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 violating a child’s right to healthy nourishing and trusting adult relationships. 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. Sufferers of abuse often blame themselves and never speak about it in their adult lives, although they know the events of the trauma affects their lives on a daily basis.
The long lasting symptoms can be:
• Lack of trust
• Sexual issues
• Anger and aggression
• Low self esteem
Counselling can help you to come to terms with the traumas of the past and help you to address the negative feeling you carry. If you have destructive patterns of behaviour counselling will enable you to change them.
Nightingale counsellors will be with you on this journey every step of the way. We will go at a pace that suits you. The aim is to bring to you an understanding of the impacts of the abuse and help you to move to a place of health in your adult life and relationships. We will work with an integrative approach, which means a combination of counselling models to affect change and personal development. This is a very specialised area in counselling and should only be offered by counsellors specifically trained to work with abuse.
We aim to ensure that every client feels safe in the knowledge that they have found a professional organisation that understands the challenges and concerns they face when they decide to seek assistance. When you contact Nightingale we will respond immediately to all enquiries and can guarantee an appointment within 48 hours. Contact us on 0141 353 9373, Email us or complete our online Enquiry Form.
Our Counselling Fees:
Individual Sessions £60
Couple Sessions £70
Male Counsellors are Available.