Don’t want to report
Counsellors will never persuade you to issue a report, but will support you in your decision either way.
Some people feel that they cannot start their healing until they have reported and others feel that they couldn’t ever contemplate it. Sometimes during the counselling process people change their minds and that is ok, whichever decision you make will be supported by the counsellor.
Disadvantages of reporting
- Reporting does not necessarily mean the rapist/abuser will be convicted, neither does a conviction necessarily result in a prison sentence.
- You will set in motion a process over which you have little or no control and which is difficult, although not impossible, to stop.