending partners, parents, family members and friends.

    Services for:

    • Male and female survivors of sexual abuse/violence
    • Non offending partners, parents, family members and friends
  • FAMILY ACTION

    Family Action provides counselling for those affected by family and sexual violence, abuse, or trauma. You and your family’s needs are our primary concern.We have an open referrals system. You are welcome to call our client liaison staff, who can discuss your needs with you.We offer :

    • Counselling
    • Expressive therapies
    • Family work
    • Crisis Support
    • Psychology
    • Psychotherapy
    • Child Therapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Groups
    • ACC sensitive claims counselling (in the West Auckland, North Shore, Central Auckland and Waiheke areas)

    We offer groups for women who wish to move away from the cycle of violence, “Women in Action – Wahine Toa” , for youth and children who have experience or witnessed abuse, “Youth in Action – Rangitahi Toa” and “Children in Action – Tamariki Toa”.

    We offer a safe, confidential and empowering service. Our profession al team are all qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, art therapists and psychologists. We are approved by ACC, Ministry of Justice and CYF. We are partly funded by the government and any additional costs are negotiable.

    COUNSELLING & OUTREACH/REFUGE

    13 Edsel Street
    Henderson
    09 836 1987
    office@familyaction.org.nz

     

    CONTACT:

    Phone: 09 836 1987

  • Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph Wellington

    Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph Wellington is a not for profit, community-based, family service agency dedicated to strengthening and enriching people by providing counselling, advocacy, support and educational services.

    Family Counselling and Support Services has been Guelph-Wellington’s primary counselling, education, and services centre since 1987. We offer a wide range of counselling services for individuals, couples, and groups.

    As a not-for-profit, community-based agency, we provide affordable counselling and support services to the citizens of Guelph-Wellington. Our services are funded primarily by local institutions and through partnerships with community organizations.

    We also work with local businesses, offering conferences, workshops, wellness sessions, and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).

    A private organization, Family Counselling and Support Services is governed by a local Board of Directors.

    Our counsellors provide help to those affected by:

    • Relationship problems
    • Personal problems
    • Marital separation and parenting decisions
    • Family violence
    • Physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse
    • Sexual assault, incest
    • Addictions and gambling
    • Psychiatric disorders (with referrals)
    Our Hours of Operation are:Monday:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Friday:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Our offices are closed Saturdays and Sundays

    Our full mailing address is 109 Surrey Street East, Guelph, ON N1H 3P7

    Our phone number is 519-824-2431 or toll-free 1-800-307-7078.Feel free to contact us with any inquiries at info@familyserviceguelph.on.ca.
     

      

     

  • Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

    Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC) is an independent voluntary organisation which offers a range of free and confidential support services to anyone, male or female, who has been raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.

     FRASAC are members of Rape Crisis Scotland and have met Rape Crisis National Service Standards.

    What can we Offer
    We can offer you

    • face to face support
    • counselling
    • outreach to all areas of fife
    • support and information for friends and relatives of survivors
    • practical support to access other agencies
    • support through police and court procedures
    • crisis appointments

    A counselling support worker can meet with you at various locations across Fife and will try to find a venue, which takes into account your need for comfort, privacy and confidentiality.

    How to get Referred to Us
    Referrals can be made by phoning our office on 01592 642336 or forwarding your details on the form within Get In Touch. Ideally we would like you to contact us yourself if you would like an appointment.

    We aim to provide a first appointment within a week to ten days of the referral, however if you have experienced a recent assault we will try to meet with you as soon as possible.

    We will not place any restrictions on the length of time you can use our service, or on the areas of difficulty you might wish to discuss.

    For partners and family members we offer shorter-term support, which can be at intervals appropriate to the person concerned.

    Contact Us

    FRASAC

    38/40 High Street

    KIRKCALDY

    KY1 1LU

    Telephone: 01592 642336

    E-Mail: info@frasac.org.uk

    Office Hours

    Monday,Tuesday and Thursday – 9am till 5.30pm

    Wednesday 9am till 8pm

    Friday 9am till 12.30pm

    Rape Crisis Helpline: 08088 01 03 02 open daily 6pm – 12noon

  • First Person Plural

    First Person Plural, based in Wolverhampton (West Midlands)

    Description of agency: First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of survivors of childhood trauma, most often sexual violence/abuse, who are affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) (sometimes called multiple personality disorder – MPD) or the similar childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative disorder known as type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS)

    Postal address: PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton, WV4 4ZL
    Email: fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk
    Website: www.firstpersonplural.org.uk
    Area covered: UK

    Services offered:

    • Quarterly members’ newsletter;
    • Two members open meetings per year;
    • Information and support website;
    • Members only area on website including online mutual support forums
    • Training – bespoke and public access and other education activities delivered by experts-by-experience;
    • International award-winning introductory training DVD – Logical Way of Being;
    • Speakers & information displays for external events;
    • Information resources including “Understanding Dissociative Disorders” booklet written by FPP, published by Mind;
    • Respond to written information enquiries;
    • Respond or otherwise participate in relevant policy, treatment and service consultations; Link with and provide expert-by-experience input into the work of other organisations with related interest including involvement in the training faculty and research group  of the UK network of members of European Society for Trauma and Dissociation

    Services for:

    Adults affected by, working with or otherwise needing to understand about complex dissociative conditions, such as dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the related type 1 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS).  Conditions which affect survivors of severe and enduring trauma in childhood, including sexual violence/abuse.

  • Fresh Start Foundation

    The Fresh Start Foundation is a Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors
    Address: http://www.freshstartfoundation.co.uk/
    Tele: 0300 999 2017
    Email: info@freshstartfoundation.co.uk

    Registered Address:
    23 Meadow Court, Meadow Lane
    Thurso
    Highland
    KW14 8DD
    Registered Number : SC559843

  • GRASAC Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

    Females only
    GRASAC offer a helpline 5 days per week, ongoing one to one support either face to face or over the telephone, advocacy and information, for women and girls (aged 13 and over) who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. We also offer information and advice to friends and family and partner agencies working with survivors.
    Helpline – 01452 526770
    Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri
    7.30PM – 8.30PM
    Thurs
    11.30PM – 12.30PM

  • GRCC The Galway Rape Crisis Centre

    GRCC The Galway Rape Crisis Centre

    Our services include a 24 hour call out service supporting survivors after recent assault or rape, Garda/court accompaniment, one-on-one counselling, education and training services, and much more.

    GRCC is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.

    We also work towards ending cultural and societal tolerance  of sexual violence through advocacy, awareness raising and education programmes.

    Counselling Services
    The biggest part of our service is the provision of counselling for survivors of sexual violence and abuse.
    The counselling service provides support for survivors, as well as a space to be listened to and an opportunity to examine feelings in relation to the traumatic experience of rape and sexual assault. We place a very high emphasis on confidentiality for all our counselling services.
    All counsellors are fully trained psychotherapists with additional specialist training in the area of sexual violence, and the GRCC is an IACP accredited organisation.
    Since January 2009 GRCC is asking clients for a voluntary donation of up to 10 Euros per session of counselling.

    GRCC run survivors groups on an irregular basis pending funding.
    Our groups are designed to provide a supportive environment where survivors can share their stories. Groups are facilitated by GRCC counsellors.

    Galway Rape Crisis Centre

    Address: “The Lodge”, Forster Court, Galway City

    Helpline (10a-1p, M-F): 1800 355 355

    Business Line (10a-5p, M-F): 091-564800

     

     

  • Greatland Clinical Associates,

    At Greatland Clinical Associates, LLC our goal is to provide exceptional, compassionate behavioral health care in an outpatient setting.

    We provide an array of services including:

    Psychiatric Assessment
    Medication Management
    Individual Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Group Therapy
    We see our selves as educators, supporters and partners with our clients as we engage in a collaborative therapeutic process. We strive to provide an environment in which respect, compassion, and individuality are valued. To this aim, we have assembled a team of therapists and staff who place client care first, who find joy in our profession, and have pride in our clinic and the care we provide.

    Clinical Focus:

    PTSD & Complex Trauma
    Depression
    Anxiety, Excessive Worry & Stress
    Bipolar Processes
    Anger Issues
    Impulsivity
    Chronic Pain
    Difficulties with Emotion Regulation – (experiencing too little or too much)
    Concerns Affecting Employment
    _______________

    Trauma therapy groups for adult women survivors of early developmental/attachment trauma (childhood abuse.)

    For more information or to schedule an appointment
    please call 907-929-4009.

    My Address: (see map under Location tab)

    Greatland Clinical Associates
    14oo W. Benson, Suite 315
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503

    Office: (907) 929-4009
    Fax: (907) 929-4902

    E-Mail: mblpa08-therapy@yahoo.com

  • HELP Support for Sexual Abuse Survivors

    HELP, Support for Sexual Abuse Survivors supports thousands of people every year and strives to be a source of support and healing for those who need it most.

    The Crisis Team is available anytime, day or night, for information, support, advocacy or referrals to other agencies.

    Therapy Services
    HELP, Support for Sexual Abuse Survivors believes that counselling and psychotherapy are an important aspect of a survivor’s recovery. We work with each client in an age-appropriate way to heal the trauma of sexual abuse and to develop the interpersonal skills and resources that are damaged and disrupted by sexual violence.

    Adult Therapy

    HELP’s Adult Therapy service is renowned for its work with adult survivors of recent sexual abuse as well as childhood sexual abuse.

    Youth Therapy

    HELP’s Youth Therapy service is tailored toward young women and the people they have significant relationships with (such family members and caregivers).

    Child & Family Therapy

    Our specialist child therapists help children to recover from sexual abuse and assist families to develop an emotionally safe environment to aid recovery and prevent future abuse.

    We’re here to help you – and there’s a range of ways that you can easily get in touch with us.

    We welcome all enquiries and feedback, and all communications will be treated with professionalism.

    Call us: (09) 623 1700 (24 hour confidential phone line)

    Email us: info@helpauckland.org.nz

    Fax us: (09) 623 1296

    Post us: PO Box 10345, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446

  • HOPE Groups (Healing Our Past Experiences)

    HOPE Groups (Healing Our Past Experiences), based in Scarborough (East Yorkshire)

    Telephone: 01723 381811
    Email: hopegroups7@googlemail.com
    Website: www.hopesurvivors.org.uk
    Area covered: Scarborough & district, Whitby & district, Ryddle

    Services offered:

    • Counselling
    • Support
    • Telephone counselling
    • Mutual support groups
    • Information
    • Advice
    • Helpline
    • Email support
    • Creative therapies
  • Horizon Counselling, Consulting & Training

    Horizon Counselling Consulting & Training’s mission is to provide exceptional clinical and life skills programs to support and empower individuals, couples, and families.

    Our guiding values include:

    Maintaining a high level of professionalism and efficacy
    Respect for and promotion of individuals right to self determination
    Unconditional positive regard for individuals and families

    Horizon Counselling, Consulting & Training assists men and women of various ages, cultures, and socio-economic statuses to self-identify the area of their persona that needs added attention and care. With the help of their experienced, compassionate, and supportive staff, HCCT offers their services to a variety of clients with concerns such as:

    •     being a survivor of current or historic sexual abuse
    •     anger management
    •     first time fathering
    •     building healthy relationships
    •     advocacy & support (OW, ODSP, Probation, Victim Services, & CAS etc.)
    •     life skill coaching

    Horizon Counselling, Consulting & Training offers current and relevant programs, workshops, one-on-one sessions, and group sessions. There is a graded fee scale to those with proven financial constraints, and appointments for home visits may also be requested.

    CONTACT US

    HORIZON
    Counselling, Consulting & Training
    37 George St. N., # 205,
    Brampton, Ontario
    L6X 1R5Phone: 416•994•2455

  • HRSASC Herefordshire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

    HRSASC is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional. The trauma caused by sexual abuse may not surface for many years after the event. We treat all calls equally, sensitively and confidentially, appreciating the courage required to break silence, overcome guilt and threats, and share the events of the past whether they happened days or years ago.

    Telephone helpline 01432 344777

    Helpline opening times:

    Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Tuesday 1.00pm to 5.00pm
    Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm

    At any other time you can use our answer machine and leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. Our counsellors will be discreet when returning your call, however if you have a preferred or ‘safe’ time for us to call you back please do let us know.

    Almost all individuals who call the helpline will call more than once, many becoming regular callers, sometimes over many years. Callers are always told how the line works so they are aware that they are not able to call and speak to the same supporter every time but that whoever they do speak to will offer just as much time and compassion.

    For counselling enquiries please contact the helpline (01432 344777) or email: counselling@hrsasc.org.uk

    For ISVA enquiries please contact the office (01432 266551) or email: isva@wmrsasc.org.uk

    For general enquiries please contact the office (01432 266551) or email: office@wmrsasc.org.uk

    or contact us by post:

    HRSASC
    PO Box 240
    Worcester
    WR1 2LF

  • In Care Survivors Service Scotland

    The In Care Survivors Service Scotland, a partnership led by Open Secret, is a trauma informed counselling and advocacy support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families.

    Our remit has also been widened so that we can offer the same services to people who have experienced any form of abuse andbeen in the care system, but where the abuse did not necessarily take place in a formal care setting.

    It is a team of specially trained counsellors offering help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse under the national framework of advocacy, and counselling services, and to survivors of abuse who have also been in care. Services include:

    Providing locally based development workers across Scotland to offer survivors and their families support, advocacy and confidential counselling;

    • A national confidential telephone Helpline line – 0800 121 6027-currently available from 9am to 11am Monday to Friday, for those of you who have not yet been allocated a worker or to make a new referral.
    • A one stop service for help to access historical records from childhood care settings
    • An informative website highlighting the support available; and
    • Help for survivors to access the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme and support to pursue some legal issues (for example support to attend court).

    Counselling and trauma work

    If you are accessing the In Care Survivor Service it is likely that you will be experiencing problems related to the abuse you experienced in care.

    Counselling is a way to help you find your own way to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Within ICSSS we work at your pace. What you tell your counsellor will be confidential unless there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.

    You will be offered a first appointment to see which service best meets your needs and then you will be offered as many sessions as you need. With your counsellor you will agree what you want to achieve from the sessions. It is often the case that counselling takes place over a long period of time and we will discuss this carefully with you at the first appointment.

    It is your choice what you want to discuss and we will go at your pace.

    Counselling usually takes place once a week for one hour in a suitable, safe and confidential setting. All counsellors are professionally trainied and adhere to the COSCA or BACP Ethical Framework. The counsellor’s role is to facilitate the work which respects the client’s values, personal resources and capacity for change. Through the therapeutic relationship it offers the safe space to explore issues, address and resolve conflict, cope with crisis and often will involve psycho-educational interventions such as coping with flashbacks, and understanding childhood trauma.

    The counsellors have all been trained to work under different approaches to counselling such as integrative or person centred.

    Art Therapy

    Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media and the creative process as its primary mode of communication.

    The relationship between the therapist and the client is of central importance, but art therapy is different from other psychotherapies in that it is a three way process between the client, the therapist and the image or object created in the art therapy session. This way art therapy offers an opportunity for expression and communication and can be particularly helpful to people who find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally.

    The In Care Survivors Service Scotland was established to ensure local services across Scotland. The service is delivered by Development Workers and trained volunteers. Development Workers are qualified counsellors with experience of providing advocacy support. To ensure that individuals can be seen in their own area we recruit volunteers in local communities. This is in line with the community development perspective that we operate from.

    Development Workers have been recruited in different areas of Scotland. They will have local knowledge and will be able to use existing networks to publicise the service. Our workers are as follows:

    Alison Grieve – Aberdeenshire
    Peggy Taylor – Highlands and Islands
    Lorna Patterson – Fife
    Sandra Toyer – Lanarkshire and Glasgow
    Cath Taylor – Forth Valley
    Mandy Gaze – Borders, Edinburgh and Lothians
    Sergio Bechelli – Ayrshire

    Open Secret
    98 Thornhill Road
    Falkirk
    FK2 7AB

     

    E-mail: janine@incaresurvivors.org.uk
    Telephone: 01324 630100
  • Into the Light

    Into The Light is a London based not for profit project – this means any profits are re-invested in the project to create a better service for our users. Into The Light is also a Registered Community Interest Company (Company No. 8738759). Into The Light was founded in 1993 and established to provide a place of understanding and support to those who had experienced child sexual abuse.

    Into The Light main aims are to:
    • Provide counselling support, advice, information and resources to women and men who have been sexually abused as children.

    • Offer support and counselling and training to those who are involved with and support people who have experienced sexual abuse e.g. partners, counsellors, carers.

    • Advance public awareness of child sexual abuse through seminars, training and writing for magazines and publications.

    Into The Light’s guiding philosophy is that change and healing come through:
    • Giving Information
    • Breaking Isolation
    • Sharing Experience

    The aims of all the Into The Light programmes are to:
    • Remove blocks in life
    • Reclaim damaged parts of personality
    • Put the past in perspective
    • Develop better relationships
    • Be closer to others (and for some people – God as you understand Him)

    Email: info@intothelight.org.uk

    Into The Light, PO Box 64427 London W5 9HA

  • Izzy’s Promise

    Izzy’s Promise, based in Dundee (Tayside)

    Description of agency: Izzy’s Promise is a charity organisation (SC033706) based in Dundee, Scotland (UK) that offers free and confidential support and information services to vulnerable and disabled people, and people with mental health problems occasioned by ritual/organised abuse suffered.

    Helpline: 01382 224737 (9am-5pm Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri and extended hours on Thurs)
    Email: josephlumbasi@aol.com
    Website: www.izzyspromise.org.uk

    Area covered: Scotland and the wider UK

    Services offered:

    • We offer support services for male and female survivors with mental health problems across Scotland by consulting with them to find out what suits them best and how they can best be supported. We offer practical and emotional support for people trying to move out of abusive situations through workshops and therapy sessions aimed at empowering them to lead an independent life. We have developed adaptable training resource packs (training packs, DVDs and books) for training purposes. We have been involved in supporting abuse survivors of trafficking and those who have been trafficked by use of rituals such as voodoo and ju-ju mostly from Africa and the Caribbean and ritual abuse among asylum seekers and refugees. We recruit and train volunteers to get involved in the work we do and gain skills to move on in their lives.

    Services for:

    • Organised/ritual abuse; trafficking and exploitation, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

    Who we are
    Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre provides professional, free and confidential counselling, information and support.

    Our Centre is opened Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. (Appointments can be arranged for outside of these hours if necessary.)

