Abuse Physical, Elder, Financial, Social, Sexual, and/or Emotional/Verbal
Abuse can take many forms, such as mental or emotional abuse, physical abuse or threats of abuse, and sexual abuse. Two of the most vulnerable would be children and elderly of whom has been abused, yet all abuse is concerning. Many adults experience abuse every day and may be isolated to others. The results of abuse are often devastating for both the victim and those caring for victims. Often abuse results in feelings of helplessness, anger, rage, guilt, shame, confusion, and dislike of oneself. Any form of abuse is unacceptable; however, it is hard to reach out to others, as trust is often shattered. Counsellors with Healing Telephone Counselling will understand the difficulties to portray an ordeal. This is a safe environment, that you can talk about the issue where you feel comfortable most. Your feelings are important and your mind operating healthy assists in your body operating healthy. We can provide that type of supportive therapy. Sharing your story is the first step to moving on with your life and taking back your control. As you learn that abuse is never okay, you can move from victim hood to self-compassion and understanding. Learn to free yourself from the emotional pain or learn how to effectively deal with those you care for who have been victims of abuse by seeking the help from a professional mental health worker at Healing Telephone Counselling. Note: For those of looking for help with alcohol or drug abuse, please see Addiction and Recovery.
What can you expect from telephone counseling?
Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.
You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.
We have many professionals available to help you.
The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available.
Start gradually with a free consultation.
We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.
It all starts with learning about your needs.
Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.
You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.