Group support

Our group support gives survivors of rape and sexual abuse the chance to support each other.

How can this service help?

Our support groups offer survivors the opportunity to listen to each other and support each other, in a safe and confidential environment. These groups allow you to work towards your recovery, drawing on support from other survivors coming to terms with similar issues.

We provide two support groups, both of which are female-only:

Self-confidence and esteem programme

The self-confidence and esteem programme aims to provide a safe space to look at some of the common issues that survivors experience and their feelings around them. Topics covered include relationships, self-esteem, guilt and blame. The discussion is led in part by the group, and is facilitated by a qualified counsellor and a volunteer.

This programme is run in blocks of 12 weekly sessions. Each session is two hours long, with a choice of either daytime or evening sessions. The daytime programme is held one day a week in Guildford and the evening programme one evening a week in Woking. The maximum number for each programme is eight people.

Therapeutic and peer support group

These weekly social groups are a chance for survivors to meet for support, over a tea or coffee. You can also engage in a creative activity, if you wish. The group is facilitated by a qualified counsellor and a support worker. This group is held in the morning, in Guildford.

How can I get support?

To access these groups please email our counselling coordinator or call the office on 01483 568000.