    Our main service is based in Tralee, but our outreach endeavours to meet the needs of victims and their families throughout the county by having rooms available that meet our criteria for privacy in Killarney, Dingle and Listowel and wherever necessary

    The Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre was established in 1992 to provide a professional, confidential and free counselling service to female and male survivors of:

    Rape
    Date Rape
    Marital Rape
    Incest
    Child Sexual Abuse
    Sexual Assault
    Sexual Harassment
    All Forms of Sexual Violence
    We believe that survivors of sexual violence and abuse have the right to be treated with respect and sensitivity.

    We aim to provide a place of help and healing for survivors of rape & sexual abuse by offering care and support in a confidential environment.

    Females & Males can avail of our services
    Our services are free of charge to client users
    All of our services are confidential and can be availed of either on an ongoing basis or once-off
    We provide a safe, therapeutic space for our clients

    Our Helpline is often the first point of contact with our centre for a lot of people and we can be reached through our freephone number 1800 633 333. This service is operated by trained volunteers and staff.

    The helpline is a confidential support service for on-going clients, their families and friends and for anyone who might like to talk about issues relating to sexual violence or abuse. We can provide information, assistance, emotional support and telephone counselling through our helpline.

    Telephone counselling involves speaking with one of our counsellors over the phone at a time that suits you. You can call whenever you feel the need to talk, with no appointment or arrangement in advance

    We offer crisis one-off sessions, short term and long term counselling for male & female survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

    Counselling is a one to one relationship, which provides support and encouragement to allow someone to talk about the experiences and events which have affected their lives. Our counsellors provide a safe and confidential space to enable people to express their thoughts and feelings so they can help themselves to move forward and gain control of their lives. Our counsellors use a non-directive, non-judgemental approach and we place high emphasis on confidentiality for all our counselling services.

    We provide support counselling for partners, family members or friends who are affected and feel powerless when a family member/friend is raped or assaulted.

    5 Greenview Terrace
    Princes Quay
    Tralee
    Co Kerry
    Freephone No: 1800 633 333
    Buisness Line: 066 712 3122
    Fax No: 066 712 0247
    Email: krcc@eircom.net

     

  • Kilkenny Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

    Kilkenny Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

    Free, professional and confidential counselling and support for survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse.

    Established in 1992, The Kilkenny Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre provides a safe, non-judgmental and discreet space for female and male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault and harassment to avail of one-to-one counselling and support.

    We also provide support counselling for non-abusing relatives or friends of survivors affected by abuse.

    Those in need of counselling for sexual abuse, counselling for rape, counselling for sexual assault and harassment, can contact the Centre directly, in absolute confidence.

    We also accept referrals from professional third parties including Doctors, Social Workers, the Gardai or a number of community, voluntary and statutory groups in the Kilkenny area. We also work closely with the Sexual Assault Unit in Waterford Regional Hospital.

    – 24 Hr Confidential Helpline

    – Long or short term one-to-one counselling for male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault and harassment irrespective of whether the abuse is recent or in the past.

    – Support counselling for non-abusing relatives or friends affected by abuse

    – Accompaniment of survivors on visits to the Doctor, Gardai or Court, if required

    – Psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples experiencing sexual difficulties

    – The SAYIT (Safety Awareness Youth Information Training) Programme offered to Post Primary Schools (Transition Year Students and above) covering Bullying, Self Esteem, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence and other related topics. Contact the Centre for further details or to book a SAYIT Workshop for your school.


    Counselling is free and completely confidential. We are here to help and support you in the process of healing and recovery.

    Centre Opening Times : Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

    Helpline Number : 1800 478 478 / 056 7751555

    Email : kkrcc@eircom.net

    TO ASK FOR HELP IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH

  • Kinergy

    Kinergy is a professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and/or rape. We understand how sexual abuse and rape can affect all areas of your life and we aim to provide you with a safe, accepting and supportive environment so you can come to terms with the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future.

    What we offer:

    We provide one to one counselling and group therapy sessions.

    Reach us now
    0117 908 7712
    contact@kinergy.org.uk

  • Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP)

    Aim: KASP endeavours to enable adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to eliminate the debilitating effects that the abuse has on their lives.

    The feelings and effects of childhood sexual abuse may be quite overwhelming and difficult to deal with. Sharing in a safe, understanding and confidential environment may help you better experience and manage your feelings by being heard and taken seriously.

    The counselling and support that we offer is about making sense of the present, in relation to the past. Some survivors of childhood sexual abuse may be plagued by memories in the form of distressing flashbacks, body memories, mental images or nightmares. Being heard and supported may often help ease the pain and reduce the power and impact of these memories.

    Childhood sexual abuse may have been perpetrated by a member of the family, a family friend, another trusted adult, a stranger or a group of adults. It may have happened once, or over a period of time. Sexual abuse can mean a wide range of experiences – the most important thing is for the survivor to identify the experience as sexually abusive.

    Many adults and young adolescents, who were sexually abused as children and did not tell anyone at the time, believe it is too late to talk about it now. It is never too late. Trust your instinct and seek help when the time is right for you. Healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse is not something you have to do alone and we invite you to browse our website for additional information on the type of support and services that we offer.

    Counselling and support – to anyone over the age of sixteen who has been sexually abused as a child, to partners, family members or anyone supporting someone who has been abused. The counselling that we provide is open ended and our counsellors mainly work from a person centred or psychodynamic perspective.

    Electronic Support – via text, email and electronic counselling support.

    Advocacy – support with accessing legal advice, benefits etc.

    Group activities – therapeutic and social support groups are provided according to need.

    Library – a wide range of books and publications are available for loan.

    Address

    182A Esplanade
    Kirkcaldy
    Fife
    KY1 1RE

    Tel: 01592 644217.

    Email: info@kasp.org

    Opening Times

    We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and some evenings.  We have our own counselling rooms in Kirkcaldy and Cupar, and access to venues at various outreach locations across Fife.

     

  • KRASACC – Kirklees Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

    Working with female and male survivors of Rape, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse.

    Since 1989 we have provided support to survivors of sexual violence and in more recent years have provided a service for domestic violence.

    We are a free and confidential support & counselling service for survivors aged 16 and over who reside in Kirklees with experience of recent and/or historic Rape, sexual and/or domestic abuse.

    We provide a helpline, information and support service for anyone aged 16 years or older, living in Kirklees. Calls are charged at standard local network rates, mobiles may be more.

    We have an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory (ISVA) service.

    Our organisation is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and we abide by their code of ethics and practice.

    We are members of Rape Crisis, England and Wales and The Survivors Trust, and as members have been awarded service standards and good practice.

    All our counsellors are qualified to at least Diploma level and have specialist training around sexual and domestic violence

    Helpline (Huddersfield)

    Support for Victim-Survivors and their carers
    Information
    Advice
    Guidance
    Referral point for all KIRKLEES RASACC Services
    01484 450040

    Kirklees RASACC Office

    Administration
    Agency contact point
    01484 540730

    Kirklees RASACC EMAIL

    Agency contacts
    Agreed client contact point
    anything@krasacc.co.uk

    Kirklees Website

    Information
    Advice and Guidance

    www.KRASACC.co.uk

    Kirklees RASACC

    Postal Address

    Contact point
    Referrals
    Administration
    PO BOX 230. HUDDERSFIELD

    HD1 1AA

  • Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre

    Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre is a voluntary organisation with Scottish charitable status (SC 036410) located in the centre of Hamilton with easy access to public transport.

    We deliver emotional and practical support to women, and girls over the age of 12 years old where there are issues arising from all forms of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse no matter how long ago it happened.

    Women & girls attending the Centre have found it safe and non-threatening.

    Aims & Objectives

    • Provide free and confidential emotional and practical support services to women and girls (over 12 years of age), who have been raped, sexually assaulted and/or sexually abused.
    • Promote increased awareness of the issues surrounding sexual violence and the situation of women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted/abused, to the general public.
    • Raise awareness within specialised fields who work with or provide services for women and girls, for example health, education and social work services.

    We are Women Working with Women to End Violence and Abuse.

    Our workers are fully trained to support you at a pace that suits you, and with as much or as little detail as you want. We encourage women and girls to be in control of this process and set their own agenda for all ongoing work, with our help.

    Many women and girls particularly like the anonymity that telephone support gives them.

    LRCC Help-line 01698 527003

    If you are male you can receive support by calling 0141 211 6700 Mon-Thu 9am-8pm and Fri 9am-4pm.

    Support Services

    • Crisis and ongoing telephone support
    • Face to face support sessions
    • Practical information
    • Signposting where beneficial and appropriate
    • Resource library/information/publications
    • Awareness raising/training to agencies and communities

    23-25 Brandon St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 6DA

  • League Against Sadistic Abuse (LASA)

    Self-help support group for non-abusing parents and carers of children who have been abused in a ritual setting (including abuse that is complex, carried out by multiple perpetrators, on many victims and involving bizarre tortures). Provides telephone support and runs day meetings in Southern England several times a year.

    1 Hembury Cottages, Broadhempston Totnes, London TQ9 6BS

    • 01364 644 184/01803 813 611
    • Opening Hours:

      Monday: 9am – 12 noon
      Tuesday: 9am – 12 noon
      Wednesday: 9am – 12 noon
      Thursday: 9am – 12 noon
      Friday: 9am – 12 noon

      Email – judy@dartmoor-net.co.uk

  • Life Balance Counselling

    Life Balance Counselling offers a confidential, non judgemental one to one counselling service for anyone aged 10 upwards.

    We will work together using humanistic person centered and cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt) to explore options available to you. We will support you in exploring these options and during your decision making process. These can be decisions about how to live a more fulfilling life as a survivor of sexual abuse.

    This service can be used by survivors or family and friends of survivors.

    Life Balance Counselling
    07850 447585
    lifebalance.hs@gmail.com
    Stourbridge, West Midlands

    Monday – Friday 8.30am -8pm

  • Lifecentre

    Lifecentre, based in Chichester (West Sussex)

    Description of agency: Counselling service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.  Plus Helpline phone and text service run by volunteers.

    Helpline: Adult 0844 847 7879, Under 18’s (freephone from most networks) 0808 802 0808 (Lines open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7.30pm to 10pm)

    Text Helpline: 07717 989 022 (will be responded to within 4 days)

    Email: info@lifecentre.uk.com
    Website: www.lifecentre.uk.com
    Area covered: Counselling: West Sussex   Helpline : National

    Services offered:

    • Counselling service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
    • Helpline phone and text service run by volunteers.
    • Email helpline/counselling

    Services for:

    • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 9+
    • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Living Well

    Living Well is an Australian resource which offers a range of services specifically designed to assist men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family and service providers. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse as a child, or adult, please know that you are not alone. Support and assistance is available.

     

    The Living Well web resource is designed to act as a collection point for information and resources that are useful for men who have been subjected to sexual violence and their supporters.

    Web services
    We are now able to provide a number of services online. First and foremost we are proud to offer free online counselling, either via email, live text-based chat, or voice and video through Skype. We also offer a discussion forum, with chat areas for men, for their partners and supporters, or for workers and professionals.

    Face to face counselling

    We offer face to face counselling for individuals, couples and families at our North Brisbane office. We understand that you might want to speak to someone before making an appointment, in order to decide whether counselling is for you or just to check us out.

    Telephone counselling
    Like face to face counselling, telephone counselling is available by appointment. We recognize that telephone counselling is a practical way for men and their supporters to access information and support. Sometimes, people can feel more comfortable talking things through on the phone than in person.

    Contact Us
    Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries about our services.

    Phone: 07 3028 4648
    Phone: 1300 114 397 (freecall from landlines)
    Fax: 07 3256 7466

    Office hours
    Monday 9am – 5pm
    Tuesday 9am – 8pm
    Wednesday 9am – 5pm
    Thursday 9am – 5pm
    Friday 9am – 5pm

    Address
    408 Gympie Rd, Strathpine QLD 4500

  • Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)

    Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) has local contacts in several areas in New Zealand

    Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust MSSAT AUCKLAND provides support to men recovering from the consequences of sexual abuse.  This support is available throughout the Auckland region.  The first point of contact for men is David Passell, he has extensive experience in supporting male survivors.  David is an approved facilitator with Man Alive for the “Living Without Violence” programmes.

    Our service is free and we offer:

    • One on One support.
    • Support to help men decide on how they wish to move forward.
    • Referral to ACC counsellors and other appropriate agencies.
    • Support with court hearings and dealing with ACC.
    • Weekly group support meetings, held alternative weeks in Henderson and Three Kings.
    • Biannual “Better Blokes” weekend workshop.

    For further information contact:

    David Passell

    Contact

    Postal

    Better Blokes (MSSAT Auckland Incorporated)
    PO BOX 104289
    Lincoln North
    Waitakere 0654

  • MaleSurvivor

    MaleSurvivor
    PMB 103
    5505 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington , DC 20015-2601
    Toll-Free: 1-800-738-4181

    webmaster@malesurvivor.org
    https://www.malesurvivor.org/default.html
    https://www.facebook.com/MaleSurvivor
    https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=MaleSurvivorORG&original_referer=https://www.malesurvivor.org/default.html
    A goal of MaleSurvivor is to overcome the sexual victimization of boys and men by helping professionals and others to better understand and treat adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

  • Mankind

    Mankind, based in Newhaven (East Sussex)

    Postal address: 1 Brunswick Road, Hove, BN3 1DG
    Telephone: 01273 911 680
    Email: admin@mankindcounselling.org.uk
    Website: www.mankindcounselling.org.uk
    Area covered: South East England

    Services offered:

    • Counselling
    • Support
    • Information
    • Email support

    Services for:

    • Male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
    • Partners of male survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Parents of male survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Men’s Trauma Centre

    Our Victim Services Program provides non-clinical help to adult and mature youth male victims of sexual assault, survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse. Our professionally-trained Victim Services Coordinator, Frances Strauss, can offer you emotional support and can give you information about legal matters such as reporting abuse to the police. She can also help set up counselling sessions for men who want to share their feelings with one of our professional counsellors. Frances has over 10 years of experience in victim services.

    Victim Support Services Include:

    • Providing program information to prospective new clients.
    • Conducting intake sessions with new clients to ascertain their needs relative to the Victim Services Program
    • Referring clients to other services where appropriate.
    • Ensuring that clients in crisis are referred to appropriate support, e.g. therapist, family doctor, hospital, as soon as possible.
    • Providing information to clients, general and case-specific about the criminal justice system as per the Victims of Crime Act and providing support to victims throughout their participation in the justice process.
    • Providing service and support to victims who choose not to engage in the justice system.
    • Assisting in completing forms such as those required for the Crime Victim Assistance Program and Victim Impact Statements, and guidance through the process.

    Individual Counselling

    Our counsellors meet one-on-one with men who have experienced sexual abuse or other trauma. Sessions are for one hour and are usually scheduled weekly, but can change based on the individual needs of the client. In some cases, counselling may be funded by provincial compensation or other third-party coverage. Some men may also qualify for a sliding scale.

    Individual therapy may be covered, for those who qualify, by the Crime Victim Assistance Program, Residential Historical Abuse Program (RHAP), or other third-party coverage. Others may qualify for therapy on a sliding scale basis.

    For more information call 381-MENS (6367) or visit our contact page.

    Group Counselling

    Group Counselling sessions are available when there are enough men interested to start a group. Men may participate in as many cycles of group as they wish.

    For more information about fees and start dates, please call 381-MENS(6367) or visit our contact page.

    Support for Partners/Significant Others

    Counselling for partners is available on a short-term basis. Support groups for partners and significant others are offered from time to time as needed.

    Contact Us

    The Men’s Trauma Centre is located on Pandora Ave. between Cook and Vancouver Streets in downtown Victoria. It is close to major bus routes and there is 90 minute free parking nearby.

    Men’s Trauma Centre
    102 – 1022 Pandora Ave.
    Victoria, BC V8V 3P5

    Telephone: (250) 381-MENS (6367)
    Toll Free: 1-866-793-6367
    Fax: (250) 381-3679
    e-mail: info@menstrauma.com

  • Mid Wales Rape Support Centre

    Mid Wales Rape Support Centre is a registered charitable company that provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women and men who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

    Our Services

    Rape and sexual assault is an incredibly sensitive issue and we fully understand how difficult it is to try and overcome such trauma. This is why we offer a diverse range of services to identify what help you, or someone you know, needs.

    Please click the headings to go to that specific page.

    Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
    For victims of immediate or recent rape or sexual assault.

    Counselling and Therapy
    For victims who have a history of rape or sexual assault.

    Training
    We run a wide range of training courses for businesses and organsations on our premises.

    Advocacy and Support
    Our projects and support services.

    Children and Young Person’s Counselling
    Generic counselling for clients under the age of 18

    Rape and sexual assault is an incredibly sensitive issue and we fully understand how difficult it is to try and overcome such trauma. This is why we offer a diverse range of services to identify what help you, or someone you know, needs.

    Phone: 01970 610 124

     

  • Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse

    Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
    Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse
    The Morris Center
    PO Box 281535
    San Francisco, 94128

    info@ascasupport.org
    http://www.ascasupport.org/
    Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) supports and assists survivors of child abuse to move on with their lives. In addition, ASCA was created with the intention of guaranteeing that all survivors of childhood abuse, regardless of their financial situation, have access to a program focused on recovery from childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse or neglect.

  • MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)

    MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children) based in London

    Helpline: 0800 980 1958
    Email: info@mosac.org.uk
    Website: www.mosac.org.uk
    Area covered: London wide and helpline national.

    Description of agency:
    The MOSAC site is designed specifically for mothers who have experienced the sexual abuse of one of their children. Although fathers also suffer when a child is the victim of sexual abuse, women and mothers have specific issues related to their role and relationship to the victim. Most mothers say that they need and want help following the disclosure of a child’s abuse. This site is designed to be a comprehensive source of information about sexual abuse and to offer support and resources to mothers.

    Services offered:

    • Counselling
    • Support
    • Telephone support
    • Therapy groups
    • Mutual support groups
    • Information
    • Helpline
    • Email support
    • Child centred play therapy
  • Motiv8

    We can help… Aged over 25?

    Need support getting back on track?

    The Motiv8 programme can offer you support especially if you are experiencing issues with your health, alcohol or drug issues, domestic violence, or are homeless. The programme is available to a wide range of people and we will help you to identify a support package to improve your access to services, activities, volunteering and employment opportunities.

