Our therapy does:

  • offer therapy for up to one year;

  • provide a strictly confidential service;

  • ask you to self-refer for face-to-face counselling because this means that you have made the decision yourself to make that journey of recovery - without pressure from anyone else. At every stage of the process you have control;

  • ask you what type of therapy/therapist you would feel comfortable with. We will then  ‘match’ you to one of our therapists;

  • offer respect, honesty and empathy without judgement to help you gain a better understanding of those difficult thoughts and feelings;

  • have a waiting list. Whilst you are on the waiting list our Counselling Coordinator will keep in touch and you can access emotional support through the National Sexual Violence Helpline 0808 802 9999.  As soon as your therapist becomes available a session will be offered to you. You are in control of the whole process;

  • offer group therapy for six months following your one to one sessions;

  • aim at helping you to recover from the impacts of sexual violence.




Our Therapeutic Service



Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex provides face-to-face counselling for women and girls aged 13 and above, who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in Epsom & Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge, Adur, Crawley, Horsham, Mid-Sussex or Worthing. Therapy is provided regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture or socio-economic background. Our aim is to help reduce the debilitating impact of sexual violence and help women achieve the life they want and deserve.


Our therapy:

  • is a specialist service provided by highly qualified and experienced female therapists;

  • matches your therapist to you and your specific needs;

  • offers a therapy session once a week at our premises in Crawley, at the same time, in the same room and with the same counsellor for up to a year;

  • is gentle. We fully understand that it can be both painful and frightening to be asked to form a trusting relationship with a therapist and to talk about very personal thoughts and feelings, so we take things slowly and gently, doing everything we can to support and care for you throughout the process.



Find details of local Rape Crisis helplines and services near you.

Freephone 0808 802 9999

12:00 - 14.30 daily

19:00 - 21.30 daily



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Our therapy does not:

  • use volunteer,  trainee or placement counsellors.  All our counsellors are highly qualified and specialised in the area of sexual violence;

  • ever instruct, advise or tell you what to do;

  • close the door. If you find it too difficult the first time, you can always come back at a later date when you feel more ready;

  • judge you or lie.


Our therapy service can be contacted on 01293 538 477 between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.


To book an appointment or for any other counselling enquiries, please ask to speak with the Counselling Coordinator.


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