Finding a Therapist
Website with a directory of registered counselors and therapists throughout the UK
Women’s Counseling Service
PO Box 315, Hounslow TW3 1QF
Helpline: 0845 123 2324 (Mon 6.30-9pm)
Tel: 0845 123 2325 (Mon, Tues and Thurs)
Offers free face-to-face counseling (where available), telephone support and group work. It serves Greater London.
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD
Tel: 020 7745 7262
Art therapy can be useful in exploring and expressing the many feelings associated with child sexual abuse, including anger. BAAT can give details of therapists in your area.
National Headquarters, Herbert Grey College, Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3AP
Helpline: 0845 130 4010 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm)
Admin: 0845 456 1310
Provides relationship counseling throughout the UK.
Provides a list of therapists by location.
Fresh Start Foundation
Information and resources for survivors of ritual abuse.
tel: 0300 999 2017
R.A.N.S. (Ritual Abuse Network Scotland)
Informational and useful resource for anyone connected with ritual abuse (survivors, friends, counsellors). Member forum, articles and helpful links.
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing
Information and Resources for Ritual Abuse Survivors, Therapists and Others
Getting Legal Assistance
Child Abuse Solicitor
Child Abuse Solicitor, IBB Solicitors
Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex. UB8 1AB
Email: Malcom Underhil
For advise on obtaining compensation for childhood abuse and to obtain resources for recovery please visit: http://www.ibblaw.co.uk/service/personal-injury-and-clinical-negligence/child-abuse
Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
Can provide help with finding a solicitor and advise survivors of abuse of what they may expect to get from a lawyer.
PO Box 466, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 5LG
tel: 01923 286 888 (Tues and Thurs, 10am-1pm and 2-4pm)
OCD, Phobias, Compulsions, Panic and Anxiety Concerns
Triumph over Phobia (TOP U.K)
Self help groups in various areas in regards to OCD, panic attacks, anxiety and phobias.
Telephone 0845 600 9601
BEAT- Beating Eating Disorders
Beat provides advice and support for anyone concerned about any eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating. Live lines,Support Groups, Chat, Message Boards and Resources.
Wensum House, 103 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1DW
Adult Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am-8.30pm, Sat, 1-4.30pm), Alternatively, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Helpline, under age 25: 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri, 4:30-8.30pm, Sat, 1-4.30pm) Alternatively, you can email: email@example.com
Youth Text Line: 0778 620 1820 (Response back within 24 hours)
Help for those in eating distress based on a 12-Step approach. List of meetings throughout Britain.
PO Box 19, Stretford, Manchester M32 9EB
tel: 0700 078 4985
Support for people who experience panic attacks, and those with phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and who are withdrawing from tranquillizers.
93 Brands Farm Way, Randlay, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 2JQ
helpline: 0808 808 0545 (10am-10pm every day) tel: 01952 590 005
Self Injury Support
A national helpline for women who self-injure. Has a helpful publications list. Also provides training and produces publications.
PO Box 3240, Bristol, BS2 2EF
helpline: 0808 800 8088
text message: 07537 432444
National Self Harm Network
PO Box 7264, Nottingham, NG1 6WJ
For Survivors with DID
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through: training, informing and supporting.
Address: 83a High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3DP
- information and awareness training days/workshops to inform and educate about the reality of living with and recovering from dissociation, trauma and sexual abuse, suitable both for dissociative survivors, their supporters and professionals such as counsellors and psychotherapists
- opportunities for survivors, partners and supporters to meet together and provide mutual support
- a weekly telephone helpline (6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Tuesday evenings, but at other times messages can be left and we will try to arrange a mutually convenient slot)
- ongoing e-mail support
- resources such as an e-magazine called Multiple Parts, Information Booklets and Emergency DID Information cards
- signposting to other organisations
Office telephone: 0148 087 8409
Helpline: 0800 181 4420 (Tues, 6-8pm. Messages can be left at other times and an appointment made)
First Person Plural
National survivor-led group for dissociative survivors of trauma and abuse.
PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton, WV4 4ZL
Mosaic Minds, Inc.
Primarily web-based site for survivors of childhood trauma and their loved ones, with a focus on dissociative identity disorder.
For Survivors with Learning Difficulties
Ann Craft Trust
National information and advice service on all aspects of abuse/exploitation of adults and children with learning difficulties, for parents and involved professionals. Also offers training, produces publications and undertakes research.
Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
tel: 0115 951 5400
helpline: 0808 808 0700
For people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse, their carers and professionals.
3rd Floor, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD
Tel: office 0207 383 0700
helpline: 0808 808 0700 (Mon-Fri 1.30-5pm)
For Male Survivors
Telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. Serves south east and south west England.
161 Victoria Rd, Swindon, SN1 3BU
helpline: 0845 430 9371 (Wed, 7-9pm)
Provides support for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline takes calls from the whole of the UK. Also provides face-to-face counselling and support groups in the London area.
Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace
London. E1W 3HH
Opening hours; 10.30am-9pm (Monday-Friday) and 10am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Web Chat; www.survivorsuk.org/
Text Chat; 020 3322 1860
General Help and Support
NAPAC (The National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
NAPAC is the only national freephone helpline for men or women who are adult survivors of any kind of childhood abuse. Staffed by people with an in-depth understanding of the effects of abuse, you can contact them just to get things off your chest, discuss action you might want to take or to tap into their expertise on resources locally and nationally.
42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH
tel: 0208 313 9460
helpline: 0800 085 3330 (Mon-Fri, 10.30-3pm)
Rape Crisis England and Wales
Lists local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times.
Rape Crisis Federation Scotland
Offers a useful pack of information, also available in community languages, such as Cantonese, Punjabi and Urdu as well as contacts with specialist health organisations. Has some information on rape and abuse for those working as prostitutes.
First Floor, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Provides information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse. Useful website, including survivor’s forum.
Cobblestones, Moorside Lane, Falfield, Wootton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DJ
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for confidential support)
email: email@example.com (for general enquiries)
Offers support and information nationwide, by telephone, for people who have been sexually abused in childhood. Those in the Warwickshire and Coventry area can also arrange one-to-one counselling, befriending and support groups.
King Tom House, 39b High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX
Helpline: 0808 800 5005 (Mon, Wed and Fri 7-10pm; Tues and Thurs 7.30-9.30pm)
Rape and Sexual abuse counselling for me and women who have suffered rape or sexual abuse at any time in their life. Free and confidential listening, support and information service, face to face counselling service
Women’s Helpline (answered only by women)
0196 284 8024 (Mon, 11.30am -1.30pm, Tues and Thurs, 7-9.30pm)
Men’s Helpline (answered by men and women)
0196 284 8027 (Mon, 11.30am -1.30pm, Tues and Thurs, 7 – 9.30pm)
STOP IT NOW
Free phone 0808 100 0900
Help line aimed at adults who have abused or are thinking of abusing a child, family and friends of abusers and parents of children and young people with worrying sexual behaviour.
Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Offers practical support and counselling to black and immigrant women and other women of colour, including asylum seekers. Serves London. Centre opening hours: Tues and Wed 12-4pm, Thurs 5-7pm.
Crossroads Women’s Centre, 230a Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AB
helpline: 0207 482 2496 (Mon to Fri, 1.30-4pm)
fax: 0207 209 4761
Primarily supporting adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, offering individual support and counselling, group support sessions, support via letter and a quarterly newsletter. Acts as an information and signposting agency for male/female survivors, friends, relatives and other professional agencies.
Marshall House, 124 Middleton Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6RW
helpline: 0845 108 0055 (answering machine updated weekly; minicom by arrangement)
Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
Supports female survivors of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Takes calls from all areas of the UK.
PO Box 20, Oxford, OX2 6GB
helpline: 0186 572 6295 (Mon and Thurs, 6.30-9pm and Sun, 6-8.30pm)
Offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.
PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex RM7 1JA
Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis
Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis offers specialist support and advocacy services to survivors of all forms of sexual trauma, including, but not limited to, rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse whether the abuse is recent or historic.
tel: 0800 121 4685
For Children under 18 and Carers
Confidential telephone counselling service for children.
Freepost NATN1111, London, E1 6BR
helpline: 0800 11 11 (24hrs)
Deaf/hearing impaired textphone helpline: 0800 400 222 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-9.30pm, Sat and Sun, 9.30am-8pm)
Telephone advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and child sexual abuse.
