RASASC - Rape Crisis South London

RASASC - Rape Crisis South London

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  • Campaigning
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Women

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We are an all woman independent organisation based in Croydon providing specialist and confidential support services to female survivors of sexual violence from age 5 who live in any borough in South London. 

We are a member of Rape Crisis (England and Wales) and adhere to their national occupational standards, a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counselling Centre and a member of the Telephone Helplines Association.


NATIONAL HELPLINE: Freephone 0808 802 9999 Open 365 days a year from 12.00 to 2.30 & 7.00 to 9.30 staffed by fully qualified helpline workers.

Clients: Women & Girls 13 years and over who are survivors of rape or childhood sexual abuse, family, friends, partners of survivors, other professionals.


  • Emotional Support for survivors of sexual violence & supporters of survivors
  • Information supplied free of charge
  • Regional and national information resource and signposting to other agencies in the UK

COUNSELLING: Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 19:00, by appointment, for between six months and a year. 18 fully qualified counsellors, specialists in the field of sexual violence.

Clients: Female/child Survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse/exploitation, trafficking, ritual abuse and any form of sexual violence.

  • Clients have to self refer
  • Clients ‘matched’ to appropriate counsellor
  • Weekly 50 minute therapy sessions
  • Therapists based in Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Southwark, Bexley, Greenwich
  • All counsellors adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.

PLAY THERAPY: 30 Sessions for girls from age 4 who have been abused, based in Croydon only.

BODY THERAPIES: Six Focussed healing sessions to help survivors reintegrate with their bodies.

ADVOCACY: Three ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advocates) provide unbiased and accurate Information for survivors contemplating reporting to the police and support for women/girls who have reported to the police and are going through the Criminal Justice System up to & including the trial.

GROUP THERAPY: Weekly Therapeutic groups for female survivors who have completed face to face therapy. Closed Group for 6 months. Day and Evening group. Group for Parents of abused children.

TRAINING: Twelve week In house accredited training (OCN) on the effects of rape and childhood sexual abuse. Counsellor training in sexual violence - 8 week accredited (OCN) course both A level equivalent qualification.

EXTERNAL TRAINING: On demand. Awareness training given to other professionals, challenging the myths around rape and childhood sexual abuse, the effects of sexual violence and optimum support methods for survivors. Prevention Workshops in schools/colleges/universities raising awareness, can include
include women’s self-defence classes with the London Centre for Personal Safety.

OUTREACH: Working with Women involved in Prostitution, Homeless women and girls, providing needles and condoms with the aim of helping women to exit prostitution and access support services, ex-offenders who have suffered from sexual violence. Emotional and practical support.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE at The FAMILY JUSTICE CENTRE in Croydon: Outreach Support Worker at the FJC supporting survivors of Domestic Abuse providing support and information for the family, through to a trial.

RESEARCH: Ongoing research based on anonymised client information.

CONSULTANCY: We offer our sexual violence expertise to television companies, the media, other organisations. Consultancy is tailored to suit your requirements.

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