Surviving sexual abuse and sexual violence

I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse for many years and have facilitated a “Survivors group” for two years.

You may have experienced abuse in childhood or as an adult. Those who have experienced abuse, physical, sexual or verbal, often feel guilty and shameful and think that they are different from others. They often keep their abuse a secret. And in order to do this they often set themselves apart from others and by doing so, affect every aspect of their lives.

My aim in the therapy is to listen and support. It is also to examine the assumptions you make about yourself as a result of the abuse and to support you in shedding feelings of guilt, blame worthlessness, shame and depression.