Last week, we posted a blog from the perspective of a service user who wrote about their experiences of accessing face-to-face therapy at Harmless.
Today, we focus on our self harm drop-in as a parent shares their thoughts about how it has helped them as an individual and a family.
‘I went to the drop in to get advice and help for my daughter. She had been self harming for a year without my knowledge. When I found out it was so distressing for me, for all of us as a family, and I wanted to know everything, straight away, without even being able to consider what that caused for her, I was in panic. Going to the drop in I got advice, Adrienne helped me to step back, to give my daughter time and space to allow her to share her experience, or not in some cases, in her time, and not feeling pressured to tell me all.
I am now seeing a therapist at Harmless and this has been tremendously supportive. My daughter now feels more supported and is currently thinking about starting counselling herself. Without that first step we would all be in the same place, having not progressed any. If you are thinking about it, try the drop-in first, the staff there will answer your questions and help you to make a decision best suited to you and your families needs.’
The next drop-in is on 2nd July (Adults – Over 18’s) and 6th August (Young People – under 21’s). For more information, please refer to our website or call 01159 348 445 (Admin Line only).