Self-harm

self harm


Human givens self-harming counselling

Self-harming is distressing for the individual and their family and friends. The most important thing is to seek immediate medical help if injuries are serious.

Once the individual is safe, counselling is a reliable and quick way to treat the underlying emotional difficulties that trigger self-harming episodes.

Human givens therapy provides fast and effective treatment for people who feel the need to injure themselves. Using tried and tested psychotherapy methods, you’ll soon be able to address what it is that leads you to be unable to cope with your difficulties.

If there is some traumatic episode behind your behaviour, you won’t be expected to talk about it in detail (unless you want to). Instead, you’ll be given a “toolbox” of knowledge to get you back in balance.

Human givens counsellors recognise you may be facing a sad or challenging time, and offer a confidential and sympathetic service that will help you break cycles of distress.



Why do young people self-harm?

There may be a variety of reasons a young person is self-harming. Our job is not only to isolate any particular reason but to equip the individual with the knowledge needed to address any difficulty.
Feelings that can induce self-harming include:

  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Sadness
  • Loneliness
  • Anger
  • Numbness
  • Lack of control over their lives

Self-harm will often be used as a “coping mechanism”, whereby the physical pain can be easier to deal with than the underlying emotional pain. It can easily become an addictive thing to do, so don’t delay in seeking help.



Treating self-harming with human givens therapy

Human givens counsellors have a track record for fast, effective and long-lasting treatment for self-harming. Please contact Deborah Potts Counselling today, and take your first step towards freedom from self-harming.