The Survivors Trust London Member Agencies
All families of children who have been sexually abused receive the help that they need to move on positively with their lives.
To provide support in a safe and non-judgmental environment for non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
National Helpline: Provides a safe space, listening ear and valuable support for non-abusing parents, carers and professionals.
Counselling: Non-abusing parents and carers are supported by therapists to rebuild confidence, alleviate isolation, and gain the skills needed to safeguard themselves and their children, preventing further abuse. Our counselling service is offered online and face-to-face.
Advocacy & Advice: Our tailored support includes: Dealing with criminal and family court proceedings – preparation, assessments, attending hearings; Advocating with third parties such as Child and Family Court Advisory Support Service, Social Services, police officers and lawyers; Support with specific issues - divorce, debt, housing and education.
Play Therapy: Children aged 4-18 years are supported by expert therapists to make sense of their traumatic and confusing experiences in a safe supportive environment.
Workshops for Parents: We offer a range of workshops for non-abusing parents with topics including safeguarding their children, supporting their child’s healing, and confidence/parenting skills. These are delivered on a one to one basis or in a group setting.
Training for Professionals: Our specialist training offers professionals the opportunity to further their understanding of child sexual abuse and increase their understanding of the impact of long-term manipulation by perpetrators on the whole family.
SOB raises awareness of the impact of child abuse on the survivors’ mental and physical health.
SOB empowers victims and survivors to take control back over the lives through their Breaking The Cycle C.L.E.A.N.E.R. Living Therapy programme.
This programme is based on adverse childhood experiences and takes a trauma-informed health and wellness approach to recovery.
It helps build resilience and improve both mental and physical health for the long term.
Half-day Introductory workshops and 8 Week - half-day - courses for survivors.
Continued online peer to peer support for survivors who have attended our courses.
Trauma informed health and wellness programmes for 3rd sector staff members who offer services to survivors.
Public speaking to raise awareness and educate the public and professionals about the impact of trauma from childhood adverse experiences
Services for: Adult survivors of childhood trauma from abuse. We do not offer counselling or advocacy.
Juno Herts in South West Hertfordshire.
This agency provides a helpline supported by trained volunteers and volunteer counsellors.
These dedicated and experienced volunteers, offer support to anyone over the age of 16yrs, who has experienced sexual violence or abuse, at any time in their lives.
For Women and girls who have been raped, sexually assaulted or experienced childhood sexual abuse
We offer telephone support for men who have been raped, sexually assaulted or experienced childhood sexual abuse.
WRC & SAC runs a helpline primarily for women who have been raped or sexually abused. They offer support, telephone, and face to face services, which is non-judgemental and sensitive to the individual’s needs, no matter where or when the assault took place.
While WRC & SAC do not offer face-to-face support to male survivors, they do offer telephone support, and contact details of appropriate support organisations.
Survivors UK supports men, boys and non-binary people aged 13+ who have experienced sexual violence.
We provide one-to-one counselling services, groupwork counselling, an independent sexual violence advisor (ISVA) service, the National Online Male Survivors Helpline and Webchat service and a civil law clinic.
Survivors UK also supplies training to counsellors and frontline workers likely to come into contact with this client group to ensure a robust and sensitive service provision is widely available.
Monday – Sunday 12pm -8pm
National Online Helpline and webchat
Counselling for up to 1 year (video, telephone and face to face)
Online counselling (12 weeks)
Civil law clinic in partnership with Bolt Burdon Kemp
National website including database of organisations helping male survivors
Blog and news
Boys, men and non-binary survivors of sexual violence.
We will also support anyone else who feels that they are excluded from other services due their gender identity.
Founded in 1991, Respond is a national charity providing therapeutic and support services to people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced abuse, violence or trauma.
We are committed to bringing about positive change for our clients and their families, enabling them to lead richer and more resilient lives.
We provide a range of trauma-informed services for children, young people, adults and professionals. These include psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support services which aim to prevent abuse and equip individuals and their families to come to terms with their experiences and live more positive lives.
We also provide specialist training, supervision, reflective practice and consultancy to equip agencies and providers in developing and delivering trauma-informed services.
Online support groups
Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 5+
Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse
The London Centre for Personal Safety (LCPS) is a registered charity with over thirty-two years of experience of providing personal safety and self-defence training. .
We are a unique frontline service provider, targeting our services to vulnerable, high-risk individuals.
We are an independently evaluated project, with a broad range of experience of working with very diverse client groups including those with special needs.
personal safety and self-defence training for individuals and organisations
Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
Into The Light offers counselling, information, support and resources for Survivors of sexual abuse and those that support them.
- Adult Survivors of all genders plus women-only spaces
- Partners of survivors of abuse
- Counsellors and Mental Health Professionals
A ten week Psycho-educational Course for Survivors of sexual abuse which is topic based but also has plenty of time for sharing experiences and is facilitated by a professional counsellor.
