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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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Support for parents/carers

The Somerset Phoenix Team offer support specifically for parent/carers whose children are survivors of any type of sexual abuse. There is lots on offer to support you with the issues affecting you, your child and the rest of the family.

Anonymous parent/carer email support

One of our options available is the Somerset Phoenix anonymous email service for parents/carers whose child/young person has experienced sexual abuse. The email service hopes to offer, a safe supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings regarding the impact of trauma on you and your family.

Bookable drop in service 


Book in - One off slot  

This is a one off slot for those parents/carers wishing to access information on the impact of trauma and the effects on their wellbeing. After coming to this slot, sometimes the parent/carer may then be referred (of course this is their choice) to our other services or signposted to other organisations. 

Book in - Drop in service

Three times a month, term time only, there will be a drop in service held at different locations or over the phone. This is an opportunity for those parent/carers that have referred, or been referred, to this part of the service, to book a time for an individual therapeutic supportive slot with our counsellor. Parent/carer’s will be listened too and supported and may wish to talk through such subjects as, looking after themselves, parenting experiences and help with signposting and further information. The drop in, is an, as and when needed service and is not sessional counselling. 

Get support by following this link

Adult counselling

We offer 24 sessions term time only of individual counselling for those parent/carer’s that are ready for a therapeutic journey, the sessions are safe, parent led and may enable some of the emotional and parenting complexities that a parent/carer maybe experiencing to be thought about. 

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Therapeutic Parenting Support

Therapeutic parenting is different to other parenting support that other organisations may offer. It is a series of up to 6 sessions with a trained specialist support worker. They will work alongside you at your pace in a place that is comfortable for you to meet. It helps you understand how your child or young person’s brain is working, why they react and behave in a way that is different from their peers who aren't survivors of abuse, the ripples and impact of the abuse on them, you and your family, it can look at the relationship your child or young person had or still wants with the abuser, the grooming process, and ways to support your child and you going forward.

In order to access therapeutic parenting please complete the parent/carer form on our 'request for support' tab.


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