If you have experienced domestic abuse, you should never feel ashamed for wanting to keep your experience private.
There is nothing that can mentally prepare anyone for the physical and mental outcomes of domestic violence. Abusive relationships are notoriously difficult for an abused person to leave, and even once they do, many people struggle with depression, anxiety, stress or general emotional distress. Some people even experience PTSD following domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse counselling can play an invaluable role in helping people overcome an abusive situation. Having domestic counselling services readily available can make people in abusive relationships feel more confident about leaving an abusive partner. Support can make all the difference in whether someone leaves an abusive relationship, as well as the outcome once they do.
Our Counsellors are BACPS registered.