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Below is a list of resources that you may find useful in supporting & informing you while you are waiting to start work with your counsellor.
All of the links & phone numbers are correct & working as of 2/3/2015


  • ‘Breaking Free: Help for survivors of child sexual abuse’  Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon, Sheldon Press(£4.03 ‘new & used’ on Amazon 2/3/15)
  • ‘Breaking Free Workbook: Practical help for survivors of child sexual abuse’ Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon, Sheldon Press (£5.32 ‘new & used’ on Amazon 2/3/15)
  • ‘8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery’ Babette Rothschild, Norton (£7.12 ‘new & usedon Amazon 2/3/15)
  • ‘The Courage to be Me’ Dr. Nina Burrowes, (free from


  • A good collection of useful & easy to read self-help booklets from the NHS. Subjects covered include abuse, self-harm, anxiety & post traumatic stress
  • Dr. Nina Burrowes is a psychologist who specialises in researching sexual abuse. Her website includes videos & links to books & articles that you may find helpful:
  • MIND is a national mental health charity offering information & support for people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues:
  • The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) supports survivors recovering from abuse. They offer lots of free resources on their website:


  • The Samaritans: a confidential service running 24 hours a day, every day providing emotional support over the phone or email. Please be aware that you do not need to be feeling suicidal to use their service.
    Phone: 08457 909090  Email:
  • The All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline is free to use & open 24 hours a day, every day offering support & information. Stepping Stone’s phone diverts to this service when our office is closed.
    Phone: 0808 8010800   Website:
  • Standing Ground Helpline offers support & information to adult survivors of different types of childhood abuse in North Wales. Lines are open Mon ?Fri: 10am -2pm & 7pm ?11pm, Sat ?Sun: 12am ?12pm.
    Phone: 0845 6023694


  • Drug & alcohol issues:
    • CAIS is a charity working in North Wales who offer support (including counselling) for people experiencing issues with drugs & alcohol use.
      Phone: 0845 0612112   Website:
  • Bereavement:
    • CRUSE Bereavement Care offers a wide variety of free & confidential support to people who have lost someone close.
      Helpline: 0844 4779400    Website:
  • Self-harm:
    • Self Injury Support offers support & information for people who self harm. They also have a helpline for women only that is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7pm ?9pm & Thursdays 3pm ?5pm
      Helpline: 0800 8008088   








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