Family Matters

Family Matters

Charity information

Family Matters

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.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    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.

  • Aims

    Family Matters aims to:

    • To provide a safe and confidential environment in which to explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviour affecting your life.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1019861

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01474 536661

    Address: 13 Wrotham Road DA11 0PA

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