The charity I work for employs about ten therapists and we work solely with sex abuse Survivors.
I have no idea at all if any of the therapists are Survivors.
I don't know if the one I saw was either.
I'm training to become a counsellor at the moment, and I would try not to disclose to any client my history. It's THEIR time, not mine.
Obviously my personal experience will colour the relationship, but hopefully in a positive manner.
Any issues I have I would take to supervision or deal with in my personal therapy.
I wouldn't be strict about disclosing, if it was in the clients best interests I might do it, but not until I had taken the issue to supervision.
A lot of counselors and therapists enter the proffesion because they have experienced the benefits of good help themselves, and if they needed help in the first place they must have had some problems.
Personally I think we as Survivors need someone who really knows about abuse and it's effects.
Who are the experts?
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