Portsmouth Abuse And Rape Counselling Service

131 Goldsmith Avenue

02392 669513

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About us

Our mission statement
Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling (PARCS) aims to promote healthy relationships and alleviate the physical, emotional and psychological distress associated with interpersonal trauma including rape and sexual abuse/exploitation.

Our aims
To relieve the suffering, illness and distress of survivors whenever occurring
To promote the education and research into the effect on survivors and significant others

What we offer

  • Specialist counselling and psychotherapy for survivors of sexual and/or domestic abuse
  • Counselling for parents, carers and family members
  • Helplines
  • Emotional Telephone Support
  • Specialist support groups
  • Training, consultation and clinical supervision
  • Awareness and prevention services
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy for children and young people
  • Services to support young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

Who we work with
We work with all genders aged 5 and above..

Where we work
We provide services across Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

Parcs counsellors are vastly experienced in working relationally with sexualised trauma, rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


As a charity all our services are free of charge and/ or donations.

Maps & Directions

Southsea, PO4 8QZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Older adults