Frequently Asked Questions Page
Scroll down to find some common questions/answers
HOW LONG DOES THE HEALING PROCESS TAKE?
If you're looking to see how long it will take to fully heal from the trauma of being sexually abused, there is no short answer, but without wanting to confuse you, or stop you from taking this journey, on average it can take about two years in total in heal.
~ We work on the premise that it takes One year to disclose fully ~ One year to become secure with it all.
This time period is not standard, nor does it mean you will be take that long, as healing is a life long experience.
In time you will not worry or be haunted by the constant memories that curently prevent you from living your life.
This step is one that is definitely worth taking!
NEED TO TALK??
Male Survivors Trust is a UK agency, providing counselling and group therapy sessions to adult non-offending male survivors of child sexual abuse/rape and adult sexual assaults/rape, regardless of race, creed or sexuality.
As a Survivor led agency , we offer you complete understanding, confidentiality, and our full support if you want to overcome the past abuse you have suffered
We will not judge you either, no matter what you say, or have been through, and will stand by you, and help your recovery
We answer all mails regarding supporting male Survivors, from friends, partners, and supporters, but tend to avoid getting into any long protracted mails, as we prefer to work directly with male survivors.
INFORMATION ON GROUP WORK?
Please get in touch, we'll do our best to support you. We can also help you set up a group, avoiding the pitfalls, etc, and offer specific training and facilitating skills on setting up group sessions/helpline work
Take a look at our Training page as we also provide extensive training on survivor issues.
WHAT RECOVERY BOOKS TO BUY?
There are so many books on male survivors of sexual abuse, and many are aimed to professionals working with Survivors
The books we have listed on our site are aimed at a more personal level, and will enable you to find the right book to help support you. Male Sexual Abuse & Self Help Recovery Books
Please send us your URL, plus brief details of why you think we should link. We will visit your site and link to it if we consider it relevant to male survivor issues. All we ask is that you link to our site too
If for whatever reason, we decide not to include your website, please dont be offended - life is way too short!
Since 1992, when we were asked to deliver specific training sessions on a regular basis to our local Social Services teams, we have provided numerous training sessions to agenices working with vulnerable adults, and we have a comprehensive training package aimed towards Survivor and worker issues. We also offer training to workers on helpline
If you require training on any abuse issue, we will endevour to deliver it
DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES TO MALE SURVIVORS?
Sadly, since we lost of funding, we have had to levy a charge, but we will never turn ayone away, if they are not able to pay for our services.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES TO AGENCIES?
Yes we do, as its one of the main ways we stay solvent and remain open and able to support male survivors, so please see our training page for outline details on pricing, or contact us on 0845 430 9371 to discuss your needs.
HOW MUCH THERAPY DOES MST OFFER?
We work on the premise that you will decide when enough is enough and we won't place a demand on you to leave until you feel able to do so. We offer an "open ended " provision. This allows you to feel relaxed about the work you undertake to do, and gives you the space to work through your issues in depth, without feeling pressurised to do so in a set time.
WHICH MODEL DOES THE GROUP THERAPY FOLLOW? We follow the model commonly known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) which enables you to change your perception and thought patterns, allowing you to find an inner depth, and clearer understanding of your issues.
HOW MANY CLIENTS DO YOU SEE EACH YEAR?
Latest figures have been added here
WHO FUNDS MST?
NO ONE, hence the need to charge for our services now!
CAN I DONATE MONEY TO MST?
PLEASE!. We need every penny to stay 'afloat' and to continue the work we've started
After many years of offering our services for free to TV and Radio programmes, we have to now say that unless you are able help us, by paying for our services, to enable us to carry on our work, we are unable to help you.
We receive numerous requests, but neither have the time, and more importantly, the resources to reply to these requests.
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