20 October 2020
As announced through our Twitter feed, RASAC is proud to have been recognized for being accredited as a national quality provider of sexual trauma services for male victims and survivors across Hampshire.
RASAC already provide a quality service to all Adults but this quality approval rating will enable it to further promote our services to males and enhance our growing reputation in this area of sexual trauma counseling which we hope will encourage more males to come forward for the free counseling that we offer. Any male wanting to know what thy can expect from RASAC can surf the RASAC website and see we have a dedicated Adult “road to recovery” which details the process from start to finish and beyond.
Steve, the RASAC manager, says “I would like to thank NHS England for funding our application to become a quality provider of sexual trauma services to males across Hampshire, the RASAC team and the male survivors who were involved in the national assessment process. The quality endorsement is a fantastic achievement and underlines that while the majority of our referrals come from adult females, our services are of the highest quality for anyone who needs us regardless of gender or identity.
This endorsement of the work we do with male survivors is only the beginning of seeking to continually improve what we do and through our Friends of RASAC work we always seek to make improvements with input from those that we serve to make sure we are on the right track.”
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"I am now in control of my thoughts and my life. I have gained self-confidence in so many ways and I am no longer haunted by the past."
"I have been given the tools to cope with everyday life. Without counselling I would have continued to deny my situation and feelings which was having extreme detrimental effect on myself, family and friends… RASAC has saved me from self destruction without the support I would have crumbled – a true life saver."
"My RASAC counselling has completely changed my life… I am a better mother, a more involved member of the community and I am able to keep myself safe."
"I was counselled for almost a year. I had a wonderful counsellor who helped me through a very difficult and unpleasant time in my life. It has been a process of healing by revisiting past places which at one time felt unimaginable. The journey has been raw and unnerving but slowly I came to see how I was repairing my damaged self. I finally accepted ownership of what had happened to me and was able to let go of my guilt and shame. My counsellor understood my outlook on life and created a connection with me that was very special. I eventually looked forward to my session as a weekly debrief rather than a purge. I am as happy and confident as I have ever been and I tell people about what I have learnt to help turn their negativity into positivity. Fear can be a very powerful emotion and prevent us from moving on in our lives but once it is confronted the clouds separate and you can focus on that hint of sunshine."
"Thank-you for the support, for the first time since talking about the sexual abuse to someone it is really helping me."
"Thank you so much for all your time and support while I was working through all of the stuff that happened - I really couldn't have done it without your help and input." Male client - June 2021
"The support, understanding and guidance that I've received from START has been life-changing. The whole process has been crucial for me to understand some of the trauma I'd experienced during my childhood. Who I've become as a consequence, who I am today, and how I process some of my thoughts, feelings and emotions." - April 2023
"I cannot thank Sarah at START enough for the counselling I received. I was a bit sceptical of the EMDR therapy I was offered at first but it really has helped me a great deal and I'm grateful for having the opportunity to go through it." - April 2023
"I'd like to thank everyone involved at START. You're doing a phenomenal job. I can't stress how important this journey has been for me. It's been a life altering experience." - April 2023
"Thank you for the Lotus week end, my life is taking a turn for the better and my new journey begins now." - July 2023