Why do I feel guilty?

Many people who’ve been sexually assaulted feel in some way to blame for the assault.  This is a normal reaction - we all seek to rationalise what has happened to us in many different circumstances and worry that we are somehow responsible for other people’s actions.  However, it is only ever the perpetrator or rapist who is to blame for what they have done.  They chose to assault you and only they are responsible for this choice.  If you need support with any of the feelings you have about being assaulted we can offer this.  We can also refer you to a counsellor if you prefer.