Gaslighting Abuse Therapy
Do you find yourself constantly doubting your perceptions or feeling like you're walking on eggshells? Have you ever questioned your own memory or sanity? If so, you may be experiencing gaslighting, a form of psychological manipulation that can leave you feeling confused, powerless, and emotionally drained. Gaslighting is a tactic used by individuals to gain control and power over others. It involves distorting someone's perception of reality, making them doubt their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This insidious form of manipulation can occur in various relationships, such as romantic partnerships, friendships, family dynamics, or even in the workplace.
How does gaslighting work? It often starts subtly, with small and seemingly innocent actions or statements that gradually escalate over time. The gaslighter may dismiss or trivialize your emotions, invalidate your experiences, or flat-out deny things that have happened. They may twist the truth, manipulate facts, or present alternative versions of events to make you question your own memory or judgment.
Gaslighting is designed to make you doubt yourself and rely on the gaslighter's version of reality. It can have severe consequences for your mental and emotional well-being, leading to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and a sense of powerlessness.
We Can Help
We understand how disorienting it can be if you have been gaslit by someone close to you. We support our clients to live a more connected, harmonious inner (and outer) life using modern, evidence-based therapies such as Internal Family Systems (IFS parts work); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Somatic Therapy; Sensorimotor Therapy; EMDR and Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT). We offer in-person and virtual sessions to help you find your ground again, and to trust yourself.