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The RASAC team are all committed to providing a quality service to all those we see from the office team through to the the highly qualified counsellors many of whom have years of experience in counselling victims and survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence. They have all undergone specialist training and continue to update their knowledge and practices, and some have specialist qualifications and are working towards higher counselling qualifications. Many of the team at RASAC are survivors themselves.
Steve manages RASAC services. Steve joined RASAC in 2015 having worked for many years in Child Protection and working with Vulnerable Adults.
As a survivor himself he is aware of the issues and the importance of promoting and providing good quality counselling as part of the healing process.
Wajda joined RASAC in 2016 as our administrator and is usually the voice you will hear if you call RASAC and was previously a volunteer with the Samaritans.
Wajda is usually in the office Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri 9.30-3.30.
Susan has been with RASAC since 2003 and undertakes most of the Under-18s assessments as well being one of the counselling team.
Susan has a Diploma in Children and Adolescent counselling and has also worked with Adult survivors.
Heidi has a background in working with troubled teenagers including dealing with abusive relationships.
Heidi is an experienced counsellor and joined RASAC in 2016, and works with both Adults and as part of the Under-18s service.
Julie has been with RASAC since 2003 and has a huge amount of experience over many years of counselling adult survivors.
Julie volunteers in the evenings twice a week.
Andy has been with RASAC since 2014 providing specialist counselling for many adult survivors.
Andy is one of our valued male counsellors. Andy previously worked as a counsellor at the local University dealing with student related welfare issues.
Jim is one of the RASAC assessors as well as an adult counsellor and volunteers two days a week at RASAC.
Jim previously worked as a teacher and also ran a walking adventure holidays.
Ruth joined RASAC in 2016 and has been a counsellor for many years.
Ruth volunteers twice a week in the daytime. Ruth also has other various charitable roles across the area.
Cherrill joined RASAC in 2017. Cherrill works with adult survivors and volunteers twice a week with RASAC.
Cherrill used to work as a local teacher before she retired.
Marianne is RASAC’s main supervisor and provides all the counsellors with one to one and group support each month. Marianne also undertakes some of the initial adult assessments for RASAC.
Marianne previously worked as a counselling supervisor in colleges before joining RASAC and has been a volunteer counsellor in sexual violence and sexual abuse.
Amanda joined us in 2017. Amanda is working towards BA (Hons) in Integrative and Humanistic counselling degree.
Amanda is an experienced counsellor and works with adult survivors twice a week in the daytime.
Caroline joined us in 2017. She has a BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling and is an experienced counsellor having worked specifically with Under 25’s in her role at No Limits.
Caroline has experience of working with victims of sexual violence and child protection from her work within public services. She also now provides Animal Assisted Therapy as well as working with our STEPS service.
Leita joined RASAC in May 2018 and has a BA (Hons) in Person Centred counselling.
Leita has a lot of experience of counselling loss and trauma, and has also begun working on our STEPS service in addition to her regular role as a counsellor with us, she usually works with us on Thursdays.
Catrine rejoined RASAC in November 2018 having previously been a RASAC counsellor back in 2014.
Catrine is a qualified, experienced, and trained Holistic and Humanistic Therapist adopting a Transactional Analysis practice model as part of her therapeutic intervention.
Bev joined RASAC in May 2019 and will be working on our new STEPS support programme, she has been working as a rape crisis counsellor for the last three years.
Bev is has a qualified person centred counsellor and is currently working towards a BA (Hons) in Integrative and Humanistic counselling.
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