This service was available in Shropshire more than 20 years ago – long before similar services were set up in other parts of the country.
Liza, a sex therapist working in Shrewsbury, found that many of the people seeking her help had been abused in childhood. So she set up Axis on a very modest scale with rent-free offices, borrowed equipment and volunteers.
Twenty-three years later Axis has grown beyond recognition and has helped over 12,000 people. In 2008 Liza was awarded an MBE for her services working with sexual trauma in the public and voluntary sectors. She says this is a recognition for all those who have suffered sexual trauma.
We have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford and Ludlow where you will be in a safe and secure environment and you can make that first step towards “living your life – being free”.
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We aim to provide a comprehensive, confidential, flexible and high quality counselling service to those in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin who have suffered childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse, rape or sexual violence. We want to help you overcome the effects of your past trauma, and understand how this has affected you emotionally, leading to the…Read more...
Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, valued and respected. We aim to deliver the highest standards of care to clients, who will be treated with courtesy and respect by all staff. Our expectation is that our clients will treat the Axis team and fellow clients with courtesy and respect. Abusive behaviour, violence and the threat of violence is…Read more...