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Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service has been providing specialist therapeutic support since 2005. Our mission is to help survivors of sexual, physical or mental abuse and domestic violence who live or work Rotherham to fulfill their potential and lead happier, healthier lives.

Counselling can help people to manage and relieve the distress caused by abuse. Our counselling service can support you in taking control of your situation and decisions in making your future a positive one.

If something has happened to you, then talking about things can help. Our counsellors are here to listen to you without judgement, they won’t tell you what to do and they won’t give out your personal information (unless in exceptional circumstances).

If you think that our services may be beneficial, you can refer yourself to the service through our website.

The services we offer:

One to One Therapy. For men, women and young people aged 13+ working on a one to one basis with a counsellor to support you in working through the
problems that you are experiencing.

Therapy groups provide an alternative to individual therapy, enabling clients to experience the richness of peer support. Facilitators promote a safe, supportive and confidential environment focusing on peer support.

Drop-In is an informal group which aims to increase confidence, share members’ knowledge, skills, and expand their social network. The group is for women who are looking for a relaxed support group

The pre-therapy course offers clients the opportunity to develop coping mechanisms and an understanding of the impact on abuse in preparation for commencing therapy.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) offer practical help, information and support for victims of rape or sexual abuse and their families. The ISVA will also give you information to help you decide whether you want to report the incident(s) to the police. If you decide not to report the matter, support will still be provided.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our counsellors have a wealth of experience and we pride ourselves on offering a specialist abuse service within Rotherham. We also provide trainee placement and volunteer opportunities to develop the next generation of counsellors within a safe and supportive environment. All counsellor receive supervision inline with BACP guidelines.

We are a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service is also a member of  The Survivors Trust a national umbrella agency for over 130 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations.

Member organisations *


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.

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


Additional information

We provide free specialist counselling for women, men and young people (over 13 years) who live or work in Rotherham and want to work with the impact of the abuse they have experienced abuse during their life.

As a charity we rely on funding from individuals and organisations to maintain the work we do. There are many ways to support our work. We really do need your help and appreciate any time, skills or money that you are able to offer. Please see our website on ways to support our organisation.

If you shop on the internet and go through this site www.giveasyoulive.com and choose Rotherham Abuse Counselling service as your chosen charity you'll be supporting us for free. Thank-you


Monday 9:00-19:30

Tuesday 9:00-18:00

Wednesday 9:00-21:00

Thursday 9:00-16:30

Friday 9:00-16:30

Further information

See what our clients say about us...

"Without counselling, I wouldn't be here"

"It is the first service that I have been where I have begun to feel confident that I can be myself, and not had to trim myself to fit in. I can be honest and am not judged...."

"Counselling has made me find my true self again, which makes me feel amazing"

38 Moorgate Road
South Yorkshire
S60 2AG

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Access is by the side of the building via a ramp and we have two accessible therapy rooms on the ground floor.