Dealing with Abuse

Abuse can take many different forms, emotional, physical, sexual, financial, neglect, child abuse, discrimination etc.

Abuse is commonly associated with domestic violence, abusive relationships, childhood and can be found in both our personal and working lives.  Any deliberate behaviour towards someone that causes harm or upset can be considered abuse.

Anyone who has experienced any sort of abuse will need some sort emotional support.  Everyone is different and the type of support needed will vary from person to person.

Counselling can help in many ways, including:

  • Detach from the abusive behaviour.
  • Restore self-esteem and re-examine healthy ways of relating.
  • Resolve the issues associated with ending an abusive relationship, no matter what sort of relationship that was.

Whatever your situation, it can be beneficial to speak to a counsellor to help you to see a way out and escape from the cycle. You deserve to be listened to with respect and without being judged if you choose to talk about your experiences.

At Hazelwood, we offer you a safe space to talk, without fear and without judgement. Your counsellor will really listen to you, help you come to terms with what has happened, and understand your options for moving forward.

Counselling can help in many ways, at whatever stage you are with your life. It can act as a support if you are in the process of leaving an abusive relationship and help to restore your self-esteem and adopt healthy ways of relating to others in the future.

If you feel ready to take the next steps, please get in touch to find out more.