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The treatment of Rape and Sexual Abuse Trauma involves re- experiencing the traumatic events.
In therapy, you should learn from the experience and incident that what you did was probably the best you could have done to survive, at the time.
Once traumatic events have been fully re-experienced in a controlled environment, like therapy, they should not re-emerge in dreams or in waking thoughts to cause stress or further emotional trauma (flashbacks or intrusive thoughts).
Therapeutic interventions for rape or sexual assault victims involves the task of lessening the trauma of the emotional and psychological states of the victim’s persona.
Treatment of chronic or early childhood sexual abuse trauma is more complex, but perhaps even more valuable to any one suffering such emotional and psychological problems.
The mental and emotional effects may last a lifetime, but therapeutic counselling and support can help reduce long-term effects and help a rape victim cope with feelings of isolation, shame, guilt, depression, or anxiety.
Contact a hospital, counsellor or psychotherapist, social worker or your doctor to find out about the resources available to you. You may benefit from a rape survivors support group where you can share your feelings with others who have had a similar traumatic experience.
Allow family members to provide emotional support. There are family counselling programs for family members who need help dealing with their concerns and increasing their ability to provide emotional support.
Crisis Point’s services can help you and your family in overcoming the trauma of sexual crime and it’s effects on you and your family unit.
If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, it is important that you seek professional help.
Please note that therapy, conducted with a client during a police investigation, is in itself classed as evidence, and can be used in any future court hearing.
The notes of each session, taken by the counsellor, could be used as evidence for or against the victim.
For more information on this, contact us.