Be careful of therapists who counsel abusers – such as paedophiles, narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths…. and victims/survivors of abuse.
Too often – therapists who counsel abusers – minimize the abuse and make excuses for the abuser.
This is entirely self serving reasons – as it is easier to sit with heinous people and provide them with ‘counselling’ – if you make the person seem more human and nicer than they actually are.
Such therapists also have a tendency to victim blame, victim shame and shame shift. This again – is so the therapist can find it easier to deal with the abuser.
These issues are never in the interests of the victim/survivor of abuse.
In my opinion – therapists should not be providing counselling for both perpetrators of abuse and victims of abuse.
This all too often leads to a lack of empathy for the victims of the abuse.
And I have personally experienced this issue and it has not helped my healing.
~ Lilly Hope Lucario
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