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Emotional abuse can take a number of forms. Many people have experienced (or are experiencing) emotional abuse and have not realised it. This form of abuse can have a considerable effect on your mental health; the majority of those who experience emotional abuse report a lower self-esteem and lack of confidence. It can make you question yourself and your abilities. Emotional abuse can can such an impact on your sense of self that you may find yourself experiencing flashbacks and anxiety many years after it has taken place. It is important to note that emotional abuse does not only take place in romantic partnerships; you could experience emotional abuse from someone you consider a friend or a family member.
Emotional abuse can take the form of:
Bullying (for example being the target of constant criticism or mocking)
Shaming and Humiliating
How can counselling and psychotherapy help with emotional abuse?
Counselling and psychotherapy can help those who have experienced emotional abuse in many ways. Firstly it can provide a safe, non judgemental space where you can navigate through what has happened to you, and if you are still experiencing this abuse it may help you identify the next steps to take to move forward. Therapy may also enable you to:
Work through your emotions
Make sense of what you have experienced
Build confidence and self-esteem
Identify the abusive behaviour
I have been used as an 'expert' (although I dislike the word expert; I believe that everyone is an expert on their own life!) on the topic of relationship issues including emotional abuse in the Huffington post and Newsweek.
My articles on emotional abuse have appeared in the Counselling Directory and mental health social enterprise site, Mindsum. Please take a look below:
Healing after an emotionally abusive relationship - Counselling Directory (counselling-directory.org.uk)
How to spot gaslighting and what to do when it happens - Counselling Directory (counselling-directory.org.uk)
Am I being gaslighted? | Mindsum
Emotionally Abusive Friendships | Mindsum
Resources for Emotional abuse
Getting help for domestic violence and abuse - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Emotional Abuse | Psychology Today United Kingdom
8 Ways Emotional Abuse Traumatizes You - YouTube
It's Time to Talk about Psychological and Verbal Abuse | Lizzy Glazer | TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover - YouTube