Counselling psychology is concerned with assisting people who have personal, social, educational and vocational problems to better understand themselves and solve their problems. Rape is seen as a problem that militates against the psychological well being of victims, because of the devastating aftermath of the incident. It is seen as a crisis that precipitates the individual into a state of disequilibrium. The paper reviews the symptoms and traumatic experience of rape victims. It also lays emphasis on the psychological techniques that could be used in helping the rape victims live a better and rational life.
Keywords: Rape, Anxiety disorder, Affective disorder, Posttraumatic experience