Consultant psychologist Elena Touroni discusses the emotional states that lead people to harm themselves and how it can emerge as an intense kind of coping mechanism. 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 https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
Self harm is a particular behaviour that people can engage in if they suffer from incredibly intense emotional states and they are trying to find a way to regulate their emotions. So, self harm, again, is one of those behaviours that has hugely been misrepresented. People can be seen to be manipulative because they are self-harming or attempting to influence other people’s behaviour. But our predominant understanding of self-harm is that it’s the coping strategy that people engage in as a way of trying to manage something that they have no other way to manage, or to express or communicate something that they can’t find the words to communicate or express in any alternative way.