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.