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Bee programme

This is a group programme for partners, family members or carers of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

It is designed to teach new ways to support your person/family member/client.​

You will learn to support yourself better and recognise you are not on your own.​

Once you have completed this programme, we believe you will have a better understanding and will feel like you can support both them and yourself better.  ​

This is a psycho-educational programme, which will give you all the tools and the knowledge to help support your person and yourself.

If you would like to join the next programme, please email [email protected] to request a referral form

Hold Firm

This program is designed to reinforce the work you have done on stabilisation and self-esteem (Hold Fast) and give you a platform to assess the tools you have and the work you feel you need to do next.

It is split into five sections to be completed by you prior to the 2 sessions booked with the facilitator. Each section has been designed to focus on a specific area and can therefore be used as a guide to splitting up the time you take to fill it in. This should be done considering the same issues as when you engage in remote working, for example having somewhere private and safe to fill it in and the time to dedicated to it. The difference being that this can work around your schedule and whenever is best for you. We would encourage you to take breaks between each section to prevent overwhelm and allow you time to process the information.  

The reflection points throughout are designed to encourage you to think more in depth about the purpose of each task and begin to recognise your own positions and opinions on them. There is a space at the end of the program in which you can process and record these reflections in whichever way you see fit.  

This program is a resource for you to take forward as you move onto your next steps and any element of this including the reflection points can be used as a review tool going forward to help reinforce the work you have already done when you need that recognition.  

Butterfly programme

'All things considered I think I am probably the last person to attend a group but I can say without a doubt I have processed and healed because of this programme'

The Butterfly Programme is a 9 week therapeutic group programme for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It was originally designed and implemented for women, but in 2011 we developed a male version of the programme (called the IT Programme, now Phoenix Programme) driven by demand. The programme works to a specific and proven framework to assist survivors in healing from the complex trauma of sexual abuse in childhood.

The Butterfly Programme draws its therapeutic methods from such theories as Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strengths Based Theory, Systemic Therapies, Brief Therapy, and Positivism. There is a distinct focus on trauma recovery and the programme is trauma-informed in that it:

  • Realises the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery
  • Recognises the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the programme
  • Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization

'The best thing about this group is knowing you are not alone anymore'

Referral onto the Butterfly programme can be discussed with a support practitioner and we strongly recommend that Hold Fast is completed beforehand.


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