    The programme will be delivered across the whole of Greater Manchester by the following housing companies working with other local partners:

    •    New Charter Group – (Delivering in Tameside, Oldham and Trafford)
    •    Bolton at Home – (Bolton and Wigan)
    •    Stockport Homes – (Stockport and Rochdale)
    •    ForViva – (Salford and Bury)
    •    Wythenshawe Community Housing Group – (Manchester)

    To access the service you must be:

    •    Aged 25 or over •    Living in Greater Manchester •    Have the right to remain in the UK •    Not be involved in any other training or employment

    Contact us: 0161 331 2048
    info@manchesterbbo.co.uk

  • Muskoka Sexual Assault Services

    Muskoka Sexual Assault Services provides supportive, feminist counselling and therapy services that are confidential, non-judgmental, and client-centered. Counselling is available to women who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of whether or not they choose to report this abuse to the police. Issues that may be addressed during counselling and therapy sessions include:

    • childhood sexual abuse
    • historical and recent sexual assault
    • acquaintance and date rape
    • sexual harassment

    Counselling Services

    Women can refer themselves for counselling or therapy by calling either the Muskoka office. All services are free of charge, and are provided on a face-to-face basis.

    Information and support may also be offered for the partners, families, and friends of sexual assault survivors, as required.

    Crisis Support and Short-Term Counselling:
    MSAS offers crisis support and short-term counselling to provide immediate intervention, information on coping strategies, and referrals to other services. An appointment can usually be arranged within 5 business days.

    Depending on demand, waiting lists may exist for the SAIL programs. If this occurs, MSAS offers a variety of services in addition to the crisis support and short-term counselling described about. This includes: the provision of information that may be obtained in person or through the mail; access to lending libraries in the Muskoka office; participation in women’s drop-in programs (South River, Parry Sound, Bracebridge, and Huntsville); and, support and referral via telephone.

    Women’s Sexual Assault Help Line:
    This help line provides 24-hour-a-day support and referral services. It is free, safe, and confidential, and staffed by trained women who provide support from an empowerment-based, non-judgmental approach which recognizes and respects the strength of individual women.

    29 Manitoba Street, Suite # 1,

    Bracebridge, ON

    P1L 1S4

    Phone: (705) 646-2122

            or 1-877-406-1268

    Fax: (705) 645-7839

    Lauren Power (Executive Director):

    lauren@daphnewymn.com

    Laurie Lamont (Muskoka Area Coordinator):

    laurie@daphnewymn.com

    Kimberly Brown-Metcalfe (Sexual Assault Therapist

    – Muskoka): kimberly@daphnewymn.com

    Linda Clarke (Administrative and Volunteer

    Coordinator): linda@daphnewymn.com

    Maria Duncalf (Education Coordinator):

    maria@daphnewymn.com

  • Naji-survivor Arabic Survivors Website

    http://naji-survivor.strikingly.com/

    A website for child abuse survivors translated into Arabic.

     

  • NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

    NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood), based in London & Stockport

    Description of Agency: NAPAC provides the only national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.

    Address: NAPAC, Herald House, 15 Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ. Helpline: 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles
    Email: support@napac.org.uk
    Website: napac.org.uk

    Services offered:
    • Our support line, email and postal service offers support, information and signposting to other organisations.
    Services for:
    • We respond to contacts from anyone over the age of 18 who is seeking support for physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect during childhood. We respond to callers who were themselves abused, their partners or family members, professionals and others who come into contact with survivors.

  • NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

    NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood), based in London & Stockport

    Description of Agency: NAPAC provides the only national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.

    Address: NAPAC, Herald House, 15 Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ. Helpline: 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles
    Email: support@napac.org.uk
    Website: napac.org.uk

    Services offered:
    • Our support line, email and postal service offers support, information and signposting to other organisations.
    Services for:
    • We respond to contacts from anyone over the age of 18 who is seeking support for physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect during childhood. We respond to callers who were themselves abused, their partners or family members, professionals and others who come into contact with survivors.

  • Nelson Women’s Centre

    Nelson Women’s Centre 

    SASH-Nelson works with women and children seeking healing from rape and sexual abuse, both recent and historic.

    • 24-hour crisis response for immediate assistance after sexual assault.
    • Support to women when making statements at the police station.
    • Private and confidential one-to-one support.
    • Assistance to access other social services.
    • Court support and advocacy.
    • Information on police and court procedures.
    • Free professional and confidential counselling.
    • Support and understanding to help you start the healing process.
    • Support when dealing with historical abuse.

     

    To access any of our services and talk in confidence to someone who will understand, phone:

    SASH-Nelson 03 548 2407

    SASH WOW (Women of Wisdom)

    For survivors of sexual abuse

    Mondays 4 May – 29 June, 9.30am-12noon

    held at Jaycee Room, Founders Park on Atawhai Drive

     SASH invites women to share their wisdom, assist in each other’s healing and participate in an 8-week creative education and support group.

    Using drawing, music, group discussion, pair work, journaling and visualisation, we will explore:

    • Nurturing Ourselves
    • Boundaries & Assertiveness
    • Relationships, Vulnerability & Intimacy
    • Shame & Body Image
    • Acknowledging and Managing Our Anger/Rage
    • Moving Through Grief & Loss
    • Uncovering our Magnificence

    Cost: This is a free group!

    Contact SASH (Sexual Abuse Support & Healing) to register your interest and make a time to meet the facilitators; spaces are limited. Ring 548 2407 or email sash-nelson@ts.co.nz

    “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  – Helen Keller

    Nelson Women’s Centre Contacts

    Centre Coordinators

    Phone: 03 546 7986

    Fax: 03 546 7982

    Email: Contact Coordinator

    Social Workers

    Phone: 03 546 8441

    Fax: 03 546 7982

    Email: Contact Soc.Worker

    SASH-Nelson

    Phone: 03 548 2407

    Fax:  03 548 2406

    Email: Contact SASH

    Location

    Open Hours

    Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm

    Fridays, 9am-2pm

     

  • Nexus NI

    Nexus NI offers counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse, victims of sexual violence including those who have experienced rape and sexual assault. We have 30 years experience in providing a professional counselling service helping people to survive sexual violence.  Counselling is available for anyone aged 16 and over.  We offer counselling in 25 centres across Northern Ireland including Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Portadown and Enniskillen.

    • Belfast 028 9032 6803
    • L’derry 028 7126 0566
    • Portadown 028 3835 0588
    • Enniskillen 028 6632 0046

    Our normal opening hours are

    • Monday & Thursday 8.30am-5pm
    • Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am-8pm
    • Friday 9am-4pm

    Not all offices open at these times so please visit http://www.nexusni.org/ and check the contact/location tab for full details.

    Alternatively you can email Nexus for more information using this email address – info@nexusni.org

  • Niagara Sexual Assault Centre

    Niagara Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit organization that responds to the needs of survivors of sexual violence and through public education increases understanding and awareness of sexual assault related issues. We provide a variety of counselling, support and emergency services to survivors and their families. Using a feminist, empowerment approach NRSAC holds the universal truth that all clients are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to advocacy for social change and the prevention of sexual violence

    Counselling Department
    APPROACH: TRAUMA COUNSELLING MODEL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT, INCEST AND CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
    WHAT WE DO: THREE STAGES. THREE STEPS. THREE CHOICES.
    The way we work with you:
    Below is a brief description of what you can expect in your work with each of the counsellors at this agency. We will of course be most attentive to your own goals and wishes and work to collaborate with you on how best to support you in facilitating change.
    STEP 1
    Initially, you will have the choice to meet together for up to 10 sessions. With emphasis on what you need and what will best support you; the first 10 sessions will focus on the development of safety and stabilization. This may include but is not limited to: management of symptoms like depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, anger, flashbacks… We will then take time to integrate your new choices and ways of being.
    STEP 2
    When you choose to return, the next 10 sessions will focus on managing how memory of the abuse/assault may keep intruding on your day-to-day way of being. This work is offered in a context of respect, compassion, care and skill. Together we stay attentive to how you are thinking, feeling and physically experiencing this process. Once again, after 10 sessions, we take time so you can integrate your new choices and ways of being.
    STAGE 3
    In the next 8 to 10 sessions, we review and strengthen the gains from the previous two phases and we further work to consolidate and integrate emotional, social and relational changes and abilities.

    We provide the following services to women and men 16 years of age and older and other identified:

    • Individual assessment and counselling
    • Counselling in various locations including St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland and Grimsby
    • Group counselling for women and men (separate groups)
    • Family member support and education
    • Anonymous third party reporting
    • Professional consultation and training

    The intention of counselling is to:

    • Address the impact of childhood sexual abuse, incest and sexual assault (recent or historical)
    • Manage trauma symptoms related to sexual violation (i.e. depression, anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation, sleep disturbances, self-harm behaviours, body image concerns, relationship issues)
    • Develop and increase confidence and self-trust

    All services are:

    • Provided by Master’s level trained therapists specializing in trauma counselling
    • Confidential and free
    • Self-referrals are accepted and encouraged. Simply call to make an appointment.

    Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
    43 Church Street, Suite 503
    St. Catharines, ON
    L2R 7E1

    Business number: 905 682 7258
    Crisis line number: 905 682 4584

  • North Island Survivors’ Healing Society

    North Island Survivors’ Healing Society has been in operation in Campbell River since 1993. The Centre offers individual counselling and facilitated group support for adults affected by trauma and abuse.

    Trauma and abuse can alter your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being for months, even years after it occurs. Counselling may help you to understand the impact of your experience and offer ways to move forward with your life.

    For an appointment, call:
    250.287.3325

    We Offer:

     

    • Individual counselling for adults who have experienced trauma and/or abuse recently or in childhood.
    • An addictions integrated counselling program for women who were sexually abused as children.
    • A resource library for clients that includes current publications on healing from trauma and abuse
    • Facilitated groups and workshops.

    Phone: 250.287.3325

    Fax: 250.287.3397

    Email: contact@nishs.ca

    Office: North Island Survivor’s Healing Society
    625 D 11th Avenue, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4G5
    For 24 hour urgent support please contact:

    · RCMP: 250.286.6221
    · Crisis Line 1.888.494.3888
    · Hospital: 250.850.2141
    · Transition House 250.286.3666

  • NSW Rape Crisis

    NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters.

    Counselling services for women who were sexually assaulted in childhood are also available from Women’s Health Centres across NSW.

    NSW Rape Crisis is committed to upholding the rights of all people to live in a socially just, equitable and non violent society.

    NSW Rape Crisis 1800 424 017 (24/7)

    1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 (24/7)  1800respect.org.au

    Sexual Assault Counselling Australia 1800 211 028 (8am – 11pm, Monday to Friday) sexualassaultcounselling.org.au

    Address

    37 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming, NSW 2250, Australia – 02 4324 2533

     

     
  • NSW Rape Crisis

    NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters.

    Counselling services for women who were sexually assaulted in childhood are also available from Women’s Health Centres across NSW.

    NSW Rape Crisis is committed to upholding the rights of all people to live in a socially just, equitable and non violent society.

    NSW Rape Crisis 1800 424 017 (24/7)

    1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 (24/7)  1800respect.org.au

    Sexual Assault Counselling Australia 1800 211 028 (8am – 11pm, Monday to Friday) sexualassaultcounselling.org.au

    Address

    7 Rose Street, Wyong, NSW 2259, Australia – 02 4351 1152

  • NSW Rape Crisis

    NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters.

    Counselling services for women who were sexually assaulted in childhood are also available from Women’s Health Centres across NSW.

    NSW Rape Crisis is committed to upholding the rights of all people to live in a socially just, equitable and non violent society.

    NSW Rape Crisis 1800 424 017 (24/7)

    1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 (24/7)  1800respect.org.au

    Sexual Assault Counselling Australia 1800 211 028 (8am – 11pm, Monday to Friday) sexualassaultcounselling.org.au

    Address

    20A McMasters Road, Cnr Commonwealth Ave Woy Woy, NSW 2256, Australia – 02 4342 5905

  • One in four

    One in four people in Ireland experience sexual abuse. It might be you, someone you care about or someone you’re friendly with.

    Our expert services are available for those in need. You can learn how others have been helped by One in Four. Or you can find out how you can help us. Our work is about intervention in the cycle of abuse. Our vision is an Irish society where children are safe from sexual violence.

    Individual Psychotherapy

    How it works

    We offer a space where you can share your experience of sexual violence with a professional psychotherapist who will help you to face what has happened and to understand and address the impact sexual abuse has had on your life.

    How much does therapy cost?

    We understand that sometimes the impact of sexual abuse manifests itself in difficult career or financial status. Our aim is to make our services available to everyone no matter what their financial circumstances. There is a cost for Individual therapy per session. If you cannot afford the cost, please discuss with your therapist at your first meeting.

    Group Psychotherapy

    We run a variety of groups at One in Four. These include:

    Introductory groups: list for psychotherapy.
    Psychotherapy groups: these groups are available to people who have completed individual therapy, clients who have worked with individual therapists outside One in Four are welcome to contact us.
    Specialist groups: from time to time we run groups for people with a particular difficulty that has arisen from the experience of sexual violence. These include addiction, eating disorders etc Please contact us for more details.

    Contact Us

    We are an appointment only service.
    Call us on 01 6624070, Monday – Friday 9.30 to 5.30pm or
    Email us using the contact form below, or email info@oneinfour.ie
    Send a letter to us at 2 Holles St, Dublin 2, D02 FP40

  • Open Paths Counseling Center

    Open Paths Counseling Center is located in Culver City, Los Angeles. We offer a wide range of affordable therapy and counseling services for adults, children & adolescents, couples, and families, in both English and Spanish.

    Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and pre-licensed, in-training Marriage and Family Therapists and are aimed at meeting clients’ needs and financial situation.

    For many, finding both high-quality and low-cost therapy can be difficult. We believe that quality mental health services in Los Angeles shouldn’t be reserved for the few and the privileged. We are proud to be able to fulfill this great need with skillful and compassionate counseling services in a safe and comfortable environment, all while being centrally located in Culver City. Our counseling center is located near the Westfield Shopping Mall at the intersection of W. Slauson Ave and Buckingham Parkway and has ample free parking available throughout the day.

    Survivors Becoming Thrivers

    Providing therapy & support groups in Los Angeles for women only who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

    For more information call Michelle: 310-281-9730

    5731 W. Slauson Ave.
    Suite 175
    Culver City, CA 90230

    ENGLISH: 310-258-9677

    ESPAÑOL: 323-920-9677

     

  • Open Secret

    Open Secret is a Scottish charity established in 1994 to work with survivors of childhood abuse. In 2008 we changed our constitution to work with all types of abuse. We have office bases in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire but are a Scotland wide charity.

    We offer:

    • A free confidential service to survivors of childhood abuse
    • Support to partners and friends
    • Support to other workers and organisations working with abuse issues
    • Support for non abusing parents of children who have been abused.

    We offer a holistic service including individual support, family support, groupwork, befriending services, complementary therapies, advocacy support and work closely with other agencies to ensure survivors can access various streams of support needed at that time.

    GET HELP NOW
    Open Secret can be contacted Monday to Thursday 9 – 5 and Fridays 9 – 3

    Contact us on 01324 630100 or email info@opensecret.org

    Open Secret

    98 Thornhill Road
    Falkirk
    FK2 7AB

     

  • Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

    Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre services focus on – supporting women survivors, raising awareness, empowering community, pressing for changes in our systems, and more.

    24-Hr Crisis-Line

    The crisis line provides 24-hours, 7 days a week service to survivors of sexual violence, supporters, family and friends of survivors. The crisis line volunteer counsellors provide crisis intervention on issues such as: childhood sexual abuse, recent sexual assault, flashbacks and suicide intervention. In addition, counsellors provide information on community resources and services, and arrange accompaniment to police stations and to the Sexual Assault Partner Care program at the Civic campus of the Ottawa hospital.

    Are you interested in becoming a Crisis Line volunteer? Crisis line volunteer counsellors receive 10 week training, support, and supervision to work on the crisis line. Learn more here. (LINK)

    Counselling Program

    Survivors may access our individual counselling, crisis counselling and group counselling.  Additionally, the ORCC offers crisis counselling to a survivor’s supports (I.e. partner, parent, friend).

    The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) offers counselling services for women 16 years and older who are either recent or childhood survivors of all types of sexual assault. All counselling services at the ORCC work from an anti-oppression, anti-racist, feminist approach. Our counsellors use a variety of counselling techniques including: art therapy, play therapy meditation and relaxation, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Our counselling team consists of four counsellors and one counselling team leader.  All of our counselling services are free of charge.

    How to Access ORCC Counselling Services

    Contact: To access counselling please contact the Counselling Program Coordinator, Rukiya please call or email 613-562-2334 ex: 30 or rukiya@orcc.net. If leaving your contact information please let us know how we can reach you and if it is possible to leave you a message.

    Crisis Counselling

    At the ORCC we offer crisis one-to-one counselling that is available for women in immediate need of support. Crisis Counselling can be up to 6 sessions. Each session lasts for one hour and takes place at ORCC. The goal of crisis counselling focuses on lessening the stress that the sexual assault (whether historical or recent) has on the survivor presently. This means that the counsellor will provide both emotional and practical support and education while working with the client to generate her own coping strategies in order to manage the here and now.

    Support Person Counselling

    A support person of a survivor may access up-to 3 sessions of counseling. In these sessions the support person will receive guidance on how to best-support the survivor in her/his life. A support person may include a partner, friend, family member, teacher etc.

    Group Counselling

    At ORCC we offer various therapeutic groups that focus on a variety of topics including grief, boundaries, trust, relationships, sex and sexuality, flashbacks etc. The focus of group counselling is to provide a healing, empowering and safe-space for survivors to discuss their experiences, coping mechanisms, and to receive support from counsellors and each other. This means that during the course of the group, women will have the opportunity to share their stories with other women while also discussing issues and topics that interest group members.

    Groups are offered either in the afternoon or evening during Fall and Spring. A typical group will span over 12-16 weeks. We require women to register and to complete a pre-screening interview with the group facilitator prior to the beginning of the group.  Each group generally has 8 to 10 participants.

    CONTACT INFO

    • PO Box 20206, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P4
    • orcc@orcc.net
    • 24h Crisis Line: 613-562-2333
    • Office Phone: 613-562-2334
  • Overgrep.no

    Overgrep.no

    is a Norwegian public awareness website where victims of sexual and domestic abuse can find help, information and also can ask anonymous questions.
    A significant part of the site is about sexual abuse against children.

    The site is developed in collaboration With “Dinutvei”, which is a non-profit organisation fighting against rape and sexual abuse against children.

