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

We have over 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.

Client Feedback includes:

"Extremely helpful and a positive experience, I can't praise enough how much it has helped."


"The therapy has helped me process the past and give me useful tools to help in the future."


"It worked really well for the trauma I have faced recently and in the past."

You can access this support by calling us on our referral line - 0771 567 2238 – or through referrals from other agencies and organisations. (For referral form see ‘How to Refer’ below)

We provide a face to face initial assessment to ensure we fully understand each individual situation and match it to the service that best meets your 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 you.
  • 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 people not able to engage readily with talking therapies.
  • Psychoeducation for the you and/or your support network – this is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention to help you better understand your situation and improve your mental health/emotional resilience
  • Group/peer support work: where people have already accessed counselling or therapy 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. Referrals in these circumstances are through the project.

We are building a bank of useful resources and links to other organisations and services that provide wider support for people and families.

CLEAR is one of 17 Cornwall based social enterprises delivering Who Dares Works in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, part of the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme in England.

Everyone comes into our Adult Service through either our referral line or a referral by an organisation or agency.

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