Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Starting new counselling…. apprehensive, but hopeful too.


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The psychologist I have contacted, has let me know she is able to see me. She suggested me contacting my GP to get a referral and a mental health plan, to access some free sessions. Which will be great, so I can get a feel for this person.

I realise you receive very limited sessions via a mental health plan (mental health provision is so underfunded here), so I will need to pay for any outside of that. That’s okay. My husband is stopping using his car soon (due to a new train line) and our outgoings will reduce as a result, which will free finances for any extra health care costs needed.

I also need to see my GP to get my physical health issues followed up appropriately, as the hives, pain etc I have, are not normal. I need to see a specialist about all this. And I’m about 8 years overdue a pap smear… dreading that…. but it needs to be done. So, I have to make the appointment and get it all sorted. Self care, is vital.

Hopeful, but not expecting too much.

Gotta have hope and expect good from people. Whilst remaining vigilant and being careful too.

Update, have an appointment booked for next week.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “Starting new counselling…. apprehensive, but hopeful too.

  1. I am bad about ob/gyn visits also. I understand the self care other than mental well being going by the way side. However, that is a very good thing you recognize you need it. That alone is progress I think. I hope you have a great day in all you do and rest in Gods blessings for you.
    Counseling I pray you find the perfect fit for you. Not a perfect person…but a perfect blend of what your wants and needs are with what is available to your from this counselor. I know God is big enough to give you that! Be blessed.