Self harm Counselling

Find a supportive pathway to recovery with our Online Self-Harm Counselling services, where our dedicated and experienced therapists and counsellors offer a professional and empathetic approach to those seeking help. We specialise in providing evidence-based therapy techniques in a confidential online setting, ensuring that you receive the compassionate support you need. The online nature of our counselling makes accessing help convenient and accessible, allowing you to embark on the healing process from the safety and privacy of your home. If you or a loved one is struggling with self-harm, our skilled counselors are here to help guide you towards a path of resilience and recovery. Explore our online therapy options today to take the first step towards a healthier, more hopeful future.

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.

Self-harm is a sign of emotional distress

The urge to hurt oneself is a common and dangerous sign of emotional distress. The underlying cause of self-harm is often unknown, although it can be linked to traumatic experiences in the past. Self-harm is usually described as a way to deal with emotional distress and can be a way to cope with feelings of pain, anger, and frustration.

Talking therapy can be a good option for those struggling with self-harm. The aim is to help the person cope with painful emotions and help them understand their own mental state. Although it can be difficult to open up about what is causing you to self-harm, talking to someone you trust about your problems is essential. This person can be a family member, a trusted friend, a doctor, a teacher, or a school counsellor. Remember that they are trying to help you, but they may not understand your problem at the moment.

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.

The Recovery Village has gathered information surrounding self-harm: 

One analysis of self-injury across more than 40 countries found that:

  • About 17% of all people will self-harm during their lifetime
  • The average age of the first incident of self-harm is 13
  • 45% of people use cutting as their method of self-injury
  • About 50% of people seek help for their self-harm but only from friends instead of professionals

Not only is self-harm prevalent, but rates are increasing. According to emergency room trends, there’s been a 50% increase in reported self-injury among young females since 2009.

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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