We offer individual counselling for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives.
We take self referrals only.
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 one year in consultation with your counsellor.
- Individual telephone counselling: the counselling contract is also set up to provide 12 sessions. Your sessions will usually be arranged for the same time each week and will be with the same counsellor each week, allowing continuity and confidentiality.
- Please also note we charge for this service. We have a sliding scale of suggested fees. Fees are calculated on a sliding scale, according to income and your outgoings, with the lowest charge being £5 per session. However, please do not let financial difficulties get in the way of you attending your assessment. Any fees can be negotiated according to your circumstances. Any agreed payment can be made in cash or online.
- 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.
From January 2020…
We will be offering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a type of therapy used to treat the symptoms of trauma
What is EMDR?
When we experience traumatic events, the thoughts, feelings and memories can often be so overwhelming that we are unable to separate from them and become stuck. Our ability to move on from them may seem impossible at the time and can leave us feeling in a state of distress and hopelessness. However, the mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does and much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), over 20 years ago, applying this natural process of coping to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR works by helping the brain to process distressing memories, reduce their influences and allow individuals to develop ways to effectively get on with their lives.
If you are interested to learn more about EMDR therapy then click here.