2 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH
helpline: 0845 120 5204 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm), tel: 020 7730 3300, fax: 020 7730 7081
Family Matters – Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services
The Family Matters counselling practice is supported by qualified professionals – specialists in the areas of childhood sexual abuse and rape. They are trained across a wide range of issues and disciplines to help those affected address their fears and identify a clear path towards resolution and healing.
13 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 0PA
Helpline: 01474 537 392
Main Office: 01474 536 661
Free confidential counselling and support service for children who have been abused, and for adults abused as children.
19 Spring Bank, Hull, HU3 1AF
tel: 01482 325 552 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
fax: 01482 585 214
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused, to provide support, advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse. Provides useful help and resources.
141 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
tel: 0800 980 1958
Deals with all issues affecting the mental well being of children. Produces useful publications, including the leaflet “Do you know someone who has been sexually abused?” which is downloadable from their website.
48-50 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DG
tel: 020 7336 8445
fax: 020 7336 8446
24 Hour Help and Support
24 hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that might lead to suicide.
Phone 0845 790 9090 (cost of a local call) or Text 0772 590 9090
Write to: Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Resources – Europe
Rape Crisis Network Europe
Links to organizations that offer help to survivors of rape, sexual violence, and domestic violence in Europe.
c/o Rape Crisis Scotland, 46 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HG, Scotland
phone: +44 (0)141 331 4180
fax: +44 (0)141 332 2168
Women’s Resource Center Armenia
Women’s Resource Center, Armenia was founded in 2003 and is working in the area of women’s human rights, reproductive and sexual health and rights, sexual violence and women’s role in the conflict resolution and peace building processes.
62 Teryan, entr. 5, apt. 35, Yerevan, 0009
phone (admin): +374-60-445626
phone (support): 0800 01 280
phone (mobile): +374-94-565626
email (admin): firstname.lastname@example.org
email (support): email@example.com
Women’s Support Center NGO (Armenia)
The Center offers a hotline, walk-in services, social services, legal and psychological counseling, training sessions, and community outreach.
21 Tumanyan, Yerevan, 0002
phone (admin): 00 37460 525535
phone (support): 00 37499 887808
Counseling Center Tara (Austria)
This website is aimed at affected women and girls, as well as relatives, friends, partners and professionals who are professionally involved in the topic of traumatization due to sexual violence.
Haydengasse7, 8010 Graz
phone: +43 316 318077
SOS VIOL asbl (Belgium)
Offers a hotline as well as psychological support in the form of individual interviews, legal information about the complaint, legal proceedings, the law, as well as social support in administrations and social services , the Police and the Procuratorate.
Rue Coenraets, 23, 1060 Brussels
phone: +32 2 534 36 36
Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (Cyprus)
Offers a variety of support and services to individuals impacted by domestic violence and abuse.
53 Aglatzias Ave, Aglatzia Nicosia, 2108
phone (admin): 00357 22339001
phone (support): 1440
proFem ops (Czech Republic)
The mission of proFem ops is to improve the situation of domestic and sexual violence especially on women, through lobbying, education, publishing and direct support for people at risk of domestic violence or other forms of violence.
Plzeňská 846/66 150 00 Prague
phone (admin): +420 224 910 744
phone (support): +420 608 222 277
Elektra – Support Center for Child Sexual Abuse Women Survivors (Czech Republic)
Provides crisis intervention, therapeutic help, and professional consultations for women and men who were sexually abused in their childhood, and survivors of rape.
Chomutovická 1444/2 Praha 4 – Chodov 149 00
phone: +420 603 812 361
Email (admin): firstname.lastname@example.org
Email (support): email@example.com
Rape Crisis Center Tukinainen (Finland)
National resource center which provides support and guidance for people who have been sexually assaulted/ or abused, and their families.
P.O. box 111 Tukinainen 00120
phone (admin): +358 9 5860 360
phone (support): + 358 800 97899; Legal consultation +358 800 97895
Institut National d’Aide aux Victimes et de Médiation (France)
Offers advice and help for survivors and/or their close relatives to guide them through some aspects of the judicial process. They can also help with claims for compensation.
14 rue Ferrus 75014 Paris
phone (support): +33 (0)1 45 88 19 00; 0884284637
Federal association of women’s counselling and rape crisis centres (bff) (Germany)
Offers support and counseling for women who have been victims of all forms of violence.
