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Supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse

We are a UK based charity that supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse of all ages and genders. We offer a national helpline and a counselling team based in Sussex, England.

Contact our helplines

  • Freephone: 0808 802 0808

  • Text: 07717 989 022

Unlocking the past, surviving the present, reclaiming the future

“Lifecentre is the only place that I feel I can be honest and I don’t have to pretend to be alright.”


It is estimated that approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men have experienced some kind of unwanted sexual experience. If this is you or someone you care about, we can help. Our services are available to male and female survivors of all ages and their close supporters.

We appreciate how difficult it can be to talk about rape or sexual abuse and to know where to turn to for help. We are here to listen, not judge, and to provide a safe, supportive space for you as you take steps on your journey towards healing and rebuilding your life.


Interested in working for Lifecentre? We are now recruiting – see here for more details

Read about How we work

How we can help

  • Counselling

    Our number one purpose is to provide therapeutic services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their close supporters.

    Lifecentre counselling and support is client led – we listen to the priorities of each individual and tailor the counselling around your personal needs and goals.

    Find out more
  • Helplines

    Lifecentre’s telephone and text helplines can be a significant way to start or continue your journey of working through what has happened to you.

    We have a team of dedicated and trained support staff that you can talk to in confidence.

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  • Information & Resources

    Our website provides information for victims of sexual trauma, including understanding sexual abuse, dealing with its effects, and reporting to the police.

    We also list helpful resources, including books and websites, for survivors of rape and sexual abuse or their supporters.

    Find out more

Stories of Hope

We’ve helped hundreds of people from all walks of life to work through what happened to them. Some of those we have worked with have chosen to share their story of healing and recovery.

Read our Survivors’ Stories