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You mean when a man is courting you not literally hitting you correct?
To make any changes in one's behavior is requires a lot of effort. The most difficult thing to change is oneself.
The kind of therapy that may be helpful is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy (Choice Theory), any insight oriented therapy. Hypnotherapy can also be helpful to assist with self esteem and self image changes.
If you are dealing with trauma issues, EMDR is a kind of therapy quite effective in this area. Try to find a clinician who is trained and specializes in the above mentioned therapy styles.
If you are ever in a crisis, here is the ph for the Canadian Help Line(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Only for hypnosis (I am in the USA) Usually the crisis line has a data base of clinicians in one's area.
Hypnosis Help and Information Line: 1-888-686-6163
or this link below for providers in CANADA
Best of Luck.
Did I miss someting while trying to assist you? I noticed you did not accept, if I had missed something please let me know. In your initial post you did not inquire about specific to your area referrals hence, I provided info to the best of my knowledge. Thank you.