Nightingale Counselling Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse Recovery

It is never your fault

Sexual Abuse Recovery

Abusive behaviour can affect anyone, male or female. As children we are dependent, trusting, naive and vulnerable. We seek approval and are often taught to respect and obey adults.

Abusers use this vulnerability by violating a child’s right to a healthy, nourishing and trusting adult relationship. Many children are groomed to trust their abuser or feel they will be punished or lose approval for speaking out about the abuse.

Whatever the form of abuse that takes place, sexual, psychological or physical, the effects can be far-reaching. Victims of abuse often blame themselves and never speak about it in their adult lives, although they know they feel the trauma of the events in their lives – sometimes on a daily basis.

The long lasting symptoms can be:

  • Shame
  • Fear
  • Confusion
  • Lack of trust
  • Sexual issues
  • Anger and aggression
  • Low self esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction

Counselling can help you to come to terms with the traumas of the past and help you to address the negative feelings you carry. If you have destructive patterns of behaviour, counselling will enable you to change them.

Our counsellors will be with you on this journey every step of the way. We will go at a pace that suits you. The aim is to bring to you an understanding of the impacts of the abuse and help you to move to a place of health in your adult life and relationships. We will work with an integrative approach, which means using a combination of counselling models to affect change and personal development. This is a very specialised area in counselling and should only be offered by counsellors specifically trained to work with abuse.

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Please read our testimonials many couples have been where you are today, and these testimonials let’s you see where they are now. So, let’s get to work and get those lines of communication open.

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Our Motivation

Please read our testimonials many couples have been where you are today, and these testimonials let’s you see where they are now. So, let’s get to work and get those lines of communication open.

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I was referred to Liz for counselling after a traumatic sexual assault experience which left me with feelings of shame, issues with intimacy, and general anxiety. She created a safe space for me to admit, allow and soothe my trauma without fear of judgement. Through her counsel I have since managed to free myself emotionally to cultivate positive sexual experiences and reconnect with ownership of my body. She is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I owe Liz and her counsel more than I could possibly express and would not hesitate to recommend her and Nightingale.