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Trauma Counsellor Advice

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Trauma Counsellor Advice

Post by Guest on 8/22/2012, 7:31 am

So an update on the current situation with me and my partner...he phoned victim support today as he is now ready to see a trauma counsellor as they advised.

Victim support told us although they recommend that he sees a trauma counsellor they don't fund that aspect of the support and so we need to fund it ourselves. We are both in full-time employment but my partner does not have any money he could use to see a trauma counsellor. I was wondering whether anyone knows of a way we could get support to pay for the counselling or a part of it which would mean he could get the support sooner instead of us saving.

Any advice as always would be much appreciated.

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Re: Trauma Counsellor Advice

Post by gbehr on 8/22/2012, 7:46 am

Check with the T's to see if they would be willing for you to pay a portion each visit and set up a payment plan for the rest. Or ask if they would be willing to take reduction in their fees. If you don't ask you will never know. Sorry no other ideas. Congrats on the decision!

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Re: Trauma Counsellor Advice

Post by KaliWings on 8/22/2012, 8:13 am

I think colleges that have PhD or MFT programs offer counseling services. It may not be the best scenario b/c you would be working with student...but...they are closely supervised by PhD counselors. They usually have low cost fees b/c they want the students to get experience. Just another thought... I utilized this service for awhile when I needed to.

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Re: Trauma Counsellor Advice

Post by smilesalot31 on 8/22/2012, 9:48 am

Can't remember the exact name of a program I applied to...I think it was called VOCA/victim's compensation? I didn't qualify but perhaps your partner does.

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Re: Trauma Counsellor Advice

Post by britesmile2012 on 8/22/2012, 10:14 am

My township has mental health services and counsellors on a sliding scale. Contact your health services department of your county or township to see if they have services available. I also saw a trauma counsellor in the past that was with a local church and the church subsidized the visit costs so I only had to pay $15 per visit which was affordable. Does your partner have medical insurance? They could call to find out what is covered on their plan and what the co-pay is.
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Re: Trauma Counsellor Advice

Post by Guest on 8/22/2012, 10:33 am

Hi All, Thanks for all the helpful advice, I am in the UK and so I am not sure if the same sort of things are offered here but I will definitely have a look around.

Thanks again

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