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CLEAR Gain National Accreditation

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Laura Barnes
3 November 2023
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CLEAR is a Cornish charity that supports children and adults harmed by abuse and other emotional trauma. It has gained national accreditation for the whole of its counselling and therapy services. This comes from the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists ( CLEAR is the only BACP accredited all-age service in the whole of Cornwall and Devon.

Carolyn Webster, CLEAR CEO, said: “We are so proud of this achievement. Our Children and Young People therapy service has been accredited for over 8 years and we couldn’t be more pleased that our adult service has also been recognised in the same way. The work we do to support adults affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence and adults who self-harm provides a much-needed service across the county”

Sue Brown, CLEAR Chair of Trustees, said: “The Board of Trustees are delighted that all of CLEAR’s therapy and counselling work is now fully accredited by the BACP. It is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of everyone who is involved with the charity”

BACP accreditation is a reflection of CLEAR’s commitment to ensuring the quality of its counselling and psychotherapy services, raising standards and protecting the public. It is the result of BACP’s independent assessment that is kept under regular review to ensure that standards are maintained.


CLEAR is a Cornwall based charity with a vision for a community safe and free from abuse, with the opportunity to flourish after trauma. What we do makes a difference. From 1-2-1 therapy for people of all ages, to training and professional development, we are focused on delivering our mission to help children and adults of all ages to heal from abuse and other emotional trauma, and to prevent abuse from occurring.

CLEAR is accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. In addition, CLEAR’s therapists and counsellors are trained, qualified and registered with the appropriate governing body, such as the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

CLEAR for Children

Our 1-2-1 therapy for children aged 0-17 offers a range of trauma focused and creative therapies. Details of these are on our website. We also provide psychoeducation and therapeutic parenting support for parents / carers to help them support their children through and beyond therapy.

CLEAR for Adults

We provide a range of 1-2-1 counselling and therapy for adults affected by sexual abuse, sexual violence, and traumatic crime. This may have occurred at any point in their lives. Our Hope for Harm service provides counselling for adults who self-harm.

CLEAR for Learning

We deliver a range of courses and workshops that build understanding of mental health, trauma and abuse. These are tailored to different audiences and include L3 Safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid, Bystander Training, Peer Support Training, Positive Relationships and Emotional Wellbeing, and Understanding Self-Harm.

We play an important role in developing the future workforce including our fully accredited L5 Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People, and our CPD endorsed Supporting Adults Harmed by Sexual Abuse and Relational Trauma.

CLEAR for Business

CLEAR for Business helps employers to support workforce wellbeing and employee engagement, promoting increased attendance, productivity, and staff retention. There is a broad menu of support including training, resources, policy development, 1-2-1 confidential counselling for individual employees, and critical incident support.

CLEAR for Giving

The demand for our services outstrips our current resources. People wanting help raise funds for CLEAR can get in touch through [email protected] or via our website.

CLEAR at 8Cathedral Lane, Truro

8 Cathedral Lane includes facilities for training and counselling, a charity shop selling preloved items and handcrafts and a space for community and creative workshops supporting positive mental health and wellbeing.