Check out what we offer for abuse counselling
Ring us for a free 15 minute phone consultation with our Intake Counsellor – 9-5pm
Goals for counselling
The goals of therapy for people who have experienced trauma generally include:
- Support to make sense of current experiences. There can be an element of disbelief and confusion surrounding the experience of abuse. Being able to process these thoughts and feelings are key to unlocking healing.
- Developing coping skills to work through any trauma or distress associated with the abuse.
- Assess and change any unhelpful or negative self-evaluations in relation to the abuse. Some people may blame themselves and rationalise that it occurred due to who they are or what they did. The truth is: it is never the fault of the victim that the abuse occurred.
- Help to make plans for the future and integrate the experience of trauma within an optimistic worldview.