Recovery From Childhood Abuse

Childhood abuse can be devastating and life-altering. If you are like many abuse survivors, you may have been grappling with the effects of abuse throughout the course of your life.

Child abuse can affect you in many different ways:

  • Feelings of shame and low self-esteem
  • Depression, Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationships – difficulties with trust, intimacy, and boundaries
  • Self-harm; Self-sabotage
  • Flashbacks; Reliving the traumatic events
  • Compulsive behaviors; Addictions

Child Abuse Can Affect Every Part of Your Life:

  • You may have this horrible feeling that you are different from everyone
    else, that you are bad and broken deep down inside.
  • You sometimes hate your body. You ignore and neglect your body’s
    needs. You may even hurt yourself or allow others to harm your body.
  • You have difficulty letting anyone get close to you because that way no
    one can hurt you ever again. Or, maybe you get too close to people who
    repeatedly hurt you.
  • You have intense feelings that are overwhelming. The feelings seem to
    come out of the blue, and they wreak havoc in your life and relationships.

You May Feel Hurt and Broken Today Because of Your Past, But Recovery is Possible!

With the Help of a Skilled Counsellor, You Can…

  • Increase your self-esteem and believe in your inherent worth as a person
  • Experience genuine love, trust and deep connection in your relationships
  • Feel more connected to your body and enjoy using all your senses
  • Experience wholeness, peace, and intimacy in your sexuality
  • Gain skills and strategies to manage strong emotions and trauma
    symptoms
  • Heal from your painful past and thrive in your present life.

Here at the Tapestry Counselling Centre, we have extensive experience counseling abuse survivors in a variety of settings, such as child protection services, therapy groups, private practice and community agencies. We understand what helps abuse survivors grow and heal. As therapists, we offer you a safe place to tell your story, to be believed, to have your feelings validated, to be freed from the past, and to move toward a better future.

Give Us a Call Today to Further Your Recovery:

Contact us for a free ½ hour consultation at our counseling office in Vancouver