Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Burgess Hill

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Karen Reed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
I'm Karen Reed, founder of free2bucounselling. Our brains sustain our existence & survival, but also have an enormous potential to cause havoc; becoming our worst enemy, harshest critic, & playing the cruellest tricks that can cause mental health unrest. If you think or feel like you're struggling, overwhelmed, a bit bogged down, anxious, perhaps just not yourself these days, I'd like to help & support you through it.
I'm Karen Reed, founder of free2bucounselling. Our brains sustain our existence & survival, but also have an enormous potential to cause havoc; becoming our worst enemy, harshest critic, & playing the cruellest tricks that can cause mental health unrest. If you think or feel like you're struggling, overwhelmed, a bit bogged down, anxious, perhaps just not yourself these days, I'd like to help & support you through it.
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Aronn Pace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
UPDATE: I have spaces for a few new clients as of July - please feel free to get in contact. Thank you.
UPDATE: I have spaces for a few new clients as of July - please feel free to get in contact. Thank you.
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James Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
I am a qualified experienced counsellor working with Adults and Children on a wide range of presenting issues. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.
I am a qualified experienced counsellor working with Adults and Children on a wide range of presenting issues. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.
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Jeanette Stanton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burgess Hill RH15
I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR practitioner with many years experience of working in NHS physical and mental healthcare settings. My aim is to provide a CBT or EMDR approach, tailored to your goals of therapy and provide you with strategies to promote recovery and enable you to engage more fully with life and enjoyable activities. I also offer specialised CBT for people who are struggling with psychological distress that may be associated with physical health conditions. I am also a BABCP trained CBT Supervisor.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR practitioner with many years experience of working in NHS physical and mental healthcare settings. My aim is to provide a CBT or EMDR approach, tailored to your goals of therapy and provide you with strategies to promote recovery and enable you to engage more fully with life and enjoyable activities. I also offer specialised CBT for people who are struggling with psychological distress that may be associated with physical health conditions. I am also a BABCP trained CBT Supervisor.
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Anneka Barrett Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
Unavailable until 29th July 2024. Hello and Welcome, I provide a safe, private space for you to explore whatever it is that has brought you to look into counselling. A typical session would last one hour, I am very much guided by you and what you are looking to understand and work on, making my sessions bespoke to your needs. I am trained in the Person Centred Method, having graduated in 2007 and predominately work this way. I also have training in Meditation, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychodynamic Counselling.
Unavailable until 29th July 2024. Hello and Welcome, I provide a safe, private space for you to explore whatever it is that has brought you to look into counselling. A typical session would last one hour, I am very much guided by you and what you are looking to understand and work on, making my sessions bespoke to your needs. I am trained in the Person Centred Method, having graduated in 2007 and predominately work this way. I also have training in Meditation, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychodynamic Counselling.
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Well In Mind Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion, sexual and self-identity. An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore your past, present and plan your future.
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion, sexual and self-identity. An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore your past, present and plan your future.
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Abby S Quick
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burgess Hill RH15
Many clients find their way to me following difficulty with symptoms associated with depression, low self-esteem and/or with features of anxiety (in its varying clinical forms.) They frequently report reaching a point where day to day life feels a struggle; offers little sense of purpose/direction with limited experiences of satisfaction or joy. By developing a shared understanding of their problem, including the elements that have served to maintain the clients problem until now - we can be better informed as to what changes are needed (cognitively & behaviorally) to improve symptoms and renew their sense of coping.
Many clients find their way to me following difficulty with symptoms associated with depression, low self-esteem and/or with features of anxiety (in its varying clinical forms.) They frequently report reaching a point where day to day life feels a struggle; offers little sense of purpose/direction with limited experiences of satisfaction or joy. By developing a shared understanding of their problem, including the elements that have served to maintain the clients problem until now - we can be better informed as to what changes are needed (cognitively & behaviorally) to improve symptoms and renew their sense of coping.
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Paul Marshall
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
Whether it be anxiety or depression, problems with relationships, bereavement or trauma, my role is to be alongside you in order to support you to overcome the difficulties you are facing. My work is with people from all walks of life and backgrounds who come to therapy with a diverse range of issues. As a counsellor I have experience in education, employment and voluntary settings; I have also worked as a Gas Engineer, Teacher and Stand-up Comedian.
