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    Care and support.

    Counselling service for children and adult survivors of sexual abuse and rape




Free one to one specialist counselling




Advice and support from report to court




Free practical and emotional advice




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Winners: The Centre Charity of the Year 2017

The Centre is a training facility offering affordable and effective face to face management and communications training. Winning The Centre Charity of the Year 2017 means that we have been granted 24 days of complimentary training which is a wonderful gift to enable us to continue to grow and develop.

Winners: 2017 Social Care Awards: Best Sexual Abuse Therapy Provider 2017 - South East England

Family Matters were announced as winners of the Social Care Awards : Best Sexual Abuse Therapy Provider 2017. We are delighted to be recognised by this national organisation and are thankful that the hard work put in by all our staff for the charity has been recognised.

Nominated for: Kent Charity Awards Charity of the Year 2017, Care Sector. Winners announced March 2017

We are a finalist in the Care Sector of The Kent Charity Awards 2017, the aim of these awards is to showcase the hard work and perseverance that charities and voluntary groups undertake to make
the lives of others better. We are looking forward to the Award Ceremony in March where the winners will be announced.

Offering support for over 25 years

If you have been subjected to sexual abuse and rape, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Family Matters we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step. Established in 1990, we are a specialised charitable service and the largest provider of childhood sexual abuse and rape therapy in the country. Our work extends across 14 boroughs in Kent, Surrey and South East London and we help over 4000 people each year.

Here to help

The Family Matters counselling practice is supported by qualified professionals - specialists in the areas of childhood sexual abuse and rape. They are trained across a wide range of issues and disciplines to help those affected address their fears and identify a clear path towards resolution and healing. Our expertise is wide-ranging and covers physical abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, child protection, trauma, bereavement, self-esteem issues, and anger management. We also address how being vulnerable impacts on work related problems, sexuality issues and - where appropriate - related drug and alcohol problems.

Our work extends across

Kent, West Mercia and SE London

Call the office on

01474 536661

for general enquiries.


Call Helpline on

01474 537392

for support.