Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Berkhamsted

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Jenna Stoodley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience working with both adults and young people, and I have worked with clients experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, loss, difficulty in relationships, neurodiversity (both diagnosed, self-diagnosed or questioning), suicidal thoughts, trauma, disability, misdiagnosis, medical trauma, intrusive thoughts, abuse and neglect. I am LGBTQI+ friendly and aim to provide a neuro-affirming and gender-affirming environment.
Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience working with both adults and young people, and I have worked with clients experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, loss, difficulty in relationships, neurodiversity (both diagnosed, self-diagnosed or questioning), suicidal thoughts, trauma, disability, misdiagnosis, medical trauma, intrusive thoughts, abuse and neglect. I am LGBTQI+ friendly and aim to provide a neuro-affirming and gender-affirming environment.
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Eleanor (Ellie) Higginson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
I have experience working with bereavement and loss, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, substance abuse, personality disorders, shame and attachment/relationship issues.
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
I have experience working with bereavement and loss, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, substance abuse, personality disorders, shame and attachment/relationship issues.
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
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Lee Payton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Hello, I'm Lee and thanks for visiting my profile. I work with a range of differing clients from age 18 to older-age adult. I have a special interest in anxiety and related issues, such as panic attacks and stress. My training in counselling and psychotherapy is available to help you understand what is taking place when experiencing strong feelings and emotions, whether they be due to anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low mood, self-harm or a range of many other areas I can help with. An initial phone chat or Zoom costs you nothing: I'm always happy to chat through where I can help you.
Hello, I'm Lee and thanks for visiting my profile. I work with a range of differing clients from age 18 to older-age adult. I have a special interest in anxiety and related issues, such as panic attacks and stress. My training in counselling and psychotherapy is available to help you understand what is taking place when experiencing strong feelings and emotions, whether they be due to anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low mood, self-harm or a range of many other areas I can help with. An initial phone chat or Zoom costs you nothing: I'm always happy to chat through where I can help you.
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Dean Sanderson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4  (Online Only)
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
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Colin Winter
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4  (Online Only)
Warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, scientific rigour and humour are at the heart of my approach to therapy. I follow core CBT traditions which put the client and therapist on an equal footing in a collaborative partnership, with the client as the authoritative expert in themselves. I aim to debunk and demystify, strip out jargon, and explain transparently how I work. CBT aims to give clients a therapeutic fishing rod, not just a fish, so that clients are helped to become CBT experts, their own therapists for the future. Therapy can be challenging, but more often it should be healing, uplifting, enriching and fun.
Warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, scientific rigour and humour are at the heart of my approach to therapy. I follow core CBT traditions which put the client and therapist on an equal footing in a collaborative partnership, with the client as the authoritative expert in themselves. I aim to debunk and demystify, strip out jargon, and explain transparently how I work. CBT aims to give clients a therapeutic fishing rod, not just a fish, so that clients are helped to become CBT experts, their own therapists for the future. Therapy can be challenging, but more often it should be healing, uplifting, enriching and fun.
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Kim Abercromby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
I will offer you a safe warm and compassionate space so that we can build a trusting and therapeutic relationship. I am committed to working with you at your pace and at the level of depth you require to find a way through the struggles you may be faced with. I understand how daunting it can be to reach out for help, so I assure you that I will do my best to make this as comfortable as it can be for you. I am deeply committed to providing you with a genuine counselling service tailored to meet your needs. I offer in person and virtual sessions.
I will offer you a safe warm and compassionate space so that we can build a trusting and therapeutic relationship. I am committed to working with you at your pace and at the level of depth you require to find a way through the struggles you may be faced with. I understand how daunting it can be to reach out for help, so I assure you that I will do my best to make this as comfortable as it can be for you. I am deeply committed to providing you with a genuine counselling service tailored to meet your needs. I offer in person and virtual sessions.
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Rebecca Hargreaves
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Therapy is your space to think about you, your experiences, your feelings, your life. When things are feeling difficult, you may not know the reason why. Taking time to talk to someone not involved in your life can be helpful.
Therapy is your space to think about you, your experiences, your feelings, your life. When things are feeling difficult, you may not know the reason why. Taking time to talk to someone not involved in your life can be helpful.
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Sonja Kormann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkhamsted HP4
Not accepting new clients
You may be looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist because you feel low, unmotivated, stuck, confused or anxious. You may be grappling with a difficult situation in your life currently, or with something that has happened to you in the past. Perhaps you struggle with the dynamics in a close relationship or at work.
You may be looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist because you feel low, unmotivated, stuck, confused or anxious. You may be grappling with a difficult situation in your life currently, or with something that has happened to you in the past. Perhaps you struggle with the dynamics in a close relationship or at work.
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Carolyn Dunmur
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Whether you are looking for support through challenging times or trying to make sense of your life, talking to a professional counsellor can be really valuable when things feel overwhelming and uncertain, we all need help at times. Feelings we can’t manage or make sense of can impact on our whole sense of well-being and prevent us from living our lives fully. Counselling can help manage current situations and look at new ways of coping. It can also give us insight, understanding and perspective on past experiences.
Whether you are looking for support through challenging times or trying to make sense of your life, talking to a professional counsellor can be really valuable when things feel overwhelming and uncertain, we all need help at times. Feelings we can’t manage or make sense of can impact on our whole sense of well-being and prevent us from living our lives fully. Counselling can help manage current situations and look at new ways of coping. It can also give us insight, understanding and perspective on past experiences.
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Dr Eleanor Martin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Local Authority services. I work with children, young people and adults who are seeking help for their mental health and well being. I support people to make sense of how their problems developed, recognise how their problems impact their life and consider what strategies can make a difference.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Local Authority services. I work with children, young people and adults who are seeking help for their mental health and well being. I support people to make sense of how their problems developed, recognise how their problems impact their life and consider what strategies can make a difference.
