Groups/One to One/Skype sessions
Our ten week psycho-educational course for Survivors has been running for over twenty years and many people have said their life has been changed as a result. This is available on a one to one basis or in a women’s group in London or Brighton or via Skype throughout the UK.
Courses for Women and Men Survivors
We offer a ten week counselling and educational course which is topic based and information giving but with plenty of time for sharing experiences and feelings.
During the course we focus on different aspects of the impact of sexual abuse on us as adults. We look at how it affects our self image, our relationships, ways out of negative cycles of behaviour and ideas for moving forward to gain better relationships and new hope for the future. The course is facilitated by a Professional Counsellor and is underpinned with a therapeutic approach. All BACP Ethics would apply.
You can access this course in three ways:
In a Group setting, One to one in person, or one to one by Skype:
Group sessions are held weekly for one and a half hours. Each group has 6-8 members.
This course is available for women in London, Surrey and Brighton.
One To One:
We also provide the course on a one to one basis for women and men. Counsellors are available in London, Surrey and Brighton area.
If through distance or another reason you are not able to access our services we offer this course via Skype for women and men.
This course is also available at Lifecentre (www.lifecentre.uk.com) a National Counselling and Support Service for Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors at their services in Chichester and Worthing for Adult Women and also young people under the age of eighteen.
Please contact us for more details.
TEN WEEK COURSE
Week One: Introduction And Facing Fantasy
• What exactly constitutes abuse
• Difficulties in talking about abuse
• Escaping into fantasy
Week Two: Truth, Lies and Memories
• Facing the past
• How memories intrude today
• Effects of abuse now
Week Three: Families And Feelings Of Shame
• How families go wrong
• Why we internalise shame
• Letting the shame go
Week Four: Anger And Contempt
• How we handle our anger
• Differences between rage and anger
• Self contempt and other centred contempt
Week Five: Powerlessness and Betrayal
• Damage of powerlessness
• Relational problems of being betrayed
• Building good boundaries
Week Six: Confusion And Ambivalence
• Difficulties with partners
• Sexual struggles
• Reclaiming sexuality
Week Seven: Co-Dependency
• Co-dependent relationships
• Emotional enmeshment
• Developing healthy attachments
Week Eight: Pain And Eating Disorders
• Breaking the cycle of addiction
• Eating disorders
• Processing pain productively
Week Nine: Confrontation And Forgiveness
• Acknowledging the harm
• Confronting is your choice
• Difference between forgiveness and reconciliation
Week Ten: Moving Forward
• New internal messages
• Looking to the future
• Finding further support
Contact us for further information on this course
This programme is an ACC recognised training course. It is available for people and organisations with counselling experience to run in their own environments. All training and materials are supplied.
Contact us for information on further counselling or courses available
In a recent course:
of our clients said their confidence had improved
of our clients said they had benefited from the course
of our clients said their self esteem had improved
of our clients said their emotional stability had improved
Comments by people who have attended our past courses:
“The Course has directly benefited my whole family”
“Best £450 I have spent on myself. Should be offered as standard to anyone who comes to counselling / women’s aid/police re sexual assault.”
“The course has been amazing. I feel better educated on a subject that no-one really talked about with me. I feel the information given has been ‘myth-busting’ for me, and I have felt at times incredible relief after such information was given to me. I have felt supported and cared for throughout the 10 weeks, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I was given. It’s a great starting point in my journey. The course was even better than I could have dreamed of in what I have gained from it.”
“The course created for me a deeper understanding for my healing”
“I found it hugely beneficial …the Facilitator was amazing… I could not have done my journey without her”
“The course was pivotal in my journey of recovery from sexual abuse.”
“The group helped me put in place strategies of self care for the first time.”
“I was able to identify the effects of the abuse and it was such a relief to hear others had been through similar experiences.”
“I found everyone very supportive, empathetic and easy to share experiences with. I also found the coursework very good”
“For anyone considering this course, I could not recommend it enough, even if you have other counselling or have tried other therapies, as there is something very special about how this course works. The only way I can describe how it has helped me, is that I feel like it has given me the combination code to unlock the mess inside that I have been unable to understand. Thanks.”