Support for Survivors


The litigation process can be a form of closure for victims of abuse, but the process itself can bring back sad and painful memories which may have been locked away for years and years. Many abuse victims find the litigation process therapeutic in itself, but we always try to refer to a counselling service if an individual is finding it particularly difficult. Support is out there and there are a range of support networks and places that we would recommend. 


  • A GP can make a referral to an NHS funded counselling agency but there tends to be a waiting list and the resources are rationed. This tends to be Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ('CBT') and limited to 12 sessions.


  • Locally within Cambridgeshire there is Choices Counselling - A local counselling service which is located on of Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge. Choices specialise in providing support to victims of childhood abuse. Whilst based in Cambridge, the service has Outreach Centres in Ely, Newmarket, St Neots, Huntingdon and Warboys. It is a free service which relies on specially trained volunteers and funding. Tel: 01223 358149. 



  • The Samaritans are a charity who offer support to those who are distress. They have drop in centres across the country and also have a helpline. 


  • The DABS (Directory and Book Service) is a useful resource for victims of abuse and sexual violence. Its directory gives over 500 organisations and charities who are able to provide various types of support to survivors. 


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