Sarah Morton Counselling
Sarah Morton
North London, Counsellor, Golders Green

Golders Green, North West London

MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist 

I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist 
MBACP (Accred) and a counselling supervisor.
As a member of the BACP, I abide by its ethical framework and I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
07505 321 449

There are many different types of abuse. While the more common forms include domestic violence, child abuse and emotional abuse, any behaviour towards someone that causes deliberate harm or upset can be considered abuse.

Types of abuse include:
  • physical abuse
  • child abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional or psychological abuse
  • neglect
  • discriminatory abuse

Physical abuse
 is causing intentional harm or injury to another person through violence or physical contact. Anyone can be affected by physical abuse. The abuser can be any person from within the victim’s environment including family members, partners or friends.

Emotional abuse 
is often difficult to identify as there are no visible marks or injuries left on the victim. This form of abuse often allows the abuser to gain power over the other through demeaning words and gestures. Generally, emotional abuse can be put into three categories.

  • Aggressive: this can include name-calling, blaming, accusing, and making threats or destructive criticism.
  • Denying: this can include manipulation, neglecting, withholding affection.
  • Minimising: this can include belittling the victim’s feelings or thoughts, isolation or accusing them of exaggerating.

Sexual abuse 
can range from unwanted touching or photographing, to being pressured to do a sexual act without consent. Many victims who have been abused sexually will know the abuser. They will often be a relative, friend or past/present partner.

A common misconception is that men cannot be sexually abused: this is untrue. Anyone can be a victim of sexual abuse and nobody should feel pressured into doing something they do not want to do.

Sufferers of sexual abuse may begin to change their behaviour as a result of the trauma. While everyone will react differently, the effects of being abused sexually may include intense fear, panic attacks, low-self esteem, body pains and depression.
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