Gemma's Story

Gemma was referred to the Butterfly and Phoenix project because she was self-harming. On her first meeting with her Counsellor, Gemma explained that she had been self-harming for approximately 6 months - a coping strategy which helped her deal with the difficulties inside and outside of school. 

She had experienced bullying in school and on social media which affected her self-esteem as she started to believe the negative comments which had an impact on her social life. 

Over her eight sessions herself harming had completely stopped, felt positive about her future, and was focusing on her GCSE’s. 

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