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    Keep being dumped by therapists

    I am literally too depressed to get out of bed + work right now. I can't do on my own. I think you're missing the point of how sick I am. I have been trying on my own and with support for 15 years and I have wanted to die and feel exhausted most of the time throughout that. What I want Is an...
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    Keep being dumped by therapists

    I really shouldn't have to say no queerphobia/ discrimination in my OP. If your CC doesn't support queer people then this isn't a safe space for us. Simple.
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    Keep being dumped by therapists

    excuse me? I mention my sexuality and you assume that I'm obsessed with politics and not engaging with healing. This is meant to be a supporters forum not a place of discrimination. Check yourself. Due to NHS negligence and waiting lists I was forced into private therapy in 2020 after being...
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    Non Triggering TV/Movies

    Good call Arfie, I love Studio Ghilbli etc for just relaxing to.
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    Non Triggering TV/Movies

    Anyone got any light weight TV/ Movies they'd recommend? For me I avoid romance/ trauma content. Which can be hard as everything is written that way, Let me know what you've found that you enjoy. x For 'safe' TV I love Bob's Burgers, Golden Girls (though it does contain romance).
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    Did EMDR largely resolve your CPTSD and if so, how long did it take?

    No, certainly not. I had one trauma target which we finished but trying to do zoom EDMR online over lockdown with a therapist who wasn't very supportive, after 10 months of sessions she stopped seeing me because I was dealing with suicidal ideation she didn't investigate. [I have complex PTSD...
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    Keep being dumped by therapists

    Hey guys, I'm back with no progress sadly, I experienced huge amounts of malpractice and negligence at The Tavistock and Portman and they kicked me out for making a complaint and I lost my therapy because of that. I am exhausted and I am burnt out, currently speaking to a therapist over zoom...
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    Masturbation, sexual trauma and intrusions

    Yes at times I've tried that but I think I find imaginary people are less tangible so the intrusions can still replace them sometimes, But last night I tried focusing on making a situation where I felt safe with my 'fantasy date', IE us being in a loving relationship and I found that helped a lot.
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    Masturbation, sexual trauma and intrusions

    Thank you for sharing guys. I think yes including a safe context and 'partner' in my fantasies may help. I just don't like the idea of fantasing over people who wouldn't be into it! Haha.
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    Masturbation, sexual trauma and intrusions

    Hi guys, I've got C Ptsd and primarily my intrusions come within sexual spaces because I've suffered lots of sexual/ relational abuse. Has anyone found a sucessful way with dealing with these to reduce them/ help them go away quicker? I find when I'm dating someone its easier as I can focus on...
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    'Trouble with relationships'

    Thank you Laurlee and Survior x Much appreciated
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    'Trouble with relationships'

    Hey thanks for writing. At the moment what I have is a lot of instability, I'm a free lance artist renting, living with a friend. I try so hard to date, I've had times when I date obsessively but I've kicked that, I also am so much better at recognising red flags and normal behaviour and knowing...
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    'Trouble with relationships'

    Im exhausted and sad and I've been fighting this CPTSD for years and so many therapists refuse to work with me within a framework of recovery and at 30 I just feel exhausted and devastated. I feel like my abuser has won, I can't keep a relationship, my mother and I aren't even talking and...
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    Tavistock Center London

    Hey guys Tavistock situation has got way worse and I've been forced to my an official complaint and am now left with out therapy again when Iv'e waited over a year to see someone once a week. I really don't know what to do and they are refusing to offer me any interim support whilst I get...
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    Tavistock Center London

    Thank you I think that approach of how to frame the request is really good thank you
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    Tavistock Center London

    Thanks for writing, I've been in and out of therapy for 4 years since my assault from my abusive and break down (I was litterally too scared to leave the house for weeks) Since then I've seen 2 mental health nurses, and 8 therapists, I've tried talking therapises on the NHS and EDMR privately...
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    Tavistock Center London

    I think Im just gonna have to lay down the law and use the break down of an example of the fact I need basic politeness during sessions + wind downs otherwise I'm just being sent out into the world half way though dissasociating which is unsafe and unfair. The reason I was trying to see if any...
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    Tavistock Center London

    Sadly I already told her how the EDMR with out supportive structure left me suicidal and she didn't adapt her approach that why I had a breakdown friay after therapy .
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    Tavistock Center London

    Thank you, yes I will be using the breakdown of an example of why I need basic care to frame what ever work we do- I did explain to her that that type of framework leaves me feeling very vulnerable and explained this had been an issue with EDMR and I'd been kicked out of therapy for being suicidal.
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    Tavistock Center London

    I'm very confused as to what I've done wrong by discussing a center which specialises in people with complex mental health needs and covers the entire of London? I wrote this post because I wanted to discuss the Tavistock- that's why its written like this. I appreciate this is world wide that is...
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    Tavistock Center London

    I’ve started my therapy at the Tavistock but it’s very ‘patient centred’ IE I have to lead the conversation and the therapist gives less feedback/ support than other talking therapies IE they don’t say good bye or take care just ‘ this session is over’ So you are left having to leave with out...
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    Tavistock Center London

    Hi has anyone else been seen by them for PTSD/ CPTSD? I'm just starting therapy there and finding their 'patient centered' approach very challenging and unsupportive- I'd love to hear what other people's experience have been?
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    Anxiety + work

    Hey guys, Im self employed and having a hard time with my anxiety from my ptsd stopping me from working, I can't focus, I get brain fog. I usually have to structure my day around what I can focus on/ have the spoons to do at each time of day but Im having to start a new funding application which...
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    Im just having such a hard time

    Yes, and I've been in therapy for 6 + years. only started smoking 2 years ago.
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    Im just having such a hard time

    Thank you, basically she realised on Monday that I smoke 🌿 as a way of medicating my PTSD (not all day everyday) and she said I'm not going to full recover whilst Im smoking, which was very triggering as I don't want to keep living with this ongoing PTSD. But having something which means I feel...
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