Portsmouth Abuse + Rape Counselling Service


PARCS is an organisation based within Portsmouth City that works with people who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives no matter how long ago.

PARCS provides free specialist counselling and psychotherapy to women and men, aged 5+ who are resident in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire and who have experienced any form of sexual violation at any time in their lives.

Clients can refer by calling 02392 669513 or emailing admin@parcs.org.uk.

PARCS will ask you for some basic information including how best to make contact with you. They will also notify you of any waiting list times and any additional services PARCS may provide you with or signpost onto.





Womens Helpline • 023 9266 9511

Mens Helpline • 023 9266 9516

Lines open Monday 1pm – 3pm, Wednesday and Friday 7pm – 10pm

(There is an answer machine outside of these hours.)

The support lines also provide support and information to friends, partners, family and professionals.

The support line team can offer support in relation to the difficult feelings commonly associated with sexual abuse, whether recent or historical.

The team can also provide information about other relevant services if required.