Narcissistic Abuse Counselling

theater-maskNarcissistic Abuse is a dark and confusing tunnel where victims might spend years not realizing what is happening, unaware that their abuser has maliciously and intentionally created a world to isolate, demoralize, and dehumanize their victims to better feed and supply their disorder.

The narcissist views people as objects which can feed their needs (known as ‘sources of narcissistic supply’). The narcissist will use any tactic, without guilt, empathy or conscience, to make sure they get their narcissistic supply and their needs are met. Every minute of every hour of every day of every year, a Narcissist, is projecting their disorder onto those around them

The Narcissist creates carnage for those around them (spouse, children, parents, siblings, etc) using techniques such as “gaslighting” and projection.

These techniques result in immense confusion for their victim. It’s crazy-making. The narcissist knows that a divided and conquered mind is their most vulnerable and susceptible target.

Victims tend to ‘dissociate’ or detach from their emotions, body, or surroundings. Living in a war zone where all forms of power and control are used against you (intimidation; emotional, physical and mental abuse; isolation, economic abuse, sexual abuse, coercion, control etc), the threat of abuse is always present.

Symptoms of Narcissistic Abuse syndrome.

  • Flashbacks of the behavior and trauma
  • Extreme fear for their personal safety
  • Highly strung or nervous
  • Constantly scanning environment for potential threats
  • Depression, irritability, and guilt
  • Multiple physical complaints
  • Might engage in self-harm
  • Panic attacks
  • Numbing and shock
  • Impaired concentration and memory
  • Feeling they are going mad
  • Insomnia and nightmares
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviors or eating disorders
  • Suppressed anger
  • Might be dissociative
  • Might be suicidal
  • Constantly second guessing
  • Difficulty making simple decisions

Many victims of these toxic relationships attend counselling with their narcissistic partner. The narcissist puts on their mask, manipulates the session, and the victim becomes re-victimised all over again.

Nova has a wealth of professional knowledge around narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse. She speaks with victims of narcissistic abuse on a regular basis to help them pick up the pieces of their lives and move on with a Brighter Outlook.

For enquiries or bookings, please contact Brighter Outlook Counselling on 0433 317 580 or click here to email us.