Jasmine House – Leicester Rape Crisis - is a Leicester based charity working with female survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape aged 13+. It offers therapeutic counselling, one-to-one support sessions, support groups and a young womens’ support service. Jasmine House provides a female-led environment which is safe and supportive to allow personal growth, giving women and girls the tools to talk through trauma in order to help survivors cope, recover and thrive.
Quetzal offers counselling services for women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. It provides a range of counselling services to women aged 16 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who are dealing with the impacts of non-recent abuse. This includes long-term counselling accessible face-to-face, telephone and online, crisis counselling, group support and single session therapy.
New Dawn New Day offers accessible, high quality psychological therapeutic interventions for women and girls. Offering specialist domestic abuse counselling and therapeutic group support to reach their potential and to live their lives free from abuse and violence.
Free-VA is a registered charity, providing specialist support and information to anyone affected by domestic violence, rape and sexual assault - they work closely with other agencies to ensure the right support is in place for you. They can provide counselling, emotional support and ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) services. FreeVA are part of the United Against Violence & Abuse (UAVA) consortium - www.uava.org.uk and some of their services are jointly delivered with Living without Abuse (LWA) and Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited (WALL).
The Trade Approach counselling service is for any LGB&T person who may be feeling anxious, lacking in confidence, not being able to be themselves, wanting to talk to somebody about how they are feeling, have been affected from domestic violence and or sexual abuse.
Trade skilled counsellors at Approach can spend some time with you thinking and talking. In weekly confidential sessions, you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental safe space.
UAVA stands for United Against Violence and Abuse. They are a consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services:
Trade Sexual Health (Trade) is a health and sexual health charity offering, Free and confidential services for lesbian gay, bisexual and trans communities (LGB&T). People who are new arrivals and of mixed heritage in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.
For details of all Trade services:
Family Action’s Post sexual abuse service supports children and young people up to the age of 18 who have experienced sexual abuse.
Mental Health Central Access Point
If you are in need of urgent NHS mental health support you should call our Mental Health Central Access Point. This is a 24/7 Freephone helpline for people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
The Counselling for Survivors Network aims to strengthen and sustain accessible and high quality counselling and therapy services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The network developed as a result of a project funded by Home Office through the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire. The funding was part of a much larger project focusing on transforming VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) services in Leicestershire.
The project aimed to bring together local providers of counselling and therapy services for survivors to explore ways in which we could work together better, develop new ways of working, agree quality standards and collaborate on key aspects of our service delivery such as volunteer recruitment.
The three-year project was led by new Dawn New Day and facilitated by Ideas to Impact, an independent consultancy specialising in the VSCE (Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise) and public sector.
As a network of counselling providers we are committed to continuing to work together for the benefit of women and men whose lives have been impacted through the trauma of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
This website has been brought to you by a partnership of voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who provide counselling and therapeutic services.
It provides information to potential clients and referral agencies about the services that are available to survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence and serves as the central point of information for survivors or referral agencies to make an informed choice about the appropriate service for yourself or a client.
We know that reaching out for help and support is a big step in the road to recovery for survivors, we aim to ensure this information is all in one place to make this step easier for people.