AAAC provides Individual Counselling to Adults (18+), Male and Female, who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse and other forms of Childhood Abuse.
We provide NHS funded short term solution focused therapy for Adults registered with a GP in Hastings, Rother, Bexhill, and St.Leonards. To access the NHS service referrals are only accepted from GP's, Mental Health Services and other Community Support Services.
We do provide a private fee-paying service to Adults who have experienced Abuse and Trauma in Childhood. The length of the therapy will be agreed between you and your therapist at the assessment.
Self-referrals are accepted by contacting us directly or completing the referral form on our website.
Therapists work from various settings within the community, which includes, Hastings Old Town, GP surgeries in Hastings/St Leonards, Bexhill Health Centre, Battle area and recently we have begun offering sessions near Rye.
Please note our therapy rooms in Hastings Old Town do not have disabled access.
Please note we do not offer Home Visits or Telephone Counselling.
We offer a Therapeutic Support Service for clients on our waiting list who would like or need help whilst waiting for their therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Therapists at AAAC have undertaken a minimum of 3 years training to Diploma level. They are all specialised and experienced in issues of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse & Trauma. In addition. The service may at times offer placements to carefully selected students in their final year of training.
• Adhere to the BACP 'Ethical Framework,' click the link to find out more www.bacp.co.uk
• Hold Professional Insurance for all aspects of their work
• Are DBS Certified
• Attend Monthly Supervision as per BACP requirements with a qualified Supervisor
• Undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continued Professional Development Training Annually
Therapeutic Support Workers
- Are qualified to L3 in their therapeutic counsellor training
- Have undertaken specialised training 'working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse'
- Adhere to BACP 'Ethical Framework'
- Hold Student status Professional Insurance
- Are DBS Certified
- Attend Monthly Supervision
- Are 'Counsellors in Training - Diploma Level'
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Under the NHS contract with Hastings & Rother Clinical Commissioning Group, we provide up to 10 sessions to each client free of charge
Private Therapy Fees depends on individual therapists fees and will range from £35.00 - £50.00 per weekly session, with the Assessment Fee being £60.00
When we work
Monday - Saturday at various times between 9am and 6pm
AAAC now has a Therapeutic Support Service for clients both on our waiting list who would like or need help whilst waiting for their Individual sessions to start, or for individuals that feel they would like support whilst deciding on their way forward.