Advocacy Counselling Helpline

Short Term and Pre-Trial Therapy

Short-Term therapy for women who are survivors of rape or sexual violence.

Short Term / Pre-Trial Sessions

This brief counselling provides eight weekly sessions. Short Term counselling offers the opportunity to develop well-being strategies through reconnecting with and developing internal and external resources.  This could minimise the impact of sexual violence on daily functioning and to help you alleviate symptoms of trauma such as flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, anxieties or relationships difficulties. Pre-Trial therapy is similar, but tailored to women who are currently involved with the Criminal Justice System.

‘I have found silence really enjoyable for the first time in a long time’.

This program is suitable for women who:

  • would like to improve their well-being and daily functioning after experiencing sexual violence but don’t feel ready to explore in depth their own experiences
  • are able to commit to eight weekly sessions
  • are not sure if longer term counselling is the right service for them
  • are not able to commit to the longer term counselling at present
  • are involved with a report in the Criminal Justice System


Unfortunately our waiting list for this strand of Counselling is currently closed. Please contact the SARSVL Helpline for emotional support, or contact your GP about referring into other support services.

Call our helpline free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our helpline opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.