Petersburgerstr. 94 10247 Berlin
phone: 0049 30 32299500
NANE Women’s Rights Association / NANE Egyesület (Hungary)
A crisis hotline for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
PO Box 502 1447 Budapest
phone (admin): 00 36 1 328 0771
phone (support): NANE Helpline: 00-36-1-267-4900; KERET Helpline: 00-36-30-982-5469
Education and counselling center for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Free individual counseling for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, pornographic exploitation and prostitution.
Laugavegur 170 105 Reykjavík
phone: + 354 562 6868
Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Provides free advice, counselling and support for survivors of sexual violence in Ireland.
1st Floor, 4 Prospect Hill Galway
phone (admin): +35391-563676
phone (support): 1800 778888
Rape Crisis Help (Ireland)
Information on specialised help and support services available to survivors of sexual violence.
Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, D07 RHA8. Tel: 01 865 6954
24 Hour Helpline: 1800 778888
Crisis Centre “Skalbes” (Latvia)
Provides a 24-hour crisis intervention service for children and adults in crisis situations, such as spousal abuse, child abuse, suicide, death of relatives, sudden loss of work, loneliness, terminal illness, etc.
Kungu street 34 Riga LV-1050
phone (admin): +371 27722292
phone (support): +371 67222922
Resource Centre for Women “Marta” (Latvia)
Provides consultations with social workers, psychologists, and legal assistants for women victims of violence and victims of human trafficking, as well as support groups for survivors of abuse, and consultations with psychologists for children who have been abused.
Riga, Matisa str.49-3 LV-1009
phone (admin): +371 67378539
phone (support): +371 80002012
Provides advice and support to women and their children with physical, psychological or sexual abuse experience in marriage, cohabitation or in the family environment. Offers food and accommodation in the refuge, support by phone or in person at an external consulting room, crisis intervention, support and planning for the way forward, and preventative training.
Postfach 1142 9490 Vaduz Country
phone: 00423 380 02 03 (24 hours)
Email (admin): firstname.lastname@example.org
Association for emancipation, solidarity and equality of women – ESE (Macedonia)
Providing free legal assistance (advice and information) and free legal representation for women.
Maxim Gorki 20 / 1-4 Skopje 1000
Telephone (admin): +389 (0) 2 3298 295
Telephone (support): +389 (0) 2 3117 866
Victim Support Malta
Provides psychological and legal support to all victims of crime.
49, Conception Street Msida
phone: +356 21228333
Email (admin): email@example.com
Email (support): firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Law Center – Centrul de Drept al Femeilor (CDF) (Moldova)
Offers free, direct support in the form of legal advice and representation and psychological counseling to women victims of sexual violence.
Str. Sfatul Tarii 27, office Nr. 4 MD-2012, Chisinau
phone: (+373) 22 237 306; (+373) 68 855 050
Centrum Seksueel Geweld (Centre Sexual Violence) (Netherlands)
Offers medical, forensic and psychological help to everyone who has recently experienced an assault or rape in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Recent victims of sexual violence, family or friends and professionals in the province of Utrecht can call the Centre Sexual Violence 24 hours a day on 088 7555588. Victims who do not want to report to the police are also welcome.
Postbus 85090 3508 AB Utrecht
phone: +31 887555588
Provides medical care and counseling to victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Services are free, confidential and independent of the police.
Storgata 11 0155 Oslo
Telephone (admin): + 47 23 01 03 00
Telephone (mobile): +47 97 13 76 91
Email (admin): email@example.com
Email (support): firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides free legal counseling to victims of abuse and assault.
Adv.firmaet Teigstad AS, Torggata 10 0181 Oslo
Phone: 22 34 30 00
Feminoteka Foundation (Fundacja Feminoteka) (Poland)
Provides a helpline and free legal and psychological support for women victims of psychological, economical, physical and sexual violence.
Mokotowska 29a 00-560 Warsaw
Telephone (admin): + 48 720 908 975
Telephone (support): +48 731 731 551
Email (admin): email@example.com
APAV, Victim Support Portugal
Provides support to all types of victims including sexual violence victims.
Rua José Estêvão 135 A, Piso 11150-201 Lisboa
Telephone: +351 21 358 79 00
HRO Soprotivlenie (Victim Support Russia)
Provides support for victims and witnesses of crime in criminal proceedings.
14 Bolshoy Vlasyevsky pereulok 119002 Moscow
Telephone (admin): +7 499 241 3733
Telephone (support): +7 495 781 9602