Abuse Counselling & Psychotherapy
There are many different kinds of abuse.
The abuser can be someone closely connected with the victim or a total stranger and it may occur at any point in the victim’s life from when they are a child or young adult, or even when you are a mature adult in working environments.
Abuse is painful, both emotionally and at times physically. For the victim, it can have deeply felt repercussions, the victim may feel ashamed and isolated, leading to difficulties in relating to others or forming close and trusting relationships. This can have an effect on both their personal and work lives and relationships.
Emotional abuse allows one person to gain power and control over someone else through words and gestures. Emotional abuse can be difficult to identify as there are no scars or physical signals.
Feelings that are the product of abuse cannot only be traumatic, painful and difficult to bear but also very deeply felt and disturbing. So disturbing that our psychological integrity is lost with the painful feelings becoming so unbearable, that we disengage from reality for a period.
Potential Signs of emotional abuse:
- Depression or anxiety
- Increased isolation from friends and family
- Fearful or agitated behaviour
- Lower self-esteem and self-confidence
- Addiction to alcohol or drugs
- Escapist behaviour
Obtaining good Counselling is important for the recovery of well-being and trying to relieve yourself of these dreaded feelings.
Talking with a trained, empathic therapist in a non-intrusive way, can help mitigate damage and allow an individual to pursue a fulfilling life.