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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?

I hope to be someone you feel you can reach out to - on my mobile 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.

You may be experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, worthlessness, loss and grief, loneliness, or a lack of trust, safety, confidence or self-belief.

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.

You may be struggling to regain a sense of control over your life and move forward.

I can offer an environment where you can gently explore and reflect. And we can work together to nurture your sense of healing and wellbeing.

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.

I can help you feel part of a safe, trusting, and supportive relationship and work at your pace.

I can hold the space for you to share difficult experiences or memories and troubling or confusing thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Offering genuine acceptance, compassion and attentive listening, you can feel valued, heard and understood - maybe for the first time, and nurture your self-worth, confidence and self-esteem.

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 may 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.

I can offer support to explore and express your feelings and emotions, including sensations in the body, and increase your self-compassion and self-care. A creative approach, such as using art mediums, can be used to support this process.

Working together can help you gently process what has happened to you and move forward in a new way, including experiencing relationships that feel safe for you, respectful and supportive.

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

You may be walking on eggshells.

You may have to keep adapting to situations.

Your sense of who you are may be disappearing.

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

You may feel unable to parent as you choose.

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.

We can work to establish a safe, trusting and supportive relationship so you can feel accepted as you are, heard and understood and nurture your self-worth, confidence and self-esteem.

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

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

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, 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

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 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 any other crime). You can call 0808 1689 111.
www.victimsupport.org.uk/


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