Counselling

We’re here to listen to any individual over 11 years old who have experienced sexual violence and/or rape at any time in their lives.

We work in partnership with you to expand your choices, facilitate recovery and encourage personal growth. The emotional support team will explore and empower you to consider and reduce potential impacts, such as fear, shame, isolation, anger or depression. For others it may be about escaping the violence or talking through your choices, such as other referral options or reporting the crime to the police.

SARAC offers confidential support for people in Burton, Lichfield, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Swadlincote and South Derbyshire who are at risk of or has experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. The services are provided by experienced and qualified sexual-abuse-trauma supporters, who can assist with:

  • Understanding and managing the immediate and ongoing impacts of experiencing sexual assault;
  • Making decisions about what to do; and
  • Information about the police, legal and other services in the local area.

 

It is not possible to define how we assess an individual’s levels of need. However, we can assure you that we will carefully consider your referral with the aim to support you, but if we consider your situation or well-being to be below the threshold we deem necessary to engage you safely in emotional support, we hold the right to not approve your referral and suggest alternative support to you.

We support those who contact us to identify what it is they feel is best for them at that time. The supporters will assist you to do what you choose to do.