This is available through:
Groups: women’s groups in London
One to One Face to Face : for all genders face to face in London
One to One Online: for all genders throughout the UK
One to one counselling: This is available face to face in London and also Online throughout the UK for Survivors of all genders
Workshops on some of the main issues surrounding sexual abuse for Survivors of all genders and also for partners, support workers and counsellors that support them
Seminars and training for community groups, counselling services and organisations on the issues surrounding supporting Survivors of child sexual abuse
An informative website which provides information, articles, sign posting and resources for Survivors of sexual abuse and those that support them
Email support and help for Survivors of sexual abuse and those that support them
Supporting and working with other organisations who are also supporting Survivors
Haven is a survivor-led organisation that offers confidential one to one counselling and support for female and male victims and survivors or anyone who has been affected (i.e: families /partners) by sexual abuse or domestic violence.
Haven offers both telephone and email support as well as fortnightly women’s support groups (12 sessions). We also have a monthly coffee drop–in for victims/survivors who otherwise would feel isolated or need information or advice.
For those who have experienced or who know someone who has experienced:
- Sexual abuse
- Rape domestic abuse
- Forced marriage
- Female genital mutilation (FGM)
- No recourse to public funds
- Gang-related abuse (women and girls)
Self-help groups (women only)
Monthly drop-in coffee mornings
Support through the criminal justice system
Onward referral as appropriate
Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood
Specialist therapy service for men and women adult victims of childhood abuse currently offering distance counselling (via Zoom or Skype) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Adult 18+ survivors of childhood abuse
The Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood (Aurora) is a registered charity, Specialist Therapy Centre and therapeutic community that provides counselling/psychotherapy and support specifically for adult men and women survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.
Services are usually offered within a warm, peaceful, respectful and healing environment but currently provided remotely.
Many of the Aurora Team are survivors themselves or supporters of survivors. Clients make monetary contributions for their therapies to help keep the service going. The costs are kept as low as possible to help widen accessibility.
ANBU UK (Abuse Never Becomes Us UK) supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Tamil community.
We envision a future where Tamil people who have been impacted by childhood sexual abuse can find their voice.
ANBU UK’s mission is to provide healing and empowerment through holistic support, resources and advocacy on behalf of Tamil people impacted by childhood sexual abuse in the form of advocacy, outreach and social media platforms.
ANBU UK takes a holistic approach to provide intervention support in what is a complex, unexplored and underfunded contextual environment (within the Tamil/South Asian community). Exploring traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing.
Transitions and Wellbeing Project: ANBU UK is delivering 3 sets of therapeutic group therapies for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Therapies include yoga, art and talking therapy. Sessions will be delivered with a qualified industry accredited facilitator and will last up to up to 1.5 hours per session over 8 consecutive weeks. See the website for more information.
The Tamil community and wider South Asian and BAME community (where support services are not specifically Tamil speaking groups)
Survivors and supporters of survivors of all genders, age, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds
One in Four specializes in supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse, and particularly survivors of child sexual abuse trauma and domestic abuse.
- Female and male survivors of rape sexual and or domestic abuse
- Partners of survivors of rape sexual and or domestic abuse
- Parents of survivors of rape sexual and or domestic abuse
- Mental health/care workers
Counselling for adults
Mutual support groups
iCAP is the only specialist British-based counselling and psychotherapy service supporting people from the Irish community facing a range of emotional issues, including depression, anxiety and stress.
Our vision is a society in which therapy can empower people to lead full and purposeful lives, to enrich both themselves and the world around them.
Our mission is to improve mental health in the Irish and other communities in the UK through counselling and therapy.
We have particular expertise in working with those who have survived childhood trauma.
One to one counselling and therapy
Specialist Community Services
Services for Survivors of Institutional Abuse
Established in 2008, Survivors Together is a therapeutic social group for female survivors of sexual abuse.
The group is for women of all ages but we also have a Young Women’s Group for women aged 16-25.
Based in East London, our main purpose is to provide a relaxed environment where woman survivors can socialise and try new activities as part of a healing journey, with people who understand.
Our meeting activities include writing, poetry, crafts, Thai chi, guest speakers, mindfulness and other coping techniques.
While COVID-19 kept us at home, we found other ways to keep in touch, like our members-only Facebook group, regular zoom meetings and virtual afternoon tea parties.
Yvonne (our Director) meets new members individually (via zoom or in-person where practical) before welcoming them to the group. She has an enormous understanding of the issues involved and what resources are available
SupportLine is a registered charity working with children, young people and adults throughout the UK.
The service is primarily aimed at those who are vulnerable, at-risk, isolated and victims of any form of abuse.
The charity works with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
Much of SupportLine’s work involves supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. The charity also keeps details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK
Confidential emotional support by telephone, email and post.
Working with children, young people and adults of all ages and all genders.