Domestic Abuse Therapy
"Why Didn't They Just Leave?"
- 1 hr1 hour
- 55 British pounds£55
Abuse (both in childhood and in adult life) is often the main cause of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders, and may lead to sleep disturbances, self-harm, suicide and attempted suicide, eating disorders and substance misuse. Domestic abuse takes many many forms including: Physical – hitting, beating, punching, burning, choking etc. Sexual – making someone have sex or perform sexual acts that they do not wish to. Psychological /Emotional – belittling, name-calling, dismissing, eroding confidence, swearing and verbal abuse, degrading. Cohesive - emotional blackmail and manipulation to get you to do things you don't want to do. Financial – either by stealing from you, restricting access to bank accounts, causing financial hardship. Social Isolation – Preventing you from seeing family and friends, or causing family and friends to lose contact with you immediately or over a period of time. Control - such as monitoring your social network accounts and restricting your access to your mobile phone or the internet. All men and women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse need emotional support of some kind. All men and women need to be listened to with respect and without being judged when they choose to talk about their experiences. They want to be believed – and to feel they have been understood. I offer therapeutic counselling for both men and women, which is a two-way relationship, in which I will listen to and HEAR whatever you want to say, in confidence and without making judgements. It is not for me to give you advice, but I may ask questions or challenge you in ways which may help you to look more carefully at some of the assumptions you may have taken for granted. The aim of our sessions is to help you understand yourself better and come to terms with what has happened to you and will hopefully help you to break away from past abusive relationships and work towards living in a way which is more satisfactory and fulfilling for you. It can also help you to build up your self esteem.
In order to cancel or reschedule, kindly provide a minimum of 48 hours notice. We understand that unexpected circumstances can arise, but since it's difficult for us to fill your pre-booked slot on short notice, we regretfully have to enforce the full fee charge for any cancellations made within this window, regardless of the reason.