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Our specialist counselling service is accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and we follow its Ethical Framework.


What is Counselling?

Counselling provides a space to help you gain an understanding of yourself and your situation.  Our specialist counselling aims to help you to find ways of coping with your experience of rape, sexual abuse, assualt and/or violence. We offer time limited therapy of up to eight sessions; sessions take place weekly or fortnightly and last for around 50 minutes. 


We offer pre-trial therapy, which follows specific guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service.


Our counsellors will never pressure you into talking about anything you do not wish to. You and your counsellor will review your needs and expectations on a regular basis to try to ensure that your rape, sexual abuse and/or assault counselling is as effective as possible.


The counselling service is confidential unless we think that there is a risk of significant harm, in which case we would discuss this with you in line with our Confidentiality Statement.  Your counsellor will discuss this with you during your first session.


How can I access counselling?

You can access counselling by telephoning our information line; by email; or by downloading our referral form for professionals.


You can contact our information line to get more information and advice on any of the issues talked about in this section.

Refer yourself to RASASC