hello, I’m new here having suffered with PP with my first child in summer 2021. What a traumatic and horrible illness it is. I am doing so much better but still struggle with feelings of sadness, traumatic memories, intrusive thoughts and worry for the future. I had really helpful therapy with a psychologist and my mental health nurse through the perinatal mental health team (only about 8 sessions) but I was discharged after the year mark which I think is usual. However I’d really value more therapy now that I’m further along in my recovery and don’t know where to turn. I want to find a therapist who understands PP and who gets parenting too. Any ideas of how to find such a thing? I’m not interested in CBT.
Thanks so much!
Congratulations on your almost 2 year old. I am sorry you experienced pp and still have traumatic memories and feelings of sadness. It is such a traumatic illness. I am glad you have found this forum though, many here can relate to your experience and are happy to share their own stories.
Perhaps a place to start is your GP, they have knowledge on what community mental health teams in your area can offer. Where I live adult mental health offers both CBT and EMDR. I have only done CBT myself, but I have read encouraging things about EMDR as a therapy for trauma. Another option is to go via a private route, maybe check your employer's insurance coverage and see if therapy sessions are included in the policy?
Take good care, write here whenever you feel like