Bullying behaviour is sadly a very common part of life. It occurs all over the world in all kinds of group situations, from school to on line and from work to the family home.
A bully is a person, or group of people, who intend to make another person feel powerless, worthless and afraid by emotionally, verbally or physically abusing them repeatedly.
The experience of being bullied can be very traumatic and distressing, sometimes leading to people having suicidal thoughts, engaging in self-harm, or attempting suicide.
The thought that someone dislikes you enough to want to hurt you emotionally or physically, can be devastating. You might start to question yourself and your value as a person – you might even begin to believe that you are worthless.
Counselling can help children, teenagers and adults understand the forces at play in bullying and help to build the confidence to break out of their role as victim. It will also help with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or suicidal thoughts caused by bullying.