Survivors Alliance North Devon

Why You Should Come To S A N D

It’s not really that long ago that psychotherapy and counselling were viewed as something that should be kept a secret.

But times have, thankfully, changed. More and more of us are benefiting from this useful tool for mental and emotional wellbeing.

  • Therapy can help you find ways to manage and move forward
  • Therapy can help relieve the feelings of anxiety
  • Therapy can target the triggers of addictive behaviours
  • Therapy helps you gain self-confidence
  • Therapy can provide greater balance and harmony in life.

What We Do

Specialist counselling service for adults who have suffered
from sexual abuse or rape and their non-offending family members.

Counselling Service

We are set up to provide a quality specialist service in North Devon for any adult who identifies with being a survivor or victim of sexual abuse or rape.

Men's Group

The male peer group meets every other Thursday evening in our Barnstaple office.
Please contact Russell on 07773 151080 to leave a message, or email

Women's Group

The women’s peer group will be starting shortly, please email or phone Karen to express an interest on 07763 617693 to leave a message.


If you and your partner are experiencing relationship difficulties as a result of sexual abuse and/or rape then you can access short-term solution-focussed couple therapy with us.
This will consist of 6 – 8 sessions and will be the low cost of £30.00 for each hourly session.
Please email or phone Karen to express an interest on 07763 617693 or leave a message, using

The Team

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Karen Black

SAND Founder and CEO

Josie Devi-Knight

Managing Director

Russell Dawson


Richard Mercer


Gemma Trace


Lyn Oakley


Caitlin Cronin

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Useful Links

Survivors Trust
Male Survivors Partnership


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