Psychodynamic interpersonal therapy and self-harm
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Psychodynamic interpersonal therapy is a talking therapy that uses in-depth conversation to explore and try to resolve difficulties you are facing. This approach lets you freely discuss what’s on your mind while your professional thinks about the meaning and emotional significance of what you say, which can sometimes be unconscious.
You will work with your professional to understand your feelings and relationships, as well as conscious or unconscious conflicts. They will help you to make sense of experiences by supporting you to think things through in conversation. If you are younger, this might happen through playing or drawing.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.