About Us

Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (SWCTS)
has been providing free counselling and psychotherapy services
to women across the city for over 28 years. We provide specialist
services for women who have been subject to abuse and trauma
as children or adults, including sexual abuse, rape, domestic
abuse, chronic neglect, emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking or torture.

An independent, free service

We particularly work with women who find it difficult to access other services, and access to
our service is by self-referral, although many of our clients are signposted to us by other
health and social care professionals, or by our community sector partners across the city.

A highly skilled and dedicated team

All of our staff and associates are fully qualified and experienced in working with trauma and
abuse survivors. They are all members of relevant professional bodies (BACP, UKCP, HCPC)
and receive clinical supervision and ongoing training and development. Our volunteer
therapists are either qualified and working towards accreditation or in the final years of
training on an accredited course. All receive regular clinical supervision.

Sharing our skills and raising awareness

We also disseminate our experience and knowledge of working with complex trauma
throughout Sheffield, by hosting volunteer and trainee therapists, and holding specialist
training events.