It's great that you are reaching out and looking for therapy HP! It can be stressful for a lot of people and you've done the first, hardest step. You're doing great :)
Personally, I've been in mental health services since I was a child, with therapy on and off for those years, and some of it helped, and some didn't. I have been doing dialectical behavior therapy for the last year, though, and I have found it to be immensely helpful with self-harming. Where I used to do it every day, I now do it very rarely. It's a structured type of therapy that teaches you skills and I would definitely suggest to look DBT up online and try some of the skills - for myself, with self-harm what helped were mindfulness, TIPP, STOP, and self-soothe skills - it's something to try while also going to therapy, even if your therapist doesn't do DBT therapy.
My advice is, don't get discouraged. Sometimes you can meet a therapist and they may not be the right fit, this is very very very common, in this case just keep searching - someone will help.
Last edited by Deborrah : 23-06-2020 at 07:04 PM.