Overcoming Abuse

What is abuse?

Abuse can come in many forms but all result in behaviour towards a person that causes that person harm. This harm can be both physical (bodily) and psychological (mental). It can happen to anyone at any age and there can be more than one victim. Abuse can be difficult to overcome alone. As such it can have lasting psychological affects on the victims.

The most commonly recognised forms of abuse are…

  • physical abuse
  • domestic violence/abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • psychological/emotional abuse
  • financial abuse
  • organisational abuse
  • discrimination
  • modern slavery
  • bullying
  • neglect

What are the symptoms of abuse?

Individuals who have experienced abuse can experience a range of long lasting emotional difficulties. These will vary in all individuals but may include…

  • Difficulty in forming relationships
  • Low self worth
  • Difficulty in managing emotions
  • Excess drug and/or alcohol use
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Flashbacks
  • Sleep problems like nightmares and insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Anger

These issues can stem from abuse can be happening in the here-and-now or abuse that happened in the past.

What therapies can help?

The type of therapy recommended to help overcome abuse may depend on the type of abuse experienced. Some effective therapies can be…

We offer the above therapies to help overcome abuse and also offer a free 15 minute private and confidential telephone consultation to chat through what you’re experiencing and how we may be able to help.

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Issues related to abuse
Useful links

Refuge – domestic violence charity