(10am to 3pm)


(2pm to 7.30pm)


(10am to 3pm)

about us

SAIL is a registered charity, established in 1992, based in Chesterfield. We offer free, specialist counselling for adults aged 18 and over in Derbyshire who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, incest or sexual violence.

Counselling is delivered in locations across the County.

All Counsellors are qualified or on placement from Universities and Colleges and have a deep understanding of the recovery journey.  Ongoing support and supervision is provided to ensure they are working to the highest professional standards.

SAIL works to the ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  If you would like more information about this - please ask.

We now have a free HELPLINE (0800 028 2678) open 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  We also now offer a drop-in service on those days which is available between 2pm and 3pm.


"Counselling has allowed me to stop punishing myself

for the abuse:  I realised I am not a bad person, not a victim but a survivor"

this for me?

"SAIL is the only place where I feel totally safe.  I feel that my counsellor is the only one who really understands how hard things are for me, how tormented I feel.  My counsellor listens without telling me what to do.  She and SAIL are my lifeline"

do i start?

"I found it hard to make the first call, I broke down and said I would have to call back - you were great and said that was fine."


SAIL actively promotes equal opportunties and is committed to building a service whereby everyone is valued regardless of their background.

If you have a disability or any specific needs then please do not hesitate to contact us, or ask an advocate or someone you trust to contact us on your behalf.  We will do our best to meet your requirements and listen to any needs or concerns








Please contact the office if you think

you would be able to offer your services

Are you a Counsellor Psychotherapist who is either:

  • Qualified and looking to gain specialist experience in complex trauma work and to increase your hours, or

  • Currently an in training counsellor, in your second year or beyond, and you have some client experience or other relevant experience.

Recent feedback from our volunteers:

We are looking for a minimum commitment of 12 months.  In return for your skills and commitment we offer:

  • A professional and supportive working environment

  • Opportunities to gain experience in specialist work with survivors or sexual abuse and trauma

  • Ongoing mentoring and monthly group supervision

  • Discounts or free places on specialist trauma training events

  • Access to a comprehensive specialist library

For further details and an application pack please email or call:

Elaine Eyre

T:  01246 556114

E:  elaine.eyre@sailderbyshire.org.uk

Contact Us


12 Soresby Street


S40 1JN


appointments line
Colour digital.png

Registered Charity Number : 1152263

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon