Over 90% of sexually abused children were abused by someone they knew.

Domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime.

Approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped in England and Wales every year; that’s roughly 11 rapes (of adults alone) every hour.

25% of people in the LGBT+ community will experience violent or threatening relationships.

You do not need to feel alone. Help is out there.

The one-to-one counselling offered by ROTHACS can make a big difference – our clients tell us so!

It is no exaggeration to say that the work of ROTHACS is both life changing and indeed lifesaving – Rotherham MP Sarah Champion

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We provide FREE specialist counselling to adults and young people over 13, of any gender, who have experienced abuse at any time in their life.

You can refer yourself to our service and you can be referred from other agencies. If you need to contact us, please call in confidence on 01709 835482 or email info@rothacs.org.uk.

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Service updates:

Due to continuing high demand for our general counselling services, our waiting list is still suspended for referrals from most third parties

If you feel your client needs support please advise them to contact their GP, IAPT, or view our resources page for alternative services.

The only Rothacs services which will continue to accept NEW referrals from third parties are:

  1. Counselling for young people aged 18 and under
  2. Clients referred to us through the Trauma Resilience Service referral pathway

Rothacs has introduced a new pre-counselling service offering more choice and support to adults.

Pre-counselling helps people prepare for what can sometimes be a difficult journey once counselling begins.

All adults referred into the counselling service will be offered the choice of:

Pre-therapy course

This six-week course consisting of weekly two-hour sessions will enable you to learn and develop tools to manage trauma symptoms such as anxiety, anger, and low confidence.


Recovery at Rothacs

This online programme has been developed by a survivor of sexual violence, for survivors.  It provides you with information, tools, and techniques to help you avoid self-blame, feel more in control, and create empowering rituals for yourself. This programme has three modules, with five 20-minute lessons in each one. Each lesson is available as a video, audio file, or transcript, with a downloadable workbook for each module so you can record your thoughts as you go.

Once you have completed your pre-counselling you will continue to group therapy or one-to-one therapy. For further information on our counselling service, please visit out services page.

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See what our clients say about us…

“Without counselling, I wouldn’t be here”

“It is the first service that I have been where I have begun to feel confident that I can be myself, and not had to trim myself to fit in. I can be honest and am not judged….”

“Counselling has made me find my true self again, which makes me feel amazing”

Support Agencies & Helplines

If you need to talk to someone about any form of sexual or domestic abuse, you’ll find a wide range of support agencies and helplines available for you to contact.

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ROTHACS Leaflets

We have information leaflets and posters available for local organisations to promote our counselling services.

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If you ever need to contact us…

Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service,
38 Moorgate Road,
Rotherham, S60 2AG

01709 835482


Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service

Specialist counselling service for men, women and young people who have experienced, rape, sexual and domestic abuse including childhood sexual exploitation.

38 Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2AG

Telephone: 01709 835482

CIO Charity Registration Number: 1175142

Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service.
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