BACP states the following:
Therapy offers a safe, confidential place to talk to a trained professional about your feelings and concerns. You might talk about difficult events in your life or your relationships and emotions. Or you might have negative thoughts and behaviours that you want to change. Therapists will not give you advice or solve your problems for you. They will listen to your story, helping you to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life.”
At BRASACC we offer counselling to anyone who is a survivor of rape or sexual abuse. You can easily self-refer for counselling by calling us on 01256 423 890 and we will take some details from you over the phone. We then aim to invite you to Basingstoke for a face to face assessment with one of our counsellors within 4 weeks of you first contacting us. All our Counsellors are highly trained and experienced in this field
During the assessment the Counsellor will explain more about BRASACC before asking you some questions, so we have enough information to agree a treatment plan with you. If we think you would benefit from counselling, we normally offer you between 12 and 24 sessions, which is then reviewed throughout your treatment journey.
Sometimes we assess that a client would benefit from short term trauma focused therapy. This can be offered instead of longer-term counselling or in addition to longer term counselling. It normally involves up to 6 sessions with a counsellor in order to help reduce the effects of trauma which can include, flashbacks, panic attacks, poor sleeping and nightmares.
No matter what your treatment journey consists off BRASACC will be as supportive and flexible as we can be in order to meet your treatment needs.
Always remember that the most difficult step is the first one. Making that initial phone call can be terrifying, but the fact you are reading this gives us hope that you will be able to pick up the phone and give us a call. If you have any questions at all please give us a call.