'The Silent Scream' - Working with Clients Who Self-Harm

2-day online course: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February 10am to 5pm both days.


Fiona Firman PTSTA


Early Bird (until 22 December): £170
Course Fee: £190

Who is it aimed at?

This course is aimed primarily at counsellors and psychotherapists.  It is also suitable for counselling students who are ready to start their practice and a wide range of healthcare professionals.

Basic knowledge of TA would be useful in attending this workshop, although it is not essential.

Course Outline

This is going to be an exciting, interactive 2-day workshop, where we will explore the issues involved in working with clients who self-harm. We will look at a number of theories to support us in how we think about and work with clients who self-harm.

At the end of the weekend, participants will go away with a deeper understanding of the issue of self-harm, and how to work with and support clients who use self-harm as a coping mechanism.


Drawing on a number of models, this workshop will provide you with various tools with which we can support clients who self-harm.

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will provide you with:

  • an understanding as to why some clients self-harm
  • theories aimed at deepening your knowledge as to why some clients self-harm, and how to work with this issue in the therapy room
  • links between self-harm and suicide
  • useful tools and skills to develop alternatives to self-harm

Course Structure

This workshop will involve teaching, exploration and interaction, using both a theoretical and practical framework. It will include small group work, exercises and plenary discussion.

Facilitator Biography

Fiona Firman, BA (Hons), PG Dip (TA Counselling), MSc (Psych), PTSTA, CTA (P), is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based in Edinburgh, where she runs a private practice. Fiona is a Director in Physis Scotland in Edinburgh, where she co-teaches on the Foundation Year programme.

Fiona has extensive experience in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the voluntary and statutory sectors, as well as in private practice.

Fiona has a special interest in working with clients who present with a Borderline process, and/or have a formal diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

For more information about Fiona, please see www.chrysalliscounselling.co.uk

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‘The Silent Scream’ – Working With Clients Who Self-harm
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