Counselling/ Trauma work
Offering a safe place for you to talk about things that may be affecting your life. It is your choice what you discuss and we will go at your pace. You will have a first appointment to decide which service would suit you best and then you will be offered as many sessions as you need.
We have qualified counsellors, experienced in the field of trauma, all working from a range of different therapeutic approaches based across Scotland and will try to ensure that you are seen locally.
Our advocacy service provides support by a trained counsellor to make a Subject Access Request to receive legible copies of any existing childcare records. We provide support before, during and after access to records to support you to process any records which exist.
You will be linked with a befriender who will help you gain confidence in dealing with new experiences. A befriender can help to establish links within the local community and to access social, educational and recreational opportunities.
Many people find it helps to share their experience with others to support one another. We offer women’s support groups, men’s support groups, art therapy and writers groups.
Library and Resources
We have a large library in our offices with over 500 books on childhood sexual abuse, health related issues, self help books etc.
We will be compiling a database of providers of care across Scotland with details of who to contact to access records.
A very important part of our service is that we will learn how to improve by the people who use our services. We will be organising a group where people using the service will be able to have their voices heard.
Survivors Comments About The Service:
“Feels he appreciates the support & that it is very helpful to have someone to listen even though the clients problems continue, it helps keep him going.”
“feels that we are organisation that has listened and hopes we can fill in the jigsaw, worried about people sabotaging the service.”
“Glad to have somewhere to let off steam.”
“Drop in to meet other people would be really useful.”
“looks forward to visits, feels something is getting done.”
“... it is a relief to know that you are there to listen & take some of the pain ...”
“For once there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel...”