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Coercive Relationships

Coercive control is a form of psychological abuse whether it happens within an intimate relationship or in a group environment. Controlling and manipulative behaviours can involve monitoring your behaviour, constant criticism, undermining, gaslighting, taking financial control, invading your privacy and punishment. These are just some features of coercive control

Special interest

My doctoral research explored the mechanisms of coercive control, the impact of coercive controlling environments on a persons sense of self and identity, and made recommendations for health care professionals who support individuals with experience of controlling environments


I have in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of coercive control and the expertise to support psychological and emotional recovery 

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