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Counselling and other support for young people

CARA provides therapeutic support for young people (aged 13-19) who have experienced any type of sexual violence.  


Our team of young person’s practitioners provide support in a safe and non-judgemental environment.   They are trained to deal with the impact of rape and childhood sexual abuse on young people, as well as to provide support with a wide range of other issues including child sexual exploitation, ritual abuse, flashbacks, self-harm, eating disorders and drugs and alcohol misuse. 


Our support can help you to gain a clearer understanding of yourself, your experiences and your situation. Your practitioner will never force you to talk about anything you are not ready to.  With our help you can explore and accept your experiences and move forward positively with your life.


CARA also runs interactive workshops for young people and for teachers.  Please see Workshops and Training  for further details.


“I felt listened to, felt like I was believed and not judged for anything I said.”


“I feel a better person and I feel myself again.  You really changed my life in a good way”.

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If you are aged 12-19 and would like to refer yourself for therapeutic support at CARA you can do it through our online self-referral form, or you can telephone us on


01206 769795

We try to answer calls within office hours.  Out of office hours, or if we are unable to answer the phone, calls will go to answerphone.



GPs, social workers, mental health workers or other professionals can refer clients for counselling

through our online referral form.