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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Tim Byrnes, Counselling & PsychotherapyTim Byrnes
086 311 5826
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Anne Keenan O'Hora IACP Child Psychotherapist Counselling Psychotherapist DublinAnn Keenan
087 363 6305
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William Monks Counselling PsychotherapistWilliam Monks
086 385 5332
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Mark O'Dwyer Counselling PsychotherapistMark O'Dwyer
086 796 4747
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