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What is Domestic Abuse?

The Uk governments definition of domestic abuse is: -

"Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.  The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: -

  • psychological 

  • physical

  • sexual

  • financial

  • emotional

What is Coercive Control?

Coercive behaviour is an act for patterns of acts of assault, threats, humiliation, and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish or frighten their victim.

What is Counselling Domestic Abuse?

To counsel survivors of domestic abuse clients, counsellors need to be aware of the complex nature of domestic abuse.  It is only with such understanding that effective intervention and strategies can be implemented.  There are a lot of prevailing myths around domestic abuse including their own sterotypes and bias.  Receiving counselling can be crucial in the recovery from the trauma of abuse.

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