Childhood Abuse & Trauma

Childhood abuse and trauma is defined by the Children’s Act (1989) as actual or likely harm to a child including ill-treatment (sexual, physical and emotional abuse) and impairment of health (physical or mental) or development (physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural).

For both ongoing victims and survivors of Childhood Abuse and Trauma, it is not uncommon for the individual to be unsure about whether their experiences are/were abusive. Nonetheless, these early experiences are significantly implicated across a wide range of mental health difficulties, making it important that you seek the right support promptly. Some associated mental health conditions include:

If you suspect or know that you are a survivor of Childhood Abuse and Trauma, we strongly recommend that you access support. Help is at hand, and it is important to know that these experiences were not your fault. A range of specialist therapies are available to support you dependent on your individual needs including:

We’re here to help.  If you would like to know more about treatment options for childhood abuse and trauma at our London or Surrey clinics, please contact us so that you can feel confident in the decisions you make about your treatment. If you are able unable to access our London or Surrey Clinics, online options are also available.

NB: If you are or suspect that you may be a current victim of Childhood (or
Adult) Abuse and Trauma, we recommend that you seek immediate support and help when safe to do so. Whilst the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic is not a crisis service, we recommend that you seek Urgent Help.