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Cambridge GP raises over £200 busking

Cambridge-based GP, Dr Orla McGuinness together with three fellow fiddlers and a guitarist raised £210 busking in central Cambridge last Saturday. The quintet played Irish music for a foot-tapping two hours, entertaining the numerous shoppers in Petty Cury. Huge thanks to the musicians and to all those who supported them. All money raised with go… Read More »

Make a difference – become a Trustee

  The Board of Trustees determines policy and sets the strategic direction for CHOICES. It oversees the management of the services offered with the Trustees acting as guardians of charity. The Board meets six times a year for two hours. Attendance at every meeting is not mandatory. If you have skills in a specific area, such… Read More »

A Survivor’s experience of counselling

When I started CHOICES’ counselling, I found it extremely distressing, the first couple of months made me feel so awful mentally and physically, I almost gave up several times. It was not only hard to try to begin to talk about my childhood, but even harder to a complete stranger whom I felt was distant… Read More »

The Survivor’s Blog

Continuing with my blog on my own personal journey of survival, I find it is important to remember one main thing: it was never your fault. No matter the severity of what happened or how long it continued, be it once or, in my case, over many years, being a child at the time, does… Read More »

CHOICES CSA training – Cambridge dates 2017

Our well-known training on “Understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse” will run in Cambridge on 13th/20th May, 10th/17th June and 1st/8th July. For more information click here

CSA training in Peterborough 2017

CHOICES’ six day experiential training course on Understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse will run in Peterborough on 28th January, 4th/25th February and 4th/18th/25th March 2017. To apply for a place please use the booking form or contact us for more information at

A Survivor’s Blog, continued…

Although everyone’s journey is different coming from different experiences and moving on to much better and much more positive experiences, I think we all reach the same point along the way: for me, reaching a point where I could not continue feeling trapped and claustrophobic with the “secret” that I had to keep, acting as… Read More »

A Survivor’s Blog

Hi, I am a survivor of childhood psycho sexual abuse and I would like to share my story to help others regain the confidence to face the world again.  Between the ages of 7 to 14, I was sexually abused on a weekly basis by my father.   Since then, I have been through a lot… Read More »

CHOICES extends its counselling service to Peterborough and Fenland

CHOICES counselling service is now available to Cambridgeshire residents in Peterborough and Fenland with sessions available in Peterborough, Wisbech and March. Clients can self-refer. Contact us via the website or phone us on 01223 358149.