Finding a Therapist
Website with a directory of registered counselors and therapists throughout the UK
Women’s Counseling Service
Address: 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)
Address: 24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD
Tel: 020 7686 4216
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.
Provides relationship counseling throughout the UK.
Address: National Headquarters, Herbert Grey College, Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3AP
Tel: 0300 0030396 (Mon-Thurs: 8am-8pm/ Fri: 8am-6pm/ Sat: 9am-1pm)
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
Address: 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.
Address: PO Box 974A, Surbiton, KT1 9XF
Tel: 0208 390 4701 (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.
Address: TOP UK, PO Box 3760, Bath, BA2 3WY
Tel: 01225 571740
Mob: 07907 344669
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.
Address: Unit 1 Chalk Hill House, 19 Rosary Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1SZ
Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am – 8pm weekdays, and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Student line: 0808 801 0811
Youth line: 0808 801 0711
Help for those in eating distress based on a 12-Step approach. List of meetings throughout Britain.
Address: OAGB Limited, 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS
Tel: 07798 587 802
Support for people who experience panic attacks, and those with phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and who are withdrawing from tranquillizers.
Address: 51a Market Street, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 6EL
Helpline: 0300 7729844 (10am-10pm, every day)
Youth Helpline (for 13-20 year olds): 0330 606 1174 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 3-6pm/ Thurs: 3-8pm/ Sat: 6-8pm)
Self Injury Support
A national helpline for women who self-injure. Has a helpful publications list. Also provides training and produces publications.
Address: PO Box 3240, Bristol, BS2 2EF
Helpline: 0808 800 8088
Text message: 07537 432 444 (open Tues, Wed, Thurs: 7pm – 9.30pm.)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (open Tues, Wed, Thurs: 7pm – 9.30pm)
National Self Harm Network
The NSHN Forum provides crisis support, information, resources, discussions and distractions
For Survivors with DID
First Person Plural
National survivor-led group for dissociative survivors of trauma and abuse.
Address: Regent House, Bath Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV1 4EG
Tel: 01902 810 082
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.
Address: Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Tel: 0115 951 5400 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
For people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse, their carers and professionals.
Address: Windover House, St Ann Street, Salisbury, SP1 2DR
Tel: 0207 383 0700
For Male Survivors
Telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. Serves south east and south west England.
Address: 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.
Address: 11 Sovereign Close, London, E1W 3HW
Opening hours; 10.30am-9pm (Monday-Friday) and 10am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Web Chat: (Mon-Sun; 12pm-8pm) www.survivorsuk.org/
Tel: 02035 983 898
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.
Address: CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover St, London, SE1 4YR
Support line: 0808 801 0331 (Mon-Thurs; 10am until 9pm/ Fri; 10am until 6pm)
Rape Crisis England and Wales
Lists local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times.
Rape Crisis 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.
Address: First Floor, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD
Helpline: 08088 010 302
Text: 07537 410 027 – for initial contact, information and signposting.
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.
Address: Cobblestones, Moorside Lane, Falfield, Wootton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DJ
Email: email@example.com (for confidential support)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Address: 6a New Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4RX
Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Text Support: 07860 065187 (Mon, Wed, Fri; 9am – 5pm/ Tues, Thurs; 8am-8pm/ Sat; 10am-2pm)
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
Address: Westbury, 13 City Road, Winchester, Hants, SO23 8SD
Advice & Support Line: 01962 868 688 / 01962 864 433
Anonymous Text Helpline: 07860 027 793
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.
Women Against Rape
A grassroots multi-racial women’s group founded in 1976 who work closely with Black Woman’s Rape Action Project. They provide rights information, support and advocacy.
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.
Address: Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London, NW5 2DX
Helpline: 0207 482 2496
A charity that specialises in supportive counselling for female adult survivors who have experienced any form of sexual abuse, including rape, whether as children or as adults.
Address: 159 Victoria Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3BU
Tel: 01793 514339
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.
Phone support: 0800 783 6294 (Mon: 6:30pm- 9pm/ Sun: 6:30pm-8:30pm)
Text support: 07537 432 442 (Thurs: 6:30pm-8:30pm/ Sun: 6:30pm- 8:30pm)
Email: email@example.com for referrals and admin queries.
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.
