Suite 10, The Old Monastery,
Windhill, Bishops Stortford,
Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND

HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 9pm

HOURS: Saturday: 10am - 2pm
PHONE: 07999 340455

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Abuse Counselling and Psychotherapy

If you have been abused, or fear you have,  you may find it extremely hard to confide in those around you.  You may be holding painful memories and unwarranted feelings of guilt, shame and anger. 

How Abuse counselling can help.

Your counsellor will provide you with a safe confidential space in which you can talk about the abuse.  The counselling process will involve supporting you whilst you look at these painful memories and unwarranted feelings. Together you and your therapist will look at  how the abuse has affected you in the past and in the present.

The journey to overcome abuse may be a long, hard and difficult one.  This work will be undertaken at your pace, your therapist will be guided by you as to what you are ready to look at and what you are not ready to look at.  Your counsellor will make this journey with you and support you every step of the way.

Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy can support you whilst you process painful memories and unwarranted feelings of guilt, shame and anger.  Counselling can support you to process and overcome accompanying symptoms such as depression, anxiety and low confidence.

Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse: Physical violence that can cause physical injury to the body such as hitting, shaking, burning, choking.

Sexual Abuse: Actions of a sexual nature such as rape, sexual assault, or forms of child abuse.

Emotional Abuse: Being criticised constantly, threatened, bullied, dismissed, or being yelled at.

Neglect: When adequate food, housing, clothing or medical care is not provided for example in childhood. When support, love and attention are not provided.