Whether it be anxiety or depression, problems with relationships, bereavement or trauma, my role is to be alongside you in order to support you to overcome the difficulties you are facing. My work is with people from all walks of life and backgrounds who come to therapy with a diverse range of issues. As a counsellor I have experience in education, employment and voluntary settings; I have also worked as a Gas Engineer, Teacher and Stand-up Comedian.
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Giles Matthew Allen
Psychiatrist, MBBS
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
Not accepting new clients
I work within a Jungian framework, where symptoms are seen as communications from the psyche that need to be honoured, in order to be understood and worked through. I endeavour to meet the patient where they are, and through the interpersonal relationship that emerges between us, with its conscious and unconscious aspects, narratives and meaning can emerge safely and creatively, whether through speech, silence, dreams or bodily gesture. Although my main focus is psychodynamic, I have 25 years experience as a practicing psychiatrist, and I am also practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
I work within a Jungian framework, where symptoms are seen as communications from the psyche that need to be honoured, in order to be understood and worked through. I endeavour to meet the patient where they are, and through the interpersonal relationship that emerges between us, with its conscious and unconscious aspects, narratives and meaning can emerge safely and creatively, whether through speech, silence, dreams or bodily gesture. Although my main focus is psychodynamic, I have 25 years experience as a practicing psychiatrist, and I am also practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
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Photo of Sharon Cunliffe, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sharon Cunliffe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
People seek counselling for a variety of different personal reasons and difficulties. Whatever is going on for you right now, I provide a confidential and calm environment, to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your issues. I believe each client knows themselves best, therefore we will work together in a collaborative manner. I will help you to identify therapeutic goals and strategies of how you can achieve them, enabling you to feel more empowered to cope with the challenges that life throws at you, rather than feeling overwhelmed or held back by them.
People seek counselling for a variety of different personal reasons and difficulties. Whatever is going on for you right now, I provide a confidential and calm environment, to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your issues. I believe each client knows themselves best, therefore we will work together in a collaborative manner. I will help you to identify therapeutic goals and strategies of how you can achieve them, enabling you to feel more empowered to cope with the challenges that life throws at you, rather than feeling overwhelmed or held back by them.
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Kate Wills Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burgess Hill RH15
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I take a holistic and collaborative approach to help you improve your well-being. I believe we all have the answers inside us and, with a little support, a good therapist can help you find the solutions that are best for you. Because I believe your experience and view of the world is unique to you, I work in a way that values your individuality and allows you a safe space to explore any issue you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I take a holistic and collaborative approach to help you improve your well-being. I believe we all have the answers inside us and, with a little support, a good therapist can help you find the solutions that are best for you. Because I believe your experience and view of the world is unique to you, I work in a way that values your individuality and allows you a safe space to explore any issue you choose to bring.
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Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Burgess Hill RH15
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 25 years of experience in working with people experiencing mental health difficulties within the NHS, initially as a Registered Nurse and later as a Psychotherapist, seeing people from a wide variety of contexts and with a mix of different issues and challenges. The team has grown significantly over the years and is now a well renowned service which is a recognised training placement for Counsellors. As a low-cost service, clients are mainly seen by carefully selected Placement Counsellors who are working under the supervision of In-House Supervisors.
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 25 years of experience in working with people experiencing mental health difficulties within the NHS, initially as a Registered Nurse and later as a Psychotherapist, seeing people from a wide variety of contexts and with a mix of different issues and challenges. The team has grown significantly over the years and is now a well renowned service which is a recognised training placement for Counsellors. As a low-cost service, clients are mainly seen by carefully selected Placement Counsellors who are working under the supervision of In-House Supervisors.
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Amy Stoddard Ajayi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Haywards Heath RH16
Many patients I support have suffered with chronic anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, OCD, trauma, suicidal thoughts, addiction and physical and psychological pain.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in specialist NHS psychological treatment. I am the Director of Psychological Coaching Ltd, where i deliver a specialist psychological service to Grant Thornton UK LLP's Partners. I am the Mental Health Lead for the Cambridge Medical Academy (Cambridge University), where I train a global network of 800+ doctors and nurses in mental health. My research on improving access to mental health has been published internationally. I sit on a number of international Boards where I advise on mental health service design.
Many patients I support have suffered with chronic anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, OCD, trauma, suicidal thoughts, addiction and physical and psychological pain.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in specialist NHS psychological treatment. I am the Director of Psychological Coaching Ltd, where i deliver a specialist psychological service to Grant Thornton UK LLP's Partners. I am the Mental Health Lead for the Cambridge Medical Academy (Cambridge University), where I train a global network of 800+ doctors and nurses in mental health. My research on improving access to mental health has been published internationally. I sit on a number of international Boards where I advise on mental health service design.
