Our free and confidential counselling service aims to give survivors of sexual violence a safe space where you can have the time and peace needed to think and talk things through. Our hope is this will help you on your way to regaining a sense of control over your own life.
Our counselling service is available for survivors of rape, child sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence of any age (children aged 5 years and over) from across Cambridgeshire City, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.
We can also provide a smaller number of sessions to mothers and non-binary parents/carers of young survivors.
Please note our funding can be sporadic, so we may need to close the waiting list from time to time. We will always let you know if this is the case and will keep this website updated.
Once we receive your referral, we can offer you a set amount of counselling sessions with a qualified and experienced counsellor.
All our counsellors are women and all sessions are free of charge.
We have a client-centred, non-directive approach as we believe that each survivor’s experience is different and that survivors are experts in their own healing.
You don’t have to talk about anything you are not ready to talk about and your counsellor will not judge you or tell you what to do. She will help you to try to make sense of what has happened to you and explore the ways in which you may feel differently about yourself and your relationships.
Counselling is not a magic wand and cannot make all the pain disappear.
Sometimes you may feel good and positive and at other times you may feel upset and angry. It is important to take care of yourself, especially just before and after your sessions as you will probably be thinking about and speaking about some difficult memories and experiences.
Professionals making a referral
Please ensure that the survivor is aware of and has consented to the referral before making a professional referral to us. Please note that CRCC will carefully assess each referral request to ensure that our service is appropriate for someone at this time and to ensure that they are able to access the service most appropriate to their needs.