She does claim that. But she isn't acting like one. I think if you continue with this relationship you're going to continue feeling like this as she will continue behaving like that.She claims to of been my therapist. She called the work we were doing intensive trauma therapy.
Why is that? Because how is she making you feel safe? She sounds the unsafe person so I do wonder what is stopping you from ending this with her.I don’t feel safe to go to anyone new
This dual relationship is problematic. .I understand you feel stuck here. Is trying the NHS worth another shot?I can’t afford more private therapy anyway as I was paying by doing dog walking for this therapist. Nhs has been less than helpful so far.
There are also therapists that work on a sliding scale. If you do online too then that opens up to any therapist in UK for you who may offer cheaper sessions
Though I get the feeling that you "can't" walk away from this person. (I put can't I quotation, as it is actually a choice not to). In that case, what can you do to help yourself? Given that she isn't ethical it's difficult to say "bring all this to your therapist" as I would usually say, because it doesn't seem safe to? So I don't know what support is open to you given that you have limited social support to talk this over with people who know you.