Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist based in London, emphasises how important it is that people who are self-harming should go to their GP or seek some other form of treatment. 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 actually quite a concerning and serious condition. People should actually certainly seek treatment if they are self harming at any level. Self harm can vary greatly. Some people self harm in a sort of superficial way, whereas some people self harm in a severe way. However, we don’t perceive the severity of the self harm to correspond to the sort of severity or seriousness of the actual symptoms or of the cutting. Self harm as a behaviour is incredibly concerning, mainly because it’s highly correlated to high levels of suicide. So when people self harm, they are at much greater risk of over time their behaviour escalating to something that becomes suicidal behaviour. So it’s really important that people either go to their GP or seek some form of treatment pretty much straightaway if they have started self harming.