A warm welcome to ‘This Tangled Web’… This journey began in ‘2010’ by survivor Kate Swift. Kate wanted to share her journey through the pain and chaos of healing from childhood sexual abuse. Her drive to share what is often deeply personal and painful was to break down the terrible isolation survivors often feel. It is a journey that Kate has always likened to a tangled web…woven over many years and entangling the victim in a complex web of untruths in which we need to work hard at making ourselves free from. Here at ‘This Tangled Web’ we believe that it is crucial for survivors to have the help, support and tools needed to go on and live the best life possible… which is nothing less than we deserve.
If your own childhood trauma has brought you to this place we want you to know two important things. The first thing that we want you to know is that someone out there cares… we do. Secondly we are sorry that you have personal experience of CSA but we are glad you have found us. We hope that you will find comfort and understanding here. If we cannot help you with your specific need we always work to find someone who may be able to help.
‘Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood’ Leo Rosten
We are passionate about supporting both male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Because we do a lot of our work online this means we are able to support survivors around the world. We also work to raise awareness and understanding of the effects of CSA. We want to reach as many people as we can with the message that there is never any excuse for child abuse. We all need to open our eyes and work towards greater public awareness & protection for the children of today and tomorrow.
‘Helplessness and isolation are the core experiences of psychological trauma. Empowerment and reconnection are the core experiences of recovery’ Judith Herman M.D.
Please Note: Given the subject matter a lot of the content within the poetry and other pages may be distressing. The poetry in particular may hold triggers for you. It is important to look after yourself…maybe just read one every now and then when you feel you want and need to…maybe read a few when you feel strong and have good support available to you. I want these poems to be a tool to help you…please read them with care for yourself.
Here is a flavour of what we offer:
Ask Any Question (Get Professional Guidance)
Fortnightly Coffee Morning (Female Survivors)
Daily Online Peer to Peer Support Group (Male & Female Survivors)
Public Speaking (Kate shares her story & awareness information)
Training (Recently for the London Ambulance Service)
Annual Social Events for Survivors (Male & Female Survivors)
We have five published Books for Survivors
‘You do amazing work’ Claude Knights (Director of Kidscape)
‘We are with you every step of the way. You’re doing such great work’ RSVP (Rape & Sexual Violence Project)
‘You’re doing great things for survivors of abuse’ Dr Pam Spurr
‘Kate Swift has bravely turned her traumatic experience of childhood sexual abuse into a passionate and positive mission; providing survivors with a safe place to come to be supported, nurtured and educated. Kate also provides sexual abuse prevention education and sees this as paramount for future generations of children’ Jayneen Sanders Teacher/Advocate & Author of ‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’
‘It’s a powerful impact that she has when she speaks about her life experience. What she says is difficult to ignore and impossible to forget’ The London Ambulance Service
Introducing to you our Patron… Survivor, Author, Advocate, Campaigner for Erin’s Law… Erin Merryn…
PLEASE NOTE: The information and material on this website is shared in good faith, and TTW are not responsible for any omissions, errors or any losses that may result from using the website.