Rape and sexual abuse counselling

After experiencing rape or any form of sexual abuse, you may well be struggling to cope with your feelings and emotions. Confusion, stress, grief, isolation, fear – without the right support these feelings can sometimes escalate to self-blame, lack of self-esteem, depression, self-harm or eating disorders.

It can be difficult to turn to relatives or friends to open up about how you’re feeling. It might be that you’re worried they won’t understand. You may feel uncomfortable speaking with people who are emotionally involved. It’s at times like these that counselling can be helpful.

Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your feelings within a comfortable, and safe environment. Helping you to understand and manage your own feelings or emotions.

You will not be judged or offered advice by the counsellor but they will work with you to find ways of coping, and help you to take control of your life again.

“Counselling has been even better than I anticipated; I have more confidence than ever and I’m able to deal with situations better than I ever have”