Advocacy Counselling Helpline

Make a Referral to Counselling

You can refer yourself to our Counselling service

SARSVL can provide a safe space for you to talk about how rape or sexual violence has affected you and we can help you to explore your options. We offer a specialist Counselling Service and also an Advocacy Service which means support through the court process with our ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advocates).

If you would like emotional support you can contact our Helpline Service find out more here.

This is not a crisis service, if you are in immediate danger please dial 999.

Counselling Service

Unfortunately, due to overwhelming demand for our service, we have now had to close our waiting list for the remainder of this month. We will we aim to reopen again to referrals in May.

Due to limited resources and the large number of women wanting to refer to our service, we can only take a limited number of self-referrals per month. Please note we will only be open to self- referrals. If you are working with an individual who would struggle to refer themselves, please make contact with the office on 0113 243 9102.

We recognise that this support is essential for victims and survivors, so whilst we cannot provide this right now, we can advise the following resources for seeking support in Leeds:

Women’s Lives Leeds has a directory of Women Friendly support services, including sexual violence support: https://www.womenslivesleeds.org.uk/

MindWell also provides support with mental health in Leeds, please see the link here: https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/services-directory/

If you would like to read more about the counselling service, please visit the Counselling page.


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.