SiT is a support centre for men and women (eighteen+) who have experienced any form of sexual abuse in their childhood.

What is SiT?

Survivors in Transition (SiT) was started as a voluntary organisation back in 2009 to address the lack of specialist support available in Suffolk for adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA).

SiT started out by offering a coffee morning for survivors to come together and share experiences and support one another and has grown and developed steadily, responding to user identified need.

We became a registered charity in November 2011. We now offer 5 targeted group sessions per week, telephone, email and online support as well as a specialist counselling and therapy service – currently delivered by a number volunteers and one paid member of staff.

The few years with the Savile scandal, and other high profile cases of historic abuse has seen unprecedented demand on our service.

Our Aims

SiT support male and female adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Violence and Exploitation in Suffolk and further afield. Breaking the cycle of abuse that exists in families and safeguarding future generations from sexual abuse is our ultimate objective. We aim to empower survivors to take control of their lives and cope better with the daily effects the abuse has left them with.

We aim to provide the kind of support that is right for each individual who makes contact with us, we take into account personal circumstances to assure that the individual is treated – not just the problem. We achieve these aims by offering a wide means of contact so that people can contact us in whatever medium they feel comfortable with. We spend time listening so that we can provide the best support in a non-judgmental, welcoming and safe environment.

Who We Are

SiT was founded by Clare Wilson and Fiona Ellis. Clare now volunteers as the nominated Safeguarding and Child Protection lead and Fiona runs the organisation from day to day.

We are governed and accountable to a Board of Trustees who meet quarterly. Our group sessions are run by willing and committed volunteers and supervised student placements with the input of qualified counsellors and therapists.

Our 1:1 counselling, therapy and pre counselling sessions are delivered by qualified counsellors and therapists and supervised student placements.

What We Can Offer You

  • Listening service
  • Information, advice and guidance and referrals to other specialist organisations
  • Counselling readiness sessions and ore counselling framework (Hold Fast)
  • Individual counselling and therapy
  • Individual support plans (practical and emotional support)
  • Group support sessions for men and women
  • Peer support sessions
  • Family work
  • Phone and online counselling
What to expect

Contact SiT


Our Sessions - We offer a number of facilitated group and drop in sessions throughout the week as well as 1:1 counselling - please email for more details.

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Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

9.30am to 4pm Office open, phone support available

11am to 1pm “Evolve Women’s Session” @ 84 Fore Street

Structured, facilitated group session for women – by referral

 

 

 

9.30am to 4pm Office open, phone support available

10am-1pm “First Steps” @ 84 Fore Street

Welcoming open session for men or women coming to SiT for the first time. Feel free to drop by without an appointment and speak with one of our support workers or get more information about how we can support you.

1pm – 3pm Art Therapy Group by referral

Hold Fast Groups – by referral

 

 

 

 

9.30am to 4pm Office open, phone support available

11am – 12.30am SiT Cafe

Peer support and meet other survivors, invitation following assessment . Come along for the first time and a support worker will complete a referral with you and arrange an assessment to establish if this is right for you. Support worker on hand if required.

Survivors (16)

 

9.30am to 4.00pm Office open, phone support available

Yoga & Relaxation with Katherine 10-11 am, give us a ring at the office if you’d like to attend

 

 

 

9.30am to 12.30pm Office open, phone and telephone support available

10.30 Men’s Group – by referral

Facilitated group therapy session – by referral