Historic Sexual Abuse Counselling
If you are reading this there is likelihood that you or someone you care about has been a victim and a survivor of historic sexual abuse, it may go back many years and you may be wondering or have wondered all those years whether it was in fact sexual abuse.
If you are still wondering this so many years after it took place, then I feel we can safely accept that it was sexual abuse and that you have carried it, either in the deepest part of your conscious mind, or that you have tried your best not to think about it for a very long time.
You may have arrived at a moment in time when you are more likely than ever before to be able to share what happened and be heard and believed, than at any time since the sexual abuse took place.
Why, maybe because there have been so many big name revelations and finally authorities involved in supporting survivors of historic sexual abuse, have started doing what they should have been doing a long time ago, listening and believing.
Although I’m know from experience that it has been a very difficult existence so far, you are in fact a survivor of historic sexual abuse and I will from this point refer to you as a survivor, not a victim, because you have got through it all so far.
You have managed to forge a life and a way of coping with the pain and in some cases the guilt which some survivors talk about, let me say right now, the guilt is not yours to carry, it belongs to the abuser, in the case of a loved one being the perpetrator, this can be very difficult to cope with.
Many survivors of historical sexual abuse have found that they wanted to talk to the authorities about what happened, but for many more the headlines and countless press articles which seem to be everywhere at the moment has raised the feelings and emotions to the forefront, you may be struggling to keep a lid on your pain and emotions and your friendships and relationships may be suffering as a result.
The reason I have added this page to the ‘counsellors online’ website is to provide online counselling for survivors of historic sexual abuse and to support you in a different way.
Many survivors don’t want to go to the police or aren’t ready, you may never want to take that step, and that is your choice, but nonetheless you may need the support which can help you to get through this once and for all.
Counselling isn’t necessarily about reliving the actual sexual abuse and what happened, some people don’t want that, some do, but what can be helpful are therapeutic tools which will help you to:
- Manage your emotions and feelings
- Help you build trust
- Function better in your relationships
- Feel happier about your self
- Get closure to the historic sexual abuse
- Learn to live a happier life
Many survivors of historic sexual abuse find that online counselling offers them a safe way to explore their hurt and pain, you can be anonymous, you can access it from a place you find comfortable and safe, work, home, even in your car on a mobile phone via skype.
No one else needs to know, I don’t keep records and I work alone. I have worked with survivors of historic sexual abuse, children and adults in my time with the NSPCC and with the Samaritans, as well as working with hundreds online via my online counselling website.
If you would like to find a permanent way forward and get some closure. Most survivors of historic sexual abuse choose to work with me by typechat at skype.
I won’t see you and you won’t see me, unless you prefer it that way, you will benefit from expressing your feelings and from simple therapeutic tools to help you move forward with a happier and more peaceful life.
Thank you for reading and if you have any questions before deciding whether you would like online counselling for historic sexual abuse, feel free to email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org I will answer your questions before we begin working.
Kind Regards Paul.
Professional Online Counsellor and Online Life Coach Paul Parkin
I am an experienced, professional online counsellor, with over 15 years experience working as a counsellor and life coach offering confidential, affordable counselling online to clients anywhere in the world.
By living a simple life and working from home I have reduced my costs enabling me to reduce the session fees for clients, making counselling online more accessible to people seeking counselling online.
Combining counselling models such as humanistic, person centred counselling and therapy with practical life coaching strategies, I can support you through your issues and as a result, provide you with the therapeutic tools to create a happier future.
My goal is not only to help you now, but to provide you with the tools to help your self in the years ahead!