Abuse Therapy in Sutton Coldfield

If you experienced abuse and still feel pain and devastation, it could be really difficult to confide in the people around you. You may be feeling guilt, shame, anger and fear because you carry the heavy weight of those emotions and memories. Psychotherapy and counselling will offer you a secure space to talk about those memories you find difficult to talk about. I will support you to get to a place where it no longer affects your life 

There are different forms of abuse, here are some of them here:

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse is sometimes called psychological abuse but can still damage your health and well-being as a child or adult.  Because there is often an element of emotional abuse in all types of abuse, it can be difficult to spot or to separate.

  • Being blamed or scapegoated i.e. being singled out unnecessarily
  • Gaslighting – where you are manipulated to the extent that you question your own sanity. This is done deliberately to maintain control
  • Humiliation
  • Shaming
  • Not supporting your individuality and your need to control your own life
  • Not recognising that you have limitations and you feel you are pushed beyond what you can cope with
  • Being exposed to distressing interactions or events such as violence, substance misuse.
  • Being sent to Coventry – being ignored
  • Constantly being unkind, never having positive feelings expressed or being congratulated
  • Not showing any emotions either being
  • Never showing any emotions (happy or sad) in interactions with you, also known as emotional neglect. If the person is constantly happy and doesn’t allow you to feel some of those “negative” emotions you could be feeling is also a form of neglect.

 

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is deliberately hurting someone and causing injuries such as broken bones, burns, bruises or cuts.

People often suffer violence from being hit, kicked, poisoned, burned, slapped or having objects thrown at them.

Sexual Abuse

A child or adult is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities.

This doesn’t have to be physical contact and it can happen online. Sometimes you won’t understand that what’s happening to you is abuse.

It includes:

Sexual touching of any part of your body whether or not you are wearing clothes

Rape or penetration by putting an object or body inside your body 

Being forced or encouraged to take part in a sexual activity

Showing pornography to a child

Being made to touch someone else

Being encouraged to watch or hear sexual acts

Not protecting a child by being exposed to sexual activities

Allowing someone else to make, view or distribute child abuse images

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is deliberately hurting someone and causing injuries such as broken bones, burns, bruises or cuts.

People often suffer violence from being hit, kicked, poisoned, burned, slapped or having objects thrown at them.

 

Neglect

This is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s needs. This is the most common form of abuse.

This could be:

Being left hungry or dirty without proper clothing or shelter, medical help

Not getting the love or attention they need

Failing to ensure a child receives an education.

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