PARCS are now able to provide counselling for people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. We are able to work with women and men aged 18+ resident in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. To make a referral for counselling to our domestic abuse service call 023 9266 9513 during office hours. More information to follow soon.
What does PARCS offer?
PARCS is an organisation based within Portsmouth City that works with people who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives no matter how long ago.
PARCS provides free specialist counselling and psychotherapy to women and men, aged 13+ who are resident in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire and who have experienced any form of sexual violation at any time in their lives.
The charity delivers a number of outreach workshops (to young people, teachers and carers) covering the impact of sexual bullying, sexting, internet safety (delivering CEOP Ambassador training), the delay programme and developing empathy and listening skills. The Outreach Worker has also designed ‘bespoke’ workshops responding to the particular needs of individual schools using a variety of methods including art and drama. These workshops are delivered to all Portsmouth schools.
Counselling takes place at our confidential address in dedicated, well-resourced counselling rooms. PARCS is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing loop installed.
PARCS operate telephone support lines on the following days and time. Monday (1pm - 3pm), Wednesday and Friday (7pm - 9pm). The numbers are :- Womens line 023 9266 9511, Mens line 023 9266 9516.
To promote healthy relationships and alleviate the physical, emotional and mental distress associated with sexual abuse and interpersonal trauma through the provision of education, training, support and free therapy to women and men (aged 13 and above) resident in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
PARCS has a written Complaint Procedure and Equal Opportunities Statement.
The agency is a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Survivors Trust
PARCS adheres to local Safeguarding Children procedures.