Sexual Abuse

Some of the effects that this has on a person are feelings of shame, fear, anger, hurt, loss, low self esteem, difficulties with emotional intimacy, sexuality and trust. Those who have experienced sexual abuse can alsosuffer flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, fear of things associated with the abuse (including objects, smells, places, doctor's visits, etc.), self-esteem issues, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, addiction, self-injury, suicidal ideation, somatic complaints, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, among other problems.

It is estimated that between one in four people by the age of eighteen have experinced some form of sexual abuse. It knows no particular social class and it is experinced by both boys and girls, men and women alike.

Sexual abuse/trauma can be understood as any exploitation of a person for the sexual gratification and pleasure of another person. This can range from indecent exposure and voyeurism, obscene telephone calls, taking pornographic pictures, fondling, kissing, being shown sexually explicit material, intercourse or attempted intercourse, incest, rape or child prostitution.

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Therapists

Dermot Kelly, Counselling & PsychotherapyDermot Kelly
086 806 6668
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Karen Wallace Counselling PsychotherapistKaren Wallace
086 330 9408
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Anne Keenan O'Hora IACP Child Psychotherapist Counselling Psychotherapist DublinAnn Keenan
087 363 6305
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Anne Mathews Counselling PsychotherapistAnne Mathews
086 272 8787
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Kathleen Lambert Counselling PsychotherapistKathleen Lambert
087 205 1009
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William Monks Counselling PsychotherapistWilliam Monks
086 385 5332
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Maura Coyle Counselling PsychotherapistMaura Coyle
087 164 0109
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Deirdre Staveley Counselling PsychotherapistDeirdre Staveley
087 949 9856
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Thomas Larkin Counselling PsychotherapistThomas Larkin
085 728 3697
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Leonard Hayes Counselling PsychotherapistLeonard Hayes
086 312 3379
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Teresa Bergin Counselling Psychotherapist and Sex TherapistTeresa Bergin
086 826 5535
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Mark O'Dwyer Counselling PsychotherapistMark O'Dwyer
086 796 4747
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