Counselling for Children and Young People
People who have been sexually abused or raped can have different feelings or reactions to their situation. These might include, for example:
- Having bad dreams or nightmares
- Imagining that everyone knows what has happened
- Feeling ugly or dirty
- Having problems concentrating
- Trying or wanting to hurt yourself
- Feeling like running away
- Feeling ashamed
- Thinking it is your fault
It is quite natural to feel like this or to have other reactions.
If something has happened to you, then talking about things can help. Our trained counsellors are here to listen to you; they won’t judge you, they won’t tell you what to do and they won’t give out any personal information if you don’t want them to (unless in exceptional circumstances). What they will do is try to help you explore your feelings and make positive decisions for yourself.
If you think you might be interested, find out more.
Information for Parents
If you are a parent and your child has been abused, or you think they may have been, read our information for parents.