Quetzal was the brainchild of Jennifer Anthony Black, beginning in 1989 as a self-help group and then developing into a more formal range of professional support services.  Sadly, Jennifer passed away in March 2009, but her vision remains.

The project is a registered charity (no. 1141890), managed by a Board of Trustees.  As a charity, donations are always welcome; we are dependent on finding significant additional funding throughout the year from other sources.  

The charity is an organisational member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and, as such, complies with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Our Name – The Quetzal is a South American bird which was caught for its beautiful head and tail feathers and caged. Legend has it that it dies when caged. The support Quetzal has to offer helps to break down the bars of psychological cages for women who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

Confidentiality – Quetzal offers a confidential service and is guided by the BACP’s ethical framework.  Please contact us if you wish to see a copy of our confidentiality policy.