Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. It is very common. In the vast majority of cases it is experienced by women and is perpetrated by men.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)

Psychological and/or emotional abuse [2]

Physical or sexual abuse

Financial or economic abuse

Harassment and stalking

Online or digital abuse

It may have happened to you or maybe you witnessed it. It may be that the abuse you experienced happened in childhood or maybe in adulthood. Maybe it doesn’t happen any more or maybe it still does.

How can counselling help:

I have extensive experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse and I can provide you with a safe place to talk, deal with any past or current trauma you may still be experiencing. The most common mental health issues that survivors encounter include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.