Understanding Self Harm
Time & Location
About The Event
This session with Nicola Wickstead will aim to increase the delegates’ understanding of the issues around self-harm, challenge any prejudices they may have, and offer a safe environment in which they can explore not only what self-harm means and represents to them, but what might be driving that behaviour, and how they might be able to work with a client presenting with this issue, and how they feel about it.
It will also look at how the client themselves might feel about their behaviour, and how they feel they are perceived by the wider community, including their family and any professionals who might be supporting them.
This session will NOT be giving the delegates ‘tools’ to use, or suggestions of any alternatives to self-harm. It is not about stopping the behaviour, but more about understanding it and then using that understanding to better support their clients to make different choices (if that’s what the client wants of course, and we’ll also explore what it’s like when they don’t want to stop).
About The Trainer:
Nicola Wickstead is a qualified counsellor & supervisor with over 10 years experience of working within mental health, initially supporting adults with a diagnosed personality disorder in a secure unit.
More recently, Nicola worked as Clinical Lead at a local mental health charity where she counselled clients aged 6 and older in schools and community venues and provided psycho-eductional sessions to professionals and parents.
As a trainer, Nicola likes the delegates to get involved, it's important to her that everyone is active in the discussion to support exploration of this subject.
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