Stalking can be a distressing problem for both the stalker and the affected party. If therapy is used to help the person that is doing the stalking, it is often targeted at their mental disorder.
Because stalking behaviour is so complex, it is not difficult for the stalker to excuse or rationalise their attitude. If their self-confidence and self-esteem are not good then therapy can help to improve social skills as well as interpersonal functions. They will also be shown how their behaviour is impacting upon the victim. More often than not, therapy will be carried out on a one-to-one basis rather than within a group. Where stalking has been triggered by a need to get even or take revenge, emotions like fear, distress and confusion can be piled upon the victim.
Therapy will introduce empathy for the victim and will also concentrate on showing the stalker how they can form real relationships of their own. This often helps to resolve the behaviour and remove the chance of it occurring again. Showing them how they can get involved in social activities to take their mind of the alarming activity is also extremely effective.
Your therapist will not treat your stalking behaviour as something criminal but will see beyond this, realising that you are feeling distressed and vulnerable and need help to deal with your mental condition. Knowing that you will be recognised as a person that needs psychoanalysis to help should make you feel safe and secure when developing a relationship with your therapist.
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