Therapy for Abuse Victims and Survivors
A wide spectrum of difficulties and challenges are linked to experiences of abuse and the trauma that follows.
Abuse can lead to symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as high anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks and physical pain. Addictions, eating disorders, low self-confidence and many other issues can be triggered or exacerbated by abuse.
What is Abuse?
The term ‘abuse’ can refer to a single event or series of events. Most often, it is a repeated pattern of behaviour by an abuser. Abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual. It can even be financial.
The abuse you have experienced may have occurred in childhood, or earlier in your adult life, or it may be going on now. It can vary in the severity of its impact but your ability to function confidently and successfully is often reduced, and in essence that may be the reason you are considering reaching out for therapy.
Some of the forms of Abuse that Marcus works with in Therapy are:
- Adults who were abused in Childhood
- Adults in abusive relationship or victims or survivors of domestic violence
- Male victims of domestic abuse and rape
- Ex boarding school pupils or children sent away to residential school
Recovery in Therapy
Marcus uses body-based therapy approaches such as Somatic Experiencing and Pesso-Boyden Therapy which recognise that the trauma and the after-effects of abuse are located as much in the body as in the mind, and it’s in the body and through the body that healing needs to take place.
He also uses a broad range of traditional therapy methodologies (both cognitive and behavioural) and philosophies such as gestalt therapy, which also very much takes the role of the body in how we function into account.
Therapy for Victims and Survivors of Abuse, Trauma and PTSD
Take the first step to work through the trauma and contact Marcus about Therapy for Abuse and PTSD.