We are here to listen, to believe you without judgement and can offer support and advice to victim-survivors, family members, friends and partners, as well as signposting and referring to other appropriate services.
Counselling can help you explore the difficulties you may be experiencing in a non-judgemental, understanding environment. A counsellor is there to help you to discover your own inner resources and allow you to look at things in a different
way at your own pace.
An Independent Sexual Violence Advisor offers confidential advice and support to both females and males who have been the victims of sexual violence. They will help you come to terms with what has happened and explain the options
available to you.
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Our Self Help
In our Self Help Guides we have included some sections about some feelings, thoughts and behaviours that survivors of abuse experience on a regular basis, which we hope you will find helpful.
“You have started me on the journey to be ME again. The work you do here is so important. Thank you so much”
10th January 2017
“I have felt so down and overwhelmed for so long; and I don’t think I could have coped any longer without help from you.”
16th January 2017
“I felt really ashamed when I first came for counselling and blamed myself for the sexual abuse I suffered as a child. I now know it was not my fault. I feel stronger and am taking my control back for the first time in my life.”
23rd November 2016
“I have been trying for so many years to deal with what happened to me when I was 14 by myself. It was affecting my whole life. Getting counselling from the centre has changed everything. I feel happier than I have felt in years.”
3rd October 2016
“I was alone, broken, scared and lost, as I finish my time with you I feel Free, awakened, enlightened and alive more me than I have ever been I am a survivor not a victim. Thank you”
“Thank you for holding my hand, indescribable Thanks”
“Thank you for providing the space & opportunity to explore challenging issues. The variety of techniques have been an invaluable resource to occasionally breakthrough my some times impenetrable defence mechanisms. I wish the centre good luck as you continue to offer vital support with thanks ”
“Thank you so much during my time with you I have felt more focused and able to control my emotions much easier, I have felt comfortable from the get go and the sessions have helped me recognise the guilt and stress is not mine to hang on to. I’m feeling more positive now thank you so much”
“You came in to my life when I really needed you, Thank you”
“I shall keep getting stronger and I promise myself not to look back. Thank you for all your support. I will miss you.”
“Thank you, I feel so much more confident about my future. I wish it was possible for all women who needed a service like this to receive it.”
“Thank you for all your help and advise. I would not have got through it without your support. The support from KRASACC has changed my life”
“Thank you for your support, it has made a huge difference to my life. Thank you I feel so much more positive now”
“Thank you, you helped me understand my issues, and strategies to cope with them.”