Sexual abuse can take many forms. It may include rape, incest or any form of sexual contact that was not consented to. A sexual abuse therapist can help you to deal with past events that have included sexual abuse and will show you that most of the time, there are other more complex issues involved. Many sexual attackers use sex in an attempt to overpower victims and show them that they are in control.
Counsellors or psychoanalysts can help victims of sexual abuse in many ways; they can give support immediately after the event of can provide therapy to help with ongoing symptoms of stress, panic and fear. Many professional therapists will be able to help you and will make it possible for you to live without the symptoms of past sexual abuse always being present. Because they are trained to understand your trauma, they will take the time to build a trusting relationship with you, thereby enabling you to feel safe and no longer exposed.
Some of the therapies that may be used are:
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