Self-harm

Self-harm is a term used for when an individual causes physical harm to their own self, often through cutting or burning. This is usually an indication that the individual is suffering from inner turmoil, anxiety and suppressed emotions. Some individuals self-harm to maintain a feeling of control over their own body when other situations seem out of their control. Some individuals report that they self-harm due to feelings of emptiness and loneliness.

 

Counselling can help the individual to find other coping mechanisms and ways to express their feelings, identifying the course of emotional pain and develop strategies to reduce that pain.

 

For help dealing with self-harm contact Carmel via email carmel@bahcap.com or by telephone 07931301773 for more information and to arrange an initial consultation.