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Overview of Charity
Abuse can vary in duration, but the emotional scarring tends to last a lifetime and many problems don’t surface until later on in life. problems may arise in many forms such as mental health issues; unemployment; difficulty forming relationships, and drug and alcohol abuse. In effect, these people can easily drop out of our communities.
These psychological problems are often deeply ingrained. Currently the NHS will offer a set number of free counselling appointments and these often only scratch the surface. There is a huge demand for free longer-term support.
Dealing with the mental health side of the problem is vital. However, this will take time and there is a real need for these people to gain practical skills to deal with certain situations they often find themselves in. For example, one of our clients was trapped in an abusive relationship. The counselling and support we provided could help her cope but it was the skills, confidence and knowledge about how to leave a relationship like this that made the biggest impact in her life.
At Clean Slate, we aim to provide an integrated approach, we offer emotional support as well as practical skills and building confidence and self esteem we do this by:
Access to online self-help
24 hour support on WhatsApp
We have been supporting clients since 2009 and have gained a lot of experience.
The team at Clean Slate is hugely passionate about supporting our clients. Many have been abused personally and so can understand and empathise with what our clients have gone and are going through. Passion alone is not enough and we have a team made up of:
Qualified/part qualified Counsellors: offering formal counselling using Psychoanalytical/CBT/and person centered approach
Peer support: qualified listeners with a lived experience offering listening and support
Group Education and support: formal programmes offering a chance for survivors to meet others and form support bubbles and undertake a course of self discovery.
6 x Qualified Counsellors
16 x Trainee Counsellors
5 x Support Workers
We have volunteers in our team who have specialised in specific techniques such as:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mindfulness behavioural therapy
We aim to increase this in the next 2-5 years.
Progress is often slow with such complex emotional issues and takes time for results to be seen.
We saw more than 450 survivors last year who all received support or counselling. Here are some of the results.
Survivors getting back into paid work or volunteering.
Women leaving abusive relationships.
More men coming forward and accessing support
Many of our achievements are hard to box into a simple statistic. Small steps like the relief given by being believed should never be underestimated on the road to progress.