Donation To Fund Specialist Therapy For Coventry Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre

Donation Provides Specialist Counsellor Therapy For Abuse Survivors – The First Of Its Kind For The Centre

03.05.2016

Kate Rawlings, Press Officer | 0114 274 4238
Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) has received a donation from law firm Irwin Mitchell to fund the training of a counsellor to be able to provide Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a breakthrough specialist anxiety therapy.

CRASAC exists to address the trauma and injustice of sexual violence and abuse through the provision of specialist services and to promote the needs and voices of victims and survivors through training and awareness raising.

There are currently no counsellors at CRASAC who are trained to carry out the EMDR therapy therefore the donation will be providing training for the first of its kind in the Coventry centre.

CRASAC has been delivering specialised support services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse for the last 35 years and support nearly 6,000 women, men and children through their services every year.

The centre offers free and confidential initial support to anyone over the age of five who has been affected by sexual violence. It also provides support to the parents, partners, supporters and professionals associated with the victim and have a helpline available.

Rosanna Thorne, a specialist abuse solicitor at Irwin Mitchell and Trustee board member for CRASAC, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support survivors of abuse with a new type of therapy that is currently unavailable at the centre. It is promising to see that our donation can assist these victims in coming to terms with what has happened to them and helping them to move forward with their lives.”

Jacqui Bowman, Therapeutic Services Manager at CRASAC, said: “This type of support and partnership is essential for CRASAC to be able to develop new services to meet the ever increasing needs of survivors of sexual violence in Coventry.

“Adding EMDR to our range of therapeutic interventions will benefit our clients immensely, and we are grateful to Irwin Mitchell for making this possible”.