Circles South East Counselling and Free Services for Survivors


Circles South East has recruited and trained a cohort of counsellors who offer their services free of charge. We take referrals for:

  • Survivors of sexual abuse
  • Perpetrators of sexual abuse whose unresolved trauma is linked to their offending behaviour
  • Non-offending partners of sexual abusers



All of our counsellors are either fully qualified with at least 50 hours of clinically supervised experience or students in their last year of studies. We help fully qualified counsellors with the costs of supervision and we offer in-house supervision for counsellors on placement with us at the reduced cost.


If you cannot find what you are looking for here please click on the link below for counselling services in your area

Counselling Directory - Find a Counsellor Near You

If you would like to know more, to make a referral, to volunteer, or would like to know more about a student placement with us please contact:

T: 01235 816050



Meliora – Support for Survivors by Survivors

The aim of this service is to reduce isolation & loneliness, build healthy relationships, and develop confidence and self-esteem. Our hope is that with the help of the group, the service user will re-claim more personal control and build the confidence to restore their lives. Meliora support groups are formed of 2 trained volunteers and a Service User. All members of the group have a lived experience of surviving sexual abuse themselves or through loved ones. You meet regularly; the suggestion is initially once a week. The number of meetings will reduce over time. Meetings take place in-person face to face and virtually. The needs and wishes of the Meliora support group’s user shape the direction of the group.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about Counselling, or Meliora please send a message via the email link below. Your message will be responded to by Jelena Richards, our Counselling and Therapy lead, and will be treated in strictest confidence.

If you think you might like to volunteer for the service, or would like to find out more, again please contact Jelena via the form below.

Please contact Jelena Richards – T 01235 816050 or email