Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Cambridge

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Photo of Eoghan Styles, Psychotherapist in Cambridge, England
Eoghan Styles
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
I help people who are struggling with everyday anxiety and stress, and others with trauma, addiction, loss and suicidal thoughts.
We all find life hard some of the time, and sometimes, it can feel like it's not getting any easier. We all want things to be different, we want change. But change is hard, and it’s harder to change alone. I help people with their difficulties. I help people to make the changes they need to make, to heal, to get back on their feet, to integrate past difficult experiences, and to finally live fuller and deeper lives.
I help people who are struggling with everyday anxiety and stress, and others with trauma, addiction, loss and suicidal thoughts.
We all find life hard some of the time, and sometimes, it can feel like it's not getting any easier. We all want things to be different, we want change. But change is hard, and it’s harder to change alone. I help people with their difficulties. I help people to make the changes they need to make, to heal, to get back on their feet, to integrate past difficult experiences, and to finally live fuller and deeper lives.
01223 679972 View 01223 679972
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Gill Wilson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1
I have particular interests in bereavement, having trained with Cruse Bereavement Support, suicide-ideation, through many years of working with- and training listening volunteers for the Samaritans - and helping people to become empowered, gain confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
Couples and individuals are welcome. Perhaps you lack self-esteem, self-worth or have never felt good enough. Does life have little meaning and you don’t understand why? Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, not knowing who you really are. We will work together, in a safe and confidential space to explore what has made you, you, and how things might have to change to get you to where you want to be. This can be on a practical, emotional or spiritual level - or any combination. Together, let’s remove the fear and help you move forward to reach your potential and a sense of finally being ‘good enough'. The ‘true you’. Are you ready?
I have particular interests in bereavement, having trained with Cruse Bereavement Support, suicide-ideation, through many years of working with- and training listening volunteers for the Samaritans - and helping people to become empowered, gain confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
Couples and individuals are welcome. Perhaps you lack self-esteem, self-worth or have never felt good enough. Does life have little meaning and you don’t understand why? Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, not knowing who you really are. We will work together, in a safe and confidential space to explore what has made you, you, and how things might have to change to get you to where you want to be. This can be on a practical, emotional or spiritual level - or any combination. Together, let’s remove the fear and help you move forward to reach your potential and a sense of finally being ‘good enough'. The ‘true you’. Are you ready?
01440 847741 View 01440 847741
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Kathy Rose
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
I am an integrative Therapist with over 24 years of experience and an MA in Psychotherapy and counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP. I am passionate about the healing power of counselling, psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work with adults one-to-one. I can help with many areas of mental health and associated physical symptoms of: anxiety disorders, depression; underlying causes of emotional pain or distress. The process of counselling or psychotherapy can be life changing and enriching.
I am an integrative Therapist with over 24 years of experience and an MA in Psychotherapy and counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP. I am passionate about the healing power of counselling, psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work with adults one-to-one. I can help with many areas of mental health and associated physical symptoms of: anxiety disorders, depression; underlying causes of emotional pain or distress. The process of counselling or psychotherapy can be life changing and enriching.
01223 857031 View 01223 857031
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Faye McDonell
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB23
I am an experienced therapist and have worked in the NHS for 10 years, initially qualifying as an Occupational Therapist and more recently as a family and systemic psychotherapy enabling me to offer a broader psychotherapeutic service to individuals, couples or families who might be seeking a safe space to explore particular themes or dilemmas they are facing. I have experience working across the life span and have specialised in working with children and families over the past 5 years. Prior to this I worked with adults with complex trauma. I offer an inclusive space which is sensitive to your needs.
I am an experienced therapist and have worked in the NHS for 10 years, initially qualifying as an Occupational Therapist and more recently as a family and systemic psychotherapy enabling me to offer a broader psychotherapeutic service to individuals, couples or families who might be seeking a safe space to explore particular themes or dilemmas they are facing. I have experience working across the life span and have specialised in working with children and families over the past 5 years. Prior to this I worked with adults with complex trauma. I offer an inclusive space which is sensitive to your needs.
01954 774604 View 01954 774604
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Rachael Collier
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
01284 331071 View 01284 331071
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Sarah Cave
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB2
I work with individuals and couples, working face to face or online. Some of the range of issues I offer support with are relationships, anxiety, stress and depression. Challenges can arise at any point in our lives affecting us mentally, emotionally and physically. Working through these difficult times I can help facilitate the process, enabling you to reach your own solutions and becoming the best version of yourself. A confidential and safe space in which to feel heard helps build trust providing the opportunity for deeper exploration. I offer short term or long term counselling depending on the clients needs or preferences.
I work with individuals and couples, working face to face or online. Some of the range of issues I offer support with are relationships, anxiety, stress and depression. Challenges can arise at any point in our lives affecting us mentally, emotionally and physically. Working through these difficult times I can help facilitate the process, enabling you to reach your own solutions and becoming the best version of yourself. A confidential and safe space in which to feel heard helps build trust providing the opportunity for deeper exploration. I offer short term or long term counselling depending on the clients needs or preferences.
