“Scars remind us where we’ve been they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.”
– David Rossi
In order to function day-to-day, to feel safe and to form healthy relationships, a grieving person needs to first work through stages of responses that are experienced differently by each individual. These phases of mourning are essential for a person’s emotional and physical state and future stability. There is no right or wrong in how they play out. Through an empathetic and supportive approach, my goal is to help you find your ‘inner strength’ which you will draw upon to come to terms with your disturbing and negative experience. You will begin to look forward to a life of contentment where you are no longer controlled or constrained by past events you had no control over. Seeking help is the kindest thing you can do for yourself.
Being sexually violated at an early age can manifest into a sense of significant loss of youth and innocence during adolescence and adulthood. From reflection of how different their life could have been to suicidal thoughts, their grief endures due to an interrupted and broken childhood. It is thought that traumatised individuals hold an unshakeable memory of the disturbing events in both their brains and bodies. Such memories are often expressed through PTSD symptoms in the form of nightmares, flashbacks, startle responses (a reflex reaction to feeling threatened) and dissociative behaviours. Sexual abuse counselling addresses these PTSD symptoms in a caring and considerate way.
Through counselling intervention, I can help you acknowledge the abuse you suffered and its impact on your life. Together we will explore and release associated negative feelings, as well as help you acquire more adaptive behaviour, new coping skills and strategies.
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