19-07-2016 09:37 PM
I'm not sure if this is allowed, so moderaters please remove if not.
But I'm having a problem seperating the 'icky' feelings from CSA and 'nice' feelings from intimate situations. My psychologist doesn't really understand and hasn't provided any helpful solutions, just anxiety reduction. I have PTSD from this, but I think I've pretty effectively dealt with most of the ptsd symtoms now.
Does anyone have any advice for how to seperate/get over the 'icky' feelings? I've never been able to have a relationship because of it and I'd really love to have a family one of these days.
Does anyone know of any resources on this topic that may be helpful?
20-07-2016 09:34 AM
20-07-2016 10:05 AM - edited 20-07-2016 10:06 AM
Thanks for your post and for your courage to share about CSA and the difficulties it’s creating for you. I just wanted to jump in a say it’s perfectly fine to post about CSA here on the Forums. We only ask users to refrain from posting graphic or specific details about their abuse, as it can be triggering for others, and potentially themselves, and we just want to make sure the Forums are a safe space for everyone.
Some psychologists are better equiped than others in helping clients with the trauma associated with CSA, so it's really important to try and find someone who has experience in this area. In addition to @pip’s great suggestions, you could also look into contacting a CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault) service in your state. They usually operate a 24/7 telephone counselling service for survivors of CSA and may be able to provide you with some helpful information and referrals. They go by different names in each state, so if you follow this link here you should be able to find the one closest to you. Also, their websites usually carry some helpful factsheets and recourses on CSA that you might find helpful. I’ve provided the link for the Victorian CASA resources on CSA here as it’s the one I’m most familiar with.
Again thanks for sharing – hopefully these suggestions are helpful.
All the best,
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