There is an on-line Directory where local counsellors can be found catering for specific needs and offering different types of therapy at: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Anna works with people who have suffered trauma, bereavement, stress and abuse. She provides a counselling service and a cost is involved.
Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC)
Provides free and confidential emotional and practical support to victims and survivors affected by any form of sexual violence. The service includes a confidential helpline, anonymous email support, one-to-one support sessions, advocacy, groups support including family and friends and rural outreach support.
- PO Box 16, Gloucester GL4 0RU
- 01452 526770
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse and Support Services (GDASS)
GDASS is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. It offers domestic abuse support, support for young people and support for professionals. It also offers support for victims of coercive control. The helpdesk is managed by support workers who can offer immediate support and advice and can take referrals. People can self-refer. Voluntary agencies and statutory services can also make referrals if they suspect abuse. There is also a service called STREET for young people between 13 and 19 who are experiencing teenage relationship abuse, or are, or have, experienced domestic abuse in the home, or, are displaying harmful behaviour in their relationships. There are referral forms on the website.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood
NAPAC is a UK national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse including physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect.
- NAPAC, Can Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR
- 0808 801 0331
The Nelson Trust
Works with women who have addictions and provides holistic support for women and their families across nine areas of assessment including sex working and domestic abuse. There are residential programmes to help people change their ways of thinking, and there are many activities that women can become involved with including well-being, creative and life skills options. Each client has their own key worker to help an individual develop a plan to address their needs. The Nelson Trust also engages in outreach, hospital visits, GP appointments, Court Advocacy and other ways of support. The nearest centre in in Gloucester near the town centre and the women's community services are county-wide.
Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
A Feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. The helpline offers support for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. The local service provides outreach as well as support at the centre. Services include one-to-one support, practical support and support for friends and family. The helpline is available 5 days per week.
National Telephone Helpline: 0808 802 9999
This is for anyone concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex partner. Offers advice, information and support to perpetrators of domestic violence as well as to their (ex) partners and to frontline workers. Call the helpline to find the nearest service.
Provides 24 hour support for people who are distressed, every day. Provides a telephone listening service, face to face support, schools outreach and prison outreach. Also provides a listening service for people who are worried about others. Samaritans listen and help people to talk through their troubles without telling them what to do, giving people space to be themselves.
Helpline: 116123 free from any phone
- Victoria House, Back Albert Place, Cheltenham GL52 2HN
- 0330 0945717