Sexual violence occurs when you are subjected to a sexual act without your consent or awareness. Experiencing sexual abuse or violence can be traumatic and isolating, whether the abuse is recent or in the past.
Counselling involves a Survivor meeting with a Counsellor in a private environment to discuss their experience of sexual violence and how it has affected their life. All discussions between the Survivor and the Counsellor are confidential.
KASA’s professional and experienced Counsellors are here to help you in the process of healing and recovery. We provide a safe, non-judgmental and discreet space for women and men who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted, raped or sexually harassed, at any time in their lives, to receive one to one Counselling and Support.
How much is Counselling?
Counselling is free, one to one and completely confidential. Counselling can be long term or short term and is offered to women and men over the age of 14.
Throughout counselling you will be listened to, believed, supported and encouraged. You will be treated with understanding and respect at all times.
Will you have to report to the Gardai?
If you are over 18 years there is no pressure or requirement for you to report. Our Counsellors can provide you with the information you need to help you decide if you wish to report to the Gardai. We will support you in whatever you decide. Under Children First guidelines we are mandated to report if you are under 18.
What will happen after you contact KASA for Counselling?
You will be given an intake appointment to confidentially discuss your individual needs. This will give you an opportunity to see the Centre, ask any questions and for us to explain our Confidentiality Policy. After this you will be placed on our waiting list and allocated your own Counsellor once one becomes available. You will be given priority on the Waiting List if you need it. Emergency Appointments are also available.
Contact our private Helpline now in complete confidence 1800 478 478