Axis has been counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual trauma for more than 20 years.  We are one of the most experienced and long-established services in the UK and have helped more than 12,000 people over the years.

All our counsellors are specially trained to understand and help you overcome the trauma you have suffered.  Your counsellor will listen to and believe you, and help you explore issues which you have previously ignored or buried subconsciously.  They will help you to set out a new path for yourself and begin to build a new future.bird16MP

We have a choice of male or female counsellors and we take great care in making sure that you feel comfortable with them so you are able to tell your story and move on with your life. If you feel unable to build a relationship with your counsellor for whatever reason (sometimes it may be something as simple as they may have a physical resemblance which reminds you of your abuser, or you know you respond better to a particular type of approach) we are happy to offer you another counsellor.

All our counsellors are members of the BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have undergone specialist in-house training which draws on the wealth of experience Axis has gained over the last 20 years .

The words of one of our clients say it best:

If you’re wondering whether this is going to help or not, please read on… I am a 47-year-old who has just gone through this counselling. I suffered years of abuse from my father, from an early age. There were times when I really wanted nothing more than to die – to end it all right then, and yes I did try.

I could not see any end to this and no-one I could turn to. But I did get through it, but it left scars.

This counselling, I thought, was not going to help, just rack up all that stuff again. But I came for me, as I was determined he’s not going to have hold on me now.

I’m not going to lie to you. Yes it was very hard at time and it did bring a lot of things back but not all was bad. Some good things came back that I had forgotten.  But you will only get out of it what you put in. Now I feel great, and can deal with a lot more issues that before I found impossible.

I have lived through an extraordinary experience, yet I learned from it and walked away a better person. I survived my ordeal and so can you. After all, this is what makes us who we are. BETTER THAN THEM.

Wishing you all the best in your counselling and to a brighter future.”

Ex Axis client