CARA provides therapeutic support for young people who have experienced any type of sexual abuse. This service is usually offered to young people at secondary school, and up to the age of 19.
Since March 2020, almost all our counselling has been provided remotely - by telephone or video link. We hope to be able to increase the number of face-to-face sessions we offer from May 2021.
Our team of young person’s practitioners provide support for young people 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.
“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”.
If you are a young person 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
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.