Counselling for Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Birmingham, UK
What is Domestic violence?

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or anything else. Domestic violence comes in two forms: physical and psychological. Domestic violence counselling in Birmingham offer a safe haven where healing begins, and empowerment thrive.

Violence in a domestic setting is when someone tried or tries to dominate/control you: this is the only purpose for the abuser. The abuser will use methods to fulfil their purpose of controlling you by doing one or more of the following:

• Making you feel guilty
• Making you fearful of him/her
• Making you feel ashamed
• Intimidating you
• Threatening to hurt you or others you love
• Humiliating and/or yelling at you
• Putting you down and criticizing you
• Ignoring you/your accomplishments
• Blaming you for their behaviour
• Seeing you as property instead of a person

Domestic violence can start off as verbal abuse and escalate into physical abuse. Both forms of abuse are and can be very severe. The psychological aspect means the ‘scars’ are unseen to the eye but the pain and hurt is just a severe and real as the physical abuse. Both can lead to depression, anxiety, feeling like you deserve to be treated that way, like you’re to blame for everything that has happened, feeling hopeless and lost (essentially knocking your confidence and self-worth), you may benefit from domestic violence counselling in Birmingham. 

 

No one deserves to be treated in this way. The first step to moving away from a situation like this is to recognise that you’re a victim of domestic violence and accept the reality of the situation. Then, you can get the help you need, often through domestic violence counselling and/or therapy. Domestic violence counsellors are trained and experienced in working with domestic violence issues, and they will listen to you without judging or blaming you. They will try to help you to understand the causes and effects of domestic violence, and to explore your options and choices. Domestic violence counsellors in Birmingham will also try to help you to heal from the trauma, rebuild your self-esteem and regain your confidence and control over your life.

Domestic Violence Counselling
Signs you’re in a domestic violence situation

• You feel afraid of your partner the majority of the time
• You avoid speaking about certain topics because you fear itmay anger your partner
• You feel like nothing you ever do is right in your partner’s eyes
• You believe that the treatment is what you deserve
• You question yourself – am I going crazy?
• You feel helpless and emotionally numb

Causes of Depression

Counselling for Domestic Violence with Kay’s Counselling Birmingham can provide you with the right environment to talk through the difficulties you’re experiencing, can help gain clarity on issues you face, and provide you with an understanding of the underlying issues that you may be facing.

During your domestic violence counselling, you work together with your therapist to identify the triggers and establish the best ways of coping so that should you feel stressed again in the future you’re more skilled at being able to deal with the problem.

Domestic violence counselling in Birmingham can benefit victims, survivors, and perpetrators of domestic violence. It provides a safe and supportive environment to explore feelings, develop coping strategies, and learn healthier ways of relating to others.
In a counselling session, you can expect a safe and confidential space to discuss your experiences, feelings, and concerns related to domestic violence. The counsellor will listen without judgment, offer support and guidance, and help you explore ways to address your issues.
Yes, domestic violence counselling is confidential, meaning that what you discuss with your counsellor is kept private unless there are legal obligations or concerns about your safety or the safety of others.
Domestic violence counselling in Birmingham can involve various therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and conflict resolution skills training, among others.
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Are you afraid of your partner the majority of the time? Kay’s Counselling can provide you with the right environment to talk through the difficulties you are having in your relationship and can help you gain clarity on the issues that you face.