Services

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You are not alone. SOS is run by survivors, for survivors. We have been there, seen it, done it and are here for you.

So, if you are interested in any of our services, need more information or simply need someone to talk to, get in touch now!

We know how important anonymity and data security is and can promise you that we will treat you with respect and not share your information, unless we believe you are in immediate risk to yourself or others.

Our Services to You

Complex Trauma​

Complex Trauma otherwise known as Complex PTSD, describes the long-term emotional, physical and mental side-effects of prolonged traumatic events.

The symptoms of childhood sexual abuse are varied and no one individual’s experience is the same.

Complex Trauma Therapy

Our core service is Complex Trauma Therapy, which helps survivors process past trauma and deal with the impact of abuse. Therapy will help survivors feel safe in the world, regulate their emotions, manage flashbacks and build self-esteem.

Each client is placed firmly in control of their own therapy and works with their therapist to develop a plan that suits them.

If you would like to register for therapy, click below!

Our Therapists

Our therapists are handpicked for their breadth and depth of knowledge, experience and qualifications. They treat each client as a unique individual and together, develop a tailored treatment plan with each client.

Our therapists adopt an integrative approach to treatment, drawing on a range of therapies best suited to the client.

Supporting Services

SOS are known for the quality of our therapy and the real difference we make to survivors’ lives. We are firmly commited to maintaining high standards in support for male survivors and therefore remain focussed on what we do best. As such, we have not expanded into other areas and our additional services simply address the wider needs of survivors outside of the therapy room.

Advocacy Work

Our Advocacy Service helps survivors find their voice and express their wishes. We provide support in many areas, from filling in forms, to navigating the legal system.

Whether you need support in reporting your abuse, need help and encouragement to get out the house, or simply need someone to contact your GP, get in touch to see how we can help.

Community Outreach

Stigma surrounding child abuse still pervades society and prevents many survivors coming forward for help. Our Outreach Program revolves around community engagement and education. From schools to minority groups, we strive to engage, educate and understand the barriers that prevent individuals coming forward for help.

Ultimately, we want to educate and inform, break down barriers and eradicate stigma, and provide survivors with clear routes to support.

Family Support

Family members and friends face a very challenging time when they find out about a loved-one’s abuse. The confusion and emotional distress can be overwhelming. They want to help, but don’t know how.

Our Family Support Service provides the emotional support and guidance needed to help family members and friends develop the knowledge and skills to best support their loved-one.

Support outside the therapy room is vital. When those closest to the survivor can understand their needs and provide proper support, the recovery process is accelerated and broken relationships can be mended. If you are concerned about a family member, friend or colleague, get in touch now.

Peer Support Group

Our peer-to-peer group provides ongoing support for those who have progressed through therapy. The group is a sanctuary, a safe place, where survivors can meet up with others who simply ‘get you’ and understand.

Meeting every fortnight, the group is the ideal place to share experiences and gain valuable insights and advice. You can say as much or as little as you like and no-one is expected to talk unless they want to.

Group members come from all walks of life and very few topics are off limits. Whether you want to talk football, pass on that hilarious joke you heard, or dig deep into your abuse, you will be at home in group.

Speak Out Scotland

Contact Details

Registered Charity

Speak Out Scotland [SCIO] is a Scottish Charity, SC048280, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)