Young People


We offer a Counselling and ISVA support service to Young People aged 13 plus who have been affected either directly or indirectly by sexual violence/abuse.

Young people who have been sexually abused can experience many overpowering emotions and sometimes these can be difficult to recognise and deal with. These feelings can include anger, rage, sadness, guilt, shame, confusion and many other emotions. None of these are wrong, but they can affect your life in a way that seems difficult, if not impossible to escape. It can also affect your relationships with others which can make you feel lonely too!

Your counsellor will help you to explore these feelings within a safe and secure environment. This can be achieved in many ways, for instance, by talking, art, ‘playing’, role-play, music and even sometimes, silence. Your counsellor will help you find better ways of identifying and expressing your feelings and help you to come to terms with what has happened to you and enable you to move on with your life.

Other sources of help for young people:

Child Line (24hr emotional support line for people aged 18 years and under): 0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk

VISYON – Cheshire based Counselling Service for Young People 0800 652 6293

Young person’s on-line counselling services:

www.kooth.com (11-25 year olds)
www.there4me.com (12-16 year olds)

Worried about a child?
Call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk