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We are delighted to announce Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) has merged with Family Action. PARCS promotes healthy relationships and alleviates the physical, emotional and psychological distress associated with interpersonal trauma including rape and sexual abuse/exploitation. The service aims to:

  • Relieve the suffering, illness and distress of survivors whenever occurring
  • Promote the education and research into the effect on survivors and significant others

What we do

  • Specialist counselling and psychotherapy for survivors of sexual and/or domestic abuse
  • Counselling for parents, carers and family members
  • Helplines
  • Emotional Telephone Support
  • Specialist support groups
  • Training, consultation and clinical supervision
  • Awareness and prevention services
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy for children and young people
  • Services to support young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

Who is the service for

We work across with all genders and ages across Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire.

Adult perpetrators of sexual offenses are unable to access our services, in the event of a disclosure we will signpost to more appropriate services.

How to access the service

Visit for more information and to access support.