Portsmouth Abuse And Rape Counselling Service
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
As a charity all our services are free of charge and/ or donations.