Develop Your Own Script For  Feeling Triggered

When we are feeling triggered we have to tell our minds and brains that we are safe in the present, and using a script can help us do this. You might want to write your script out on a card or on your phone and keep it with you so […]

30 Day Marathon To Celebrate 30 Years!!

Sadie and Nicky Two of our Trustees are embarking on an incredible challenge to Fund Raise for Into The Light. Starting on 1st of October they will be setting out to complete This is an awe-inspiring challenge and we know that they will smash it – and also look fabulous […]


Thirty Years And Counting Of Working With Survivors In 1993 when Whitney Houston was topping the charts with “I Will Always Love You” I co-started a project for Survivors of sexual abuse. That was 30 years ago and I am still heavily involved and wearing heavier make up! The project […]

“Let’s Stop The Self Hate”

A Workshop On Tackling:  Shame, Self Loathing, Spacing Out, Sexuality and  Significant Others For  Survivors Of Sexual Abuse And Their Supporters Date: Saturday 22nd April 2023 Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Venue: This workshop will be held on line. We will be focusing on how being abused may impact certain […]

Into The Light Christmas Letter: A Look Back At 2022

We would like to wish you a Happy Christmas after another challenging year for many of us with the tail end of COVID impacting many of our group members and clients as well as our Counsellors and with the rising cost of living impacting many of us  However, we are […]

Marathon For Into The Light!

We are very excited that Sarah Gilbert is undertaking the Brighton Marathon to raise funds for us at Into The Light. This will be on 12 September so please do sponsor her if you can. The money raised will go towards supporting Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse in their […]

Christmas Wishes From Into The Light

We are just taking this opportunity as it is Christmas time  to send you our thoughts from the Into The Light Team in this blog. We are aware that the Christmas season can be a time of mixed feelings and memories and some emotions can be particularly strong. In this […]

Life After Lockdown: A New Beginning?

As lockdown for some of us is easing, it does not come without risk. Survivors may feel that given the past trauma where trust has been betrayed,  risk in itself can feel extra worrying and it may take us longer to be able to trust that the risks we are being encouraged […]

Hello Covid19 – An Abuser and a Friend…

Firstly, I want to start with compassion for those you have taken – did you need to be so cruel ? You have caused pain and grief beyond, gaps for love ones that will never be filled. You have placed fear in people’s hearts causing distress as you invisibly traumatise […]

Further support for survivors

During the coronavirus emergency: staying safe and sane in the shutdown Here’s more lockdown advice and suggestions for survivors during the coronavirus emergency, following on from our previous lockdown advice ‘During The Coronavirus Emergency’. We are now two months into the lockdown and we wanted give you a few more […]

During The Coronavirus Emergency

Support For Survivors We are especially aware that Survivors of sexual abuse and violence may have faced times of powerlessness and isolation in the past and the sense of lack of control and loneliness may be even more acute at this extreme and unprecedented time. We have come up with […]

Into The Light Christmas Newsletter 2019

Hello Everyone! We would like to wish you a Very Happy Christmas, This has been a busy year for us and we are so grateful for all the support we have had from everyone who has helped us or contributed to our work in some way. Over 540 people this […]

Thank you to our Co-op Points Supporters!!

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated their Co-op points from the Co-op Community Fund to Into The Light. We have raised over £4,700! A fantastic amount – way beyond what we had predicted. This is timely news for us as we look […]

Volunteer Director/Trustee With Energy And Ideas Wanted!

Do you have the passion and commitment to be part of the Into The Light Counselling and Support for Survivors Community Interest Company working to improve the health and well being of Survivors of sexual abuse? We are looking for a new Director to join our effective and friendly board […]

Feedback From Into The Light Workshop Saturday 27th April 2019

We had a great workshop on Saturday 27th April, this one was entitled: “Thinking Out Loud! Breaking The Silence Around Shame, Sex, Anger, and Betrayal After Sexual Abuse” It was a fantastic group of people who attended – Survivors and also professionals and a lot of people who were attending […]

Tampon Tax Funding News

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been given funding from The Tampon Tax through the London Community Foundation! We will be putting this to good use funding our  Into The Light Women’s Psycho-Educational Courses for Women as well as having some limited funding for one to one […]

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Into The Light Christmas Newsletter 2018

Hello Everyone! We would like to wish you a Very Happy Christmas, This has been a busy year for us and we are so grateful for all the support we have had from everyone who has helped us or contributed to our work in some way. Over 420 people this […]

Support Into The Light With Your Grocery Shop!

Into the Light CIC has been chosen for the Co-Op Local Community Fund from October 2018 to October 2019. This is great news as you can support us if you shop at the Co-Op but not spend any money! If you are a Co-Op Member, 1% of what you  spend […]

Why women need fierce compassion by Dr Kristin Neff

I received this article by Kristin Neff,  in view of all this going on in America right now: The drama that just unfolded in the Senate confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court is just one more example of why women need fierce compassion. Why feminine ideals of care need […]

Sarah’s Fundraising Climb!

Congratulations!!! To Sarah Gilbert and her friends who climbed to the top of Ben Nevis to raise funds for Into The Light! Sarah you are a hero!! Big thanks to you!! If you would like to contribute to Sarah’s Climb here is the link:    

The Disempowerment Of Sexual Abuse: Times Up?

“I was told that wasn’t even worth considering because of the disparity of power.” (1) An aide of the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein reflects on the legal advice she was given and why she did not take action against her former boss when she discovered he assaulted a colleague. […]