Sexual Assault Support Service
The Goldfield Womens Health Care Centre (GWHCC) now provides Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) and counselling to people who have been
sexually assaulted or sexually abused at some time in the past (there are no restrictions based on how long ago the assault or abuse took
SASS counsellors are experienced in providing counselling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault and sexual abuse.
In counselling, clients will meet face to face with a counsellor after they have first made contact with SASS by phone 08 90218266 or mob 0499167639 or interagency referral.
The counsellor will focus on the client’s feelings and emotional reactions and together with the client, explore strategies to help them to recover from the trauma and to feel in control of their lives. Clients will not be forced to talk about anything they do not want to talk about.
In counselling, clients can expect to:
- Be treated with dignity, respect and understanding
- Be believed
- Have an opportunity to express feelings and thoughts without being judged
- Receive accurate information
- Make decisions in their own time
- Communicate in their own language, with the help of an interpreter if required
A counselling session is usually 50 minutes to 1 hour in length. As a general guide, SASS can offer up to 10 counselling sessions per client, and there are no fees.