Important changes to our Counselling Service with effect from 30th October 2019
It is with much regret that due to the ever increasing referrals to our counselling service and the extremely high numbers on our waiting list, that we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close our counselling list and will not be accepting any new referrals from 30 October 2019.
We are currently reviewing our counselling model to ensure it is more accessible to survivors and once this has been completed and the counselling waiting list has reduced, we will once again be in a position to accept referrals.
This is not a decision 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 Surrey & Sussex, based in Crawley www.rcsas.org.uk tel: 01293 538477
Rape Crisis South London based in Croydon www.rasasc.org.uk tel: 0208 683 3311
YMCA, Guildford www.ymcadlg.org tel: 07932 047778
Into the Light, London www.intothelight.org.uk. Contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.