Who Can We Help?
Do you feel lonely, even in your relationships?
Are you unable to voice your opinions or have your needs met at home?
Have you felt manipulated or controlled by intimidation, rejection, or humiliation?
Have you felt fear, guilt, bullying, or isolated?
Individuals who have experienced abuse may have problems with sleeping, appetite, impulse control, depression, anxiety, addictions, self-harm or thoughts of suicide.
Emotional abuse may be blamed on bad moods or stress, and the individual may feel they deserve the abuse because it targets their self-esteem. They may be isolated from friends and family, so cyber therapy may be an accessible option for support to heal.
How Do We Help?
Counselling for abuse treatment can focus on coping with stressors, building confidence, assertiveness, communication, and relationship skills. Therapy for abuse that was in the past can help the individual regain control and focus on safe methods to approach future relationships. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help people learn to process their feelings about traumatic thoughts and increase their perceived self-worth.
Children who have suffered abuse are often reluctant to discuss the details of their victimization, so creative play, nature therapy, or equine therapy can be useful in helping them learn to attach and keep themselves safe. Our counsellor for abuse can help.
Recovery from abuse is possible even if it has occurred over a long and difficult time. The healing journey can be taken with the support of family, friends, and community by focusing on routine, self-care, and positivity. Individuals can learn to cope, keep themselves safe with healthy supports, and really begin to become satisfied with life. Good physical health can be enhanced by learning daily coping skills for the process of recovery, and enhance resilience when facing future challenges.