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Abuse Counselling in Etobicoke

Individual counselling may benefit the abused person, to help them detach themselves from the abuser’s behaviour. In a domestic situation, couples counselling may help assess whether a relationship is abusive or just imbalanced. Abuse Counselling may help restore self-esteem and re-examine healthy ways of relating, help to address issues in ending an abusive relationship, and help deal with feelings of shame, guilt, isolation, and sadness.

Your first session involves initial assessment of your well being and a thorough intake of your personal history and background. Subsequent therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length, and are unique to each individual treatment plan.

 

What is Abuse?

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a person to unfairly or improperly gain benefit from them. This may result from a power imbalance, such as abusive relationships or bullying. Childhood abuse and domestic abuse are two common forms. Abusive relationships may include: adult-child, adult-adult, child-child, coworker-coworker, or parent-child.

There are 3 main types of abuse: emotional abuse/ psychological abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.

– Emotional abuse/ psychological abuse: a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour that may result in psychological trauma (such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder)

– Physical abuse: a form of abuse in which the act of one person to another involving physical contact intended to cause physical pain, injury, or other bodily harm

– Sexual abuse: a form of abuse where one person forces unwanted sexual contact upon another.

Services offered by Carly Clifton include: abuse therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and interpersonal talk therapy.