Grey Matters Centre


Self harm is when someone hurts themselves to relieve deep distress of some kind. For example, it can be: a way to deal with emotional pain, a way to express or release pain, a way to feel or as a way to self-punish etc.

If self harm has been used it may become a way someone regulates their emotions, causing it to become a compulsive and addictive cycle. This cycle only works by giving short term relief so the person is drawn to do it again.

Some symptoms may include feeling

  • Worthlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Don’t deserve
  • Bad
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Overwhelm
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness
  • Emptiness
  • Numb

How we can help
We offer an initial assessment which is an hour long, Within this in-depth discussion we will ask you about your presenting issues, your childhood and any other relevant history. We will also be asking you of the areas you want to work on and any goals you may have.

The treatment plan is tailored to each clients individual needs. which may include understanding the root causes of your problems and what is keeping them going. 

We will work on any triggers you may have and help you with any other areas of your life that are affected by your issues.

We will teach you tools and resources for the future so you can establish a full and lasting, sustainable recovery.

Self harm can indicate trauma in a person’s history which indicates deeper work is needed to address the underlying causes. Being trauma informed means that if this is the case we can get down to the root cause so that you can heal and finally move forward.

Criteria to access this service

  • If you are suffering with any of the above symptoms and you would like to do the work to make the changes you want.
  • You do not need to be referred to access this service.

What is not provided within this service

  • We do not do medical checks on wounds. We do not give aftercare for wounds. If you need to be monitored for medical reasons please see your G.P. as this is not included in our service. 

Our privilege
It is our mission and our privilege to support you on your journey to recovery and to reach your goals. We are confident that together we can make a difference to your world and help you to live your life the way you want to live it. Imagine what your life would be like after therapy and the difference it would make to you. 

We help hundreds of people every year to be the best they can be. Please don’t suffer unnecessarily any longer, get in touch with us today and take the first step to make great things happen!

Self harm is treatable and recovery is possible.

Telephone 07907613600