Dont Be A Victim Twice

December 24th, 2015 in General Counselling

Help is available if you've been a victim of violence or crime. Often, this kind of abuse is something that comes out of nowhere, and you may find yourself not able to cope very well once it has happened. Recovery after an assault is not always as simple as just picking yourself up and getting back to normal, unfortunately.

After being a victim to violence, you may feel as if danger is always lurking around the next corner. It is important to assess real risks to your personal safety, and to do everything you can to minimise those risks. The last thing you want to do is to struggle through each day in terror, anticipating another attack.

If you have been the victim of crime or violence, you need to talk to someone about it, and right away. Crime and violence affects everyone, and some people are much more sensitive than others. Only a qualified counselling and consulting professional will be able to help you. There are many types of violence that can impact your life, many types of abuse, that can bring your life to a halt. It doesn't matter whether the violence is emotional, sexual, domestic, or stranger-related. They all have psychological repercussions that have to be addressed before you can successfully move past the moment.

There are many emotions associated with crimes of violence. These can be short-term or affect your well being for years to come. Behaviours such as anger, anxiety, shame, PTSD, depression, mood swings, and self-destructive behaviours are just a few of the issues that can come up.

With proper counselling, a person can be greatly helped. By moving through the emotions associated with all forms of violence or crime abuse, you will start to see your way to a brighter day. There are ways to cope and there are ways to overcome it all. Violence doesn't have to rule your life – there is help available and waiting for you.