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Sauda Hansdot
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkhamsted HP4
My name is Sauda (she/her) and I specialise in supporting people who are going through or have been through difficult experiences. Having gone through several traumatic experiences myself, I can understand how hard it can be to make sense of life again. You may feel sad, scared, angry or perhaps it’s hard to feel anything at all, leaving you not knowing who you are anymore. I believe that I can help you work through many of the difficult experiences you have been through, and help you to find your way back to you - to find joy and meaning in life again.
My name is Sauda (she/her) and I specialise in supporting people who are going through or have been through difficult experiences. Having gone through several traumatic experiences myself, I can understand how hard it can be to make sense of life again. You may feel sad, scared, angry or perhaps it’s hard to feel anything at all, leaving you not knowing who you are anymore. I believe that I can help you work through many of the difficult experiences you have been through, and help you to find your way back to you - to find joy and meaning in life again.
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Claire Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
There are moments in all our lives when we need some help. As an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, I offer safe and caring support through talking therapy. Pressures of life, responsibility, change, loss and unresolved past experience can all impact how we feel. When our personal resources are stretched, even a little extra stress may be overwhelming. I offer a confidential space where you can feel heard, a safe place to focus on your concerns, support and compassion in understanding your individual needs, help with issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, relationships, loss and trauma.
There are moments in all our lives when we need some help. As an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, I offer safe and caring support through talking therapy. Pressures of life, responsibility, change, loss and unresolved past experience can all impact how we feel. When our personal resources are stretched, even a little extra stress may be overwhelming. I offer a confidential space where you can feel heard, a safe place to focus on your concerns, support and compassion in understanding your individual needs, help with issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, relationships, loss and trauma.
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Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
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Photo of Rebecca Ingram, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Rebecca Ingram
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
01628 969896 View 01628 969896
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Lucy Hutt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkhamsted HP4
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
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Jacqui Webb
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkhamsted HP4
Have you experienced distress and upset or loss ? Unresolved issues that trouble you ? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, PTS or depression ? Do you want to feel differently about the life you live or the person that you are. Perhaps you want to change aspects of you life for it to be more rewarding. Maybe you know that things are unlikely to change. Do you require a safe space where you can be heard, a place to share your thoughts and be understood. A place where being you is good enough. If you are 16 years old or heading into your 99th year, wanting to explore your world then it would be a privilege to support you.
Have you experienced distress and upset or loss ? Unresolved issues that trouble you ? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, PTS or depression ? Do you want to feel differently about the life you live or the person that you are. Perhaps you want to change aspects of you life for it to be more rewarding. Maybe you know that things are unlikely to change. Do you require a safe space where you can be heard, a place to share your thoughts and be understood. A place where being you is good enough. If you are 16 years old or heading into your 99th year, wanting to explore your world then it would be a privilege to support you.
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Lois Powell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
07447 981987 View 07447 981987
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Jackie Wybrow
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am sure this feels like a daunting prospect finding a counsellor that you can share those feelings that have been troubling you and getting in the way of the life you want to lead. I believe the connection between counsellor and client is at the heart of the process. I can offer a safe space where you can explore difficult, complicated or confusing emotions in a warm, confidential, empathic environment. We can work together to gain a greater understanding of those feelings and move forward towards lasting and positive change for your future.
Hello, I am sure this feels like a daunting prospect finding a counsellor that you can share those feelings that have been troubling you and getting in the way of the life you want to lead. I believe the connection between counsellor and client is at the heart of the process. I can offer a safe space where you can explore difficult, complicated or confusing emotions in a warm, confidential, empathic environment. We can work together to gain a greater understanding of those feelings and move forward towards lasting and positive change for your future.
01442 504343 View 01442 504343
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Sharon Deacon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkhamsted HP4
Hello, you have made the decision, which may have not been easy, to seek out a Counsellor. I understand that it can be a challenging and daunting experience, but well done for taking the first step. I am a caring and warm and I’m here to listen and walk with you on your journey to better mental health whatever that looks like for you. I’m currently working Face to Face from my garden office in Tring Hertfordshire with Couples, Adults and Children 15+ . I can also work via Teams with Adults.There is parking but no waiting room. I'm also happy to do a home session in certain circumstances within 5 miles.
Hello, you have made the decision, which may have not been easy, to seek out a Counsellor. I understand that it can be a challenging and daunting experience, but well done for taking the first step. I am a caring and warm and I’m here to listen and walk with you on your journey to better mental health whatever that looks like for you. I’m currently working Face to Face from my garden office in Tring Hertfordshire with Couples, Adults and Children 15+ . I can also work via Teams with Adults.There is parking but no waiting room. I'm also happy to do a home session in certain circumstances within 5 miles.
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West Marshall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Are you feeling upset or anxious about a relationship that is not working for you? You may have tried to make it better but so far nothing much has changed. Maybe you are feeling depressed and can’t seem to find a way out. Perhaps you have left a relationship and feel the need to understand what went wrong. At some point in our lives most people will feel they need help. Working with a counsellor can help understand the causes of distress and learn techniques to help see things differently, regain control, feel stronger and happier, and move forward to a better place.
Are you feeling upset or anxious about a relationship that is not working for you? You may have tried to make it better but so far nothing much has changed. Maybe you are feeling depressed and can’t seem to find a way out. Perhaps you have left a relationship and feel the need to understand what went wrong. At some point in our lives most people will feel they need help. Working with a counsellor can help understand the causes of distress and learn techniques to help see things differently, regain control, feel stronger and happier, and move forward to a better place.
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Suicidal Ideation Counsellors

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioural therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioural, dialectical behaviour, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioural and dialectical behaviour therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.