We support adult victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence through person-centred counselling, trauma therapy and peer support groups. We also provide therapy for adults who have experienced traumatic incidents such as sudden bereavement, road traffic accidents or assault.

We have 30 years’ experience of supporting adult survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Our counsellors provide support through person-centred therapy in places where people feel safe and comfortable. This may be in a private facility in the community or at our centre in Truro. Our service is proven to help, with 92% of adults who use our services reporting an increase in emotional health and wellbeing.

People can access this support through our helpline or through referrals from other agencies and organisations. We provide a face to face initial assessment to ensure we fully understand each individual situation and match them to the service that best meets their needs. This may be:

  • Counselling support: up to 20 weeks with a best match counsellor according to geography, age, gender and circumstance. Counselling takes place in a safe venue, most convenient for the client.
  • Trauma therapy: delivered by a registered and accredited EMDR therapist. EMDR is an interactive psychotherapy, proven to be highly effective in treating trauma and post-traumatic stress and an effective alternative for clients not able to engage readily with talking therapies.
  • Psychoeducation for the client and/or support network; an evidence-based therapeutic intervention to help better understand the situation and improve mental health/emotional resilience
  • Group/peer support work: where people have already accessed counselling and need some additional support and connection
  • Signposting and referrals to other appropriate services

Trauma Therapy is also available for adults who have experienced other life-changing incidents. Therapy ranges from EMDR to trauma-focused CBT and is tailored to individual circumstances.

We currently provide a trauma focused service in West Cornwall for adults who are out of work through Who Dares Works, a Building Better Opportunities project led by Active Plus and funded by the European Social Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.

This service helps people to process and understand past trauma and to manage it in a way that helps them to move forward in their lives.

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