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ISAS - Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors is a Nottinghamshire based registered charity that provides face to face, telephone and group counselling services for adult male and female service users of childhood sexual abuse, their partners and family members.

These services are available throughout the county of Nottinghamshire.

Our services are for women and men over the age of 16, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, disability and special needs.

What our clients say

Our service is free, but as a registered charity donations are always welcome.

As an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy we are bound by its Ethical Framework.

What we offer:

  • Up to twelve months one to one counselling
  • Or the choice of attending a group
  • Partners, parents and family members of survivors are offered up to 12 weeks of counselling if required
  • Sessions are usually for one hour per week
  • Clients are offered a choice of gender for their counsellor
  • Telephone support
  • Information and training for the statutory and voluntary sector
  • Training, workshops and support for Volunteer Counsellors
  • Male Survivors' Group
  • Immediate counselling for 8 weeks for victims of rape and serious sexual assualt
  • Drama Therapy
  • Art and Drumming Workshops
  • Back to Work Programme
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Over 65% of ISAS clients report they found the impact of attending ISAS Counselling as 'Very good effect or better', 36% found its impact 'Excellent of better' and 17% found its impact 'Outstanding'

ISAS takes self referrals and those from GPs, mental health teams, social services, probation service, prison services, criminal justice teams, drug and alcohol teams, voluntary sector organisations and other counselling services. All referrals are offered an initial assessment appointment within two weeks of the initial contact and advised of waiting times for counselling in their particular area.

ISAS recently achieved 99.76% in its self assessment against The Survivors Trust National Standards. You can find out more about The Survivors trust by clicking here.

From 1st April 2016, Nottingham Rape Crisis will be running the City Service. If you live in the City of Nottingham, you can refer yourself from the 1st March, Referrals can be made by the following methods:-

  1. Via the Counselling Line (0115 9410440)

    Monday & Tuesday 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

    When the Counselling Line is closed, a message can be left which will be responded to within 48 hours. During closed hours, we link to the 24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline where clients can be supported and referrals made to our service.

  2. Via email

    Download the Agency Referral Form which can be emailed to at any time by ISAS or other agency staff. Clients can also self-refer by email to at any time. All referrals are responded to within 72 hours to arrange.