If you have been subjected to sexual abuse and rape, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Family Matters we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step.We know about the isolation, we understand the loneliness and we have the knowledge and expertise to help.
Anxiety and fear are among the most common emotions experienced by the abused. But these feelings do become easier and people can, and do, successfully go on to explore their past and its links with today in making sense of recurring problems.
Family Matters achieves this through a number of ways but always with sensitivity and by providing access to a team of qualified and highly experienced counsellors.
The Family Matters counselling practice is supported by qualified professionals – specialists in the areas of childhood sexual abuse and rape. They are trained across a wide range of issues and disciplines to help those affected address their fears and identify a clear path towards resolution and healing.
Our expertise is wide-ranging and covers physical abuse, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, child protection, trauma, bereavement, self-esteem issues, and anger management. And we also address how being vulnerable impacts on work related problems, sexuality issues and – where appropriate – related drug and alcohol problems.