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anouska

anouska

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I'm ready. I'm being put forward for some counselling Therapy; childhood abuse, neglect and trauma in early years and trauma in later life. I'm close to my 38th birthday and it's about time isn't it.

I've been too ill for therapy in the past. Tried Psychotherapy 8yrs a go and was told I needed to stop (had just come out from hospital admission). I've been unwell recently, but I've moved on and I'm finally ready to go ahead face my raw emotions/demons - I'm stronger now. It's been a long time.

At the same time amongst all this, I've been experiencing the other side of my condition (dx Schizo-Affective Disorder, Bi-Polar Sub-Type). It's all been very tiring.

It's time to move on :). Looking forward in getting started.
 
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anouska

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It must be such a great feeling to have that kind of strength. Almost a feeling of adventure? Best of luck to you, anouska. :)
Thanks. It's certainly been one hell of a rollercoaster, that's for sure. Yes like you say, almost a feeling of adventure - Experiencing life, real life with raw experiences and a hard one at that, if I'm honest. We live and learn :).
 
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I started "proper therapy" at 48/9 too.

I think I really needed it and wanted to make it work when I started it. That helped me focus on what I needed from it.

I haven't suffered abuse or the diagnostic labels you've been given, but can relate to physical illness and the effect that has. I hope that you manage to deal with the emotions that this will inevitably bring up. I don't think it's easy for people with abusive pasts from what I read on here.

Keep strong Anouska. I hope it helps you.

xxx
 
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