Podcast summary

Episode 17 Therapy Q and A Part Three

A survivor of csa answers questions from Safeline counsellors: the effect of telling your story on your audience; therapy online; using dance, music, Feldenkrais

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.

In the previous podcast, “Episode 16 Q and A Part 2“, I had talked about giving evidence to the police and expressed sympathy for the young DC who had to listen to it all. Liz picks this up and asks, “Have you ever worried that what you are saying might affect adversely the people you are talking to and does it stop you from saying anything?”

The second question is, “I’m just wondering how different it felt being supported online recently, rather than face to face?”

Next question is, “What has helped you out with therapy such as music or dance?”

After that, “How has it felt to be here today?”

And lastly, “Are you happy for us to share your website with further clients?”

Some links which might interest you:

You can listen to a podcast with Liz, “Getting Help

You can listen to Neil’s podcast, “Safeline specialist services

You can listen to Jenny from Safeline in our podcast, “Art therapy

You can find out more about Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Carolyn Spring‘s website, which has a huge amount of interesting and helpful stuff.

There are several charities and other organisations where you can find help. “Websites to help” is one of several pages under  “Resources”

Bessell Van der Kolk’s book, “The body keeps the score

Find out more about how “Feldenkrais” may be of help

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.

About The Author


Janet lives in Warwickshire, in the UK. She has put this website together to share her experiences of being sexually abused as a child, the effects of that abuse, and her journey to recovery.