Excellent, very well pitched and organised. Very instructive,
informative and linked to practice.
Warm, friendly, professionally. Aware of everyone's safety.
Demystified self harm,. Helped me feel I could cope when I
come across it.
Very informative and enjoyable. Breaks, listening, group work
& whole group discussions - a good balance. Very helpful.
Excellent, improved my awareness greatly. Good pace, very
Fabulous. Very interesting and informative, I've learnt loads.
Very professional, smoothly run.
SELF INJURY, SELF HARM AND THE COUNSELLING RELATIONSHIP
Self Injury, Self Harm and the
Saturday 13th January 2007 10am -
Cost £60.00 – including lunch and
Self harm and self injury are strategies used by many clients
as a means of coping with overwhelming and powerful feelings.
Research evidence suggests that 142,000 young people present
to hospital Accident and Emergency Departments annually as a
consequence of self harm (The Mental Health Foundation, 2006):
however, this is clearly the tip of the iceberg. It is
therefore fair to assume that counsellors work extensively
with self harm or self injury in their therapeutic
relationships. Working with self harm and self injury in the counselling
context can provoke powerful responses in both trainee and
qualified practitioners. Understanding our own reactions to
self harm and self injury is an essential step in supporting
our clients in understanding their own processes. This
workshop will consider the following areas:
between self harm, self injury and self mutilation;
An overview of
the various forms of self harm and ways in which we harm
and psychological processes of self harm – differences
between self harm and suicide;
of self harm from clients;
considerations for counselling;
The workshop used different approaches to help participants
consider these areas, including formal information delivery,
small and large group discussion and other experiential
Andrew is a Registered Social Worker and qualified
integrative counsellor. He worked for many years in secondary
care psychiatric services in an acute admission unit and
mental health crisis team. He now works as a counsellor and
supervisor at the University of Liverpool. His doctorate
explored suicide risk assessment in counselling and
psychotherapy and he has written several articles on this
subject, including co-authoring the BACP Information Sheet,
“Working with Suicidal Clients”.
A Certificate of Attendance was given.
This course counts towards Continuing Professional