The Centre was opened in 1986 in a small room in Camborne, by two women that recognised a need for a service to support people that had been sexually abused. Year on year the demand for the service grew and now CRASAC is one of the biggest sexual abuse services of its kind.
There are over 50 counsellors covering the whole of Cornwall. Many counsellors have been working with the Centre for several years and have a great deal of experience working with the ongoing effects which can come from being raped or sexually abused. All the counsellors are trained to diploma level and above and have received intensive specialist training around the issues of rape and sexual abuse.
(Some of our counsellors may be in their final year of training in clinical practice.)
The Centre offers up to 24 sessions of counselling for anyone who has been sexually abused, sexually assaulted or raped in the past. It doesn’t matter when the abuse took place, what is important is how you are feeling and if it still affects you many years later then we will help you to work through some of these feelings.
We know how difficult it can be to talk to someone about what has happened or is happening to you. You may have already tried to talk to someone else about it and were not believed, told it was your own fault or told to forget it. Whatever your circumstances, we are here to listen and believe you.
If you want to contact us by telephone or via e-mail, please note the following important information:
If you (or someone you know) are under 18, and are being or have been sexually abused or raped, we may have to share this information with Social Services, who will then help you get the support you need. If you are over 18, anything you choose to tell us will not be discussed outside our Centre, with workers from other agencies or with any of your family members –unless you wish us to do so.
The exception to this is if you are at serious risk of harming yourself or others, or if you tell us a young person you know is at risk. If you have anything you would like to know or discuss, please e-mail us.
We will get back to you as soon as we can.