My apologies for not responding earlier - I hadn't realized there were responses.
I am assuming you can't chat between members here? But would really appreciate it in any form, so thank you very much : )
I did find ArcVic which has zoom groups and a "women's trauma" (I would assume it's not obligatory to identify as a woman (?), just if anyone's interested) one on the 7th - I tried a general anxiety one (not a diagnosis but just to chat to people) last week but didn't find it very helpful for me personally, I don't find mindfulness exercises for example helps me, my best form of therapy seems to be just talking.
I'm really struggling at the moment because I can't afford to see my mental health nurse more than every third week (used to be weekly) and she was the only person I had to talk openly to...I have one other close person and one family member that I'm close to but that also means for me I don't like to "burden" them so effectively even when we do talk, I'm kind of not...if that makes sense? It would actually be more helpful in a way to talk to strangers, cos I wouldn't worry about how they take things..and also honestly sometimes with trauma I think I just feel like a bit of an alien cos people can't relate or have a very specific definition of what they think of as trauma.