Why am I hurting myself?
Intentionally hurting yourself is one way to express difficult emotions. Self-harm might be your way of releasing pent-up feelings of distress or anger. It may be the only way you know how to cope, but there are other methods of coping.
Tell a friend and confide in someone you trust about what’s happening. It is normal to be apprehensive about opening up, worrying about a friends reaction or judgement, but it’s very likely that they’ll simply want to help.
Pieta want to help you manage your coping skills and introduce alternative methods so you are not compelled to harm yourself anymore.
We recognise that self-harm is your current coping mechanism and it is working for you now. Self-harming usually helps you cope in the present moment, so we will help you build coping strategies. The Pieta therapy model is to help move from self-harm to self-care.
Our non-judgmental, strength based and solution focused method through up to twelve sessions of free counselling dependent on your needs.
You’re not alone.
Some Help & Advice
Am I the only one that self-harms?
No. Over 9,785* people presented to hospitals in 2018 with self-harm presentations.
For further help and advice see our FAQ section. If you are in immediate danger or a medical emergency please call Emergency Services on 112 or 999 now.
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