    Website: http://www.overgrep.no/

    KONTAKTINFORMASJON

    Vi tror deg-stiftelsen
    Falbes gate 18D
    0170 OSLO

    kontakt@vitrordeg.com

    Innsamlingskonto:
    1503.86.74517
    Vipps #97929

    Utsattmann
    Leireveien 48
    4641 Søgne

    post@utsattmann.no

    Innsamlingskonto:
    3090.14.79468
    Vipps #88670

  • Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre

     We are a collective of women committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. We offer a free and confidential service to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence.

    Our services include:

    Telephone helpline and email support

    An anonymous space where you can talk about whatever is on your mind, either by phone or email. Contact details and opening times are below.

    *please note our number may show on your bill

    Advocacy and advice

    Our Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) can provide impartial advice and support around reporting and the legal system, healthcare, financial issues and any other practical concerns you may have. Find out more…

    Support groups

    A safe and inclusive space where women who’ve experienced sexual abuse and rape can work towards recovery, drawing on strength and support from other survivors coming to terms with similar issues. Find out more…

     Helpline Details

    Call 01865 726 295 or freephone 0800 783 6294. (*please note our number may show on your bill)

    24 Hour Answerphone: 01865 726 295. 
    Email support service: support@osarcc.org.uk

    Opening times

    Day Opens Closes
    Monday 18:30 21:00
    Thursday 18:30 21:00
    Friday 11:30 14:00
    Sunday 18:00 20:30

    Email Helpline: support@osarcc.org.uk

    Support Group for women over 18: groups@osarcc.org.uk ext/phone 07506 412422

    Office

    OSARCC
    P.O. Box 20
    St Aldates Post Office
    Oxford OX2 6GB

     

     

  • PARCS Portsmouth Area Rape Counselling Service

    Portsmouth Area Rape Counselling Service (Hampshire)

    Description of agency:

    Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) is a registered company (number 3643599) limited by guarantee and also a registered as a charity with the UK charity commission (number 1079950). It has a board of trustees/directors which is responsible for its overall governance within the context of its governing deed, its Memorandum and Articles of Association. Day to day PARCS is managed by a full-time Centre Director who is assisted by a small team of staff and some 50 volunteers.

    PARCS was set up in 1981 by a group of women in response to a number of rapes in the city. They were concerned that there were no services available to assist either in the statutory or non-statutory sectors. Since that time PARCS has grown to become an effective charity working with survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. Over the years there has been an increasing emphasis on working with women, men and young people who have suffered sexual abuse in their childhood alongside delivering a preventative programme aimed at preventing abuse and lessening the impact of abuse where it has already occurred.

    Address: PO Box 3, Portsmouth, PO2 8RX
    Office telephone: 023 9266 9513
    Helpline: 023 9266 9511 (Womens), 023 9266 9616 (Mens) Mondays 1pm-3pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 7pm-10pm
    Email: admin@parcs.org.uk
    Website: www.parcs.org.uk
    Area covered: Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham

    Services offered:

    Helpline: The PARCS helpline provides emotional support for survivors of sexual violation (aged 18+), their families and carers.  It also sign-posts callers to other services where appropriate.  The helpline is open three times a week and clients are able to access counselling via the helpline. (Monday 1-3pm / Wednesday 7pm – 10pm / Friday 7pm – 10pm)

    Specialist Psychotherapy and Counselling: PARCS provides a free counselling and psychotherapy service to both women and men (aged 13+) who have experienced sexual abuse/violation whether as children, adults or both.  PARCS offers both short and long term therapy.

    Group support: PARCS is currently developing groups for survivors including mindfulness, pre-therapy stabilization, support and therapy groups.

    Short term counselling for parents/carers: This service is provided to the parents/carers of young people who are accessing the service.

    Specialist counselling for Young People (13-24 years): PARCS delivers specialist counselling to young people who have experienced sexual abuse/sexual exploitation.

    Outreach: The charity has developed an educational and outreach programme which is delivered into the community of Portsmouth aimed at preventing abuse by raising awareness and developing ‘community’ responsibility through a number of creative approaches. The project also delivers the CEOP Ambassador training and is developing its targeted approach working with young people who are particularly vulnerable to sexual violation.

    Domestic abuse counselling: PARCS provides counselling to survivors of domestic abuse aged 18+.

    Young Persons’ Targeted Outreach (Portsmouth): PARCS provides specialist support to young people who are at greater risk of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.  This targeted work includes young people with learning disabilities, young people who have been excluded from school, looked after children, young people with physical disabilities and young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or trans-gendered.

    Services for:

    Women and men aged 13+ resident in Portsmouth or South East Hampshire who have experienced any kind of sexual violation or domestic abuse.

  • Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

     Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services provides supportive, feminist counselling and therapy services that are confidential, non-judgmental, and client-centered. Counselling is available to women who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of whether or not they choose to report this abuse to the police. Issues that may be addressed during counselling and therapy sessions include:

    • childhood sexual abuse
    • historical and recent sexual assault
    • acquaintance and date rape
    • sexual harassment

    Counselling Services

    Women can refer themselves for counselling or therapy by calling either the Parry Sound office. All services are free of charge, and are provided on a face-to-face basis.

    Information and support may also be offered for the partners, families, and friends of sexual assault survivors, as required.

    Crisis Support and Short-Term Counselling:
    PSSAS offers crisis support and short-term counselling to provide immediate intervention, information on coping strategies, and referrals to other services. An appointment can usually be arranged within 5 business days.

    Depending on demand, waiting lists may exist for the SAIL programs. If this occurs, PSSAS offers a variety of services in addition to the crisis support and short-term counselling described about. This includes: the provision of information that may be obtained in person or through the mail; access to lending libraries in the Parry Sound offices; participation in women’s drop-in programs (South River, Parry Sound, Bracebridge, and Huntsville); and, support and referral via telephone.

    Women’s Sexual Assault Help Line:
    This help line provides 24-hour-a-day support and referral services. It is free, safe, and confidential, and staffed by trained women who provide support from an empowerment-based, non-judgmental approach which recognizes and respects the strength of individual women.

    7 William  Street, Suite # 3,

    Parry Sound, ON

    P2A 1V2

    Phone: (705) 774-9083 or 1-877-851-6662

    Fax: (705) 774-9728

    Lauren Power (Executive Director):

    lauren@daphnewymn.com

    Athena Vethanayagam
    (Parry Sound Area Coordinator)
    athena@daphnewymn.com

    Diane Kalverda (Sexual Assault Therapist –

    Parry Sound): diane@daphnewymn.com

  • PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors

    PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors A project of Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust (START)

    Description of agency: START is a registered charity which exists to promote recovery from and raise awareness of dissociative disorders by providing training, education and support to dissociative survivors and their professional and lay supporters, and by campaigning for appropriate treatment.  START provides the legal, administrative and financial structure to enable these objectives to be met through a number of different but connected projects. START’s principal project is PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors).  PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting.

    Address: 3 Archers Court, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6XG.

    The Helpline is now open on a Tuesday between 3pm and 5pm.

    Email: mail@start-online.org.uk  (for START) or info@pods-online.org.uk (for PODS) Website: www.start-online.org.uk and www.pods-online.org.uk Area covered: National and International PODS provides:

    • training days/workshops to inform and educate about the reality of living with and recover from dissociation, trauma and sexual abuse, suitable both for dissociative survivors, their supporters and professionals such as counsellors and psychotherapists
    • opportunities for survivors, partners and supporters to meet together and provide mutual support
    • a weekly telephone helpline
    • ongoing email support
    • resources such as the magazine ‘Multiple Parts’, Resource Guides, and Emergency DID Information cards
    • signposting to other organisations

    Services offered:

    • Mutual support groups
    • Helpline
    • Information
    • Advice
    Services for:
    • dissociative survivors
    • their supporters
    • professionals working with dissociative survivors
  • Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

    The Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is a community-based, non-profit, government funded organization that provides services to adult and youth survivors of recent or historic childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault across Prince Edward Island. Our services include individual and group therapy, public education and support and information

    The goal of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) is to support and advocate for survivors of sexual assault and abuse in their healing and to ensure that all residents of PEI are safe from sexual violence. To achieve this, we work collaboratively with, and in ways that empower, individuals and organizations.

    Main Office
    For information, to request a speaker or for general inquiries, please call 566-1864 or toll free 1-866-566-1864.

    Counselling Request Line
    To request counselling services, please call 368-8055 or toll free 1-888-368-8055

    We believe that:

    • Prevention of sexual abuse is everyone’s responsibility. The community has a responsibility to support survivors in their healing and to work towards ending sexual violence.
    • Sexual assault and sexual abuse are crimes that involve control and power.
    • Survivors have the right to receive the support they need to heal from abuse.
    • The trauma of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse can severely impact the quality of life for
      survivors.
    • Ensuring confidentiality and respecting the choices of survivors are top priorities.
    • Healing that results in long term enhanced quality of life takes time.
    • The impacts of sexual assault and childhood abuse permeate all of society.
    • All survivors deserve access to services.
    • Sexual violence will continue until the root causes of violence against women and children are addressed.
    • Working collaboratively with the community is essential to address the needs of survivors.

    Contact Us
    Office Hours:
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

    Main Office Number:
    902-566-1864 or toll free 1-866-566-1864

    Counselling Services:
    902-368-8055 or toll free 1-888-368-8055

    Fax:
    902-368-2957

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 1522
    1 Rochford Street, Charlottetown
    Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A 7N3

    Telephone: 902-566-1864
    Email: admin@peirsac.org

  • Rape and sexual abuse centre Cheshire and Merseyside

    RASASC (Cheshire & Merseyside) is a registered charity (1049826) committed to supporting people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

    It does not matter how long ago it occurred or what happened – we are here to help. We have been providing support to people affected by sexual violence since 1995. We work in partnership with local authorities and NHS England to ensure we provide services to people affected by rape and/or sexual assault.

    It may be you that have experienced the abuse or you could be a friend or relative of someone you know who has gone through it – either way we are here to help you.

    We have offices in Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knowsley, Halton, Northwich, Macclesfield, St.Helens and Warrington as well as offering outreach support in locations across Cheshire and Merseyside.

    Our core ethos is to ensure we provide free community based support that is tailored towards the needs of people affected by sexual violence. All members of the team are highly motivated towards raising society’s awareness of the prevalence and consequences of sexual violence as well as helping to challenge common myths and unhelpful perceptions.

    On this website you will find information about RASASC and our services, some facts and advice about what to do if you have just been raped and your options if the incident happened some time ago, information about reporting the crime to the police and what you can do if you do not want to report it. You will also find some links to useful websites and information on other services in the UK that may help you.

    Write to us at:
    RASASC
    PO Box 35
    Warrington
    WA1 1DW

    By Telephone: 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063

    The information line is answered during office hours which are 9am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday.

    Please leave a message should you need to contact us out of these hours and a member of our team will return your call as soon as possible.

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Perth and Kinross

    Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth and Kinross offers free and confidential support to anyone who identifies as a woman age 12+ and boys 12-18 years who has experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. If this has happened to you in any way, at any time then you can contact our centre. We also provide support to workers and supporters of survivors. In addition to ongoing support either face to face or via email, telephone or letter, we also offer single appointments and a helpline service. When you contact us our workers will…

    • Listen to you
    • Believe you
    • Support you

    We offer support regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgender identity, age, disability, and religious and cultural background.

    What We Offer

    Our Support Services

    Helpline
    We offer phone support via our helpline 01738 630 965. Our helpline operates Monday and Wednesday from 0930 – 1330 and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 1230 – 1630. Outwith these hours, or if a worker is unavailable, you can leave a message and a worker will discreetly return your call as soon as possible (our number is always withheld). If you are calling between the hours of 6pm and midnight, you can contact the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline on 08088 01 03 02.

    Face to face support
    We offer face to face support, either as a single appointment or on an ongoing basis. Our face to face support usually takes place at our city centre premises, but if you would prefer another location this can be discussed with a worker. For further information about this you may wish to view our Outreach page. Our office hours are 0930 – 1630, but if you are not able to meet during these times we will do our best to offer you an alternative time that is suitable. If you would prefer, you can bring someone with you to your first appointment. However, if you are coming to our premises we request that you bring a female.

    Group support
    At present we run a weekly Arts & Crafts group for survivors who access our support service. We deliver additional groups including Self-Esteem, Stress Management and a Social Group.

    E-mail support
    Our support Email is password protected, only accessed by support workers and is confidential. You can email us at any time, however support workers will only reply during office hours. We endeavour to respond to all emails within 48 hours.

    Letter support
    If you would prefer to write to us by letter you can contact us at the address below. Please mark your letter with “Private and Confidential”. We will reply discreetly at your request as soon as possible.

    You can contact us in the following ways:

    Write to Us
    RASAC (P&K)
    18 King St
    Perth
    PH2 8JA

    Telephone Us
    Business Line: 01738 626290
    Helpline: 01738 630965
    (please scroll down for helpline opening hours)

    Email Us
    Business address: info@rasacpk.org.uk
    Support address: rasacpk@gmail.com

    Helpline Times
    Monday 1000 – 1200; Wednesday 1200 – 1400 and Friday 1400 – 1600
    Outwith these hours a 24 hour answering machine is available. Any messages left will be responded to discreetly as soon as a worker becomes available.

  • Rape and sexual violence project

    At RSVP, we believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. We offer empathic services to support and inspire children, women and men who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.

    Our confidential services are delivered with compassion, professionalism and humanity. We’re here to offer you the tools, and understanding, to enable you to overcome the effects of sexual violence and make positive, meaningful changes for a hopeful and confident future.

    You might feel nervous contacting us for support; we know it takes courage to call. Everyone at RSVP appreciates this and will treat you with respect, empathy and sensitivity.

    If you have been affected by sexual abuse, you can access our free services. Get in touch with us to find out how we can support you on 0121 643 0301 / info@rsvporg.co.uk

    Contact
    Telephone: 0121 643 0301

    Telephone helpline: 0121 643 4136

    Fax: 0121 643 2973

    Email: info@rsvporg.co.uk

    Postal address:

    RSVP
    PO Box 9558
    Birmingham
    B4 7QE

    Postcode for sat nav: B2 5RS

  • Rape Crisis Centre Glasgow

    The Rape Crisis Centre Glasgow is a support service for women and girls aged 13 and over who have been raped, sexually assaulted or sexually abused at some point in their lifetime.

    Throughout the lifetime of Rape Crisis we have had one fundamental aim – to provide a free and confidential support service to women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Studies have shown that one in two young women will experience some kind of unwanted sexual contact before they reach the age of eighteen. This can range from flashing to rape and all of these experiences can have a lasting effect on the woman.

    Our services

    Our services include telephone support, face-to-face support, letter and email support, group work and instant messaging support. We also have specialist services for young women and BME women for support and advocacy and we have a support and advocacy service for women who want our help to report rape to the police. Additionally we can support a woman from the point of reporting any sexual offence to police and we can be there throughout the process and attend court with her. We have also developed a range of information booklets and leaflets covering issues such as Child Sexual Abuse, Self-harm, and Stalking.

    All of our publications are free to women survivors of sexual violence, their partners, family members or friends.

    If you want information about our services please call the helpline on 08088 00 00 14.

    Alternatively you can email info@rapecrisiscentre-glasgow.co.uk . If you wish to access support via email, please see our email support section.

    Workers can call our office line on 0141 552 3201.

    You can find us at

    Rape Crisis Centre
    5th Floor
    30 Bell Street
    Glasgow
    G1 1LG

  • Rape Crisis Scotland

    Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The helpline is open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information. The helpline can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support. The helpline offers a mincom service for deaf or hard of hearing people, and can arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.

    Rape Crisis Scotland

    46 Bath StreetGlasgowG2 1HG

    T: 0141 331 4180

    E:

  • Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS)

    Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS)

    Helpline: 08088 01 03 02
    Email: admin@rape-crisis.org.uk
    Website: https://www.rape-crisis.org.uk/
    Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. It supports the work of local centres and develops new centres in areas where there are no or few specialist services. It works with other agencies such as the police, Crown Office and health services and provides training and consultancy.

    Through its campaigns and publications RCS raises awareness of sexual violence, challenges attitudes and presses for legal change.

    Its sexual violence prevention programme works with young people in schools across Scotland.

    RCS is a charitable company limited by guarantee. It receives funding from the Scottish Government, charitable trusts and donations from individuals.

    RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND NATIONAL HELPLINE

    The Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone or email. The helpline is for anyone age 13 or over affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.

    The helpline also offers email support: support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk.

    Phone the helpline free any day between 6pm and midnight on 08088 01 03 02. If you are deaf or hard of hearing text the helpline on 07537 400702.

    The helpline can arrange for free language interpreters if needed.

    SCOTTISH WOMEN’S RIGHTS CENTRE

    Rape Crisis Scotland (with legal partners) offers a free confidential legal helpline for women affected by violence or abuse. Phone 08088 010 789on Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm and Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. You can talk in confidence with trained legal helpline workers and find out about your rights and what to expect of the law. More information about the SWRC.

  • Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex (RCSAS)

    Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex (RCSAS) is run as a women-only (clients and staff) service in response to the feedback from our service users and because of the disproportionate nature of sexual violence as committed by men against women and girls. We believe sexual violence to be both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality and we are committed to an empowering feminist model of working. For male survivors we recommend contacting Survivors UK.

    All our dedicated frontline staff, including our therapists, are all highly qualified and have successfully completed our OCN accredited sexual violence training course. Our therapy and advocacy services are currently delivered from our centre, whilst our outreach and training departments work in the community with women from socially marginalised groups. Any woman or girl aged 13 or older who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in her life is welcome and encouraged to receive our support.

    Our building is safe, anonymous, comfortable, warm and welcoming with space for survivors to relax after their therapy.  We have individually designed therapy rooms, group meeting rooms and comfortable offices.

    National Freephone Helpline

    0808 802 9999

    From February 27th until April 24th, The National Rape Crisis Helpline is open every day from 10am until midnight, thanks to support from ITV’s Broadchurch.​

    12:00 – 14:30 daily
    19:00 – 21:30 daily

    Contact:
    Rape Crisis Surrey And Sussex
    (The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)

    Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm

    01293 538 477

    Office Fax:
    01293 279 956

    Postal Address:
    PO Box 1265, Crawley RH10 0JY

    Email: info@rcsas.org.uk

  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
    2000 L Street NW
    Suite 406
    Washington , DC 20036
    Phone: (202) 544-1034
    Fax: (202) 544-3556
    Toll-Free: (800) 656-HOPE

    info@rainn.org
    http://www.rainn.org/
    Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/rainn01
    https://www.facebook.com/RAINN01
    https://twitter.com/rainn01
    The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE), which provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock, and it carries out programs to prevent sexual assault and to help victims.

