Counselling For Young People

Rape Crisis North East is a safe place for young people to explore their thoughts, feelings and concerns without being judged.  The trauma of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating and without the necessary treatment the effects can last a life time.  
Rape Crisis North East provides counselling support to both male and female young people between the ages of 12 and 17, as well as their parents.

Symptoms

Young people who have been raped or sexually assaulted may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Loss or gain of appetite
  • Depression
  • Nightmares
  • Moodiness
  • Anger

Young people may express their symptoms behaviourally, verbally, physically and/or emotionally.

Rape Crisis North East will provide:

  • A safe and secure environment to express feelings
  • A way of discovering personal boundaries and setting limits
  • Validation and affirmation of feelings

All counselling services are confidential and at Rape Crisis North East we adhere to Children First:  National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.