Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

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Address:
Kempten House, Kempten Parade,, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Coordinator
Service / Organisation: Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan
1800 750 780 or 071 9171188
Description:

The response of the Centre to the issues of sexual violence is to provide the following services universally:

  • Crisis counselling
  • Ongoing face to face counselling
  • Outreach counselling
  • Free phone helpline
  • Support, advocacy and information for survivors, in particular around legal issues
  • Relationship counselling
  • Survivors Support Group Counselling, support and information for supporters of survivors
  • Hospital, court, GP, and/or Garda accompaniment
  • Education, training and awareness-raising
  • Lobbying and influencing policy on relevant issues through the Rape Crisis Network Ireland
  • Networking, experience and information sharing with other relevant voluntary and statutory organisations
Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north
Also West Cavan
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Outreach counselling service provided in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
  • Optional donation
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Ideally parental permission is required but under some circumstances we would look for permission from another such as a Social Worker.
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)
Brief Intervention
Do you specialise in any particular issue(s)?: Sexual violence
Are counselling services regularly supervised? If so, please state what these arrangements are.: External clinical supervision once every 2 weeks in line with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, RCNI guidelines. Also peer supervision once every 2 months.
What, if any, regulatory bodies are counsellors members of?: IACP, BACP, IAHIP, RCNI
 
 

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