The blame for abuse lies solely with the abuser - contact us and let US work to help YOU.

Childhood abuse covers many areas including; emotional, physical, sexual and parental neglect.


Childhood Abuse Counselling

We have a - Counsellor in Newcastle Upon Tyne dealing with sexual abuse,emotional abuse,physical abuse,parental abuse.

Sexual abuse is the predominant reason most clients seek counselling but there are other forms of abuse, including; emotional, psychological and physical which can range from a smack to a severe beating and also parental neglect. It's understandable that people often approach these issues with fear and trepidation but our abuse counselling services are here to listen to you and help you learn to cope with everything you're carrying - not to reprimand or correct you.

We can help increase your self-esteem and help you lead a more productive and happy life.
— Shaun McCowie - ASCA abuse counsellor

Myths surrounding Childhood Abuse

Effects of sexual abuse

- Guilt
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Binge-eating
- Phobias
- Self-harming
- Shame
- Lack of self confidence
- Sleep problems

- nervousness

- nightmares

- phobias

- fears

- feeling like a victim

- feeling self-conscious

- feeling different from others

- feeling powerless

- feeling dirty

- obsessed with cleaning or washing

- constant worrying thoughts

- suicide attempts

- no interest in sex

- fear of sex

- aggressive sexual behaviour

Damage caused by sexual abuse

- Anger
- Marital problems
- Hostility
- Distrusting people
- Alcohol problems
- Drug problems
- Bullying
- Aggressive behaviour
- Unable to love, or show affection

You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn. You’re human, not perfect. You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is a sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.
— Unknown Author

How ASCA Can Help

ASCA Counsellors are here to listen to you and help you understand the reasons and fear as well as help you work through what YOU want to work through - we won't judge you or attempt to minimise your feelings as we know each client is individual and have their own ways of coping and reasoning.

The adult survivor may experience a variety of other perceptual difficulties and distortions, including delusions and hallucinations. Seemingly neutral or innocent noises can become disturbing to the survivor if he/she links them to his/her CSA experience.

ASCA's abuse counselling services are designed to help you deal with any flashbacks and cope with any previous experiences you may have had - all you need to do is make the first step by contacting us

You can access further information relating to CSA and flashbacks here.