Hi everyone. I have recently moved to Bristol and was really disheartened to find out that the wait list for specialist sexual violence counselling with all the local charities is currently around 7 months. The waiting list shows me that there must be many, many people struggling out there and doing the best they can. I thought I would see if there is any interest out there for perhaps people getting together on a very informal basis - maybe just a coffee - if only to hear those liberating words: "oh my god, I feel just like that too!". I am not a professional, I have no counselling experience whatsoever, only my own experience of just how difficult, lonely and exhausting it can be to cope when you have had a traumatic past, and I would like to try and create a little community of women who can take comfort in knowing they aren't alone.