Welcome to Arch North East

About Us:  We are a registered charity based in Teesside offering Free and Confidential Counselling and ISVA support to people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse, no matter how long ago the experience may have been. For further information regarding accessing Arch services please read the information in Services or Online Referrals. We do not work with anyone who has been investigated or accused of a sexual offence.


We are very proud to announce that Arch North East were awarded  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited service status on 31st May 2017


Latest News:

Research Study

Identifying the factors that facilitate women who have experienced sexual assault to attend their cervical smear test

What helps some women who have been sexually assaulted attend their cervical smears, whilst others find it more difficult?

We are partnering with researchers at Royal Holloway University of London in a completely anonymous online survey to try to answer this question.

We would really appreciate your participation.  If you would like to take part please click here to complete the survey


Sainsbury’s charity competition was announced, results are in and Acklam Road’s Local chosen charity is…. ARCH NORTH EAST. We would like to thank everyone that has kindly voted for us, and look forward to working with Sainsbury’s!

1st – 7th June 2017 National Volunteer Week –

Arch recognised Volunteers had provided our services with over 3,000 hours in the last year. In appreciation, we took the opportunity to showcase the fabulous people who volunteer at Arch by holding a garden party on Tuesday 6th June 2017 – sponsored by Watson and Woodhouse

 “A Big Thank you to all who attended”

The Mayor of Middlesbrough – David Budd (Special Thanks for presenting The BACP Award To Arch)

Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Police (PCC) – Barry Coppinger (Special Thanks for presenting Certificates to our Volunteers)

Watson & Woodhouse Solicitors – Natalie Blake & Rosemary Alderson  (Special Thanks for providing for the buffet)

PCC Services & Communications – Hannah Smith

Middlesbrough Council – Rachel Beard

Chair of Executive Committee at Arch – Paula Dewell

All the Staff and Volunteers at Arch


Please visit Arch Just giving page to see Current Events/Fundraising


Arch Team Day 24th July 2017-@ Acklam Hall

Doing some great team work!

Lots of thinking and decision making !

Special Thanks to Watson Woodhouse for talking to the staff, providing us lots of valuable information!

CEO Nicky Harkin presented with BACP award by The Mayor of Middlesbrough David Budd

Volunteers were presented with a Certificate from Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Police (PCC) – Barry Coppinger