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Sophie Perring
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I work with those experiencing substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, and suicidal ideation.
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
I work with those experiencing substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, and suicidal ideation.
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
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Photo of Alison Skilbeck, MBACP, Counsellor
Alison Skilbeck
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Here are some of the issues I have helped clients explore: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, anger, family relationships, relationships with partners, self-harm, lack of self esteem, suicidal thoughts, health-related issues, self-development, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality, search for meaning.
If you decide to work with me it will be rather like setting out on a journey together. On that journey I’ll be your fellow traveller, companion and guide. Whether or not your reason for coming to see me is an external situation that’s impacting your life, a key part of our time together will be to explore your inner world. As we explore that world together you may develop greater insight into patterns of thought and behaviour that served you once but now limit you; you may find alternative ways of approaching difficulties; you may discover a way of being in the world that is more in tune with who you truly are.
Here are some of the issues I have helped clients explore: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, anger, family relationships, relationships with partners, self-harm, lack of self esteem, suicidal thoughts, health-related issues, self-development, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality, search for meaning.
If you decide to work with me it will be rather like setting out on a journey together. On that journey I’ll be your fellow traveller, companion and guide. Whether or not your reason for coming to see me is an external situation that’s impacting your life, a key part of our time together will be to explore your inner world. As we explore that world together you may develop greater insight into patterns of thought and behaviour that served you once but now limit you; you may find alternative ways of approaching difficulties; you may discover a way of being in the world that is more in tune with who you truly are.
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Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I have worked sucessfully to relieve a range of issues including anxiety,depression, suicidal thoughts, eating issues and relationship problems amongst others.
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
I have worked sucessfully to relieve a range of issues including anxiety,depression, suicidal thoughts, eating issues and relationship problems amongst others.
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
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Dr Charlotte Whiteley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I have worked in a number of different NHS settings including Anxiety and Mood service the Gender Identity Clinic, Eating Disorder Service, and a specialist service for people with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I am a chartered psychologist drawing on eastern philosophies, compassion focused practices and evidence based psychology to help clients fully understand experiences, to create dialogue and compassion for all the different emotions, thoughts, behaviours, impulses experienced. Living as a human can be confusing, complex and lonely and through my work I help clients to create more clarity and to develop ways of offering kindness to painful experience. I draw on talking, role plays, meditations, visualisations and other practices that might help get to know experiences in more depth.
I have worked in a number of different NHS settings including Anxiety and Mood service the Gender Identity Clinic, Eating Disorder Service, and a specialist service for people with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I am a chartered psychologist drawing on eastern philosophies, compassion focused practices and evidence based psychology to help clients fully understand experiences, to create dialogue and compassion for all the different emotions, thoughts, behaviours, impulses experienced. Living as a human can be confusing, complex and lonely and through my work I help clients to create more clarity and to develop ways of offering kindness to painful experience. I draw on talking, role plays, meditations, visualisations and other practices that might help get to know experiences in more depth.
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James William Deaville
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
As well as this I have worked alongside clients who were experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts/feelings, grief and other themes.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in a person-centred way. This means that no session is approached with a set agenda. The session shall be guided by what you would like to discuss. My role is to metaphorically walk alongside you as a gentle guide. I aim to provide an empathic, sincere and warm space for you to explore your emotions, find your voice and develop an understanding of what may be going on for you. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent for anybody wanting in-person sessions; however, I also offer online sessions.
As well as this I have worked alongside clients who were experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts/feelings, grief and other themes.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in a person-centred way. This means that no session is approached with a set agenda. The session shall be guided by what you would like to discuss. My role is to metaphorically walk alongside you as a gentle guide. I aim to provide an empathic, sincere and warm space for you to explore your emotions, find your voice and develop an understanding of what may be going on for you. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent for anybody wanting in-person sessions; however, I also offer online sessions.
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Matt Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Issues I have worked with include self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempts, discrimination, issues related to LGBTQ, disordered eating, family & relationship problems, and substance misuse which is an area of interest.
Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and over the phone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid.
Issues I have worked with include self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempts, discrimination, issues related to LGBTQ, disordered eating, family & relationship problems, and substance misuse which is an area of interest.
Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and over the phone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid.
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Laura Hordern
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
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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.