Counselling for Abuse

Counselling for Abuse

Abuse can take many forms: physical violence, sexual, emotional and psychological and it can affect men, women and children.  Each victim may experience a varying degree of abuse, but all abuse has a devastating effect on the victim’s mental health.

Who Can Abuse Counselling Help?

Have you or are you currently being mistreated by someone?  Do you experience verbal abuse in your relationship? Do you feel like a partner is trying to control you?  Are you unable to protect yourself from the abuse you are suffering?  Do you feel that you are partly responsible for the abuse you have suffered?  Have you tried to tell people about the abuse but no one understands or is listening?  Are you too afraid to tell anyone about the abuse?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you could benefit from our counselling services.

A Recent Testimonial

My therapist has helped me immensely with the issues I came to her with and not just superficially; I really feel that we are getting to the root of my problems and slowly, gently and safely we are working though them together. As a result I honestly feel the best I’ve felt for years. I have had counselling in the past and finding my current phsycologist through the British CBT and Counselling Service is the best thing I could have done for myself. My therapist is experienced, knowledgeable,  relatable and kind. I am so glad I took that brave leap into the unknown with a willingness to feel vulnerable and have an open mind.
Melanie - East Dulwich

What Does Treatment Involve?

Step 1

One of our Therapists will meet with you to find out more about your situation. You will not be asked to share any information that you do not feel comfortable sharing and all of the details that you share will be confidential.

Step 2

Your Therapist will then discuss with you what you would like to get from your counselling experience so that they can make sure that they provide the best support possible.

Step 3

If your abuse is ongoing your Therapist will support you to make the decisions and take the action that you need to take to protect yourself.

Step 4

Your Therapist will then help you to process your abuse in a way that allows it to remain in the past and no longer influence your current experiences, choices and how you feel about yourself.

Step 5

If appropriate your Therapist will then help you to protect yourself against future abuse.


Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out a contact form.


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All of our Therapists offer Abuse counselling for men, women and children, click here to view the team.

Facts about Abuse

  • Nearly 20,000 women experience incidents of domestic abuse every week
  • 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years’ old.
  • About 1 in 7 men aged 18 and over have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner
  • Emotional abuse is the second most common reason for children needing protection against abuse.
  • A significant proportion of children experiencing emotional abuse will also be experiencing another type of abuse.
  • It is estimated that 54% of rapes are not reported.

More Reading on this Subject

If you are struggling with substance, drug or alcohol abuse/addiction please see visit our dedicated pages:

Counselling for Alcohol Problems

Counselling for Addiction

Should you wish to find out more about the topics that are covered by The British CBT Counselling Service, then please check out our blog articles here.