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Self Harm and Self-Injury Counselling
Evolving Minds:  Managing Strong Emotions

At Evolving Minds Counselling, we bring extensive experience in supporting individuals dealing with self-harm behaviors. We understand the profound distress this can evoke in parents, family members, and friends.


It's important to recognise individuals who self-harm often do so as a means of seeking relief, asserting control, or expressing intense emotions. Self-harm manifests in various forms, such as cutting, biting, hitting, burning, substance abuse (including prescription medication and alcohol), engaging in risky sexual behaviors, binge eating, or extreme starvation.


Although self-harm is often associated with adolescence, individuals of all ages may turn to these behaviors as a coping mechanism. For some, it might be an isolated incident, while for others, it becomes a recurring pattern fueled by overwhelming distress.

At Evolving Minds, we look into triggers and healthier coping strategies, so you can navigate overwhelming emotions in a healthier way.

If reaching out to schedule an appointment feels daunting, there are free services you can contact to speak with someone who understands and can offer assistance:

  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 180

  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14

If you believe seeking professional support could be beneficial, please don't hesitate to contact Evolving Minds on 02 8519 4197.  You can also schedule an appointment by completing the form below.

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