Counselling & Therapy For Self Harm
Up to as many as 10% of children self harm. Although it is a secretive coping mechanism you may notice scratches, cuts or even cigarette burns on arms and legs.
Psychiatric and psychological factors, life events and family adversity can affect the severity of the disorder. Long term self-harm can lead to children feeling suicidal. Our counselling and therapy for self-harm can help.
What Is Self Harm?Self-harm is when your child deliberately cuts or hurts themselves or abuses substances as a coping mechnanism for strong emotions and unwanted thoughts or to regain a sense of control over trigger situations. Other self harming can include over or under eating or asphyxiation. Things that may cause your child to self harm include:
- Struggling with difficult situations
- Having unwanted memories
- Feeling angry or anxious or other strong emotions
- Feeling their life is out of control