1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience domestic abuse. The gravity of this statistic can be difficult to swallow. The reality is that a large portion of the human population is affected by many different types of abuse, not just domestic violence, and too many people choose to deal with the aftershock alone. The best approach to healing is to connect with a professional. Your therapist will provide you with a safe, confidential space in which you will receive new coping mechanisms and strategies. It is important for you to know that you’re not alone in the healing process and we will assist you in combatting any psychological effects that follow the abuse.
What is Abuse?
Abuse consists of an imbalance in power and an individual intentionally harming another, whether it’s physically, emotionally, etc. A survivor of abuse typically experiences negative effects after undergoing such trauma. The majority of people picture physical injuries when thinking about abuse, but an individual’s mental health is likely to be even more bruised. It is common for abuse victims to suffer from: Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anger and trust issues, and other self-destructive behavioural tendencies. Your therapist will address any symptoms you may be dealing with and will help to relieve your distress.
Additionally, child abuse is unfortunately very common and among the survivors, many experience psychological issues into adulthood. Whether it is physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect, it greatly impacts a child and they are likely to experience a domino effect of crises in their future. Often those abused at a young age have trouble socially, romantically, professionally, financially, etc. It is critical for the mental health issues that may follow abuse to be addressed, rather than repressed, in order to fully heal.
What are the symptoms of Abuse?
– Weight loss
– Lack of sleep
– Low self-esteem
– Psychological issues
What are the types of Abuse?
– Physical Abuse
– Sexual Abuse
– Verbal/Emotional Abuse
– Mental/Psychological Abuse
– Financial Abuse
– Domestic Violence
– Child Abuse
How can therapy help?
It can be difficult to exit an abusive environment, as people often fear that the perpetrator will inflict greater abuse if the victim leaves on their own. However, the solution is not to stay put. Therapy not only serves to treat those who have suffered from abuse in the past, but to assist those who currently in an unhealthy relationship.
Types of therapy offered for Abuse at The Blue Tree Clinic?
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Eye Movement Desensitisation and Processing (EMDR)
How can The Blue Tree Clinic help you?
You are extremely brave to have endured such trauma, but let us lift some weight off your shoulders and help you to recover. Our therapists will assist you in accepting and processing what you have gone through. You will find that speaking in confidence about the abuse will help put your mind at ease a bit. Survivors of abuse often experience nightmares and your therapist will give you strategies to coping with flashbacks. Additionally, your therapist will seek to resolve any mental health issues that may appear following your abuse. The sooner you combat these issues, the sooner you will be able to live a less fearful, normal life and trust others. At The Blue Tree Clinic, we offer a variety of types of therapy for abuse survivors and we are determined to find the one that bests suits you. The healing process may not be easy, but our staff is equipped with the tools to make the process as manageable and smooth as possible. Ultimately, seeking out therapy will allow you to cope with the abuse and to live a happier, healthier life.
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