  • Revival

    Revival – Wiltshire RASAC

    Address: PO Box 4157, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 4AW
    Office Telephone:  01225 358 567 Referral Line: 01225 358 568
    Email: admin@revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk or support@revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk
    Website: www.revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk
    Area covered: Wiltshire

    Services offered:

    A specialist 1:1 counselling service for women and men who were sexually abused in childhood or adolescence; women only space is available at designated times.  This service is funded by NHS Wiltshire and is free of charge for adults (18+), registered with a GP in North Wilts (excluding the Royal Wootton Bassett Area), West Wilts or Devizes.

    An online forum for women where they can give and receive support

    Telephone and e-mail support; information; referral and signposting services for men and women who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives.  This service is funded by The Ministry of Justice and is free of charge for adults (18+) living in the Wiltshire area.

    Training to professionals working in statutory and voluntary organisations to enable them to understand the impact of sexual abuse in childhood on the adult survivor and rape/sexual assault in adolescence/adulthood.  This work is ongoing,  self-financing and generates a small but vital income for the organisation.

    Services for:

    • Adult women and men (18+) who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives
  • SACA the Sexual Abuse Counselling Agency

    Organisation is now CLOSED

  • Safe Space

    Safe Space, Dunfermline (Fife)

    Description of agency: Safe Space supports male and female survivors of sexual abuse from the age of 12yrs+.

    Telephone: 01383 739 084 (Open office hours: Monday-Thursday: 10am-4pm, Friday: 10am-3pm. Evening appointments sometime available)

    Address: Ling House, 29B Canmore Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NU

    Email: contact@safe-space.co.uk
    Website: www.safe-space.co.uk
    Area covered: Fife and Edinburgh

    Services offered:

    • One-to-one counselling
    • Groupwork
    • Justice support
    • Young Persons Service

    Services for:

    • Male or female survivors of sexual abuse.
    • Parents/family support
  • Safeline

    Safeline, Warwick (Warwickshire)

    Description of agency:  Safeline is a leading specialist charity providing therapeutic and practical support for survivors and their families who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse, rape and associated issues (eg mental health, self harm, suicidal tendencies) whether historic, recent or current. Safeline works in partnership with others (eg schools, health professionals) providing complimentary care support as required where referrals come from. Self referral is an option also. Keeping people safe are what we are about.

    Helpline: 0300 123 2028 

    Email: lindsey@safeline.org.uk
    Website: www.safeline.org.uk
    Area covered: Warwickshire & Coventry

    Support offered: Services include – face to face counselling, support groups, telephone helpline, psychological support, library, ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) who provides support to those wanting to report through the criminal justice system, client training, young people and schools work and keeping safe talks/workshops. Safeline also delivers external training to schools, health professionals e.g. on working with survivors and self harm.

    Services for: Males and females, adults and young people (from the age of 11+) living in Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas.

  • SALT South West

    SALT South West  – registered as a charity in 1992.

    SALT South West is a Plymouth-based Christian voluntary organisation

    We are a team of eleven members. We offer therapeutic listening sessions to both male and female survivors, starting with an Initial Assessment session. Our volunteer listeners have all undertaken the in-house SALT training, some have various counselling qualifications including specific sexual abuse/trauma related subjects.  Some members of our team are survivors and bring with them personal experience and knowledge.

    We work with male and female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, age 16 and above.  Everyone is received by us regardless of background, belief or behaviour.  Our services are free of charge but donations are always welcomed.  We do not want anyone being excluded from receiving good quality psychological help.

    We provide therapeutic, educational and informative support in a variety of ways within a safe setting.

    Contact us

    142 Union Street,
    Plymouth,
    Devon,
    PL1 3HL

    EMAIL:
    email@saltsouthwest.co.uk

    PHONE:
    01752 600599

  • SAMSN Survivors and Mates Support Network

    Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation working to increase public awareness of the effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on men in their adult lives. SAMSN employs psychologists and social workers who have experience working with male survivors to facilitate support groups for men and their families and supporters.

    Any man who has suffered from the effects of child sexual assault should know it was not his fault and that healing and recovery is possible. Regardless of his ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or religion any man can contact SAMSN for support.

    Men dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse can have a difficult journey ahead of them. Typically men are expected to be mentally and physically tough and ‘in control’. However male victims of childhood sexual abuse will often feel helpless and carry shame and guilt for what happened to them when they were young. Research has shown that many men can wait on average 20 years before disclosing to anyone.

    Frequently men who were sexually abused when young remain isolated and distressed by those memories. Feelings of anxiety and secrecy can affect them into adulthood. Some men have a sense of loss or confusion around their confidence, masculinity or sexuality and find it difficult to trust. Many try to calm these feelings of distress with alcohol, drugs and gambling.

    There is a way to deal with these feelings. It means recovering from the experiences rather than trying to “cover them up” or burying them. Doing some reading about childhood sexual abuse can be a good first step. Seeking support from a qualified and experienced therapist can also be an important step towards recovery. Many men find that talking with other males who have been through a similar experience, in a safe environment, can be an effective and fulfilling experience and be an important part of their recovery. Men have found that participating in our groups has helped build their confidence, improved their ability to have more intimate and trusting relationships and enabled them to become more engaged as parents.

    SAMSN runs eight-week groups, 2hrs a week (6pm to 8pm), for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. Any male who was sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact SAMSN about joining one of our groups.

    The 8 weeks are divided into two parts:

    Weeks 1 to 4 – Childhood. We discuss how sexual abuse can affect a child and examine issues such as family of origin, disclosure, coping mechanisms and grooming.

    Weeks 5 to 8 – Adulthood. We look at how sexual abuse can effect men into their adulthood and negatively impact their concept of self and their personal and professional relationships.

    Contact SAMSN

    Address: Level 1 Suite 6, 70 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
    Telephone: +61 2 8355 3711

    SAMSN Helpline

    Telephone: 1800 4 SAMSN (72 676)
    Email: support@samsn.org.au
  • Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre

    Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) offers practical and emotional support and information to all women and girls over 12 years old in the Scottish Borders who have experienced rape or sexual violence at anytime in their lives.

    Our services are free, confidential and non-judgemental.

    We support survivors who identify as women, irrespective of religion, race, age, sexual orientation or disability.

    We aim:

    • To enable our service users to take their own steps towards reclaiming control of their lives;
    • To support them through information, listening, and acceptance as they make choices for themselves; and
    • To embody the principles of equality and empowerment in all we do.

    Our services are free of charge and consist of:

    • Face to face support sessions, at our offices or other suitable venues in the Borders, or by telephone or email
    • Provision of information to those affected by rape or sexual violence, or to others related to them or working with them in a professional capacity.

    CONTACT US

    Address: 1A Wilderhaugh, Galashiels, TD1 1PW

    Telephone: 01896 661 070
    Mobile: 07584 149 691

    Email: support@sbrcc.org.uk

    Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

    If you are unable to get through to someone straight away, please leave a message on the 24 hour answerphone and a support worker or the service manager will call back as soon as possible.

    When you contact us we will offer you a face-to-face session with a support worker. You can use this time in any way you choose and we can talk through what support we can offer you.

     

  • Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

    Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

    SAMSSA

    State:

    ACT

    Mission:

    To provide support to men recovering from sexual assault and child sexual abuse, to educate and inform the community about male sexual assault issues, and to assist men to eradicate sexual violence perpetrated against men, women and children

    Services:

    • Face to face counselling
    • telephone counselling
    • internet counselling
    • education
    • resource
    • outreach and support of other services

    Address and Contact Details:

    PO Box 3805
    Weston Creek ACT 2611

    Phone : (02) 6287 3935 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm)
    Phone : (02) 6247 2525 (CCRC 24hr crisis line)
    Website : www.samssa.org.au
    Email : samssa@samssa.org.au

    Operating Hours:

    Deaf and Hearing Impaired services Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

  • Sexual Abuse Centre Thunder Bay

    The Sexual Abuse Centre Thunder Bay (formerly the Thunder Bay Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Counselling and Crisis Centre) specializes in providing help, support, counselling and information for women and men 14-years of age and older who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment at any time in their lives.

    These services are free and confidential.

    We feel it is important for you to know:

    You are not responsible for someone else’s abusive actions.
    What happened to you is not okay.
    Feelings of embarrassment, guilt, fear, anger, self-blame, numbness, and mistrust are all normal reactions. We are here to help.
    It’s important to seek medical attention if you need it.
    Collection of forensic evidence (a “rape kit”) can be frozen to give you more time to decide what to do. Find out more.
    You do not have to involve the police.
    You have choices, and the right to make those choices yourself.
    You have the right to get the help and support you need.
    You are not alone.

    The Sexual Abuse Centre Thunder Bay specializes in providing help, support, counselling, and information for women and men who have difficulties overcoming the traumatic effects of:

    • Sexual assault
    • Sexual abuse
    • Sexual harassment
    • Cyber Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
    The most important service we provide is one-on-one counselling to our clients. These sessions are customized to your needs so that you get the support, help, and information to help you cope with the trauma, make decisions about legal action, make a recovery plan, and start the healing process. You can ask for help anytime you need it from immediately after an assault (including harassment) to long after.
    Group counselling including support groups is available for adults 14 years and up. These sessions do not replace one-on-one counselling – they are another way to support those who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. It’s an opportunity to share experiences in an informal setting to better understand your own experience, and to realize you are not alone. Participation is entirely voluntary, and those who attend sessions are not expected to speak until they are ready.

    385 Mooney St
    Thunder Bay, ONP7B 5L5

    807.345.0894
    info@tbsasa.org

  • Sexual Assault Centre London

    Sexual Assault Centre London provides services to survivors of sexual violence in London and Middlesex County.

    Our staff and volunteers create safe spaces for survivors to be believed, supported and counselled so that they can begin to heal. Our services are about re-discovering strength, hope and joy both as individuals and as a community. A critical component of our work is helping women and girls recognize their potential as powerful agents of change – promoting equality, working in partnership and making a difference.

    We believe that by working together, honouring difference, valuing diversity, leaning into our discomfort, and challenging ourselves we will achieve our vision of a world without sexual violence.

    Bienvenue à Sexual Assault Centre London.

    Services en français sont disponibles à Carrefour des Femmes. Services confidentiels gratuits pour femmes francophones âgées de 16 ans et plus.

    On behalf of our staff, volunteers and Board, I welcome you to Sexual Assault Centre London.  We provide services to survivors of sexual violence in London and Middlesex County, and are committed to an anti-oppressive, anti-racist feminist perspective.

    Women and men who have experienced sexual violence often feel deep shame and self-blame.  Many have suffered in silence because they were afraid of not being believed or that they were responsible for the violation.  Many have used alcohol or drugs to cope. The trauma that they have experienced has profoundly impacted all aspects of their lives.

    We create safe spaces for survivors to:

    • Tell their stories in a safe and non-judgmental environment
    • Be believed and supported
    • Begin to heal through counselling, support and intervention
    • Develop healthy coping strategies and resilience
    • Reduce isolation and build relationships with others who have experienced sexual violence
    • Empower themselves to regain control of  their life and experience a sense of connection again

    This work is also about helping women and girls recognize and mobilize their potential as powerful agents of change, promoting equality, working in partnership, and making a difference.

    It’s about rediscovering strength, hope and joy both individually and collectively.

    For immediate help, call 911.
    24 Hour Crisis and Support Line: (519) 438-2272
    Ligne de Soutien Pour Femmes Francophones Victimes de Violence:
    24h sur 24, 7 sur 7: 1-877-336-2433

    Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

    We are located at:

    255 Horton Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 5
    London, Ontario, Canada
    N6B 1L1
     
    Email: sacl@sacl.ca

    Tel:      (519) 439-0844 or Toll Free: 1-877-529-2272
    Fax:     (519) 439-9931
    TTY:     (519) 439-0690

     

  • Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton

    The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton is a feminist-based not-for-profit charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence.

    Vision: A world free of sexual violence

    Mission: The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) exists to empower individuals affected by sexual abuse and assault, and empower communities to take action against sexual violence.

    We believe:

    • Sexual violence is an abuse of power and trust
    • People can heal
    • In valuing diversity and respecting all people
    • Individuals should be free to make their own life choices
    • Each person should have the opportunity to learn and grow
    • In creating a safe environment and maintaining confidentiality
    • Inability to pay should not be a barrier to receiving service
    • In providing support and advocacy for people who have been affected by sexual violence
    • Services must be accessible to children, adolescents, and adults of all genders
    • Communities must take action to protect vulnerable people and to become free from violence
    • Offenders, not victims, must take responsibility for violence
    • Teamwork is essential
    • Volunteers are crucial to our agency and provide a link to the community

    Get Help

    An important part of the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton’s (SACE) mandate is to provide a safe and supportive space where survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault can exercise their resiliency and strength in healing from trauma. To do so, we offer both individual and group counselling to survivors of sexual violence.

    In addition to our counselling services, we offer a 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line that is staffed by well-trained volunteers, and educational groups for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters.

    We understand that sometimes there can be barriers to seeking and accessing support from SACE. Individuals may also face challenges within the community to receiving the support they deserve. Because of this, we have a diversity/outreach program, which exists to ensure we are providing unique and specialized services to all people, regardless of ethnic heritage, faith, gender, culture, age, social and financial status, ability, or sexual orientation.

    Our current information is:
    Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)
    Suite 205, 14964 – 121A Avenue
    Edmonton, AB T5V 1A4

    24 Hour Support & Information Line: 780.423.4121
    Office Phone: 780.423.4102
    Fax: 780.421.8734
    Email: info@sace.ca
    Website: http://www.sace.ca
    Our hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm.

     

     

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

    The Sexual Assault Crisis Centre is a free and confidential service.

    Our counsellors are educated and trained to work together with you. We have made a commitment to the community to help survivors of sexual violence. We help women, men and children.

    Who Can We Help?

    If you are a child, adolescent or an adult, including males, and have been sexually violated whether recently or in the past, WE CAN HELP.

    How Can We Help?

    Counselling is a conversation with a trained Social Worker, where you work together to deal with the effects of the trauma. You know best how the trauma has affected you, and the Social Worker knows what can help. Choosing to talk to a counsellor works when you feel that you need help. Counselling can help you:

    • Understand the trauma has impacted you
    • Understand your reactions and emotions
    • Recognize your strengths, self worth and value

    The Counselors at SACC are all registered Social Workers who are trained especially to help survivors of sexual violence. Their experience and knowledge give them the tools to help. SACC is an open and friendly place where you can discuss your situation and your needs.

    Crisis Intervention

    Our service provides a twenty-four hour crisis line to survivors of sexual victimization. This service provides emotional support, problem solving strategies, information, and referrals when necessary. We provide information to those who are assisting survivors of sexual violence such as friends, family members, and other community organizations.

    Counselling

    Counselling is available to female and male survivors of sexual victimization (sexual assault, sexual abuse and incest) of any age, who reside in the Windsor-Essex County area.  Services to children who are victimized are co-ordinated with the Children’s Aid Society.  Counselling support is also available for non-offending significant others.  Satellites offices are available.

    How do I know if I should speak to a Counsellor?

    I have recently been sexually assaulted
    I was sexually assaulted in the past and currently it is interfering with my life
    I feel bad or depressed for more than five or six weeks
    I feel numb or empty or find myself keeping busy all the time in order to avoid the unpleasant thoughts and feelings
    I have no friends or family with whom I can share
    I use ways to cope that hurt me instead of help me

    24 Hour Crisis Line 519-253-9667

    Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County

    1770 Langlois Ave

    Windsor, ON N8X 4M5

    519-253-3100

    519-253-0175 (fax)

    info@saccwindsor.net

  • Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo region

    Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo region supports those who have been sexually assaulted as children or as adults by providing free of charge:

    • a 24-hour support line maintained by volunteers trained to respond to the needs of those who have been sexually assaulted and/or those who support them (i.e., friends/relatives)
    • feminist counselling and advocacy (individual and group support for survivors 16 years of age and older)
    • information and referrals which assist survivors in accessing counsellors, physicians, lawyers, dentists, non-traditional practitioners and other resource people who are sensitive to the issues of sexual assault
    • accompaniments to court, hospital, police station and other hearings or appointments needed to support women who have been sexually assaulted
    • subsidies for childcare and transportation to ensure accessibility to the above services
    • emergency practical assistance

    Our support is individualized. We provide services that are adaptable and responsive to the special needs of individuals and their families.

    Our services are strictly confidential.

    SASC services include:

    MAIN OFFICE & MAILING ADDRESS
    Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
    201-151 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON  N2H 2M2
    24 Hour Support Line: 519.741.8633
    Office: 519.571.0121
    Fax: 519.571.0522
    Email: info@sascwr.org

  • Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service

    Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service

    We are a specialist service providing free, confidential counselling and therapy services for women in Sheffield who have experienced abuse or trauma

    Our services are for women and girls in Sheffield aged 16 and over. At our discreet and welcoming centre we offer a safe, quiet, comfortable space to work with a counsellor or therapist to explore the impact that abuse and trauma has had on your life.

    We know it can be hard to find help and you may have worries about coming for counselling. We particularly encourage women to use our service who, for whatever reason, find it difficult to access other services.

    At Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service we use the term ‘therapy’ to include both counselling and psychotherapy. Therapy can help when you are confused, upset or distressed by your feelings and what has happened, or is happening, in your life.

    Talking with a therapist lets you take time to explore why you might be feeling this way, and how you might be able to make changes.

    Therapists are trained to help you make sense of your feelings and experiences without judging you or trying to tell you what to do.
    Therapy provides a safe and confidential relationship where you can talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable.

    44 Daniel Hill
    Upperthorpe
    Sheffield S6 3JF

    0114 275 2157  |  07742533603

  • Shepherd’s Counselling Services

    About Shepherd’s Services

    Thousands of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse live in the Greater Seattle area. Too few are able to take advantage of the support and guidance of skilled and experienced therapists, who can help survivors regain hope and find their way to healing.

     

    Our services include:

    Individual and group therapy for survivors
    Support group for partners of survivors
    Couples counseling
    Family counseling

    Find Help
    We honor and regard the decision to seek help as an act of profound courage.

    Shepherd’s Counseling Services offers a safe place for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to explore buried feelings that may have been unsafe to talk about as children.

