Last week I attended a training event entitled “Unveiling the Psychology of Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Violence” led by Zoe Lodrick, who has been instrumental in changing…… Read more “Understanding Trauma Responses”
Many of us will remember as a child being told to say sorry, and mouthing the words with little understanding of what they meant. It is one…… Read more “Is forgiveness necessary?”
As a society many myths still abound about how victims should respond to abuse and violence
What should you do if a friend discloses abuse as happened this week on the Archers?
Content note for rape, domestic violence in the following piece The world of the Archers is often seen as middle England at its most comfortable, an everyday…… Read more “When those we love hurt us.”
Part of my training to be a counsellor has included role play. This may not be a surprise to many, however this has been role play with…… Read more “Looking into the darkness.”
Content note for domestic abuse. A note on language. In this post I use victim to denote someone currently in an abusive relationship, survivour for someone who…… Read more “Coercive Control; “hidden” domestic abuse.”
It is generally acknowledged that survivors of abuse benefit greatly from learning about abuse, it not only helps them recognize abuse for what it is, but tackles the feelings of isolation that are…… Read more “Recognizing abuse, and some of the causes.”