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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 - perhaps the abuse you witnessed or experienced as a child or after fleeing an abusive partner? You can contact me on 07729 193629 or by email.

Surviving any form of domestic abuse - coercive control, emotional and psychological abuse, narcissistic abuse, physical violence, sexual violence, can shatter trust and self-esteem.

Troubling memories, feelings and emotions can surface and persist, despite any joy or relief around fleeing or detaching from the relationship.

The stress or trauma of your experience may have triggered depression, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares or flashbacks or a feeling of being on edge or numb and disconnected from others.

Or feelings of shame, worthlessness, low self-confidence, guilt, loneliness or loss and grief may have surfaced and proven challenging for you.

Or you may be struggling in a new relationship.

Whatever you're experiencing, I'm here for you. I can work with you to relieve confusion, distress or stress and nurture your sense of healing.

I have been counselling since 2011, including men and women survivors. I also have personal insight into domestic abuse, and in the past, I was a Helpline Volunteer for Women's Aid.

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

Sessions can be over the phone or online using Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp - I'm happy to explore these options with you if you'd like to.

As a person-centred counsellor, I can help you feel part of a safe and trusting relationship.

We can explore and reflect at your pace, and developing your understanding of the effects of trauma can form a part of our work together.

Creativity, such as using art materials (or other mediums) in session, can help you access and explore your feelings and emotions. I can facilitate this process if it's of interest to you.

Offering compassion, acceptance and attentive listening, you can be yourself and feel valued, heard and understood - perhaps for the first time.

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

Surviving the stress or trauma of domestic abuse can trigger new or worsening depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. As an experienced mental health therapist, I can work with you to relieve any struggles or concerns.

Healing can take time, yet I can journey with you and nurture feelings of self-compassion.

Working together can help you gently process what has happened to you and move forward with increased confidence, trust and self-esteem.

If you'd like to book a free consultation or ask questions before taking that step, please email me through this site or call or text 07729 193629.


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 do you 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 being threatened, manipulated, forced or shamed into complying with your partner or family member's demands.

You may feel that you're walking on eggshells.

You may have to keep adapting to situations.

Your sense of who you are may be disappearing.

You may be struggling to parent as you choose.

Feelings of fear, anxiety, panic, confusion, shame, self-blame, resentment, loss or depression may have surfaced for you.

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. I also have personal insight into domestic abuse, and in the past, I was a Helpline Volunteer for Women's Aid.

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

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

As a person-centred counsellor, I can help you feel part of a safe and trusting relationship.

I won't judge.

We can reflect at your pace and gently explore your feelings and emotions, including conflicting feelings towards your partner or family member.

Creativity, such as using art materials (or other mediums) in session, can help you access and explore your feelings and emotions. I can facilitate this process if it's of interest to you.

Offering compassion, acceptance and attentive listening, you can be yourself and feel valued, heard and understood - perhaps for the first time.

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.

The decision to flee/end your relationship will always be yours - I won't tell you to do that, yet working together can help you make sense of what is happening, increase feelings of safety and consider your options for moving forward.

If you'd like to book a free consultation or ask questions before taking that step, please email me through this site or call or text 07729 193629.


Other supports

I appreciate that when you're experiencing domestic abuse, it may not be the right time for counselling or even safe to engage in it. But you can still access support, and I have listed some organisations you can contact in confidence.

Refuge
Refuge runs a 24-hour helpline and web chat 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 web chat 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 web chat 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 any other crime). You can call 0808 1689 111.
www.victimsupport.org.uk/


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