Toxic Relationships

Emotional and Dysfunctional Relationships

Domestic abuse

Sometimes it’s easy to become blindsided through relationships which cause us to lose our way and forgot who we truly are. Its easy to become disempowered and to surrender to a force greater than your own due to fear and low self confidence.

Counselling is both supportive and creative…

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and occurs when one person in an intimate relationship dominates and controls the other person. There is only one purpose for abuse and that is for the abuser to take complete control over you by using a variety of methods including instilling fear, guilt, shame and intimidation over you. Some abusers go further and threaten or hurt you and your loved ones. Recognising and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship are the first steps to freeing your life force, claiming back your power and ending the abuse.

The main areas of domestic abuse are emotional, physical, financial and sexual and often escalate from threats and verbal abuse to violence and living in fear. The emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are severe and can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, make you dependent and lead you to feeling helpless and alone.


How to recognise the signs of an abusive relationship

Do you:

  • Have a fear of your partner
  • Watch what you say or do to keep the peace
  • Tip toe around your partner so as not to upset them
  • Have feelings of desperation and despair
  • Feel you can’t do anything right and always to blame
  • Wonder if you’re the one who is going crazy
  • Feel emotionally numb or helpless

Does your partner:

  • Get jealous and possessive over you
  • Blame you for their behaviour
  • Criticise, control, humiliate and yell at you
  • Limit the amount of money you have
  • Dictate who you can and can’t see and when
  • Constantly check up on your whereabouts
  • Have a violent temper and hurt you

The different types of Abuse I work with are:

Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse strips away your self-worth and independence. Emotional abuse is verbal abuse and includes yelling, shaming, intimidation, swearing and name calling. You may feel as if there is no escaping your relationship and you powerless to see over the horizon to make improvements. Emotional abuse is detrimental to your wellbeing and vitality, leaving you emotionally scarred and deeply wounded.

Physical Abuse
Physical abuse is the easiest form of abuse to detect as it is the most visible. Physical violence can start of very slowly and isn’t as obvious to begin with, however over time it escalates. This is a violent relationship between a spouse or intimate partner using physical force which could cause bodily harm or pain to the abused.

You have the power to change your circumstances and your situation. You have a voice that wants to be heard. Now is the time to claim back your power, stand in your power and speak your truth.

 What are some of the benefits of working with us?

We will identify and remove any of the following blocks:

  • Inherited ancestral patterning’s
  • Hidden ego agendas
  • Sabotages and conflicts
  • Fear programs
  • Physical, mental and emotional imbalances
  • Judgments and negative beliefs
  • Shock and trauma
  • Provide healing on a multi-dimensonal level
  • Use a variety of tools and techniques to help you overcome your fears and insecurities

How Therapy Can Help with Abuse
Know that you are not alone, and there is hope to be able to free and heal yourself from this relationship.  You have a safe space to heal, to be nurtured to be met and to be heard in confidence with acceptance, peace and serenity. Holistic Therapy and counselling can provide insight into the emotions and feelings you are going through or have experienced. Together we will identify how and why you have been drawn into this relationship.  We will work at the root level of your issues at gentle pace uncovering and healing the many layers of hurt, trauma and low self worth you have endured, and build you up to stand in your power and strength. Together we will empower you, liberate you and free your life energy so you emerge as a greater whole complete in who you are and what your life purpose is. Secure in the knowledge that you have overcome, survived and now claiming your rightful place with honor and integrity, but more importantly that you are free to live the life you choose. 


Financial Appreciation

Emotional and Dysfunctional Relationships therapy can be facilitated during a personal appointment at my practice in Henley on Thames or via Skype in the comfort of your own home.

A 1 hour appointment with a complimentary 15 minute initial consultation ~ £60