Referral Criteria

Important - please read before continuing

It is important to be as accurate as possible. We use the information provided to make an initial assessment of the client’s needs. We also use this information to ascertain whether it is currently safe for the client to engage in trauma therapy. If inaccurate information is provided, or important details omitted which later come to light, this may result in us having to withdraw support. Wherever possible information will not be shared without consent, except for safeguarding purposes.

Below are our criteria for referral. You must be able to answer ‘yes’ to all of the following to be considered for therapy. If referring from an external agency / organisation, ‘they’ refers to your client.


  • You/they live in Lancashire
  • You/they are not actively involved in therapy elsewhere
  • They have some understanding of the referral to Trust House and have expressed a wish to engage in therapy (professional referral only)
  • You/they have a reasonably safe home life. There are no significant concerns for wellbeing outside of the need for this referral
  • You/they have some coping strategies to support them during therapy
  • You/they are stable with regard to coping mechanisms such as alcohol or drug use
  • You/they feel reasonably safe within yourself/themselves and have not made an attempt on your/their life within the last 3 months
  • You/they have not been an in-patient at a hospital for your/their mental health within the last 3 months
  • You/they can commit to 1 session a week for 10 – 14 weeks
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