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Azalea Counselling Counselling from Eastleigh near Winchester
with Vicky Mould

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"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good". - Carl Rogers


Domestic Abuse Counselling. Domestic abuse counselling

The counselling relationship can nurture feelings of trust and safety after domestic abuse and support you in your steps towards healing

Are you feeling impacted by domestic abuse - after fleeing an abusive relationship or by the abuse you witnessed or experienced as a child?

I hope to be someone you feel you can reach out to - either on my practice mobile 07729 193629 or by email. You do deserve support and safety.

Domestic abuse can severely impact your mental and physical health, despite feeling a sense of joy or relief around fleeing or detaching from the relationship. And while every survivor is different, healing can take longer than you might expect.

You may be experiencing overwhelming trauma, such as re-living and feeling triggered by events, having panic attacks, sleep problems, feeling numb, disconnected, on high alert or edge or have developed post-traumatic stress disorder.

You may be struggling with trust, low self-esteem, a lack of confidence or self-belief, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, health problems, chronic pain or disability.

And these are just some of the reasons counselling might be your next step.

You may be experiencing feelings of shame, self-blame, fear or panic, anger, guilt, irritability, loss and grief, loneliness, confusion or worthlessness.

Friends and family may not feel appropriate to talk to, understand the impact of your experience, or be able to offer the support you need now.

I have been counselling since 2011, including men and women survivors of coercive control by a partner or family member. I also hold personal insight into domestic abuse and have been a Helpline Volunteer for Women's Aid in the past.

You can talk to me. I am here to support and empower you through online counselling.

You can call or text 07729 193629 or email me to book a free consultation in the first instance.

You will be welcome just as you are.

As a person-centred counsellor, I can establish a safe and supportive relationship so you may find your sense of coping and moving forward.

Working through feelings or memories may feel challenging, yet we can go at your pace.

Offering genuine non-judgement, compassion and attentive listening, you can feel valued, heard and understood and build up feelings of trust, your sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

If you're at risk of continuing abuse - through the behaviours of harassment or stalking, we can explore ways of increasing your sense of safety.

If you are experiencing new or worsening depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or borderline personality disorder, we can explore feelings and emotions that may be overwhelming you. I have supported many people with their mental health and wellbeing.

It will always be your choice if we talk about what happened to you. But you can share difficult experiences and memories - perhaps for the first time. I will hold the space. I will hear you with genuine compassion and non-judgement.

I can offer support to explore and express your feelings and emotions, including sensations in the body, loss and grief and increase your self-compassion and self-care. Using art mediums is a creative and alternative form of self-expression and can be used to support this process. We can discuss creative working in a consultation.

Working together can relieve that sense of confusion, overwhelm and shame, help you gently process what has happened to you and perhaps come to terms with it and develop genuine confidence and trust in yourself.

Counselling sessions can be over the phone or online using Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp.

You can call or text 07729 193629 or email me to book a free consultation in the first instance.


The counselling relationship can offer connection and support if you're experiencing domestic abuse

Are you being controlled/abused by a partner or family member, or think you might be? Do you wish to talk in a non-judgemental space?

I hope to be someone you reach out to - either on my practice mobile 07729 193629 or by email.

Domestic abuse is about exerting power and control. It covers a range of harmful behaviours - threats, aggression, monitoring, depriving, humiliating, preventing, controlling finances, isolating, stalking, physical violence, sexual violence, and regular or constant attacks on your self-esteem, confidence, reality and memories.

If you're experiencing domestic abuse or think you might be, you may be feeling threatened, manipulated, forced or shamed into complying with your partner or family member's demands.

You may feel that your identity and voice have been gradually disappearing or has already disappeared. You may feel unsupported or that there's a lack of understanding for your wellbeing.

You may be walking on eggshells.

You may have to keep adapting to situations.

You may feel increasingly stressed.

You may be isolated from friends and family.

You may be experiencing feelings of exhaustion, fear, anxiety, panic, unease, confusion, shame, self-blame, resentment, loss or depression.

You may feel regularly undermined as a parent and unable to parent as you choose. You may have concerns about your child/children's physical safety, mental health or behaviour.

Whatever you're experiencing, support is here. You deserve to have a voice and feel heard.

I have been counselling since 2011, including men and women survivors of coercive control by a partner or family member. I also hold personal insight into domestic abuse and have been a Helpline Volunteer for Women's Aid in the past.

Disclosing abuse may feel challenging, yet you can talk to me. I am here to support and empower you through online counselling.

You can call or text 07729 193629 or email me to book a free consultation in the first instance.

As I work online, taking care of your privacy and safety is essential. So we can discuss some ways of working that may be appropriate for you.

My role is to establish a safe, trusting and supportive relationship so you may feel accepted as you are, genuinely valued and understood.

We can reflect at your pace and work to gently process your feelings and emotions, including a sense of panic, unease, confusion, anxiety, depression, loss, resentment or conflicting feelings towards your partner or family member.

Sadly, disclosing domestic abuse may evoke self-judgement, fear of judgement, feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment or weakness. I will not contribute to such feelings yet can explore them with you and support you in nurturing your confidence, self-worth and self-esteem.

Understanding psychological and emotional abuse tactics can relieve self-blame, guilt and negative perceptions of yourself, so we can look at this in the counselling space if you'd like to.

A creative approach, such as using art mediums, is an alternative way of understanding the impact of your relationship. We can discuss creative working together in a consultation appointment.

The decision to flee/end your relationship will always be yours, yet I can assist you with a support plan so you may increase your safety.

Counselling sessions can be over the phone or online using Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp.

You can call or text 07729 193629 or email me to book a free consultation in the first instance.


Other supports

If it doesn't feel safe or the right time to access counselling, support is still out there for you. You can contact the organisations listed below.

Refuge
Refuge runs a 24-hour helpline and webchat service for women experiencing domestic abuse. You can call the helpline 0808 2000 247.
www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Men's Advice Line
Men's advice line offers telephone, email and webchat support for men experiencing domestic abuse. You can call the helpline 0808 801 0327.
mensadviceline.org.uk/

Galop (LGBT+)
Galop runs a national domestic abuse telephone, email and webchat service for LGBT+ people. You can call the helpline 0800 999 5428.
galop.org.uk/

Karma Nirvana
Karma Nirvana runs a UK helpline for people affected by honour-based abuse or facing a forced marriage. You can call 0800 5999 247.
karmanirvana.org.uk/

SignHealth
SignHealth offers support and advice for deaf people that are experiencing domestic abuse. You can text 07800 003421 in confidence.
signhealth.org.uk/

Victim Support
Victim Support runs a 24-hour helpline for anyone affected by domestic abuse and other crimes. You can call 0808 1689 111.
www.victimsupport.org.uk/


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