There are many different types of abuse. While the more commonly known forms include domestic violence, child abuse and emotional abuse, any behaviour towards someone that causes deliberate harm or upset can be considered abuse.

Abusive behaviour can have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being – not only at the time of the abuse, but there can be lasting effects throughout a person’s life.

This page will explore the different types of abuse in more detail. We’ll look at the signs of abuse and how counselling can provide valuable support. We’ll also explore what you should look for in a counsellor or psychotherapist.

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