Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis

Call us on 01296 392 468

What do we offer?

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Counselling

We provide counselling for women and girls aged 16 and above who have experienced any kind of sexual violence recently or in the past. Counselling can also be provided to family members, partners and supporters of survivors. All our counsellors are female and have received training in supporting women and girls affected by sexual abuse. The counsellor will never force you to talk about anything you are not ready to talk about. The counselling will be taken at your pace and the aim is that you should feel in control. Counselling will not make you forget your experience but can enable you to move forward positively with your life. The intrusive thoughts become less intense.

The service is free of charge.

Emotional and practical ISVA support

ISVA stands for Independent Sexual Violence Advisor and our ISVA is there to offer practical support as well as emotional support when dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse.

The ISVA can offer you information and support in regards to the Criminal Justice Process and support you to make informed decisions about the next action.

Helpline and Telephone Support

We give information and support by phone. You will speak to someone who has received training in helpline work and additional training in supporting women affected by abuse. If you leave a message on our voice mail we will return your call as soon as possible and discretion is assured. Our number can not be obtained by dialling 1471. Our number may appear on your phone bill when you phone us.

The phone support service is by appointment and for women who want regular, ongoing phone support; usually from the same person. Initial contact is made through the helpline.

Email Support

You can contact us by email. This can be for support or for information. You can also arrange face to face appointments by email. We will not keep your email address in our address book. Your email will be deleted immediately after we have sent our reply. We aim to reply to emails within three working days. Follow this link to go to our contact us page to send us an email. Please note if you are saving sent emails on your computer then a record may be kept on it.

Training and Talks

Training and talks can be given to local organisations. If your organisation wants to know about our work and the issues we deal with please contact us.

How to contact us

If possible, it is better if the woman contacts us directly but we acknowledge that survivors sometimes prefer that someone makes a referral on their behalf.

Referrals

To make a referral, please complete the form which is available in two formats, click on the following links (download referral form (PDF) or download referral form (MS Word) ) and return it to Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis, or use the online form. If you have any questions please contact us by email or by telephone.

By phone

Our telephone number is 01296 392468 If you leave a message on our voice mail we will return your call as soon as possible and discretion is assured. Our phone number cannot be obtained by dialling 1471. Other organisations can signpost women to contact us.

By post

Write to the following address; PO Box 1058 Aylesbury Bucks HP20 9JZ

By email contact us form

If you contact us by email using our online form this is entered directly on the web. It does not leave a copy on the computer you are using. Please click here to use our contact form.

Using your email application

Please send an email to this address:support@avrc.org.uk

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