Your story sounds very familiar. The effects of childhood sexual abuse can be far reaching and the journey one of intense pain, and isolation. Girls who experience sexual abuse in childhood are many timesmore likely to be sexually assaulted and abused as adults then their non abused peers, adding to the impact of the initial trauma. Childhood trauma is linked with the development of many different psychological disorders including PTSD, Panic Disorder,Disociative Disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obessessive Compulsive Disorder, etc. One way to find a suitable therapist near you is to contact the Australian Psychological Society Referral Service on 1800 333 497. They can give you a list of Clinical Psychologists local to you that specialise in the treatment of complex trauma and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. You can obtain a referral from your GP which will allow you 10 hours of therapy under the Medicare scheme per calendar year. In addition, if you live in NSW and the abuse occurred there, the Attorney General Department has a counselling scheme which will cover up to 22 hours of counselling. If you would like further information feel free to contact me by email or by telephone.
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