Talking to a therapist about it..

Discussion in 'Rape and Abuse' started by LenaLunacy, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    I was wondering...if you talk to a therapist about having been sexually abused will they make you tell the police or report it themselves? :unsure:
  2. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    Hiya hun,

    I have spoke with my therapist about being sexually abused on quite a few occasions & to be honest I didn't even consider the whole police thing.

    I am assuming it's ok though cos my therapist has never mentioned reporting my abuser. I'm not 100% sure but I think they only have to report it if you are under 16 (if you live in the UK that is).

    Big hugs :hug: cos I know how hard it is trying to talk about it xx
  3. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    I suppose the only chance they might have to take action is if you are still legally a child, and remain in danger. Otherwise you should be safe to divulge as much as you wish to your therapist.
  4. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice.
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