Pregnant ex-police officer Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede) has been savagely beating boyfriend Tyrone in the past few months.
Speaking to STV.com, Halsall teased: "It's been great to be involved in such a big Corrie storyline as that's what we do, we touch on real life issues. I hope there'll be a lot more drama to come.
"All the case studies we've read have gone on for years and years of people being abused at home, and I hope we can do it justice and that people enjoy the storyline."
Next week, Tyrone retaliates against Kirsty's violence, leaving her with a cut forehead which is later discovered by Deirdre.
Kirsty later decides to leave Tyrone due to her anger problems, but Tyrone struggles in Weatherfield without her.
Describing Tyrone's mindset, Halsall added: "I think Tyrone's all over the place and is confused why it's happening. He thinks it's a lot to do with the baby and Kirsty's emotions being all over the place and things like that."