There are lots of treatments available to help people cope with the effects of sexuall and emotional/psychological abuse. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a common treatment, it aims to help a victim understand their thoughts and behaviour, and how they affect them. CBT recognises that events in their past may have shaped them, but it concentrates mostly on how they can change the way they think, feel and behave in the present. It teaches them how to overcome negative thoughts – for example, being able to challenge hopeless feelings. CBT can also be done online. Interpersonal therapy focuses on the relationships that the victims have with others and on problems that they may be having in the relationships, such as difficulties with communication. There’s some evidence that this treatment can be as effective as antidepressants or CBT. Psychodynamic psychotherapy, is when a therapist will encourage a victim of abuse to say whatever is going through their mind at that current time and from the past. This will help the victim become aware of hidden meanings or patterns in what they do or say that may be contributing to the problems that they may be facing. Counselling is a form of therapy that helps people think about the problems they’re experiencing in life so they are able to find ways of dealing with them. Counsellors support victims in finding solutions to their problems, but very importantly, they don’t tell people what to do. The victim can talk confidently to a counsellor, who will support them, they will offer practical advice if the victim wants it. Counselling is ideal for people who are generally healthy but need help coping with a crisis, such as anger and relationship issues. As noted earlier, sexual abuse and emotional abuse victims can face physical injury and a deterioration in physical health, and sometimes a stay in hospital is required and they will be provided with the care and treatment that they need to make a recovery.