01223 658780 View 01223 658780
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Guy Snape Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
Feeling down? Stressed, anxious or depressed? I can help. We all have our "stuff" - pressure of work, relationship difficulties, painful memories or trauma, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping: modern life can feel overwhelming. Just like our physical health, everyone has times when their mental wellbeing is not at its best.
Feeling down? Stressed, anxious or depressed? I can help. We all have our "stuff" - pressure of work, relationship difficulties, painful memories or trauma, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping: modern life can feel overwhelming. Just like our physical health, everyone has times when their mental wellbeing is not at its best.
01223 981326 View 01223 981326
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Eduardo Bort
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB5
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
01223 643478 View 01223 643478
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Sharon Daniel
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and the Underlying issues connected with this. I developed a special interest in family systems and have done Additional training In this area. I work with integrity and respect and my commitments to personal development is key to my practice.
I have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and the Underlying issues connected with this. I developed a special interest in family systems and have done Additional training In this area. I work with integrity and respect and my commitments to personal development is key to my practice.
01223 679779 View 01223 679779
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Grace Hernandez
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB25  (Online Only)
I am a trained psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short-term and long term counselling via zoom. I create an environment that allows my clients the opportunity to reflect on events and situations that they have previously experienced, whether that is from their childhood or more recently or indeed currently facing. We will explore the impacts that these past or current circumstances are having on you and how you interact with the world around you in a safe setting. I offer sessions where this can be done with the hope that you may get to know and understand yourself better and why you are the way you are, unique.
I am a trained psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short-term and long term counselling via zoom. I create an environment that allows my clients the opportunity to reflect on events and situations that they have previously experienced, whether that is from their childhood or more recently or indeed currently facing. We will explore the impacts that these past or current circumstances are having on you and how you interact with the world around you in a safe setting. I offer sessions where this can be done with the hope that you may get to know and understand yourself better and why you are the way you are, unique.
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Sharon Flack Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
Sometimes we just want the psychological pain just to go away. During our lives we can get lost in our own world and we may not even know why or how. Life can feel all consuming and overwhelming. Together we can work through these uncomfortable feelings and I can help you to find your own solutions by working in a compassionate and empathetic approach. I work both on line and face to face, so you can have counselling where you feel most comfortable.
Sometimes we just want the psychological pain just to go away. During our lives we can get lost in our own world and we may not even know why or how. Life can feel all consuming and overwhelming. Together we can work through these uncomfortable feelings and I can help you to find your own solutions by working in a compassionate and empathetic approach. I work both on line and face to face, so you can have counselling where you feel most comfortable.
01223 657632 View 01223 657632
Photo of Lizzie Felter, Psychologist in Cambridge, England
Lizzie Felter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
Waitlist for new clients
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 10 years' experience of working with adults in NHS secondary care mental health services, as well as working privately. I am experienced in delivering psychological therapy for a wide range of difficulties including depression, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD and other long term consequences of trauma. I also offer therapy to people who do not have a mental health diagnosis but who would like help to understand, cope with, and change emotional difficulties they are experiencing.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 10 years' experience of working with adults in NHS secondary care mental health services, as well as working privately. I am experienced in delivering psychological therapy for a wide range of difficulties including depression, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD and other long term consequences of trauma. I also offer therapy to people who do not have a mental health diagnosis but who would like help to understand, cope with, and change emotional difficulties they are experiencing.
01223 972859 View 01223 972859
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Dr Farasat Sadia
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB5  (Online Only)
I work as an integrative psychotherapist. The bulk of my training has been focussed on existential phenomenological approach. Existential therapy looks at the here and now, exploring the human condition as a whole and what it means for an individual. I am able to use different approaches based on the needs of the client including psychodynamic and humanistic
I work as an integrative psychotherapist. The bulk of my training has been focussed on existential phenomenological approach. Existential therapy looks at the here and now, exploring the human condition as a whole and what it means for an individual. I am able to use different approaches based on the needs of the client including psychodynamic and humanistic
07480 638149 View 07480 638149
Photo of Isobel Harper, Counsellor in Cambridge, England
Isobel Harper
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB22  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor. My primary training is in the Psychodynamic model and this is the basis of my work. I do adapt my style to meet the highly individual needs of each client. I aim to offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore what has made life slip out of gear.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor. My primary training is in the Psychodynamic model and this is the basis of my work. I do adapt my style to meet the highly individual needs of each client. I aim to offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore what has made life slip out of gear.
01223 919498 View 01223 919498
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Katie Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB24  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Katie a highly experienced registered therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counselling. I provide a warm, empathetic space to clients to help them understand their difficulties with more awareness. the work is often solution focused examining how to break any unhelpful cycles that are playing out. As everyone's stories are unique we work collaboratively together forming a bespoke treatment plan which includes specific interventions targeted at treating your issue(s). During the first session I undertake an assessment of needs in order to tailor the therapy to you.
