Welcome to CLEAR. We are a Cornwall based charity dedicated to the highest levels of care and support for people of all ages and all genders impacted by abuse and other emotional trauma. Our mission is to help children, young people and adults harmed by abuse and emotional trauma and to prevent abuse from occurring.
We are proud to be a member of the Survivors Trust and are the only all-age service in Cornwall. Our children's service is both registered and accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Our counselling services work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
What we do
What we do makes a difference. From 1-2-1 therapy for people of all ages and all genders, to our work in schools, our services are focused on preventing, reducing and helping people to recover from the harm caused by abuse, exploitation, sexual violence and other traumatic incidents. You can see our full range of services here on the website.
Delivery is through practitioners with specialist knowledge and training. All of our therapists and counsellors are trained, qualified and registered with the appropriate governing body such as the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Our services are monitored and evaluated against national standards and insights gained from feedback is used to continuously improve and develop what we do.
We offer a supportive and therapeutic environment where children and young people and adults, parents, carers and professionals can receive appropriate advice and information and share their experiences through individual and group work. Our initial assessment will help us fully understand each individual situation and match it to the service that best meets your needs – our suite of therapies includes Rio a therapy dog. Our pdf Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (128 KB) can be found here.
What people have told us about CLEAR:
". . . before CLEAR we were 'victims' we are no longer . . . "
Centre Of Excellence
Our Centre of Excellence brings together learning, research, resources and training opportunities for professionals and practitioners. Our Level 5 diploma in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People has been accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), and is the first and only course of its kind available in Cornwall.
We highly value your feedback on our service. It helps us understand what we do well, where we can make changes to improve what we do and where we can grow in terms of developing our services. You can provide us with feedback here
Can you help us?
The demand for our services is ever increasing. We support over 1,000 people of all ages in Cornwall each year through our 1-2-1 services and many more through group and family work and in schools and colleges. The average age of the children and young people we support is 9, and the number of 0-4 year olds being referred to us is increasing year on year. There is a growing need for our ground-breaking work with unemployed adults with complex barriers.
We are grateful to the funders who believe in what we do and to our local supporters.
There is more work than ever to be done and as with many things, less resources available to do it. If you are interested in what we do and can help us through fundraising or other support, we would love to hear from you.
Download the leaflet pdf All About CLEAR (899 KB) here