We offer individual counselling for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives.
We are also offering a pilot telephone counselling service with limited places. Whilst the telephone counselling service is open to all, we will prioritise clients with disabilities which might prevent them from getting into the service and clients outside of London.
We take self referrals only. We do not work with men who have abused others.
Although we are a London based service, our clients come from across Greater London, Surrey, Essex and sometimes further afield. As long as you’re able to get to us we can support you.
How to get started with individual counselling
1 Contact Us
You make a self referral
We will contact you to organise an initial consultation
In the initial consultation we will think about whether individual counselling, individual telephone counselling or groupwork at SurvivorsUK is the most helpful support for you
If we determine individual (telephone) counselling is right for you, we will then confirm you’re on our waiting list
5 Counselling Begins
We will then contact you about suitable times and vacancies while allocating you a counsellor from our team
If we’re not the right service for you, this is something we’ll discuss with you. We will support you in finding a suitable alternative service that can help.
We have a team of both male and female counsellors who work from our base in Shadwell. Our counsellors are fully qualified and adhere to BACP guidelines. All of our counsellors are experienced in supporting male survivors and receive ongoing professional training.
How it works
- Individual counselling: we offer new clients 12 sessions of counselling. Clients have the opportunity to extend the counselling to a maximum of two years in consultation with your counsellor.
- Individual telephone counselling: the counselling contract is set up to provide 12 sessions over the phone. Your sessions will be arranged for the same time each week and will be with the same counsellor each week, allowing continuity and confidentiality.
- We have a sliding scale of fees and charge clients according to their income, starting from the initial consultation onwards. Our current individual counselling fees range from £5-£50.
- We keep all information confidential within our organisation unless in exceptional circumstances such as a disclosure about a serious crime or a child protection concern.