Updated: Mar 5, 2019
There are several categories of abuse and some may occur together or have similar effect, recently the UK government has recognized domestic abuse to be lawfully punished.
Abuse comes in different forms and behaviors, however, it can become a “grey area” itself if considered to be based on a factor of personal or cultural tolerance, where another group of people may consider it to be the norm or morally correct; when abuse become malicious a cause for real concern and intervention is necessary.
All form of abuse will inevitably have an effect on the victim, manifesting itself in low self-esteem, severe self – harm injuries, eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia) anxiety, self-medication, anger and depression therefore for a client taking the risk to be vulnerable by expressing their feelings in the presence of a trustworthy therapist is an important breakthrough.
Monika Bassani offers counselling in West Norwood South East London.