After experiencing rape or any form of sexual abuse, you may well be struggling to cope with your feelings and emotions. You may be experiencing confusion, stress, grief, isolation, fear and without the right support these feelings can sometimes escalate to self-blame, lack of self-esteem, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, as well as low self-esteem, confidence and anxiety.
It can be difficult to turn to relatives or friends to open up about how you’re feeling. It might be that you’re worried they won’t understand. You may feel uncomfortable speaking with people who are emotionally involved. It’s at times like these that counselling can be helpful.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your feelings within a comfortable, and safe environment. Helping you to understand and manage your own feelings or emotions.
You will not be judged or offered advice by the counsellor, but they will work with you to find ways of coping and help you to take control of your life again.
Our counselling service is accredited and works to the ethics and standards set out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) is the National Umbrella organisation for specialist rape crisis centres. The National Service Standards (NSS) are provide a quality assurance framework that enables services to demonstrate how their services are provided within professional frameworks that prioritise safety, governance, empowerment and continuous improvement.