Self harm Counselling
Online Self Harm Counselling
Self-harm can be a coping mechanism to deal with difficult emotions. It gives people a sense of control over their lives and provides temporary relief. However, it can also cause a person to feel even worse. In order to treat the condition, people need to find healthier ways of dealing with their feelings. In such cases, self-harm counselling can help them work through troubling thoughts and find less harmful ways to express themselves.
It is a treatmentable condition
Self-harm is a treatable condition, and doctors, psychiatrists, and specialist counsellors can help ease the symptoms. These specialists can use a variety of techniques, including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. These therapies may also involve medication.
The first step in addressing self-harm is to identify the cause. In many cases, self-harm is a response to distress. It can also be a form of social protest or a way to enhance the appearance of oneself. It may occur during a trance-like or dissociative state.
Once a diagnosis has been established, a doctor may refer the person for further evaluation. This will help determine whether the patient has any suicidal tendencies or underlying mental health conditions. Several other assessments may also be necessary. In some cases, hospitalization may be recommended, which can provide intensive care. Alternatively, a mental health day treatment program may be available.
Self-harm can be treated successfully if it is treated early. Talking therapy can help the person understand why they are self-harming and how to cope with their painful emotions. Medication should only be prescribed to address underlying mental health conditions, such as depression, and not as a treatment for self-harm. The doctor will consider the potential risk of overdose when prescribing medication.
It can include medication
Self harm counselling involves talking to a qualified mental health professional to help you understand the underlying causes of your self-harm. The therapist can help you develop skills to handle feelings and reduce distress. Some forms of therapy include dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. You can find private therapists accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies or the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
Although there is no evidence that medication can cure self-harming, it is often used in conjunction with therapy to treat co-existing mental health conditions. The most common type of medication is an SSRI antidepressant, which is an antidepressant that can be used to treat depression or anxiety. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to ensure that you get the best effect.
If you feel that you may be at risk of self-harm, it is important to seek help immediately. Often, the symptoms of self-harm are not immediate, but can include severe distress. It is also important to remember that it is important not to judge your child’s actions based on how other people might react. Instead, listen to their needs and try to offer support, help, or medication.
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