    When these hidden feelings rise to the surface, as they often do in adulthood, they can disrupt emotional and physical well-being with surprising force. Survivors often ask, “Can this get better?” The answer is a resounding “Yes.”

    Our Services
    Individual and group therapy for survivors
    Support group for partners of survivors
    Couples counseling
    Family counseling
    Shepherd’s offers affordable therapy services for women and men survivors. These include group and individual counseling with therapists experienced in treating survivors of childhood sexual abuse. All of our groups emphasize trust and authenticity, and aim to help individuals regain a sense of validation and acceptance and to gain skills to live more satisfying lives.

    Get Started
    To schedule your free initial appointment or to dicuss options for services, email Brook, our Clinical Coordinator, at brook@shepherdstherapy.org or call (206) 323-7131.

    Affordability
    Talk to us. Shepherd’s wants to reduce any obstacles to your desire to heal. Shepherd’s will bill private insurance and is an in-network provider for several major carriers. Shepherd’s also provides financial assistance, including a sliding fee scale and scholarships, to clients with the greatest financial need.

    How It Works
    Therapy begins with connection. For those who have experienced the pain, confusion and overwhelming effects of sexual abuse, the connection with an individual therapist or other group members initiates a journey to reclaim the sense of trust and safety lost through abuse.

    Shepherd’s Counseling Services is located on north side of Capitol Hill in Seattle, at the corner of Roanoke Ave. and Broadway E.

    Our address:
    2601 Broadway E.
    Seattle, WA 98102-3906

    Phone: (206) 323-7131

    Email brook@shepherdstherapy.org

     

  • Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors

    Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors

    Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors, as we were called then, was formed in 1985.

    The firm’s Abuse department was introduced in 1995 when Peter Garsden was instructed by one of the first victims in the huge police investigation into abuse in the North West of England. This case quickly developed into a large Group Action centred around Greystone Heath in Warrington, which in turn became 5 large Group Actions concerning widespread abuse in children’s homes all over the North West. More Group Actions followed. To read more about the Group Actions the firm has been involved in go to our Group Actions page.

    We now have one of the largest specialist abuse departments in the country, which is based at Simpson Millar’s offices in Talbot Road, Old Trafford.  It is headed by Peter Garsden who is one of the founder members of a nationwide group called  A.C.A.L. ( Association of Child Abuse Lawyers).  The firm has attracted much media coverage as well as press articles on the subject. This in turn has raised the profile of the firm amongst the legal profession.

    In September 2001 Abney Garsden McDonald were invited onto the very prestigious membership of the Legal 500, which is a directory of the best 500 Law Firms in the Country. We are listed under Claimant Personal Injury for the North West and are one of a handful of firms recommended in the field.

    Over the years we have won many awards, which can be seen in more detail on our awards page.

    In May 2016 we joined  Simpson Millar LLP, a Fairpoint Group PLC company.  Read more here.

    100 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0PG. Our new contact number is 0800 260 5002

  • South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

    South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre provides free and confidential information, advocacy and support to anyone (age 12 and over) in Dumfries and Galloway affected by any form of sexual violence. We welcome survivors of sexual violence and their non-abusing friends, partners and families.

    We also provide advice and support to staff in other agencies who are working with survivors.

    We have been running for over 20 years. We are funded by the Scottish Government, Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and various other funders.

    We employ seven full-time staff.

    As well as supporting survivors and others, we want to stop it happening in the first place. We aim to prevent sexual violence by raising awareness, challenging myths and campaigning.

    We have a prevention worker, one of a network of prevention workers across Scotland. She works with young people in secondary schools in the area. More information about the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention project.

    We are part of Rape Crisis Scotland and the network of local rape crisis centres across Scotland. We comply with the service standards for RCS member centres. Centres across Scotland offer many different services. Because we are part of this network, we can put people in touch with other member centres if necessary.

    All rape crisis centres and the RCS Helpline are staffed by fully-trained paid/unpaid women workers.

    We are a member of the Dumfries and Galloway domestic abuse and violence against women partnership.

    We aim to be inclusive and welcoming to all regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, intersex status or sexual orientation.

    South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

    1A Irving Street

    Dumfries

    DG1 1EL

     

    Tel: 01387 253 113

    Email: info@rape-crisis.org.uk

  • Southmead Project

    Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

    Based in North Bristol the charity provides one-one counselling as well as group programmes for survivors of child abuse and trauma, is active in research; runs very successful group programmes for parents, carers and concerned others of those affected by addiction, and delivers training programmes in abuse, addiction and disclosure across the UK.

    Specialist abuse counselling

    The abuse counselling service is available to those aged 16 years and over and offers a safe space and environment where professional counsellors will listen and explore ways of helping people to reclaim lives affected by trauma and abuse. Following initial assessment, counselling is offered based on need and is a very effective way of aiding recovery from trauma brought on by child abuse. People can access the charity at its headquarters as well as at local GP surgeries and other agencies across the city of Bristol. “The little things really matter in this work – you can’t cut corners as people who share stories of their lives with us will pick up on this. All staff have relevant skills, knowledge and experience and uses these skills together with great care and compassion”. Senior counselling team.

    One-to-One Counselling

    The specialist abuse counselling offers space to people aged 16 years and over who have experienced trauma – physical, emotional and sexual – and may have responded to such trauma by misusing drugs and/or alcohol (or other ways of self-harming) to manage strong feelings associated with the trauma. The counselling space can be accessed from six weeks up to one year where appropriate.

    The Prep Group

    This six-week group is for people on our waiting list for counselling who are experiencing strong feelings in response to trauma. We work specifically with these emotions, not the individual story of the person. This is done through offering tools such as mindfulness, grounding, working through flashbacks, communication skills and so on. The group are encouraged to identify their versions of the above that are workable for them.

    The Year-Long Group

    This group is for people who have already accessed and engaged in work to address their trauma. It is an invitation to consolidate what has been learned and to carry this forward in useful and meaningful ways. Creative ways of working such as the use of body, art, drama and narrative therapies are offered. This becomes a space in which it is conducive for people to continue reclaiming their lives from trauma.

    Southmead Project
    Visit:

    The Southmead Project
    165 Greystoke Avenue
    Southmead,
    Bristol
    BS10 6AS

    Call:

    0117 9506 022

    Fax:

    0117 9506 021

    Email:

    Southmead_project@yahoo.co.uk

  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones, Wrexham (North Wales)

    Description of agency: We provide a therapeutic service for adults who have been sexually abused as children.
    Telephone: 01978 352717
    Address: PO Box 2, Wrexham LL11 1WY
    Email: stepping1stones@btconnect.com
    Website: www.steppingstonesnorthwales.btck.co.uk
    Area covered:  Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy.

    Services offered:

    • Free, confidential counselling.
    • All our therapists are professionally qualified.
    • We offer individual counselling and group work sessions in venues across Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy.

    Services for:

    • Adult service users in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy.
  • Stop – Start Group

    We are a free support group for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. We meet the 1st Tuesday of every month from 7 PM to 9 PM

    We have all been affected in some way by sexual abuse, either directly or non-directly as for some of us it was our children who were the victims.
    The group is strictly confidential and non judgemental. Our aim is to listen and talk through problems, meet other women who have been through similar experiences and really understand, support each other and make new friends. We chat about everyday things and enjoy each other’s company, along with of course tea, coffee and biscuits. We also invite professional to meetings including counsellors and therapists and learn new skills and experiences to help deal with the devastating effects that results from childhood abuse.

    For some of us it is the first time we have been able to talk about what happened and how it has affected our lives, however meetings are often light hearted and not depressing. No one however is put under any pressure to talk about what happened to them and everyone can talk as much or as little as they wish.

    Although at times meetings can be sad, members find they are a good experience, they help you understand yourself and you know you are not alone in how you feel. We are however, all survivors of abuse and are not trained in any way and cannot offer any professional help; anyone that requires this type of support should contact their own doctor.

    If you live outside the area and would like any advice on how to set up your own group please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    For more more information please call 07788 196 138

    or write to PO Box 1138, King’s Lynn PE30 4WX
    or email stopstart@live.co.uk

  • Support Groups at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

    Support Groups at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

    Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse provides members with the opportunity to tell their story in a safe and supportive setting, and to witness and validate each others experiences.

    Date and Time: Weekly for 8, 12 or 16 weeks.
    Languages: English
    Location: Crime Victims Treatment Center, 411 West 114th Street, Suite 2C
    Contact, Female Group: Amie Karp (212) 523-4146
    Male Group: Jimmy Higa (212) 523-4947

  • Survive

    Survive (Survivors of CSA in North Yorkshire) based in York

    Helpline: 01904 656952
    Email: survive@survive-northyorks.org.uk
    Website: www.survive-northyorks.org.uk
    Area covered: North Yorkshire

    Services offered:

    • Support
    • Telephone support
    • Advice
    • Mutual support groups
    • Information
    • Helpline

    Services for:

    • Adult Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
    • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
    • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Survivors in Transition

    Survivors in Transition is a support centre for men and women (eighteen+) who have experienced any form of sexual abuse in their childhood.

    Our Aims
    SiT support male and female adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Violence and Exploitation in Suffolk and further afield. Breaking the cycle of abuse that exists in families and safeguarding future generations from sexual abuse is our ultimate objective. We aim to empower survivors to take control of their lives and cope better with the daily effects the abuse has left them with.

    We aim to provide the kind of support that is right for each individual who makes contact with us, we take into account personal circumstances to assure that the individual is treated – not just the problem. We achieve these aims by offering a wide means of contact so that people can contact us in whatever medium they feel comfortable with. We spend time listening so that we can provide the best support in a non-judgmental, welcoming and safe environment.

    What We Can Offer You
    Listening service
    Information, advice and guidance and referrals to other specialist organisations
    Counselling readiness sessions and ore counselling framework (Hold Fast)
    Individual counselling and therapy
    Individual support plans (practical and emotional support)
    Group support sessions for men and women
    Peer support sessions
    Family work
    Phone and online counselling

    Ipswich

    Support Centre:
    84 Fore St
    Ipswich,
    Suffolk
    IP4 1LB

    Tel: 07765 052282

    Our Sessions – We offer a number of facilitated group and drop in sessions throughout the week as well as 1:1 counselling – please email for more details.
    Monday
    9am to 4pm Office open, phone support available

    11am to 1pm “Evolve Women’s Session” @ 84 Fore Street

    Structured, facilitated group session for women – by referral

    Tuesday
    9am to 1pm Office open, phone support available

    10am-1pm “First Steps” @ 84 Fore Street

    Welcoming open session for men or women coming to SiT for the first time. Feel free to drop by without an appointment and speak with one of our support workers or get more information about what we can offer you.

    1pm – 3pm Art Therapy Group by referral

    Wednesday
    9am to 4pm Office open, phone support available

    11am – 12am SiT Cafe

    Peer support, no referral necessary. Come along and meet other survivors. Support worker on hand if required.

    Thursday
    9.00am to 4.00pm Office open, phone support available

    Friday
    9.30am to 12.30pm Office open, phone and telephone support available

    12.15 to 1.15 Open Men’s Session @ 84 Fore St Street

    Relaxed, informal facilitated session for men, no need to book or be referred

    1st and 3rd Friday of the month – Relaxation, stress management and meditation with Lizzie. Please ring and ask for details

  • Survivors Network

    Survivors Network (Brighton, Sussex)

    Description of agency:  Survivors’ Network is an independent charity providing specialist support services to women affected by sexual violence and abuse.  Our range of services are safe, confidential and non-judgemental. We work to empower women to make choices and achieve the life they want.  We work with all women aged 14+ who have experienced any form of sexual abuse, sexual violence, sexual harassment or violation. We also have specific targeted services for women aged 14 – 25.  Our ISVA service works with women and men survivors. We provide support for families, partners and friends.

    Address: c/o CMHC, 79 Buckingham Road, Brighton, BN1 3RJ

    Helpline: 01273 720110 (opening times Wednesday and Friday 7pm-9pm)   Txt: 07797 804020 or email  help@survivorsnetwork.org.uk

    Email: admin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk   Website: www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk

    Area covered: Brighton/Hove

    Services offered:

    • Helpline (telephone / text / email)
    • Advocacy
    • Groupwork
    • Face to face counselling
    • Drop in service
    • Specialist counselling and advocacy services for young people 14 yrs +
    • Quarterly newsletter

    Services for:

    • Women from 14 yrs +
    • Advocacy supports women and men 14 yrs +
  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

    Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
    World Service Office
    P.O. Box 190
    Benson , MD 21018-9998
    Phone: (410) 893-3322

    http://www.siawso.org/

    Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) is a 12-step, self-help recovery program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees. Confidentiality and anonymity are essential to the program. SIA is for men and women, 18 years and older, who were sexually abused as children.

    Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

    12 Steps – http://www.siawso.org/Default.aspx?pageId=158755

  • Survivors UK

    We offer both individual counselling and group therapy from our base in Shadwell, London E1.

    Mission

    SurvivorsUK helps men who have been sexually abused and raises awareness of their needs
    Note: Sexual violation includes both childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault/rape

    What work does SurvivorsUK do?

    We provide a national helpline and both individual counselling and group therapy from our base in Shadwell, London, E1. The counselling and groups are for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives and we also offer workshops for carers/partners/supporters of male survivors. We provide training to professionals and organisations working with adult male survivors.

    How is it different from other providers?

    SurvivorsUK is the only male centric service (offering therapeutic services primarily to men as the focus of the organisation) in London. There are two other organisations that we know of offering support to men as a section of their service. All other independent sexual violence services in London are women only.

    What geographical area does SurvivorsUK cover?

    Web chat users come from across the country. Although we are a London based service, our clients come from across Greater London, Surrey, Essex and sometimes further afield. As long as you’re able to get to us we can support you.

    Address

    SurvivorsUK
    Unit 1 Queen Anne Terrace
    Sovereign Court
    The Highway
    London E1W 3HH
    02035983898
    info@survivorsuk.org
    Office Hours

    Monday – Friday
    09:30 – 17:00
    Helpline Web Chat

    Monday – Friday
    10:30 – 21:00
    Saturday – Sunday
    10:00 – 18:00

  • Survivors UK (London)

    Survivors UK (London)

    Description of Agency:  SurvivorsUK helps men who have been sexually violated and raises awareness of their needs – we define sexual violation to include childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault including but not limited to rape.  We do this by providing a national helpline, one to one counselling and group therapy services.  The organisation also supports the families and carers of these men through provision of helpline and group services and signposts to other organisations nationally.  SurvivorsUK supplies training to counsellors and front line workers likely to come into contact with this client group to ensure a robust and sensitive service provision is widely available.

    Postal Address: Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace, Sovereign Court, The Highway London, E1W 3HH
    Helpline:  0845 122 1201  open Monday and Tuesday from 7:00pm – 9:30pm and Thursday from 12 noon to 2:30pm
    Office Telephone: 0203 598 3898
    Email: info@survivorsuk.org
    Website: www.survivorsuk.org
    Area covered: National helpline and local counselling

    Services offered:

    • Helpline
    • One to one counselling for up to 2 years
    • Group therapy
    • Supportive workshops for friends and family
    • Training

    Services for:

    • Adult male survivors of sexual violation
  • Tapestry Counselling Centre

    Welcome to the Tapestry Counselling Centre!

    We Specialize in Counselling Survivors of Childhood Abuse

    We aim to become a central hub in Vancouver for recovery from abuse. We welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion. We help adults and teens, as individuals or in groups.

    Do You Struggle with Any of These Issues or Problems?

    Recovery from Childhood Abuse
    Depression and Anxiety
    Current Crises and Trauma
    Major Life Changes
    Grief and Loss
    Give us a call to set up a FREE 1/2 hour consultation

    Phone: 604-876-7600
    Email: info@tapestrycentre.ca
    Address: #203-4381 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC

    When you call our Vancouver office, you will speak to one of the counsellors at the Tapestry Counselling Centre. We will invite you to set up a free ½ hour consultation to come in to meet us, to discuss what brings you into counselling, to answer your questions about how we work and to ensure that we are a good fit for you.

    If you know that you would rather get started right away, you are welcome to simply set up a 1-hour appointment for your first session. In this session we will ask you what you hope to get out of counselling and together we will create goals to make your hopes a reality.

    In each counselling session:

    You will be able to tell your story, to be heard and understood.
    You will have the themes and patterns in your story revealed.
    You will have your strengths highlighted and used to tackle your challenges.
    You will sometimes be given “homework” between sessions – ideas to think or write about, or actions to try out. We do this to facilitate positive changes, healing and growth in your life.
    We will be curious, honest and gentle with you.

    These are the counselling theories and philosophies that we use:

    • Client Centered Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Emotion Focused Therapy
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Existential Therapy
    • Systems Therapy

     

  • The Advocacy Center

    The Advocacy Center has provided support, advocacy and education for survivors of domestic violence since 1977, survivors of child sexual abuse since 1982 and survivors of adult sexual assault since 2003.

    The goal of the Advocacy Center is to help reduce the trauma that results from domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We provide services for:

    • Children and teens who have been sexually abused, sexually harassed or raped
    • Adults who have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed
    • Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
    • Adults who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or stalked by an intimate partner
    • Teenagers who have experienced dating violence or have been stalked
    • Family and friends of a youth or adult who has experienced sexual abuse, sexual harassment or rape
    • Family and friends of adults and teenagers who have experienced domestic violence
    • Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult survivor of sexual abuse or assault
    • Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult who has experienced domestic violence

    Our services include:

    • Crisis intervention
    • Emotional support
    • Shelter at our safe house
    • Support groups and empowerment classes
    • Going with you to services such as hospital, police, court proceedings or social services
    • Legal advocacy
    • Help with orders of protection
    • Safety planning
    • Therapy services and referral
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Cayuga Medical Center
    • Assistance applying for NYS Crime Victims Board compensation
    • Information and referral
    • Prevention education and lending library

    All services are free.

    Office (Monday – Friday, 9-5): 607 277 3203
    24 Hour Hotline: 607 277 5000
    P.O. Box 164 · Ithaca, New York 14851
    e-mail: info@theadvocacycenter.or

     

  • The Bridgeway Cumbria

    The Bridgeway is a dedicated service that helps men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past.

    We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment that focuses on your needs. We aim to provide you with information about the options available to you and will support you in the decisions that you make.

    Our services include emotional and practical support, counselling, immediate health care, and forensic evidence collection. Where we don’t provide the services you require at The Bridgeway, we know what other support is available and can help you to access it.

