Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse
I am a specialist in working with Adult survivors of violence/abuse, experienced either as a child or in adulthood and have worked specifically with this client group within a specialist service for the past 3 years.
I understand that these events are very difficult to share and that you are likely to have huge issues around trust. With this in mind I work to build a relationship with you, initially helping you in a practical sense to understand your reactions such as flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, social anxiety, panic attacks, etc. and to give you techniques to counteract these. From this we can work to rebuild your self-esteem and confidence, help you work through your questions and allow you to explore any decisions you may need to make. I never judge and will allow you to feel heard, accepted and understood no matter what coping techniques you have developed to help you survive.
Try not to let the fear of the things you would have to discuss put you off getting help from me or from any other therapist as It is possible to have effective therapy without ever having to describe the actual events.
I am experienced in working with clients who are currently in the process of working with the police and CPS to take their perpetrator to court and know how to offer you effective therapy that will not jeopardise this process.
I appreciate this is a huge and scary step to take, why not get in touch, I offer a free 20 minute phone chat to enable you to get a feel of me and how I work and there is no obligation to continue.