Stopping sexual abuse before it starts
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As the Specialist Treatment Organisation for Prevention of Sexual Offending, we work with those at risk of turning thought into action.
There are practically no NHS services available for people who have, or might, commit sexual offences. Access to professional support and help is limited and most therapists don’t want to work with these clients.
We believe prevention is better than cure, so StopSO provides specialist therapy to sex offenders and those who have yet to act on their ‘troubling thoughts’. We also work with families, helping them come to terms with being related to a sex offender.
StopSO aims to prevent harmful sexual behaviour through therapy. Anyone who is concerned about their thoughts or behaviour, or knows someone who is acting inappropriately, can ask for our help.
StopSO is a charity. We rely on funding from public and private sources to provide a vital service and prevent sexual abuse. If you would like to help StopSO financially, you can make a donation right here. Alternatively, please contact us for further information on how you can help.
If you’re an accredited therapist and willing to work with our client group, we’re keen to hear from you. You don’t need direct experience in this area as we can provide specialist training. You can also contact us if you would like to refer a client.
Anyone can attend our training which takes place in venues across the UK. We offer an early bird booking discount when training is booked more than one month in advance.
StopSO needs therapists, psychologists, doctors and other professionals willing and able to work with sex offenders and those at risk of offending to join our network. Our aim is to make it easier for this client group to access therapeutic support for themselves and their families.
Is therapy for you?
Therapy may be suitable for you when:
- Your thoughts are worrying and you need help dealing with them
- You worry that your behaviour may escalate
- You feel on the brink of committing a sexual offence
- Other people maybe at risk
- You are suffering from stress, low self-esteem, depression or isolation
- You are abusing alcohol and/or drugs in an attempt to cope
Whether you’re male or female, adult or adolescent, whether you’ve had bad experiences of therapy in the past and are reluctant to try again, please contact us.
StopSO therapists are trained to work with everyone in a non-judgmental way.