Clinical psychologist Janine King discusses how parents can approach the issue of their child self harming, and ways in which they could seek advice from a GP or mental health professional. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
It obviously can be very distressing to find out that your child is self-harming. And the best way to approach it depends on your individual child or young person. Depending on the severity, it might be appropriate to see a GP or seek some medical help. But I think it’s important to speak to them trying… acknowledge that they’re having a difficult time and ask them what they need from you in that situation. And see whether they’re open to getting help from a professional to talk things through and perhaps find other ways to manage their emotional distress.