Episode 16 Therapy Q and A Part Two
A survivor of child sexual abuse does a Question and Answer session as a part of a training weekend for Safeline counsellors and staff.
I have done several training sessions for Safeline, which are hosted by Meena Kumari of Hope Training.
I begin by sharing My Story, spoken. This is a shortened version of My Story, which you can read on this site.
The participants then ask me questions, which I do my best to answer. The first series of questions are in Episode 15, Therapy Q and A
The questions are read from the Chat by Liz, from Safeline.
The first question is about the court process and reporting to the police. The question is, “How do you sit with the outcome of ‘no further action’?”
Liz then asks a follow-up question, “There has been a lot in the media lately about violence against women and girls. Do you find that triggering?”
Next question is, “Has the trauma you experienced caused fragmented memory?”
There are more Q and As in Episode 17.
Some links which might interest you:
You can listen to a podcast with Liz, “Getting Help”
You can listen to Jess’s podcast, “Learning to love myself”
You can read my blog, “Reporting to the police”
You can listen to Beth from Safeline in our podcast, ” The role of an ISVA”
Safeline asked me if I would give an interview for the Ministry of Justice campaign, #Itsnotok and #itsnottoolate. I did an interview with ‘The Sun’, which you can find online here
Carolyn Spring‘s website, which has a huge amount of interesting and helpful stuff.
I have a page of resources for men and boys under Books and Resources
You can read my blog, “I have no words” Trauma prevents speech | Recovery From Child Sexual Abuse (recovery-from-child-sexual-abuse.org.uk)
Bessell Van der Kolk’s book, “The body keeps the score”
The journey to recovery from child sexual abuse or any other form of abuse or trauma, is long and painful. However you choose to find support and help on that journey, it is worth it. There is hope for recovery.
Thank you for listening.