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When should you seek treatmemt for self-harm?

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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

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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.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.