Current service update
As of January 2021, we are still closed to new referrals for the adult counselling service. We are constantly reviewing this position, and we hope to reopen the service later on this year.
This decision has not been taken lightly as we are fully aware of the need of this vital support. For survivors that do require counselling, we would suggest that you discuss options with your GP or your health professional.
Other voluntary sector organisations that may be able to support you include:
Rape Crisis South London, based in Croydon. Tel: 0208 683 3311
Into the Light, London. Contact by emailing: email@example.com
We do have a list of private counsellors across Surrey and can provide you with the contact details. For these please email our counselling coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our adult counselling service offers face-to-face counselling sessions for survivors of rape or sexual abuse aged 16 and over.
How can this service help?
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk to someone about your experiences and how they affect you. We aim to help you come to terms with what has happened to you, to enable you to feel stronger, safer and more positive about your future.
We have two counselling hubs, located in Guildford and Leatherhead town centres. The majority of our counselling is held in the evening. Counselling is provided weekly, on a one-to-one basis.
How can I get support?
You can request support from our counselling service by completing our self- referral form. If you have difficulty in completing the referral form please do call our counselling coordinator on 01483 568000, who will be happy to help.
Once you have contacted us, we will arrange for you to meet with a counsellor for an initial assessment. These assessments are held monthly in Guildford, and are designed to find out whether counselling would be helpful to you. We will also discuss with you the length of counselling support we can offer, and your choice of location.
How can I refer someone else?
Statutory and voluntary agencies and other professionals can make a referral, with the survivor’s consent, by completing the counselling agency-referral form.
Making a donation
Our counselling service is provided free of charge. However, if you are able to support us by providing a donation towards the cost of your counselling then this will help us to ensure the sustainability of the service and meet the growing demand.
There is absolutely no obligation to give, and we will offer counselling whether or not you are able to donate.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Donation page.