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What sort of help? (R*** trigger)

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Allthecoolkids Thu 30-Nov-17 21:13:24

Something has happened this week to trigger me back into a bit of a PTSD type reaction. The thing that’s happened this week wasn’t big in itself, it’s just set things off.

I was r**ed nearly 20 years ago. I didn’t have any counselling at the time, and I didn’t go to the police. I just got on with life really.

I can go months without thinking of it, sometimes more, but if something triggers me I can be weepy or panicky for days, or struggle not to dissociate from the world around me. I’m all those things right now, this is taking all my strength to write.

I would like to see or talk to someone, to try and work this through.

I just wondered what sort of professional you might recommend? A counsellor of some sort I guess but I don’t know where to start. There is no r**e crisis centre within 90 minutes of me.

Thank you.

Allthecoolkids Fri 01-Dec-17 07:13:25

Bumping for help

Eatcakeandbreathe Fri 01-Dec-17 13:19:00

I'm so sorry this happened to you. I wish I had some advice - I googled and found this info on a r-e crisis website.

www.rasasc.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/rapeCrisisSouthLondon_postTraumaticStressDisorder.pdf

Would you feel comfortable talking to your GP?

My brother had EMDR for post traumatic stress. I don't know what his PTSD was for though, or if he found the treatment effective.

The most important thing is to find a counsellor/ therapist you feel comfortable talking to. A lot of them do free initial meetings, so if you can afford to pay for private counselling/ therapy have a look at people local to you. Otherwise you are limited to who your GP can refer you to.

They should either be registered with BACP (british association of counselling and psychotherapy) or a similar professional body

Good luck, I love you name btw!

Sending hugs, tea brew and cake cake

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