Our specialist skills are specific for healing abuse survivors

Decus is a non-profit, specialist abuse healing service based at Woodall in South Yorkshire. We provide a highly personal and abuse-specific therapeutic intervention that supports survivors' with their unique healing process. Our specialist skills and knowledge enable us to gain access to the deepest held hurt and pain that became trapped within the body. We work with a combination of ancient techniques and Universal energy, including other healing modalities, to deliver a bespoke and highly effective healing therapy.

Our specialist abuse healing service focuses on what the body remembers to facilitate healing both the physical and emotional bodies and mend the hidden damage without relying on disclosure, memory triggers, or working through emotions surrounding the traumatic events. We can work in tandem or separately from specialist counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, etc. so that it enhances improvements to holistic wellbeing.

We support adult survivors who are ready to rebuild their lives following abuse in childhood or domestic abuse. Our particular specialism is in facilitating healing for sexual abuse survivors' to let go of the peripheral and deeply held hurt and pain that influences their symptoms. It is important to us to gain a trustworthy therapeutic relationship with each person that accesses our specialist abuse healing service.

Click here to find out more about our specialist abuse healing service and the choice of healing therapy sessions, including our unique Abuse Healing Package.

Our mission

1. To provide specialist abuse healing service to survivors

a) Decus is dedicated to providing specialist abuse healing to adult survivors. To facilitate their recovery from the deepest held emotion left behind after abuse. To deliver a powerful and alternative healing route in-person and online that enables key turning points in each survivor's uniquely personal recovery process. Every person is treated with the utmost respect, decency and integrity throughout their healing sessions, regardless of their background, ethnicity, religion or LGBT+.

b) We have unique skills and knowledge of ancient healing modalities that offer a therapeutic difference. They intend to provide a solution to an age-old problem so that survivors no longer have to live with the life-long consequences of abuse that had a detrimental impact on wellbeing. Also, to provide highly personalised and bespoke healing that incorporates canine-assisted healing to maximise the beneficial outcomes.

2. Helping to change how society deals with abuse

Our long-term aim is to help change how abuse is dealt with in society. We intend to do this with three approaches.

i) Our innovative Specialist Abuse Healing Package is designed specifically for adult abuse survivors. A longer-term aim of ours is to provide specialist abuse healing to aid the recovery of sexually abused children and the abused dogs via our specifically designed healing programmes.

ii) To help de-stigmatise and remove barriers that potentially stop survivors from accessing the necessary alternative therapies to support their recovery. We do this by sharing ancient healing wisdom and creativity through the Decus blog, articles, self-help books and Lost Dog Art.

iii) To help survivors get the justice they deserve through sharing ancient wisdom about forensics and medical diagnostic techniques.

Kind words and testimonials from survivors

IT’S WAY BEYOND REIKI HEALING!

Linda is a brilliant healer. The way she uses healing energy and intuition is nothing like I've experienced before. It is way beyond what I have experienced before with Reiki healing! Her ability is multi-faceted and very talented. I cannot begin to describe how she has helped me to let go. I will be forever grateful for all that she has done for me.

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2020-05-28T13:52:30+01:00
Linda is a brilliant healer. The way she uses healing energy and intuition is nothing like I've experienced before. It is way beyond what I have experienced before with Reiki healing! Her ability is multi-faceted and very talented. I cannot begin to describe how she has helped me to let go. I will be forever grateful for all that she has done for me.

Reassured me all the way

I wasn't sure if this service was for me but how wrong I was. I felt a big difference inside like a massive weight lifted from me. Linda's support and advice are second to none. And she reassured me all the way through my journey with her and beyond. If I could give one piece of advice to anyone that's experienced abuse, it would be to try this therapy. It's amazing!

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2020-05-28T14:17:15+01:00
I wasn't sure if this service was for me but how wrong I was. I felt a big difference inside like a massive weight lifted from me. Linda's support and advice are second to none. And she reassured me all the way through my journey with her and beyond. If I could give one piece of advice to anyone that's experienced abuse, it would be to try this therapy. It's amazing!

Calm, caring and professional

Linda is an excellent therapist, very welcoming, calm, caring and professional. She puts you at your ease straight away, spends time to get to know you as a person, listens to how you are feeling and adapts the healing therapy accordingly. I have had several sessions and find them relaxing and beneficial both for relief from ongoing problems and in de-stressing. I would highly recommend Linda.

-Patricia

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2020-05-28T13:22:01+01:00

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Linda is an excellent therapist, very welcoming, calm, caring and professional. She puts you at your ease straight away, spends time to get to know you as a person, listens to how you are feeling and adapts the healing therapy accordingly. I have had several sessions and find them relaxing and beneficial both for relief from ongoing problems and in de-stressing. I would highly recommend Linda. -Patricia

Invaluable emotional support

Just a thank you for all of the support you have given me. You have always been there to help with any problems but your emotional support recently has been invaluable. You have helped me feel stronger and more in control of the things that have been happening.

-Kay
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2020-05-28T13:00:31+01:00
Just a thank you for all of the support you have given me. You have always been there to help with any problems but your emotional support recently has been invaluable. You have helped me feel stronger and more in control of the things that have been happening. -Kay

Highly recommended!

Professional service. Attentive, but not intrusive. Explained fully the procedure that was going to take place. And in my case, truly life-changing. I would highly recommend!

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2020-06-01T20:49:58+01:00
Professional service. Attentive, but not intrusive. Explained fully the procedure that was going to take place. And in my case, truly life-changing. I would highly recommend!

A treasure of the world

Linda is an amazing lady - she makes you feel so relaxed and at home. She has been so good to me over the years and always is there no matter what. She is one of the treasures of the world.

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2020-05-28T14:20:24+01:00
Linda is an amazing lady - she makes you feel so relaxed and at home. She has been so good to me over the years and always is there no matter what. She is one of the treasures of the world.

An inspirational woman

Thank you for everything you have helped me with. I will miss my sessions with one of the most inspirational women I've met.

-Hollie
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2020-05-28T13:29:55+01:00
Thank you for everything you have helped me with. I will miss my sessions with one of the most inspirational women I've met. -Hollie

Helped me with all the chaos.

Thank you for all the support and advice this year. You have listened to all my moaning and given excellent advice. You have helped me with all the chaos.

-Anon
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2020-05-28T13:31:59+01:00
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Thank you for all the support and advice this year. You have listened to all my moaning and given excellent advice. You have helped me with all the chaos. -Anon

Thank you for all the support

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the support you have given me. I'm sure that I wouldn't have been able to get through some of those lows without being able to have a chat with you.

- Beks
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2020-05-28T13:27:58+01:00
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I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the support you have given me. I'm sure that I wouldn't have been able to get through some of those lows without being able to have a chat with you. - Beks

It has been totally life-changing

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you have done for me. It has been totally life-changing and I will be forever grateful!

- VH
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2020-07-30T14:54:36+01:00
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you have done for me. It has been totally life-changing and I will be forever grateful! - VH
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Suitability for our service

We cannot provide specialist abuse healing to support survivors who have a diagnosed borderline personality disorder or people in crisis.

Neither can we provide healing to survivors who have not rehabilitated from substance misuse or are still in an abusive relationship with the perpetrator.

Our service does not work with perpetrators.

In an emergency please call 999, or alternatively contact NHS helpline 111 or Samaritans (24/7 helpline) 116 123 for support.