About us

Savana is a voluntary organisation and registered charity that offers free counselling, support and information to males and females from the age of 4yrs who have experienced or are affected by (including supporters and workers) any form of sexual violence whether recently or in the past. This includes but is not limited to; rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, genital mutilation, honour related violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and trafficking. Savana can provide a women only space on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

The service has been established since 1986 and are British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) registered and the counselling service is accredited.

We offer a safe place for victms of sexual violence to begin to deal with the feelings that the experience(s) have left them with. The support of our service is essential for many people in enabling them to talk for the first time about the issues surrounding the trauma of domestic/sexual violence.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

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.

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


Additional information

Free, time unlimited sessions


Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 9am to 8pm. Wednesday and Friday - 9am to 5pm. Saturday - 9am to 2pm.

Savana, Unit C
Metro Business Park
Clough Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults