My article on ‘questions to ask potential therapists, about complex trauma’ – is certainly ruffling a few feathers.
This article has been published by the Minds Journal.
Some feedback, is great and is giving survivors confidence to ask questions and know whether the therapist is adequately trauma informed, or not. And I am glad this is giving people confidence.
Other feedback has stated therapists are refusing to answer the questions and fumbling the answers.
One survivor stated the therapist after being asked the questions…. refused to answer them and then told the potential client – she was not taking on any new clients.
All this confirms to me, there are inadequately trained/educated/insightful therapists out there, as I knew, who are working outside of their professional capacity.
And that is very dangerous to a complex trauma survivor. Suicide is a high risk for many complex trauma survivor with severe complex PTSD. And the risk after being re-traumatised and having secondary trauma from a therapist, intensifies this risk. And deeply embedded issues of trust, can be severely impacted and worsened, by bad/inadequate therapy. Continue reading