Our Therapists

Our therapists are non-judgmental (this means not judging what you disclose about yourself, or your attitudes or behaviours). They are impartial and provide you with the opportunity to talk openly about your feelings and emotions. The therapist will be professionally trained and have knowledge about the issues that you want to discuss

Therapy is a very personal experience, for you and your therapist, and to a certain extent feelings about this relationship will help determine whether you both can work effectively together. The therapist should also provide a good standard of care for you, which includes being aware of their own training, experience and limitations and referring you on when appropriate if the therapist feels unable to assist you. 

All of our therapists receive regular clinical supervision.  This is a formal arrangement where they discuss their work with an external qualified counsellor/ supervisor in order to maintain excellent standards of therapy. The therapist will not refer to her client by name at any time.

The therapist and their supervisor are members of a recognised professional body such as the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and preferably accredited by them. In the BACP Ethical Framework therapists are encouraged to develop their personal qualities in terms of their empathy, sincerity, integrity, resilience, respect, humility, competence, fairness, wisdom, and courage.

Myths and stereotypes

There are so many myths about rape and sexual abuse - about what consent is, about the kind of people who rape and about who it happens to. These beliefs are commonly held by many people and come from and reinforce prejudices and stereotypes which are reflected across our society from school playgrounds to workplaces, from the media to politicians and the criminal justice system.

These myths discourage survivors of sexual violence from coming forward after they've been raped. They shift the responsibility for the crime from the perpetrator to the survivor who may fear that they themselves will be put on trial.