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Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

CRASAC provides free one to one counselling for anyone that has been raped, sexually assaulted or sexually abused.
The client is offered up to 24 sessions given on a weekly basis. It doesn’t matter if the abuse is recent or historical, we will see anyone and offer support.
Group work- There are 2 female only therapeutic groups and one male only group.
CRASAC is raising awareness and training health professionals around the issues of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).

CRASAC offers a counselling and support service to anyone that has been raped, sexually abused or sexually assaulted. It doesn’t matter whether the abuse took place recently or in the past. (CRASAC) offers free counselling of up to 24 sessions.

CRASAC aims to help a person come to terms with the traumas that have happened to them and to help them achieve personal growth. Clients are encouraged to explore their feelings in a safe, confidential environment.

In addition to one to one counselling, clients are offered a place in one of the therapeutic groups. One female group is held in Truro on a Tuesday evening, and a male only group in Truro on a Thursday evening.

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CRASAC also works with men and boys and clients have a choice to work with a male or female counsellor.

(CRASAC does not support or counsel anyone that has perpetrated sexual violence.)

We know how difficult it can be to talk to someone about what has happened or is happening to you. You may have already tried to talk to someone else about it and were not believed, told it was your own fault or told to forget it. Whatever your circumstances, we are here to listen and believe you.


Our Philosophy

• We will listen and believe you
• We are here to provide support for change
• We are here to help survivors explore and process their feelings and move on to a more positive place
• We are here to walk alongside survivors on their journey to heal
• We are here to help survivors identify their options – not to decide what options they should take
• We are here to help survivors discover they can help themselves – not to take responsibility for them
• To support and help develop initiatives aimed at preventing/detecting child sexual abuse and adult rape/sexual assault.


Confidentiality

If you want to contact us by telephone or via e-mail, please note the following important information:

If you (or someone you know) are under 18, and are being or have been sexually abused or raped, we may have to share this information with Social Services, who will then help you get the support you need.

If you are over 18, anything you choose to tell us will not be discussed outside our Centre, with workers from other agencies or with any of your family members – unless you wish us to do so. The exception to this is if you are at serious risk of harming yourself or others, or if you tell us a young person you know is at risk.

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. If you have been sexually assaulted and would like support or help to decide whether you want to report it to the police or not we can support you in your choice. We can offer you counselling whether you report or not to help you work through the trauma.

  2. FGM is practiced in 28 African countries, parts of the Middle East, parts of Asia, many other counties including the UK. it is not required by any religion and is practiced by Christians, Muslims, Jews and non believers in a wide range of communities and cultures. CRASAC offers specialist counselling to anyone affected by this practice.

  3. We offer counselling to anyone who has suffered from sexual abuse or sexual violence. It doesnt matter if the abuse happened a long time ago or is recent, we will support you. You do not have to report it to the police, it is confidential (please see confidentiality section).However, If you decide you do want to report to the police we can help you .

  4. We see men, women, boys and girls (over 13). We run women's and men's groups

  5. Groups are held weekly in Truro . Further groups to follow. Check your area

  6. CRASAC can help any young person that has suffered or is at risk of being sexually abused or exploited. We can get you the help that you deserve and do our best to get the abuse to stop.

  7. CRASAC can support clients with information alongside their counselling. We can signpost to other agencies if necessary.

  8. If your alcohol or drug use is causing you problems we can help you get more support. Some people are using these substances to mask their feelings and cope with life. You may be using them to cope with being sexually abused.

  9. It can be very difficult to find out about a friend of family members sexual abuse. We can offer clinics of up to 4 sessions to help and advise you.

  10. Being sexually abused can have far reaching affects. If your mental health is suffering, we can provide counselling for you to work through your issues .

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