The process of healing from psychological, physical and sexual abuse can take a long time and often requires guidance from a specialist trauma counsellor. The journey to recovery can include processing complex feelings, making a plan to increase safety and thinking about next steps. It can be good to talk to a professional about any of these things.
Safe Steps is able to connect people affected by violence and abuse with qualified and experienced specialist trauma counsellors through 1800RESPECT. All counselling sessions are one-on-one over the phone and available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The counsellor is there to listen, believe you and offer support, no matter what stage of your journey you are at.
Accessing Trauma Counselling
If you would like to talk to a domestic and family violence trauma counsellor, call 1800RESPECT, Australia’s national domestic and family violence and sexual assault support service.