Abuse can happen to anyone. Being abused emotionally, physically or sexually is never okay, and it is never the victim’s fault. Abuse is traumatic and can have lasting adverse effects on self-esteem and mental health. If you or someone you know is being abused, the most important thing is to get help to be safe and end the abuse. After that, the healing can begin. Whether the abuse was recent or a long time ago, it can have persistent negative effects on your happiness, well-being, and sense of safety.
Here at River's Edge Counselling Centre, our team of therapists has experience and knowledge about issues that are specific to victims of abuse. We can help you to process the trauma of abuse and heal to move forward with your life.
Types of abuse:
Mental, physical, emotional
Rape, molestation, assault
Child Abuse, neglect
Abuse Counselling can help to:
Confront your feelings around the abuse
Process the traumatic memories it in a healthy way
Learn new strategies to cope with traumatic memories and feelings
Develop self-love routines and behaviours
Work on self-esteem and boundary issues
Give hope and guidance for healthy future relationships
NOTE: If you are in an abusive relationship be aware that your abuser may be monitoring your internet activity. Be sure to clear your web history. Learn more about how to make a plan to escape abuse here.