What is STAR Counselling
STAR counselling is our Sexual Trauma and Recovery Counselling team working across the South of Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. We work with people who have experienced sexual trauma. Whether this is recent or non-recent rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence/crime.
STAR Counselling leaflet
Men’s group leaflet
We are an experienced and inclusive team of Counselling Practitioners trained to specialise in trauma-informed recovery. We understand that anyone can be affected by sexual trauma and the wide range of impacts it can have.
STAR offers one-to-one counselling for adults, young people and children at our dedicated counselling centres in Portsmouth, Newport (Isle of Wight) and Fareham. These can be face-to-face, remote-virtual counselling or via phone. We can even travel to you and meet in your community at a safe and confidential space.
STAR Counselling run specifically designed groups for mixed genders, single sex, women and men’s groups, along with monthly day retreats. We also run a group for people who identify as LGBTQ+, including people who identify as non-binary or gender fluid, and children and young people’s groups too.
This is free to access counselling, we accept self-referrals and referrals from professionals.
We are members of the Male Survivors Partnership.
STAR Counselling adheres to the bacp ethical framework
Open 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday
Outside of office hours we offer individual sessions, recovery groups and retreats. Please contact us to learn more.