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Self Harm

Saturday 3rd July 2021
10am – 4pm

 Online Training Day
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom
and joining details will be sent in
the week prior to the event.


Workshop Overview

The effect of the pandemic on the level of self-harm has yet to be established, however recent years have seen steep increases in rates reported, particularly among children and young people. For the practitioner, self-harm can be difficult to understand and emotionally draining. This one-day training is designed for counsellors and trainee counsellors working with children and young people under the age of 25, who seek a clear route to understanding and greater confidence when working with this highly emotive issue.

This interactive online workshop will include:

  • Types of self-harm – thinking outside the box
  • Risk factors and assessment
  • Managing disclosures
  • Physical factors, fashion or fad
  • Why? Motivation, meaning and psychological themes
  • Self-harm in a theoretical framework
  • Treatment in the therapy room – self-harm to self-healing
Mary Clair Kelly
Mary Clair

Facilitator: Mary Clair Kelly Ad Dip PC, MNCS (accred), MBACP is an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working with children, adolescents and adults.  Her ten years of experience working as a school counsellor at various schools, has given her extensive knowledge of self-harm and she is keen to share what she has learned with other practitioners.

Mary Clair is an accredited member of the BACP and NCS and is the tutor on the OCN London Accredited Level 5 Counselling Children and Children and Young People course for CB Counsellor Training and has consulted on provision of in-school support and reducing school refusal in local schools.

Her training experience includes her posts as Training Facilitator for Jigsaw South East, a children’s bereavement charity, and training young people in peer support for 11-25 year olds for mental health charity, Mindfull.

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