Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service

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Emotional First Aid

22nd Jun 21


In the weeks, months of even years after a person has experienced sexual abuse, assault or rape it can be common to experience things like panic attacks, feeling emotionally overwhelmed or even feeling numb and separate from any emotion; sometimes to an extent it may not feel like you’re in your own body. These feelings […]


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Guilt & Shame


Feelings of guilt and shame can be a common experience for people (or their families) who have been sexually abused or assaulted. Often, they can be the most challenging feelings to overcome. Perhaps because they have a lot to do with how a person thinks about themselves and others. Many people use the terms guilt […]


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How do I know I’m ready for Therapy?


The ingredients to knowing whether you’re ready for therapy can be different for everyone. Only you can decide this. However, there are some common indicators amongst people that have found therapy helpful. Do you need some help? Recognizing you need help is important. Is the impact of the sexual abuse you (or someone you care […]


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What to Expect from Therapy?


Whether you have had therapy before or whether it’s a new experience for you, it can be natural to feel a little apprehensive about what to expect. You may be feeling worried about what the counsellor may ask you; feel scared that you may get upset or overwhelmed or talking about what happened to you. […]


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It helped me to understand it was not me to blame.

— Counselling Client
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