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.
"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:
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. And we also provide similar support for adults on the complemenatary Positive People projects in Coast to Coast and South East areas of Cornwall which are led by Pluss. These services help 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 individual projects.
For an overview of CLEAR for Adults: Support for people affected by sexual abuse and emotional trauma - download leaflet here pdf CLEAR for Adults (894 KB)
Fully funded by the Tampon Tax Community Fund, through the Cornwall Community Foundation - this project provides support for women between 18 and 28 weeks pregnant at the start of the project and who have experienced an abusive relationship in the past. The support is focused both on mothers to be, and subsequently on mother and child together. More information is available here pdf CLEAR Beginning Together (1.62 MB)
We are building a bank of useful resources and links to other organisations and services that provide wider support for people and families.