ABUSE & TRAUMA COUNSELLING
I specialise in supporting survivors of abuse & trauma. I have worked in this field for many years and understand the complexities attached to it.
I have facilitated Pattern Change Course's and Domestic Abuse Recovery Groups.
I am a qualified trauma informed psychotherapist and offer NET ( Narrative Exposure Therapy) to clients where appropriate, click here for further information.
Relationships are important. Unhealthy relationships leave you feeling worn out, anxious, unhappy, empty, worried and powerless. I support my clients to understand the tune of the relationship and the dance they are dancing. The counselling I offer helps you heal from the impact of emotionally abusive relationships and rediscover your true essence and soul. Then a new sense of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness emerges, opening up new possibilities.
As you develop a new awareness and the tools you require to navigate your unique journey, you can create the life you envision for yourself.
It’s an honour and a privilege to do this work. I look forward to being of support to you.
WHAT IS ABUSE?
Abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people. But it isn't just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.
It is also any kind of co-ercive behaviour between romantic partners, friends, family members, co workers etc...
Coercive control is a term developed to help us understand domestic abuse as more than a “fight”. It is a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a person's liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self. It is not just someones's bodily integrity which is violated but also their human rights.
2 Women every week are murdered as a result of Domestic Abuse
30 men each year are murdered as a result of Domestic Abuse
1 in 4 women experience Domestic Abuse
1 in 6 Men Experience Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse accounts for 16% of violent crimes
On average there will be 35 incidents before a victim calls the police
Whatever you’re struggling with, you don't have to go through it alone.
ARE YOU IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP?
... sometimes feel afraid of your partner / friend / family member?
... feel as though the boundaries keep shifting?
... feel as though you can never do the right thing?
... often feel guilty for something you have not done?
... feel as though you are walking on eggshells?s
... often change your social engagements because of your partner/ friend / family member
... wish they would change and be nicer to you?
... spend more time thinking of what your partner/ friend / family member wants than what you do?
Does your partner/ friend / family member
... get jealous easily, even without reason?
... nag or belittle you frequently?
... always want to know where you have been and what you have been doing?
... threaten to hurt themselves or your children if you don't comply?
... sometimes just seem to totally ignore you for hours or days?
... insist on having sex even if you don't really want to?
... embarrass you in front of friends or family?
... belittle your accomplishments or trash your ideas?
If you can answer yes to most of those, then chances are, you are in an abusive relationship.