Family support


We offer specialist emotional support to the families of people affected by rape or sexual abuse.

How can this service help?

The partner or family of a survivor often feels completely at a loss to know how to deal with the rape or sexual abuse of a loved one. Our family support service gives you an opportunity to talk through your concerns and anxieties with a family support counsellor.

We offer two different family support services:

  • A service for the family of young survivors receiving our youth counselling
  • A service for the family or close friend of any survivor, whether an adult or young person.

How can I get support?

Families of survivors receiving our youth counselling

If your child is receiving counselling through our youth counselling programme, the youth counsellor will contact you to offer this support.

Families and close friends of any other survivor

For other family members and close friends, to request our counselling, please call our Counselling Coordinator on 01483 568000.

How can I refer someone else?

Statutory and voluntary agencies and other professionals can make a referral, with the survivor’s consent, by calling our Counselling Coordinator on 01483 568000.