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