STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service

STARS Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service is free and confidential. It provides practical and emotional support, information and guidance to anyone who lives, works or studies in Dorset and who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.

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Counselling Service

STARS Counselling service provides one to one, trauma informed counselling, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at anytime in their life.

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Children and Young People Service

At STARS we provide a dedicated counselling and a specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service for Children and Young People in Dorset who have experienced sexual violence. All our Children and Young People's ISVAs and counsellors have been specifically trained to work with children.

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Telephone Support Line

Our Telephone Support Line number is 01202 308855. The Support Line provides listening support to anyone who has been affected by sexual trauma.

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Our impact

4338

The number of people supported across all our services in 2021

1497

The number of new referrals into STARS Dorset in 2021 

623

The number of adults supported via our Help Line

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  • Training Event: Neuropsychology and Neurodiversity in Counselling

    Training with Dr Shanti Shanker Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University. This training will explore the concept of neurodiversity and how to integrate neuroscience into counselling practice. Read more

  • Skydive for STARS Dorset

    Have you always wanted to do a Sky Dive but never quite had the opportunity or perhaps the reason to do? Now might be your chance! We are looking for some brave fundraisers to join us on the Friday 14th July 2023 at Go Sky Dive near Salisbury and help raise vital funds for the charity. Read more