Welcome to the
Beyond Blue forums. Thank you for having the courage to speak out, and letting
us know what has been going on for you.
I am so sorry to hear about your traumatic experience, and how the experience
is causing you alarming distress today. It sounds like this is something you've
been dealing with for a while, and you are champion for wanting to fight this.
I see that you're tired, afraid, and think that nobody would care. But we care,
we are here to listen to you and to support you. The forums are a safe place to
voice your feelings!
I am too very
disappointed with your counsellor, as someone who has worked with trauma in a
mental health setting this upsets me. There are methods and certain ways to
help people manage their trauma and it doesn’t sound like your counsellor did
an adequate job. For that, I am sorry, you trusted someone to help you and they
let you down.
spot on, there are counsellors who specialise in trauma, but I'd recommend a
psychologist who specialises in trauma. Often psychologists have strict
training, which would mean they would support you in a manner that you're
comfortable with. Let us know if this is something you might consider if so,
we can help point you in the right direction.
Thank you again for
having the courage to post, we are with you on your journey and hope to hear
from you soon.
All the best,
Blake _S :)