If you would be happy to have your sessions remotely, we can ask other centres within the Rape Crisis England and Wales network if they have a counsellor who speaks your preferred or first language, and we would then try to arrange sessions for you with them. Generally, we couldn’t provide this service for face-to-face sessions as the counsellor would be based in a different area.
Counselling in another language isn’t always possible but we will keep you updated. If we cannot provide counselling in your language, we will try to find alternative organisations to support you.
All staff and volunteers at Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre are DBS checked and have signed a confidentiality agreement. Our records are stored in locked cabinets with restricted access. If the police request a copy of our counselling records, we would ask for your permission before releasing them.
Please check the Peterborough Rape Crisis website for information about services covering Peterborough and Fenland. If you have any questions about the service, you can contact Peterborough Rape Crisis directly on 01733 511250.
We only have limited availability for evening and weekend appointments, so the waiting list for these can be up to a year.
We are happy to write a letter of support for your employer to request they allow you take time out from work to attend counselling appointments if you feel this would be helpful. We understand that some people are not comfortable with speaking to their managers about what has happened to them.
We regret that our funding only allows us to provide the service for people who live in Cambridgeshire, or are being supported by a Cambridgeshire ISVA. If you live in another county, you can contact your nearest Rape Crisis Centre to find out more about their counselling service, or you can get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Due to demands on the counselling service, we are not able accept repeat referrals or returners unless there is a compelling reason. If you would like to discuss this with our Counselling Services Manager, you can email email@example.com.
Our counselling service supports anyone who lives in Cambridgeshire and has experienced sexual violence, irrespective of age, gender, background, or how long ago the offence happened.
We try to be flexible when arranging your appointments, so if your child is at school we will ensure that your appointment has finished by the time the school day is over. If you need to use childcare to be able to attend appointments and you are struggling financially, we are able to make a reasonable contribution towards the costs of someone looking after your child.
If you are struggling financially, we are able to make a reasonable contribution towards the costs of travel. We also offer telephone and video sessions.
First of all we will arrange for you to meet with your counsellor to talk about what you want from the service and what we can offer you. We will try our best to be flexible and to arrange your appointments for times that suit you. You can see your counsellor every week usually at the same time on the same day. Your counselling appointments will last for 50 minutes each time.