Why Therapy Is Needed
Harmful sexual behaviour does not occur in isolation, but is instead just one manifestation of the multiple and complex needs of the young people referred to SWAAY. In line with best practice, and to provide the young people with the best chances of treatment completion and effectiveness, we employ a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This holistic approach enables the young people to process their own trauma experiences, develop their resilience, gain insight into their own risk factors and develop the protective factors required for safe and happy future.
Our therapy helps our young people address past traumas, manage their emotional and psychological difficulties and regulate their behaviour so they can enjoy a brighter future. The SWAAY therapy programme has developed over the past 20 years and comprises a mix of individual and group therapy delivered by our qualified psychologists and therapists.