First Light – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Therapeutic Services

First Light – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Therapeutic Services offer counselling for male and female survivors of sexual assault/abuse.

First Light provide therapeutic support to children and young people and adults living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by domestic abuse and / or sexual violence.

This therapeutic support is provided on a one-to-one, group, and face-to-face basis and is delivered Monday to Friday, at a time and place to suit a client’s needs. It is particularly suited to adults, young people and children who are unable to attend a Recovery Programme.

Referrals into all aspects of the service should be made by:

Types of support

We provide trauma informed counselling sessions which are delivered by a qualified and experienced counsellors. Therapeutic interventions can include play therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, child psychotherapy, family therapy and therapeutic group-work.

Initial assessment

Before any therapy can begin, a client or their parent is asked to take part in a telephone therapeutic assessment. Assessments are conducted by qualified and experienced counsellors who assess individuals and families to determine their eligibility for therapy. Following assessment, we may identify that a client might not be quite ready for therapy or that therapy is not suitable for the client. In this instance, we may signpost a client to another more suitable service.


We provide therapy in geographical locations throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We work in partnership with Outlook Southwest and Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust to deliver the therapeutic service.  We provide therapy to individuals aged 5 or over who are affected by domestic abuse and/or sexual violence. There is no upper age limit. Referrals can be made by the client themselves, or by a professional on their behalf.

Gender: Women, Men & Children

Age: All

Location: Various locations in Cornwall

Case type: Recent

“First Light is independent of any agency so you do not have to worry about the Police or any other organisation or person (including your loved ones) finding out about your abuse or assault. Neither do you have to have first reported to the Police to access our services. Our staff will treat anything you say to them in confidence.  There are a number of circumstances when the law requires us to share information without your consent.  Wherever possible, we will inform you when we do.”

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors, Qualified Counsellors and Volunteers

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0300 777 4777

First Light
Helford House
Truro Business Park

Opening Hours

By appointment only – please note that therapeutic services are not delivered from this location. Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00