Hi I’m Katie a highly experienced registered therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counselling. I provide a warm, empathetic space to clients to help them understand their difficulties with more awareness. the work is often solution focused examining how to break any unhelpful cycles that are playing out. As everyone's stories are unique we work collaboratively together forming a bespoke treatment plan which includes specific interventions targeted at treating your issue(s). During the first session I undertake an assessment of needs in order to tailor the therapy to you.
020 8138 8751 View 020 8138 8751
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Kostis Tsoumpris
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
When you contact me initially I will walk you through some of the options and if we decide to work together I will meet you (or you and your family/significant people in your life) ‘where you are’ in life. We may decide to focus on getting a better understanding of the ways that your early experiences have influenced the ways you perceive the world and relate to people around you. We may focus purely on the present and your goals for the future. Based on your circumstances we may decide to do some time limited or long term therapy.
When you contact me initially I will walk you through some of the options and if we decide to work together I will meet you (or you and your family/significant people in your life) ‘where you are’ in life. We may decide to focus on getting a better understanding of the ways that your early experiences have influenced the ways you perceive the world and relate to people around you. We may focus purely on the present and your goals for the future. Based on your circumstances we may decide to do some time limited or long term therapy.
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Cambridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB5
Cambridge Counselling Service is the largest private counselling service in Cambridge. Counselling is for anyone who wants to invest in getting their life on track. Typical problems that people bring to counselling include low-mood, depression, feeling stuck or trapped, anxiety, stress, feeling unhappy at work, eating issues, over-doing drink, drugs, gambling, gaming or social media, relationship issues (work or personal), identity issues, family problems, bereavement, career uncertainty, life-stage issues or personal development. We have private, comfortable and light-filled consulting rooms near Stourbridge Common, Cambridge.
Cambridge Counselling Service is the largest private counselling service in Cambridge. Counselling is for anyone who wants to invest in getting their life on track. Typical problems that people bring to counselling include low-mood, depression, feeling stuck or trapped, anxiety, stress, feeling unhappy at work, eating issues, over-doing drink, drugs, gambling, gaming or social media, relationship issues (work or personal), identity issues, family problems, bereavement, career uncertainty, life-stage issues or personal development. We have private, comfortable and light-filled consulting rooms near Stourbridge Common, Cambridge.
01223 658271 View 01223 658271
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Joe Winter
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB4
I am a Cambridge-based experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, families, and chosen families across the lifespan. My work is trauma-informed and explores possibilities and change in relationships. I aim to meet you wherever you are in your lives in a way that connects for you, working with you to foster hope and negotiate obstacles to connection, whatever you may be facing. From a starting point of shared humanity, I commit to showing up to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation from which to explore your experiences in your important relationships.
I am a Cambridge-based experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, families, and chosen families across the lifespan. My work is trauma-informed and explores possibilities and change in relationships. I aim to meet you wherever you are in your lives in a way that connects for you, working with you to foster hope and negotiate obstacles to connection, whatever you may be facing. From a starting point of shared humanity, I commit to showing up to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation from which to explore your experiences in your important relationships.
07498 212301 View 07498 212301
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Jean-Mary Myers
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB25
When you are overwhelmed with challenges in life, feel stuck, or deal with mental health issues, devastating loss or trauma, it is helpful to talk with someone who can guide and support you. Counselling can help you sort through the things in your life that are important to you. When you feel understood and cared for, hopelessness leaves the room. You can then grow in courage to walk your journey without being alone.
When you are overwhelmed with challenges in life, feel stuck, or deal with mental health issues, devastating loss or trauma, it is helpful to talk with someone who can guide and support you. Counselling can help you sort through the things in your life that are important to you. When you feel understood and cared for, hopelessness leaves the room. You can then grow in courage to walk your journey without being alone.
01638 596528 View 01638 596528
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Elspeth Campbell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
You may want to be happier because you find yourself struggling to get through the day as a result of troubling situations or overwhelming experiences and issues. Your will may be dampened by a difficult history of upbringing in your family or early social care environment. You may long to reconnect with yourself and others, personally and / or professionally and to rekindle your sense of self worth. You may wish follow your own pathway on the rocky road of life based on a deep sense of inner knowing, which will help you revive vitality for life.
You may want to be happier because you find yourself struggling to get through the day as a result of troubling situations or overwhelming experiences and issues. Your will may be dampened by a difficult history of upbringing in your family or early social care environment. You may long to reconnect with yourself and others, personally and / or professionally and to rekindle your sense of self worth. You may wish follow your own pathway on the rocky road of life based on a deep sense of inner knowing, which will help you revive vitality for life.
01223 972793 View 01223 972793

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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.