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Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual Emotion Focused Therapy
Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
The area of abuse counselling includes both physical, emotional and sexual abuse therapy effectively conducted in a safe and caring environment. While not visible on the outside, emotional abuse is also a form of assault which, if left untreated, can leave lifelong emotional scars. Abusers often use intimidation to create guilt and fear to make the victim feel ashamed and isolated from other people.
● The symptoms of physical abuse are usually the easiest to see, with victims making excuses for scars and bruises.
● Children who are sexually abused will often have an age-inappropriate knowledge of sexuality and may even suffer from sexualy transmitted diseases, or pregnancy.
● Emotional abuse often goes hand-in-hand with either sexual, and or physical abuse. The victim will usually display a poor self-esteem, anxiety, withdrawal from social interactions, lack of trust, pessimism, and suicide attempts, to name but a few.
Abuse is often carried through generations, causing victims to become abusers, too. However, abuse can be stopped.
Therapists in this directory use a range of approaches to address abuse victims to deal with their fears, anxiety and feelings of shame. They can also help perpetrators to put an end to the abuse. Psychologists and counsellors utilize a variety of approaches to help victims heal from sexual, emotional or physical abuse. Couples, group and family therapy can often be helpful.
If you need a counsellor or psychologist to help you address the effects of abuse, you can search through the list of names below to find a professional with the approach best suited to your situation.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Note: Some practitioners practice Emotionally Focused Therapy rather than Emotional Focused therapy. You will want to confirm that it is indeed Emotion Focused Therapy that the counsellor/psychologist practices.
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Areas of Expertise:
Parent and Child/Teen Relationships
Military and Veterans Transitions
PTSD and Trauma
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Dr. Dietrich has extensive experience and training in the area of psychological trauma, such as childhood abuse, interpersonal violence (e.g., domestic violence, sexual assault, physical assault), motor vehicle... Read more
Some issues I regularly work with in therapy include:
Overcoming recent or life-long patterns that may be interfering with your enjoyment of life
depression and mood challenges
anxiety and worry
grief (loss... Read more
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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#15201) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#10002791). I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The first thing I want you to know... Read more
*I am currently offering phone and video counselling*
My goal as a counsellor is to provide an emotionally safe space, free of judgement, where we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you... Read more
Dale works with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety or anger as well as those recovering from trauma.
Dale is a senior faculty member with the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute (... Read more
Bach Counselling group provide secured online counselling to ensure your counselling is consistent and safe for you, your family and our staff. Virtual counselling uses secure and user friendly technology to create... Read more
I have been practicing as a counsellor for over 25 years. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and I am registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical... Read more
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor committed to making quality counselling accessible. I offer sessions on afternoons, evenings and weekends. I have experience treating clients with a wide variety of concerns... Read more
My goal as a therapist is to provide honouring - honouring for you as an individual and for your experience of self and your experience in relationship. From a holistic perspective, everything you... Read more
Welcome. My name is Aiden and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a focus on treating anxiety/panic and mood issues related to relationships, chronic stress, and... Read more
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