Over 35 years of listening and supporting the local community and beyond.
Our service is now available to survivors of all genders, aged 13+, and offers many services in addition to face-to-face counselling, with male and female counsellors, and Counselling Line services. We provide our services for women in a women-only space.
We are a team of highly qualified and skilled professionals and our excellent reputation means that we are recognised as a vital organisation in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Formerly the Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Centre, we were established over 35 years ago by a group of women concerned about the support available for women survivors of sexual violence and about the myths and assumptions that were attached to rape.
The centre ran for several years with no secure funding, but due to the sheer hard work and determination of this group of women, we survived and evolved into the service it is today.
We acknowledge and oppose all forms of sexual violence and abuse regardless of whether the violence is from known or unknown perpetrators. This can be any act of physical, psychological and emotional violation inflicted on a person without consent.
Sexual Violence Can Include:
We aim to Support Survivors in the Following Ways:
We are a member of Rape Crisis England & Wales and have been awarded the National Service Standards Kite Mark for our service. This follows a rigorous standards assessment of our organisation and ensures that our services are consistently delivered to a high standard. We are also a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
We share best practice and work closely with other agencies and organisations to ensure that a holistic and continuously high standard of service is offered to our clients.