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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

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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.

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

Fees

Additional information

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

Parcs, 131 Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 8QZ

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Portsmouth Abuse And Rape Counselling Service

Portsmouth Abuse And Rape Counselling Service