    For free and confidential advice, please call our 24/7 helpline on 0808 118 6432.

    Our services

    are available to men, women and children who live or have been raped or sexually assaulted within Cumbria. We are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs of you, the individual.
    Contact us

    Telephone: 0808 118 6432
    Email: info@thebridgeway.org.uk

    Contact Us

    If you would like further information or to talk to someone to discuss how we can help, please call our 24/7 free self-referral helpline on 0808 118 6432.
    You can contact The Bridgeway directly, or you can ask to be referred to Bridgeway services by the police or another professional.
    Alternatively you can email us at info@thebridgeway.org.uk – please note this email address is only monitored during office hours (Monday-Friday (9:00-17:00 excluding Bank Holidays)).
    If you are at risk of immediate harm or it is an emergency please call 999
    Some of the Bridgeway services are delivered from our centre at the Penrith Hospital site (postcode CA11 8JA) and other services are delivered more local to you.
    Please note that The Bridgeway is not a drop-in service. In order for us to provide the best possible care for you, please call to make an appointment.

  • The Counselling and Family Centre

    The Counselling and Family Centre is a charity that as been at the heart of the community for over 40 years. We are there for ‘Whatever Life Throws at You’. From the age of 5 up through the teens and into adulthood and on through maturity we will be there for you whatever the problem.

    We have over 30 male and female counsellors across a range of ages and life experiences. This means we can help you whatever the problem, whatever your gender, ethnicity, sexuality or age (above 5 years).

    We offer our confidential service from our Centre in Altrincham: 40, Mayors Road, Altrincham. WA15 9RP, and from the Community Centre on the Broomwood Estate: Mainwood Road, Timperley. WA15 7JU

    For both locations, please contact us on 0161 941 7754, or email : appointments@thecfc.org.uk

    Our service to you begins with an assessment session which gives you the opportunity to decide if counselling is for you. We can then match you up with a suitable counsellor should you choose to go ahead. There is no minimum or maximum number of weekly counselling sessions you have to come to – everyone’s needs are different, and we will support you for as long as necessary to see you through a crisis or bring about the change you have decided you want to make.

    Our ‘Reach Out’ team is available for people not able leave home and sends one of our counsellors to you.

    The majority of our counsellors are fully trained, and many have additional qualifications in their chosen areas of speciality. A few of our counsellors are students working towards the completion of their training. You will always be matched to the most suitable counsellor for you

    CONTACT DETAILS

    The Counselling and Family Centre
    40 Mayors Road
    Altrincham
    WA15 9RP

    Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
    Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

    Phone:
    0161 941 7754

    E-mail:
    appointments@thecfc.org.uk

  • The Family Conservancy

    The Family Conservancy

    Mission
    Helping children and families achieve a lifetime of success

    Vision
    Bright futures for families and children

     

    Contact Us

    Phone & Fax
    General agency phone 913-342-1110
    Counseling phone 913-742-4357 (HELP)
    Fax 913-342-3632

    Mail or Walk-In
    The Family Conservancy
    444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 200
    Kansas City, KS 66101
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Email
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  • The Green House Bristol

    Free, confidential, specialist support and counselling to help women, men, young people and children with difficulties that can arise from sexual abuse, rape, or any kind of sexual trauma.

    The Green House is now also funded to provide services for adults living in Bristol. They offer individual, confidential, time-limited counselling near the centre of Bristol for woemn and men, and a men’s outreach service at Knowle West Health Park. Counselling is available for people who live outside Bristol if their local health authority is able to fund this.

    The Green House Bristol was formally known as ASAC (the Avon Sexual Abuse Centre).

    Opening times:

     9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Address:

    The Green House, PO Box 655 Bristol

    BS99 1XY
    Telephone:

    0117 935 1707

  • The Haven – The Survivors Network

    The Haven – The Survivors Network (Leyton – London E10)

    Description of agency: The Haven offers a free and confidential service providing victim-centred support, including:

    • Crisis counselling to rape victims.
    • Facilitated weekly craft therapy (for women only)
    • The Haven provides a third party reporting site for victims and survivors who want to report their abuse but who wish to remain anonymous.
    • The Haven acts as a referral service for victims and survivors who need other specialist services

    Address: Community Place, 806, High Road, Leyton, London, E10 6AE

    Office Telephone: 0208 539 4157

    Email: chris.casey@wfhaven.org.uk   Website: www.wfhaven.org.uk

     

    Services for:

    The Haven provides counselling/support for men and women aged 15 years and up who require our services. the Haven takes referrals from Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, and other parts of Essex.

  • The Lantern Project

    Wallasey (Wirral)

    Postal Address: 168 Seabank Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 1HG
    Helpline/Office: 0151 630 6956 (9-am – 4-pm)
    Email: lanternproject@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: www.lanternproject.org.uk
    Area covered: Wirral and Merseyside

    Support offered:

    • Counselling
    • Advocacy
    • Training
    • Support for victims of childhood abuse

    Services for:

    • Vulnerable adults and children
  • The Laurel Centre

    The Laurel Centre

    Who is eligible for this service?

    Any woman who is experiencing the traumatic effects of childhood sexual abuse.

    Effects of unresolved trauma

    The Centre recognizes compulsive coping behaviours, including addictions as being some of the long-term consequences of unresolved trauma.

    Many adult women have mixed feelings about talking to anyone about their childhood – because it hurts too much. Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuses often experience difficulties in later life, including: depression, anxiety, drug and / or alcohol problems, gambling, feelings of worthlessness, loneliness, isolation of being ‘different’, ‘bad’ or ‘evil’.

    Nightmares and flashbacks may be experienced. Problems related to anger and sexuality are common, as are negative feelings about men and women.

    Victims of childhood sexual abuse may find it difficult to trust others. When the abuse occurred within the family as it often does, or when the abuser was a trusted friend or baby-sitter, extreme shame is felt and the victim may feel responsible for the abuse.

    Individual Adult Counselling: The Laurel Centre provides individual counselling to women in the areas of sexual abuse and compulsive coping behaviours

    Group Counselling: The Laurel Centre offers a variety of groups during the year to women and youth who meet the mandate of the agency.

    Couples Counselling: provides the clients of our agency and their partners who face difficulties with relationships, the opportunity to do couple work in the areas of trust, intimacy, sexuality, and communication.

    Youth Counselling Program: provides individual and group counselling to young women aged 16-24 years to help these young women recognize the issue of their victimization and to develop healthy coping mechanisms earlier on, thus leading to healthier choices for themselves.

    Contact

    The Laurel Centre
    104 Roslyn Road
    Winnipeg, MB R3L 0G6
    Phone: 204.783.5460
    Fax: 204.774.2912
    Email: info@thelaurelcentre.com

  • The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre

    The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre was established in July 1994 in response to the number of women and girls from Mayo contacting other Rape Crisis Centres, especially the Centre in Galway.

    A small group of women came together concerned at the lack of any services or support in Mayo for women who had been sexually abused or raped.

    Freephone Helpline

    The helpline is provided by trained helpline staff and volunteers, who can give you support and information.
    The service provides support for men and women who have experienced rape, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. It doesn’t matter if these experiences happened a long time ago or if they were reported to the Gardai. You are under no obligation to disclose to us what has happened to you, we can work with you on the issues and symptoms you have as a result of your experiences.

    Counselling

    We offer one to one counselling to both men and women who have experienced any form of sexual violence recently, or in the past. Counselling provides a space to help you gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation. Deciding and making a commitment to have counselling is a very powerful and life affirming choice. During the course of your therapy you will be looking at yourself, your relationships, and your life in general.

    Our trained counsellors will never force you to talk about anything you are not ready to. They have a profound understanding of the nature of trauma and the necessity to allow the survivor to go at their own pace. It takes courage and commitment on the part of the survivor to find a way past the hurt and often shame that they experience as a consequence of the trauma, but the therapeutic relationship can slowly help to unravel the binding threads that can keep survivors tied to these feelings.

    Your counsellor will review whether you feel the counselling is meeting your needs on a regular basis.

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre Ltd.

    Newtown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

    Freephone: 1800 234 900 Office: 094 9025657 E-mail: info@mrcc.ie Fax: 094 9027188

     

  • The Men’s Resource Centre of Manitoba

    The Men’s Resource Centre of Manitoba is a unique service for men that is one of only a few across Canada. It is the purpose of the Men’s Resource Centre is to enable the provision of counselling services for men who have experienced trauma and stressors in their lives and want to resolve related issues, recognizing that challenges to mental health as well as addictions are among the long term consequences related to unresolved trauma and stressors. We offer a range of support services to men on a variety of issues that men commonly encounter.

    All therapy services at MRC are free of charge. We welcome all men age 16 years old and up to use our programs and services. Please click below to jump to the program or service descriptions.

    The best way to connect with MRC services is by calling the office at 204.415.6797 ext. 250 during business hours and sign up for an Orientation Session . Orientation Sessions provide an overview of the programs and services offered at MRC. Men may then by referred to the next step in acquiring access to Individual or Group Therapy Services. Some clients may be referred to other organizations when MRC programs filled to capacity.

    MRC
    115 Pulford Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3L 1X8

    Telephone:  204-415-6797
    Toll-Free:  1-855-672-6727
    Facsimile:  204-415-7516

    Office Hours:

    • Monday: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • (Closed on Holidays)
    • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • The Moira Anderson Foundation

    The Moira Anderson Foundation is a National Charity dedicated to supporting those affected by childhood sexual abuse. We support children and adults of both genders in whatever way we can. Some of the services we provide are:

    Counselling and Therapies

    Counselling: Person Centred Counselling and Youth Counselling
    Therapies: Play Therapy,Thought Field Therapy Filial, Art and
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    Complementary
    Therapies: Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head
    Massage
    All our counselling/therapies are offered on a one to one basis with a qualified therapist, either weekly or fortnightly.

    Our Address

    3 Mavisbank Street
    Airdrie
    North Lanarkshire
    ML6 0JA

    Tel: 01236 602890     

        

    Email: info@moiraanderson.org

     

  • The Nexus Institute Enniskillen

    The Nexus Institute Enniskillen offer counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse, victims of sexual violence including those who have experienced rape and sexual assault. We have 30 years experience in providing a professional counselling service helping people to survive sexual violence, rape and abuse.  Counselling is available for anyone aged 16+ in all regions of Northern Ireland.

    We offer counselling in 25 centres across Northern Ireland including Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Portadown and Enniskillen.   Contact your local office, use the secure contact form or email info@nexusni.org

    Who can receive counselling?

    Anyone aged 16 and over (aged 11 and above in BHSCT, NHSCT & SEHSCT Health Trust areas)
    Male or female
    Anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their life.
    When you contact your local office we will take some personal details from you and arrange for you to have an assessment interview with one of our counsellors. Sometimes there is a waiting list for this, depending on the area you live in and how flexible you can be in when and where you can attend an interview.

    Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve how you feel about yourself.

    Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, therapy should enable you to feel better in the long-run.

    Counselling can use different techniques and have had different specialisms in their training, but all counsellors will adapt their styles to meet your own personal needs.

    Enniskillen Office

    Opening Hours

    Tues 9-3.30; Wed 2-8; Fri 9-4

    The Nexus Institute
    The Nexus Institute, 104 Irvinestown Rd, Enniskillen, Fermanagh BT74 6DN, UK
    • Enniskillen 028 6632 0046
  • The Nexus Institute Londonderry

    The Nexus Institute Londonderry offer counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse, victims of sexual violence including those who have experienced rape and sexual assault. We have 30 years experience in providing a professional counselling service helping people to survive sexual violence, rape and abuse.  Counselling is available for anyone aged 16+ in all regions of Northern Ireland.

    We offer counselling in 25 centres across Northern Ireland including Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Portadown and Enniskillen.   Contact your local office, use the secure contact form or email info@nexusni.org

    Who can receive counselling?

    Anyone aged 16 and over (aged 11 and above in BHSCT, NHSCT & SEHSCT Health Trust areas)
    Male or female
    Anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their life.
    When you contact your local office we will take some personal details from you and arrange for you to have an assessment interview with one of our counsellors. Sometimes there is a waiting list for this, depending on the area you live in and how flexible you can be in when and where you can attend an interview.

    Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve how you feel about yourself.

    Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, therapy should enable you to feel better in the long-run.

    Counselling can use different techniques and have had different specialisms in their training, but all counsellors will adapt their styles to meet your own personal needs.

    L’Derry Office

    Opening Hours

    Mon 9-5; Tues, Wed, Thur 9-8; Fri 9-4

    The Nexus Institute
    38 Clarendon St, Londonderry BT48 7ET, United Kingdom
    • L’derry 028 7126 0566
  • The Rape Counselling and Resource Centre Kilmarnock

    The Rape Counselling and Resource Centre Kilmarnock offers free and confidential support to anyone aged 13+ who has experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. If this has happened to you, then you can contact our centre. We offer ongoing support, either face-to-face appointments or through our telephone helpline. When you contact us, our workers will:

    • Listen to you
    • Believe you
    • Support you

    We can also provide support to family members, friends, partners and workers to help them better understand how your experience of sexual violence has affected you.

    We are committed to promoting equality and valuing the diversity of anyone who is a survivor of sexual violence, whether you are a woman, girl, man, boy or have another gender identity.

    Our Support Services

    Helpline

    We offer phone support via our helpline 01563 541 769. Our helpline operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am – 5:30pm. Outwith these hours, or if a worker is unavailable, you can leave a message and someone will discreetly return your call as soon as possible (our number is always withheld). If you are calling between the hours of 6:00pm and midnight, you can contact the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline on 08088 01 03 02.

    Face to face support

    We offer face to face support, either as a single appointment or on an ongoing basis. Our face to face support usually takes place at our Kilmarnock premises, but if you would prefer another location this can be discussed with a worker. Our office hours are 9:30am – 5:30pm, and we will do our best to arrange an appointment time that is suitable to you.

    Contact

    If you or anyone you know has been affected by rape or sexual violence please contact the Rape Counselling and Resource Centre’s Crisis Line on 01563 541 769 for support during office hours (9:30am to 5:30pm – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) or contact the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline on 08088 01 03 02. You can phone the National Helpline free any day between 6:00pm and midnight. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and are looking to access support please contact our national organisation, Rape Crisis Scotland on minicom number 0141 353 3091, alternatively please click here to access support from their website.

    For general enquiries you can contact the Rape Counselling and Resource Centre using the following contact details:

    Business line (open 9:30am to 5:30pm – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday): 01563 544 686

    Email address: rcrc1@btconnect.com

    Office address:

    Rape Counselling and Resource Centre
    SCIO
    PO Box 23
    Kilmarnock
    KA1 1DP

  • The Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

    The Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

    We are here to listen and support women and men, and young people who have been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually abused as children or have experienced other forms of sexual violence.
    We will believe you

    The Centre provides services to female and male survivors of sexual violence including young people over the age of 14. All our services are also available to friends, family members and professional supporters of survivors.

    Freephone Helpline
    This is often the first point of contact for support from The Centre. The help lines opening hours are limited but a 24 helpline number is on our answer machine. If we are unable to answer the phone and you leave your name and number we will contact you as soon as we can. Some people ring the free phone helpline on a regular basis to access phone counselling. If you are looking for a counselling appointment this can be arranged by ringing the helpline. Please call:

    1800 750 780

    Ongoing face to face counselling
    A counselling appointment is arranged for you at a time that suits you. When you come to the centre your counsellor will open the door to you and they will be the only person you meet. Generally the appointments are once a week for an hour. All our counsellors have been specifically trained to work with sexual violence issues and are accredited with the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, many are further accredited with other professional bodies such as IACP, BACP and IAHIP. Counselling offers a space for you to explore the impact your experience is having on your life where you are heard, believed and supported in your emotional responses. Our face to face counselling services are currently available in Sligo town and Carrick-on- Shannon

    Survivors groups

    We offer support groups for survivors, where you can be supported in a therapeutic group by others who have had similar experiences and a trained facilitator.

    Our Address: The Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan
    Kempten House
    Kempten Parade
    Sligo
    Business phone: 071 91 71188
    Fax: 071 91 71268
    Free phone helpline: 1800 750 780
    Email: info@srcc.ie

  • The Rowan

    The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland.

    It is a joint venture supported by the Department of Health & Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) and the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) with input from other organisations.  The centre is located on the Antrim Area Hospital Site and is directly managed by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT).

    At The Rowan we offer a range of support and services for children, young people, women and men who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, recently and in the past. We have a team of specialist and dedicated staff who understand the impact sexual violence and abuse can have on people’s lives.  We are here to support you. As well as offering a medical examination, emergency contraception, sexual health screening and referrals onto counselling services, we can also support you in contacting the Police, if you so choose.

    We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    If you need assistance or advice just call our helpline number 0800 389 4424. All calls are treated professionally and in confidence.

  • Turning Leaf Therapy LLC

    Description:
    Experiences of trauma often have many long-term impacts. Support your healing journey and grow in a community of survivors through this long-term process group. Through the creation of a safe, supportive, and collaborative space, members of the group can come together to provide and receive support from one another, better understand the effects of trauma and ways of coping, and come to feel they are not alone.

    Who: Women-identifying and gender non-conforming survivors of trauma

    What: Weekly, 75-minute sessions
    When: Wednesday’s 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
    WHERE: Turning Leaf Therapy LLC
    128 Chestnut Street, Suite 303
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: 215-399-4128

    Sign up page: https://www.turningleaftherapyservices.com/trauma-recovery.html

  • Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

    The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. We are dedicated to supporting women and all trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.

    Our Values

    As a feminist agency, we value:

    • Communicating in a direct, caring, confidential, and honest manner, showing respect, gentleness, acceptance, and celebration of each other in all our diversity

    • Each individual’s self-defined inner knowledge, empowerment, and right to dignity

    • A safe, accessible, and effective centre where individuals are supported towards healing from sexualized violence

    • Social justice for all

    • Enacting an anti-oppressive framework, that acknowledges societal and systemic barriers and our own positions of power and dominance

    • Being transparent and accountable to the community regarding how and why our policies and practices are determined, enacted, and altered

    The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) provides both crisis support and trauma counselling, as well as group counselling sessions for women and trans people.

    Options for Counselling

    • Individual crisis support assists in dealing with the most immediate emotional, physical and behavioural reactions to sexual assault, or provides help for those women and trans survivors who are currently experiencing a crisis in their life as a result of historical sexual abuse.
    • Group Counselling is an integral part of our counselling services.  We offer a range of groups that focus on education, skill development and support.
    • Individual trauma counselling provides help in dealing with sexual trauma and its long term effects.

