Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual Counsellors

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.

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Christian Monks

M.A., RCC
Does your mind race, are you up in your head a lot, or do you procrastinate and struggle to realize your goals? Do you struggle with an inner critic and find that you are either overwhelmed by emotions or numb to... Read more

Shahrzad Jamali

MFT, RCC
Shahrzad has her Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Trinity Western University. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology with an emphasis on neuroscience from University of British Columbia. She has... Read more

Noele Bird

M.A., RCC
Private Practice Registered Clinical Counselor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors Certified Music Therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided... Read more

Stephanie Pugsley

M.A., RCC
I have over 20 years experience of working with individuals, couples, families and groups in private practice, the Health Service, the Social Services and voluntary organisations.  I am a registered Clinical... Read more

Kelsey Grimm

M.Couns., RCC
At Healing Spaces, it's all about you! We are glad you have decided to invest in your own health and wellbeing. We know this can be a big decision and we are truly honoured to support you in your counselling... Read more

Grant McMahon

M.C., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC # 11135) and psychotherapist working in Vancouver.  I can help you if you are struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety/panic, or problems in your marriage or intimate... Read more

Dave Vass

M.Couns., RCC
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I have specialized training in the treatment of Type-C Personalities (Conscientious/Competent/Self-Controlled). Who, or what is Type C ?? People tend to be quite familiar with Type A and Type B personalities. But... Read more

Melanie Adamsons

M.Ed., RCC
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Melanie Adamsons is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the... Read more

Aditi Jasra

M.Couns., RCC
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Are you feeling stuck or lost? Perhaps, you are struggling with overwhelm, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for some direction or support with your mental health struggles and daily challenges? I am here to... Read more

Bill Arbuckle

MCP, RCC
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At Hard Road Counselling we want to hear and understand you.  As life unfolds, you got hurt.  You carry these wounds with you, but feel fewer people want to listen, and you feel more alone... Read more
Barbara Clay is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3074) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counselling Psychology. Barb has additional registration with the Crime... Read more

Chelsea Stenner

M.A., RCC
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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

Kirsten Noack

M.Sc., RCC
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 I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, located in downtown Vancouver, and work with empaths, deep feelers, or highly sensitive people with a history of trauma who are ready to dive deep and unburden... Read more

Dale Trimble

M.A., RCC
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

Brenda Adams

M.D., RCC
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Dr. Brenda Adams is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who sees clients at her office in Duncan. Her main interests are working with people who have experienced violence and abuse, traumatic responses to other forms of... Read more

Bryan Milonja

M.A., RCC
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In my practice I work with adults (individuals, couples, families) and I provide clinical consultation/supervision to therapists. My specialty areas include complex trauma & PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder,... Read more

Trisha Miciano

M.A., RCC
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I invite you to connect with yourself through counselling. Sometimes, life can be so painful that we do our best to shut things away to make it through the next little while. We disconnect from ourselves because,... Read more

Sally-Anne Haug

M.A., RCC
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I am a Certified EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement & Desensitization Reprocessing) and my practice focuses on Adults With Complicated Lives. Are you living the life of your dreams, but still suffer? Or feel that you... Read more

Linda Williams

Psy.D. (cand), RCC
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Are you ready for a change? Linda is a highly skilled therapist, lecturer and writer, with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families and children. She embraces all clinical issues, and as a... Read more

Naomi Kolinsky

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
Are you finding it hard to get past events that happened to you long ago? Do you find yourself turning to food, alcohol, drugs, or relationships to escape painful feelings and cope with your life? Do you find... Read more

Sarah Becker

Ph.D., RCC
    • Online booking
I believe that my role as a counsellor involves walking alongside my clients while offering an objective and informed perspective. Because I often see people who are seeking change, my goal is to help my clients... Read more

Fred West

B.A., RCC
As humans, we possess complicated emotions.  Our behavior, thoughts and feelings can sometimes be overwhelming, even to ourselves! If you have been feeling lost, having depressed thoughts or going... Read more

Carolyn Heppner

M.Ed., RCC
Carolyn Heppner, B.A., M.Ed., RCC Specializing in Couples Therapy and EMDR I believe in providing practical, individually tailored and accessible tools, emotional support and deeper understanding you can take from... Read more

Lisa Moore

M.A., RCC
Lisa Moore, ma MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Certified Play Therapy Supervisor Languages: English & French It’s my goal to help people heal and grow through... Read more

Delyse Ledgard

M.A., RCC
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To be understood, seen, feel the comfort of another’s presence is the heart of therapy.  With over 30 years of experience, I have encountered and worked with people from all walks of life helping... Read more

Alma Vaugeois

M.A., RCC
You Don't Have to let Anxiety Run Your Life! Are you struggling in your life with anxiety or fear that you can't manage ? Does your anxiety keep you from following your dreams and creating the life you... Read more

Leanne Atkinson

M.C., RCC
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I am currently offering online therapy at Leanne Atkinson Counselling.  I have been working in the field of social services for over 20 years with at-risk young people and their families ... Read more

Bradley Murray

Ph.D., RCC
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Dr. Murray is a psychoanalyst and Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been in private practice since 2013. He often works with: young adults middle-aged adults university and college... Read more

kristina sohal

M.Couns., RCC
EMDR, Exposure, and CBT -Trauma Therapy for Car Accidents, Work Injuries,  Domestic Abuse, and Childhood Trauma Do you feel lost and isolated after a Traumatic event, or it is the past Trauma that just won... Read more

Shaila Patel

M.A., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a private practice in Coquitlam.  I am also a part-time counsellor at Aster Wellness Centre in Port Coquitlam. I am originally from New... Read more