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    • #16755
      Ayanna
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      In continental Europe they are much more gentle with women who suffer from domestic abuse. They offer therapy that is specifically for women delivered by women. Why can we not have the latest standard of treatment here?
      Why do do we get male therapists? I was not even asked! I told them I was raped and other things and they gave me a man! I declined! Do they think I can talk to a man after what that abuser did? They are joking!

    • #16759
      Ayanna
      Participant

      I found an interesting website for women in another country. They offer online counseling. I can communicate in their language. I think I will apply for support from them. They seem very well trained and equipped and completely up to scratch. All counselors and advisors are female. It seems they offer help for free for a while and then it costs only a little bit. They make it very accessible for all women. I am amazed by the amount of services they offer. I wish I had known that a year ago.

    • #16760
      Ayanna
      Participant

      And also, victims have more rights there! I am just reading all their information!

    • #16774
      Serenity
      Participant

      I have received amazing counselling through local services.

      I don’t know if you have heard of or can look up DBT therapy? This is used for people with borderline personality disorder, but also victims of abuse. I read up about it and practice its tenets at home.

    • #16783
      Ayanna
      Participant

      Thank you Serenity. I just looked it up. I cannot find any service here who provides this. I rang one service and they said they provide this via the NHS. But the NHS has lined me up for CBT, which is the wrong treatment for PTSD.
      I contacted the online service abroad. It is proper ‘talking’ therapy where I can write down everything. It gets stored in an anonymous mailbox and I can go back to it and also re-read the answers. And it is completley free!

    • #16805
      Serenity
      Participant

      Hi Ayanna,

      That’s great.

      There is no harm also in practising DBT Distress Tolerance techniques at home and around about. A lot involves mindfulness, etc. Xx

    • #16806
      Serenity
      Participant

      Hi Ayanna,

      That’s great.

      There is no harm also in practising DBT Distress Tolerance techniques at home and around about. A lot involves mindfulness, etc.

      Look up DBT Distress Tolerance Self-Help.

      X*x

    • #16808
      Ayanna
      Participant

      I cannot do anything on my own at the moment. I am not in a good place.

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