    To learn more or to access any of these services as well as for general support, please call the crisis and information line at 250-383-3232 between 9:30am to 4:30pm on Monday to Friday.

    Healing is a Journey

    At the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre our belief is that healing is possible.  There aremany paths to healing with different stages along the way.  These links can provide you with more information about what healing can look like and how you can get there. Ultimately, we encourage everyone to do what works best for them. Remember you are in charge of your own healing process.

     

    Additional counselling services at VSAC

    Support For Family & Friends

    Being a friend, partner, or family member of a woman or trans person who has experienced sexual trauma can be confusing and upsetting. We provide support and information to help you understand some of the related issues that have an impact on you and your relationship and offer ways in which you as a partner or ally can help.

    Counselling for Youth

    Youth, ages 13 to 18, sometimes require a unique counselling experience. For youth ages 13 to 15 we work in partnership with the Child Abuse Counselling and Prevention Society (Mary Manning) to find the best fit for the individual.  Due to the vulnerability of youth, services for them are prioritized to ensure they receive timely support.

    Contact us
    Crisis, Information & Support line
    24 hrs: 250-383-3232, crisisline@vsac.ca

    Office Contact & Hours
    #201-3060 Cedar Hill Rd.
    Victoria, BC, V8T 3J5, Canada

    Business line: 250-383-5545
    Fax: 250-383-6112
    General email: info@vsac.ca

    Business hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, closed all holidays

  • Waldegrove Psychological Services

    At Waldegrove Psychological Services, we want to provide atmosphere for our clients that is warm, familial, encouraging, while also being challenging. Our priority is to empower our clients to find their best-selves and life-balance. We encourage collaboration with other practitioners and are constantly challenging ourselves to find new research and evidence-based treatment options to support our clients.

    Transitions are any points of passage or change in our lives. They can have a positive or negative impact on our lives. Waldegrove Psychological Services specializes in helping clients to move forward through these transitional points in a supported, positive, and therapeutic way. Our team, based in downtown Halifax, NS, strives to help our clients reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve their emotional well-being through better life balance through a variety of  psychotherapy approaches, assessments, and yoga therapy.

    Psychological Counselling Services for Adults (15 years+):
    Abuse or Trauma
    Adjustment Difficulties
    Caregiver Stress
    Career Counselling
    Chronic Pain
    Depression and Anxiety
    Emotional Regulation/ Anger Management
    Grief and Loss
    Identity
    Parenting/”Empty Nest”
    Relationship Issues
    Work related problems/Burnout

    Suite #401 Sovereign Place
    5121 Sackville Street
    Halifax, NS
    B3J 1K1

    Email Address
    contact@waldegrovepsych.com
    Telephone
    Phone: (902) 406-9404
    Fax: (902) 406-9466

  • Waterford Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (WRSAC)

    Waterford Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (WRSAC)

    When you first contact the Centre an appointment is made for an initial assessment session.  This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about the Centre, the counsellors or counselling itself.  You can then decide if you wish to go any further.

    Our approach to counselling is based on an equal and respectful relationship between survivor and counsellor. It is non-medical and is based on the empowerment of the victim/survivor.  While all our counsellors are professionally qualified with additional training in rape and sexual abuse, we see survivors as being the experts in their own recovery.

    Services

    Counselling/Support
    Crisis Intervention/Support
    Long/Short-term counselling
    Support for families and friends
    Professionally qualified counsellors, specialized in the area of sexual violence.
    24 hour helpline
    Counselling service in Dungarvan every Thursday

    Advocacy/Liaison/Accompaniment
    Accompaniment throughout legal process
    Support provided by our trained volunteers in the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit
    Information and referral for other needs.

    Contact Us

    Freephone: 1800 296 296
    Business: 051 873362
    Fax: 051 850717
    Email: info@waterfordrsac.ie
    Address: 2A Waterside, Waterford

     

  • Wellington Rape Crisis

    Wellington Rape Crisis was established in 1977 by a small group of women who identified, and responded to, a community need by creating a support network for women survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Today the centre is a fully Incorporated Society called Wellington Rape Crisis (Inc).

    Our Services

    Support

    We provide support and information over the phone, by email, and in person to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and to their families, friends and whānau.  This includes people who are supporting a survivor or who are affected by the rape or sexual abuse of someone they know.

    No appointments are necessary. Our drop-in support hours are 9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday.

    Counselling

    We provide counselling at no charge to survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse. We can offer ACC counselling and treatment or general counselling for those who cant or do not wish to go through ACC.

    We have fully qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists available for this work.

    Advocacy

    We are available to work alongside you in your liaison with organisations such as the police, ACC, WINZ, the courts, and medical professionals.

     

    Referral

    We have strong links with other service providers in Wellington, and a broad knowledge base about Wellington’s social services. If we are not the most appropriate service provider for you, we are happy to refer you to another agency. We are always happy to let you know the service options that are available to you.

    Education

    Wellington Rape Crisis believes that education is a vital tool in the prevention of rape and sexual abuse.

    We have been providing community education in the Wellington region for nearly 30 years. We are available to do workshops and/or seminars on rape and sexual abuse

    We are the lead agency in the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network which provides primary prevention education to young people as well as professional development prevention workshops.

    Childcare

    We can offer free childcare onsite to clients when they are using our services with prior arrangement

    Get Support

    Phone: (04) 801 8973
    support@wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz

    Office Contact

    Phone: (04) 801 8970
    office@wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz

    Visit Us

    Level 2,
    Southmark House,
    203-209 Willis St, Wellington
    We’re open 9.30am – 4pm
    No appointment necessary

  • West Yorkshire Survivors

    Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) and its male-focused Ben’s Place online trauma-informed counseling service is survivor-led and focused. Its vision is to support the development of a range of evidence-based services that are gender-informed and accessible across West Yorkshire. Services which are user-friendly and proactively involve survivors.


    Our aim is to create a specialist service which easily connects survivors and their supporters to professional services that work well for them.

    Our focus is on internet support whilst exploring and developing new off-line options for survivors.

    Our objective is via innovation and collaboration to support the self-empowerment of all survivors of sexual violence- abuse by developing robustly evaluated psychological interventions.

    Supported by self – help knowledge and social action involvement and best practice co-production projects which allow survivors to become an authentic expert resource to support policy and service improvements for themselves and others.

    Underpinning our service is an ethos of partnership – collaborative working across sectors to create collective impacts.

    Homepage

    ** Please note we do not work with sexual offenders but recognise that survivors are sometimes sexual offenders and signpost appropriately to specialist services who can support them effectively. The following service may be helpful to you if have offended or feel you are at risk of doing so: www.stopitnow.org.uk

  • Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre

    Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre offers a service for women run by women offering support to women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused at sometime in their lives.

    Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre offers workshops to any woman who feels she would benefit from relaxation workshops, self esteem & self confidence workshops. There are also various other workshops aimed at adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

    We also have good library resources for any woman or young women who have been sexually assaulted or are survivors of Childhood sexual abuse.
    We also have books for parents whose child has been abused, we offer support to any parent whose child has been abused BUT we do not work with children.
    The above is in addition to the work we already offer which is face to face support, telephone support including outreach support to any woman or young woman from the Butt to Barra whose life has /is affected by rape or sexual abuse including adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
    We also offer training and awareness talks to statutory/voluntary agencies or any interested group relating to the above.
    If you identify as a woman we can offer outreach, or telephone support, further information.
    *The Western Isles is also known as the Outer Hebrides this island chain is located off the west coast of Scotland, the main islands are Lewis, Harris, Uist and Bernera.

    Contact Us
    Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre
    74 Kenneth Street
    Stornoway
    Isle of Lewis
    HS1 2DS
    Scottish Charity No: SC037062
    Telephone: 01851 709965

    Office opening hours
    Monday to Friday – 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Thursday and Friday – 10.00am – 4.00pm

    HELPLINE: 01851 709965

    Helpline opening hours
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 10.00am – 9.00pm
    Thursday and Friday – 10.00am – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 9.00pm

    NATIONAL HELPLINE
    Freephone 08088 01 03 02

    National Helpline opening hours
    6.00pm – 12.00pm daily

  • Wexford Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service WR&SASS

    Wexford Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service WR&SASS is a service offering counselling to both men and women and young people aged 16 and over who have experienced, rape, sexual assault, past childhood sexual abuse or any kind of sexual trauma in their lives. In addition we offer support counselling to a partner, family member or friend who is supporting the person who has been abused.

    Our service is available in Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey and New Ross.

    Appointments can be made by ringing the free phone no. 1800 33 00 33.

    The first 10 ten sessions are free of charge.

    Evening appointments can also be arranged.

    Services
    Helpline:
    Free Telephone Counselling & Support is available for survivors who can speak confidentially to a trained counsellor, set up an appointment, have their questions answered or get any information needed on counselling.

    One to One Counselling:
    Wexford Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service offers long and/or short term counselling to male & female survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Support counselling is also available to a partner, family member or friend who often feel powerless when someone close to them has been raped or sexually abused.

    Wexford Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service, Clifford Street, Wexford.
    Free phone:   1800 33 00 33
    Office Phone:  053 9122722
    Fax: 053 9152853
    Email address:  clare@wexfordrapecrisis.com

     

  • Wings Foundation

    If you’ve found your way to this site, chances are you may be wondering if the issue of childhood sexual abuse may be impacting your life.

    The truth is – no matter how you fit into this issue, you are not alone.

    Childhood sexual abuse affects all of us, who live in this society together. And it will take all of us – learning and growing together – to heal the wounds and break the cycle of childhood sexual abuse (CSA).

    That’s why WINGS Foundation exists.

     

    That’s the very good news. Healing is possible. And it is good for all of us.

    So WINGS works to empower all of us – survivors, loved ones, providers and communities – to have the resources we need to speak about, heal from and thrive beyond childhood sexual abuse trauma.

    Specifically, we work to empower adults who have experienced this abuse in childhood, and those who support them. When we effectively do so, survivors’ lives – and all of our lives – are healthier, happier and stronger

    In WINGS support groups, survivors are believed, accepted, and no longer feel alone. Survivors focus on the struggles they are facing today as a result of the abuse and on moving forward rather than continuing to be controlled by the past.

    WINGS groups are open to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are over the age of 18. WINGS welcomes ALL survivors regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or income level. We have mixed-gender groups, groups divided by identified gender, LGBTQ groups, expressive arts groups and groups for loved ones. Groups are held for 2 hours weekly. There is no time limit for how long a person can stay in a group.

    How do I join a group?
    All survivors or loved ones interested in joining a support group must first contact the WINGS office to complete a brief telephone intake (20-30 minutes). All information shared over the phone is kept completely confidential. If you would like to join a group, contact us at (303) 238-8660 in the Denver metro area or (800) 373-8671 outside the Denver metro area.

    7550 W. Yale Ave, Suite B-201
    Denver, CO 80227

    Tel: 303-238-8660
    Fax: 303-238-4739
    wings@wingsfound.org

  • Women’s Support Network of York Region

    The Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN) is a rape crisis centre dedicated to providing free, confidential services for women who have experienced sexual violence.

    We are committed to providing service excellence by working from an integrated Feminist Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression framework that is woman-centered and woman-focused. We particularly acknowledge the differential impact of sexual violence on racialized and marginalized communities. We are committed to non-exclusionary policy, practice and programs. We serve all women who identify as women.

    • Education and knowledge is power. We are committed to supporting the education of clients, as well as on-going education and self-care for staff, board members and volunteers.
    • We are committed to a transparent continual review and evaluation of policy, programs and practice. We will measure equity by results, not by intentions. We have a commitment to provide a Client Space within our facilities and we actively see client-driven direction and feedback
    • We are committed to taking a lead role in the community as a catalyst for change, and will continue to have fresh ideas, innovations and “thinking outside the box”.
    • We understand that we are part of a global community of women and we commit to work in solidarity to ensure women’s equality rights locally and internationally.

    WSN PROVIDES FEMINIST, CLIENT-CENTERED, SUPPORTIVE, NON-JUDGMENTAL, CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING TO WOMEN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL VIOLENCE INCLUDING:
    Childhood sexual abuse
    Historical and recent sexual assault
    Ritual abuse
    Sexual harassment
    Marital rape
    Incest
    Women refer themselves to the counselling service by calling the administrative phone line at 905-895-3646. Counsellors work with women regarding their presenting issues, help women build up on their coping skills and break the isolation of sexual violence.

    WSN can offer support off-site (i.e., at schools, in the community) on a case-by-case basis for those who are unable to reach our Newmarket office.

    Crisis Line: 905.895.7313
    Toll Free:    1.800.263.6734

    Emailgeneralinfo@womenssupportnetwork.ca
    Phone: 905-895-3646
    Address: 1110 Stellar Drive, Unit 109,
    Newmarket, ON, L3Y 7B7

  • Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service

    Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) provides a low-cost accessible counselling and psychotherapy service for Leeds women. Learn about our services here.

    Oxford Chambers
    Oxford Place
    Leeds
    LS1 3AX

    Tel: 0113 245 5725
    Fax: 0113 242 9148
    Email: info@womenstherapyleeds.org.uk

    Office hours:

    Monday: 9am – 6pm
    Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
    Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
    Thursday: 9am – 6.30pm
    Fridays: closed

    Therapy is offered during these times, plus some early evening appointments.

    Our services

    At WCTS we offer individual therapy, group therapy and art therapy to women on a low-income who are living in Leeds.

    All our clients have an initial assessment. The assessment is a key discussion that a client will have with an experienced therapist to work out together whether therapy will be an appropriate and helpful step.
    If therapy is appropriate the different types of therapy will be discussed and the client will be offered an appointment or go on the waiting list.

    WCTS works with women on a low-income and live in a Leeds postcode.

    Low-income: If per week your net household income (i.e. after tax deduction), is at or under the figure below, you are eligible to use our service.

    Single person: £280
    Living with partner: £420
    Living with partner and one child: £559
    Living with partner and two children: £645
    Living with partner and three children: £727
    Lone parent with one child: £420
    Lone parent with two children: £503
    Lone parent with three children: £587

    If you don’t know which category you fall under, please feel free to contact us to check your eligibility.

    Counselling at WCTS is charged on a donation basis starting at around £2 / session. Regular affordable contributions for therapy will be discussed at the assessment meeting .

    If you live in a Leeds postcode, are on a low-income and would like to refer yourself to our service, please fill out our online referral form. Please note that we only accept self-referrals and professional referrals.

  • Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (Cornwall)

    Whether you have experienced childhood sexual abuse, a recent sexual assault or domestic abuse you can contact us through our helplines or the website.  We will help you find the right support for you.

    WRSAC also supports women in Devon & Cornwall  involved in the Criminal Justice System through Open

  • Wright Path Counselling Services

    Wrightpath is a private counselling serviced owned and operated by Derek Wright, a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers. Wrightpath offers counselling assistance for numerous concerns including but not limited to: • depression • axniety • addictions • financial pressures • suicidal thoughts or attempts • anger management • phobias • parenting issues • relationship/family concerns • child/youth behaviour concerns • sexual and phyisical abuse • domestic abuse • trauma • eating disorders • low self-esteem • grief/loss If something is troubling you or a loved one, private counseling may be beneficial in helping you to gain support, address the issues, and to learn how to cope more effectively. If you just need someone to talk to, who understands and who will not judge you, then call today for an appointment – we can help you to get back on the wright path!

    Dealing with Trauma/PSTD You may have been traumatized if you: Experienced, witnessed or were confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical safety of self or others and you: • Have intrusive memories, dreams, or nightmares • Experience flashbacks (visual or thoughts) of your experience • Feel upset by things that remind you of the event • Avoid having thoughts and feelings related to your experience • Forget some or all of the details of the event • Have lost interest in your daily activities • Feel detached • Have difficulty experiencing emotions or feelings • Feel like you have no future • Have difficulty sleeping or feel restless • Feel increased irritability and/or anger • Have difficulty concentrating • Feel on guard for danger • Feel jumpy or find that you are easily startled Note: You do not have to experience all of the above symptoms to be considered traumatized by an experience. Some of the situations which typically lead people to be traumatized may include: • Motor vehicle accidents • Surviving an assault • Surviving abuse (including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse) • Sudden loss • Severe injury Counselling can help you overcome your symptoms of trauma and return to normal functioning by helping you to: • Gain control over your unpleasant memories and/or flashbacks • Understand that your symptoms are a normal reaction to an abnormal experience • Feel safe enough to talk about your traumatic experience and the feelings related to it • Feel in control of your feelings again • Reconnect and trust people after you have been hurt • Regain a feeling of safety in your life • Learn new techniques to gain mastery over your symptoms

    Wright Path is located in the heart of Whitby, on the south side of Consumers Drive just west of Hopkins Street. Parking is readily available and free of charge. To discuss booking an initial assessment, please call: (289) 893-0811 Or email: counselling@wrightpath.ca Note: If you do not reach a counsellor directly, please feel free to leave a message on the confidential voice mail. A counsellor will return your call within 24 hrs. Our Address: Wright Path Counselling Services 105 Consumers Drive, Unit 2 Whitby, Ontario L1N 5Z5

  • WRSASC

    WRSASC is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional. The trauma caused by sexual abuse may not surface for many years after the event. We treat all calls equally, sensitively and confidentially, appreciating the courage required to break silence, overcome guilt and threats, and share the events of the past whether they happened days or years ago.

    WRSASC encourages individuals to self-refer but we also accept referrals from other agencies or representatives if this makes it easier for them to access our services.

    When you ring the helpline you will be treated with sensitivity and respect. At WRSASC we recognise how hard it is to make that call and we will do all that we can to support you.

    Telephone helpline 01905 724514

    Helpline opening times:

    Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Tuesday 1.00pm to 5.00pm
    Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm

    At any other time you can use our answer machine and leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. Our counsellors will be discreet when returning your call, however if you have a preferred or ‘safe’ time for us to call you back please do let us know.

    Almost all individuals who call the helpline will call more than once, many becoming regular callers, sometimes over many years. Callers are always told how the line works so they are aware that they are not able to call and speak to the same supporter every time but that whoever they do speak to will offer just as much time and compassion.

    For counselling enquiries please contact the helpline (01905 724514) or email: counselling@wrsasc.org.uk

    For ISVA enquiries please contact the office (01905 611655) or email: isva@wmrsasc.org.uk

    For general enquiries please contact the office (01905 611655) or email: office@wmrsasc.org.uk

    or contact us by post:

    WRSASC
    PO Box 240
    Worcester WR1 2LF


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