Remedy Clinic – Counselling Dublin City Centre for Self-Harm.
Self-harm can be a one-off event or it can become a repeated behaviour. It is something that can be aided by counselling and psychotherapy.
What Is Self-Harm?
Self-harm is any sort of behaviour that involves the deliberate causing of pain or injury to yourself. Self-harm can include many behaviours including cutting, biting, burning, scratching, hitting, pulling out hair, or the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Self-harm is a maladaptove behaviour used as a way to manage or respond or express pain or feelings of distress.
What Are the Signs of Self-Harm?
While every case will be different and vary from person to person, here are some common signs that someone may be self-harming:
- Hiding dangerous objects such as razor blades or lighter.
- Dressing inappropriately for the weather.
- Avoiding activities like swimming that will expose the body.
- Washing clothes separately.
- Having unexplained wounds.
- Expressing feelings of anxiety.
- Expressing feelings of depression.
- Lack of interest.
If you need help, you need to speak to a qualified therapist/counsellor. They will help you determine a suitable treatment path.
In an emergency contact 999 or your GP or out of hours GP.