Deliberate Self Harm
What is Deliberate self-harm?
Deliberate self-harm, also known as self-injury or self-mutilation, refers to the intentional act of causing physical harm to oneself as a means to cope with emotional distress, regulate overwhelming emotions, or communicate inner pain. It is a behaviour that typically involves inflicting injury on one's body, such as cutting, burning, scratching, hitting, or biting oneself. Deliberate self-harm is often a manifestation of underlying emotional or psychological issues and is not an attempt to commit suicide, although there can be some overlap between self-harm and suicidal ideation.
It is important to seek professional help and support for individuals engaging in deliberate self-harm to address the underlying emotional difficulties and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
How can we support individuals who self-harm?
Ensuring the well-being of individuals who self-harm involves providing support and creating a safe environment. First, we need to establish a trusting and non-judgmental relationship with the individual, showing empathy, understanding, and acceptance to create a safe space for open communication.
We need to understand what triggers self-harming tendencies and explore alternative coping strategies to replace self-harm. This may involve finding healthy outlets for emotions, such as engaging in creative activities, exercising, journaling, or seeking social support.
We work together with the individual to develop a safety plan that outlines steps to take during a crisis or when they feel the urge to self-harm. This plan may include contacting a support person, utilizing coping strategies, and accessing emergency services if necessary.
We encourage the individual to connect with supportive friends, family members, or support groups who can provide understanding, emotional support and encouragement. We regularly check in with the individual to assess their progress, offer ongoing support, and monitor their safety.
How Our Therapy Services Can Help You?
Our therapy services aim to create a supportive and productive environment where you can address and overcome your mental health concerns. We prioritize your well-being, offering personalized care and attention. Through a comprehensive assessment, we develop a customized online treatment plan to effectively manage your condition. With a range of services and therapeutic treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and compassion-focused therapy, we cater to your specific needs.
Benefits of Online Therapy
Online therapy provides a convenient and transformative way to access psychotherapy services from anywhere in the world. It eliminates barriers to therapy by allowing you to receive care in the comfort of your own home. Our high-quality online assessments and treatments are accessible to individuals across the UK. Our expert practitioners deliver the same level of care as in-person sessions, regardless of your location, ensuring support and assistance wherever you are.
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We believe in tailoring our approach to address your unique symptoms and situation. By listening closely to your struggles, we create a personalized treatment plan. Seeking mental health support can be daunting, but our practitioners provide unwavering support and understanding during your initial consultation. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists equip you with the tools to understand and manage your symptoms, promoting a happier life. We prioritize confidentiality, comply with GDPR guidelines, and seamlessly integrate with other forms of ongoing health and mental care.
Who Can Benefit from Our Therapy Services?
Our therapy services cater to individuals seeking short-term support during stressful periods, those addressing long-standing issues, individuals interested in emotional exploration, and those seeking techniques to regain balance. We also assist individuals in maintaining good mental health, even without immediate distress.
Choosing the Right Therapy Option
We offer various evidence-based therapy options such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy. During the initial appointment, we conduct an assessment to understand your difficulties and offer a psychological perspective. While we may suggest the most effective approach, the final decision is yours. Once you decide on the treatment path, you can book follow-up appointments and begin therapy.
Duration of Therapy
The duration of therapy varies based on individual needs. Progress can be achieved at different paces, with some situations requiring shorter treatment periods and others needing longer-term support.
Working with a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist
Collaborating with a psychologist or therapist involves a three-stage process: assessment, formulation, and treatment. We gather comprehensive details to understand your condition, offer a functional understanding of the problem, and work with you to manage and prevent symptoms from dominating your life.
Our mission is to support you in achieving a healthy future, free from mental health symptoms. Our team of highly trained psychologists and psychiatrists collaborates to provide a personalized service that meets your specific needs. We conduct thorough assessments, continuously update your treatment plan, and ensure ongoing assessment of appropriate medical care.
Why Choose Health Choices Global?
We provide national coverage across the UK, offering comprehensive mental health support to transform the quality of your life. Our team of experts is available 7 days a week, providing flexible and confidential remote appointments. We are members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other regulatory bodies, ensuring professional and reliable care.