Counselling Survivors of Abuse in Childhood

Whatever the form, Sexual, Physical or Psychological, the experience of childhood abuse is a trauma, which continues to have an impact on people throughout their adult lives. Childhood trauma can damage the client's ability to enter into a trusting relationship, emotionally and physically.

Childhood abuse counselling offers victims the chance to talk face-to-face in a safe, secure, and non-judgemental environment. Therapists aim to help survivors come to terms with their emotional issues and realise their ability to take control of their lives. Strong emphasis is placed on personal empowerment.

Counselling for childhood abuse can offer victims help with:

  • Being able to talk about the abuse perhaps for the first time
  • Validating the survivor’s experience
  • Managing the abuse from an adult perspective
  • Overcoming self-blame and shame
  • Feelings of anger towards the abuser
  • Fear of violence and coercion
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sexuality
  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Lack of self-worth
  • Addressing behaviours that have outlived their purpose
  • Reconnecting to bodily sensations
  • Living authentically
  • Building resilience and trust
  • Restoring hope

To find a therapist who offers counselling for childhood abuse and trauma take a look at counsellors and psychotherapists in North London who work from the Barnsbury Therapy Rooms.

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