Sexual assault is a violent crime committed by a stranger, an acquaintance, friend or present/past partner or other person.. Our counsellors provide support to any person who has been sexually assaulted, recently or in the past.
Sexual assault may have long-lasting effects on your health and well-being. How you respond to this trauma will depend on many circumstances: your support system of friends and family, the reaction of people you encounter after the assault and your life experiences prior to the assault.
You may feel fear, shame, guilt, self-blame, and anger. At times you may feel out of control. You may also feel suicidal. These feelings are normal and often temporary.
Our counsellors can help you understand and process the event and your feelings about having been sexually assaulted. Counselling can help you work towards rebuilding your sense of strength and self-worth.
Information and support are also provided to parent(s), family members and partners of those who have been assaulted..