As the name suggests, Trauma Therapy is focused on the specific trauma/s you have experienced.

About trauma therapy

Your counsellor will work with you throughout this process on your memories and how your experiences have affected the relationships you have had subsequently. Trauma therapy lasts for up to 20 sessions. You will be expected to commit to attending up to 20 sessions.

Your counsellor will work with you in a safe and controlled environment. You will only be offered trauma therapy if you are assessed as stable enough to benefit from it.  Your counsellor will work with you to tailor the 20 sessions to help you reach your goals. Survive’s goals will be to reduce the impact the trauma has on you, as measured by the IESR Trauma Scale. For example, to reduce flashbacks or nightmares.

At the end of the Trauma Therapy, you will be asked to wait for 6 months before referring yourself back to the Counselling service for further work.

What to expect

After a short review, you will receive up to 20 weekly one-to-one sessions. These sessions usually last around 50-55 minutes. You will be expected to commit to attending these 20 sessions.

How to access

You access the trauma therapy after completing 10 counselling sessions.

How much will it cost?

As a small charity, we rely on grants as well as client contributions to continue to offer our specialist counselling services to survivors of sexual violence. We know that some clients will want to make a contribution whilst others may be unable to make a contribution. We will never stop anyone unable to make a contribution from accessing our specialist counselling services.

 

If you need help deciding on what you might be able to contribute, please have a look at the guide below with suggested contributions based on your disposable income. We recognise your situation may change throughout your counselling journey which may mean you are able to give more or less or nothing some weeks.

 

Monthly disposable income and suggested contribution

Under £100     £1-£5 per session

£100-£200       £5-£10 per session

£200-£300       £10-£15 per session

£30O-£400      £15-£20 per session

£400-£500       £20-£25 per session

Over £500       £25-£50 per session

To make your donation, click here

Survive has contracts with Ampleforth and the Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough to enable those who experienced sexual abuse within these respective settings to contact Survive direct for fully-funded counselling support. We recognise that many of these survivors of institutional sexual abuse may not necessarily want these institutions to know they are accessing our services. We have therefore agreed with both institutions that we will only provide non-identifiable aggregated data to enable us to receive payment from them for the services you receive.

What to expect

After a short review, you will receive up to 20 weekly one-to-one sessions. These sessions usually last around 50-55 minutes. You will be expected to commit to attending these 20 sessions.

How to access

You access the trauma therapy after completing 10 counselling sessions.

About EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a technique that helps survivors work on their memories in a safe and controlled environment. Not everybody needs it or is likely to benefit from it.  You will only be offered EMDR if you are assessed as stable and robust enough to cope with it.

Your EMDR counsellor will work with you to understand your needs and will tailor the sessions to help you reach your specific goals. Survive’s goals will be to reduce the impact the trauma holds for you as measured by the IESR trauma scale. For example, to reduce flashbacks or nightmares.

If you are going through the EMDR programme you may find that not every session will use EMDR.  It is usual for EMDR to cause some destabilisation – in which case your counsellor will refocus on stabilisation techniques before resuming EMDR.

What to expect

Each EMDR session will last from between 60 and 90 minutes so you will need to be sure that you can commit the time it will take to complete.

How to access

You will only be offered EMDR if you are assessed as stable and robust enough to cope with it. You can discuss the benefits of EMDR with your counsellor.

How much will it cost?

As a small charity, we rely on grants as well as client contributions to continue to offer our specialist counselling services to survivors of sexual violence. We know that some clients will want to make a contribution whilst others may be unable to make a contribution. We will never stop anyone unable to make a contribution from accessing our specialist counselling services.

If you need help deciding on what you might be able to contribute, please have a look at the guide below with suggested contributions based on your disposable income. We recognise your situation may change throughout your counselling journey which may mean you are able to give more or less or nothing some weeks.

Monthly disposable income and suggested contribution

Under £100     £1-£5 per session

£100-£200       £5-£10 per session

£200-£300       £10-£15 per session

£30O-£400      £15-£20 per session

£400-£500       £20-£25 per session

Over £500       £25-£50 per session

To make your donation, click here

Survive has contracts with Ampleforth and the Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough to enable those who experienced sexual abuse within these respective settings to contact Survive direct for fully-funded counselling support. We recognise that many of these survivors of institutional sexual abuse may not necessarily want these institutions to know they are accessing our services. We have therefore agreed with both institutions that we will only provide non-identifiable aggregated data to enable us receive payment from them for the services you receive.

Support for victims of sexual violence York

THE SURVIVOR - JANE

I was referred to Survive by my mental health social worker. I had become too ill to work.

Fragmented memories in the form of flashbacks from seven years of child sexual abuse flooded my waking hours.

THE SURVIVOR - CHLOE

I was seven when I went to visit a friend of my parents. He sexually abused me before offering me some of his wife’s jewellery.

He then frightened me by saying I would be in real trouble if anyone found out.

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