Address: PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex RM7 1JA
Helpline: 01708 765 200
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
The Maggie Oliver Foundation
Founded by former detective Maggie Oliver, they offer resources to survivors of sexual abuse. They also offer blogs and a virtual place for survivors to tell their stories.
For Children under 18 and Carers
Confidential telephone counselling service for children.
Address: Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH
Tel: 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.
Address: 8-10 South Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7PF
Tel: 020 7823 5430
WhatsApp: 07496 682 785
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.
Address: 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.
Address: 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.
Address: 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.
Address: 4th Floor India House, 45 Curlew St, London, SE1 2ND
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Frid: 9.30am-4pm)
Young people: The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.
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.
Tel: 116 123
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.
Address: c/o Rape Crisis Scotland, 46 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HG, Scotland
Tel: +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.
Address: Yerevan, Armenia Baghramyan 50/c
Tel: +374 94 565 626
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.
Address: 21 Tumanyan, Yerevan, 0002
Tel: +374-99-887 808
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.
Address: Haydengasse7, 8010 Graz
Tel: +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.
Address: Rue Coenraets, 23 – 1060 Saint-Gilles
Tel: 0800 98 100
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.
Address: P.O. 20422, 2152 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: (00357) – 22 339001/ 22 462930
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.
Address: Plzeňská 846/66 150 00 Prague
Tel (admin): +420 224 910 744
Tel (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.
Address: Chomutovická 1444/2 Praha 4 – Chodov 149 00
Tel: +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.
Address: P.O. box 111 Tukinainen 00120
Tel (admin): +358 9 5860 360
Tel (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.
Address: 27 Parmentier Avenue, 75011, Paris
Tel (Victim Assistance): 116 006 (Free Service and Call – 7 days a week)
Tel (admin): 01 41 83 42 00
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.
Address: Petersburgerstr. 94 10247 Berlin
Tel: 0049 30 32299500
NANE Women’s Rights Association / NANE Egyesület (Hungary)
A crisis hotline for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Address: PO Box 502 1447 Budapest
Helpline: +36 80 505 101 (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 6-10 p.m./ Wed 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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.
Address: Laugavegur 170 105 Reykjavík
Tel: + 354 562 6868 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am-6pm/ Wed: 1pm-6pm)
Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Provides free advice, counselling and support for survivors of sexual violence in Ireland.
Address: 1st Floor, 4 Prospect Hill Galway
Tel (admin): +35391-563676
Tel (support): 1800 778888
Rape Crisis Help (Ireland)
Information on specialised help and support services available to survivors of sexual violence.
Address: 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.
Address: Kungu street 34 Riga LV-1050
Tel (admin): +371 27722292
Tel (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.
Address: Riga, Matisa str.49-3 LV-1009
Tel (admin): +371 67378539
Tel (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.
Address: Postfach 1142 9490 Vaduz Country
Tel: 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.
Address: Maxim Gorki 20 / 1-4 Skopje 1000
Tel: (admin): +389 (0) 2 3298 295
Tel: (support): +389 (0) 2 3117 866
Victim Support Malta
Provides therapeutic support to all victims of crime.
Tel: +356 21228333 (Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm)
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.
Address: Str. Sfatul Tarii 27, office Nr. 4 MD-2012, Chisinau
Tel: (+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.
Chat Line: https://centrumseksueelgeweld.nl/chat-met-het-centrum-seksueel-geweld/) Mon-Fri: 4pm to 6am/ Sat, Sun: 8pm-6 am
Provides medical care and counseling to victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Services are free, confidential and independent of the police.
Address: Mariboesgate 13, 0183, Oslo
Tel: + 47 905 79 118
Provides free legal counseling to victims of abuse and assault.
Address: Adv.firmaet Teigstad AS, Torggata 10 0181 Oslo
Tel: 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.
Address: Foundation ul. Konrad Guderski 3/96, 03-982 Warsaw
Tel: + 48 888 88 33 88
Email (admin): email@example.com
APAV, Victim Support Portugal
Provides support to all types of victims including sexual violence victims.
Address: Rua José Estêvão 135 A, Piso 11150-201 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 358 79 00
HRO Soprotivlenie (Victim Support Russia)
Provides support for victims and witnesses of crime in criminal proceedings.
Address: 14 Bolshoy Vlasyevsky pereulok 119002 Moscow
Tel (admin): +7 499 241 3733
Tel (support): +7 495 781 9602