Grace was referred to the Counselling service as she was self-harming. She was using this as a coping strategy following the death of a close family member. Grace was receiving support from her mum but felt talking to her about it may upset her.
The Counsellor explored with Grace her thoughts and feelings and identified triggers that made her self-harm. With the space to talk about her feelings and building her confidence, Grace produced her own ‘positive affirmation cards’ to keep in her pocket. She worked on the positives, looking at her current support networks and friendship groups. Grace has now stopped self-harming and her confidence has increased.