Grants/funding help for a disabled person needing long term therapy for Complex PTSD

In addition to my other health issues/disability, I've just been diagnosed with C-PTSD. I am really struggling. My local community health team assessed me this past weekend but said it will likely take 4 weeks before they get back with what help they can give/advise.

In the meantime, the assessor said that I would need to seek long-term therapy myself as they only offer short-term which is no good for C-PTSD as we would likely just get started when the sessions will stop, causing more damage. She told me to contact MIND as she said they could offer long-term therapy, which I did, but the MIND advisor I spoke to, said that is wrong, and they can only offer 10 sessions (in my area, anyway). The MIND advisor then recommended therapy sessions with The Counselling Foundation but these are £40 plus per session and I am on a low income and can't afford these sessions, especially as I am told I am likely to need counselling long term.

In addition, I have been told by various people/friends who went through their own traumas, that EMDR is what made the biggest difference for them. 

Are there any grants or financial help available to me to get both regular counseling and EMDR? 

NB. I am housebound unless I have assistance (which comes in the form of a friend with a vehicle but she is very busy so that help is very infrequent). 


  • Spoonie_Turtle
    Spoonie_Turtle Forumite Posts: 6,781
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    I can't point you in any specific direction, but this website might be a place to start
  • bluechocobo
    bluechocobo Forumite Posts: 4
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    I can't point you in any specific direction, but this website might be a place to start.
    Thank you. I will take a look.
  • JKS$(
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    If you can find someone locally that offers EMDR therapy it’s worth asking how many sessions are needed. I know of a few people who’ve only needed between 1-3 sessions. That makes it sound like a magic cure, which it isn’t, but can be great at ‘helping’ with many of the symptoms without necessarily needing to explore the bigger pictures of what happened to cause the cPTSD. 
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