Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Chelmsford

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From The Chair Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Mark try my service with your first online session free. I am an experienced counsellor with a level four diploma in therapeutic Counselling .I have also worked in various agencies supporting clients experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety ,stress, depression .suicidal thoughts and addiction. My therapeutic focus is to help you understand how your past is affecting you in the present . Understand how our beliefs we hold about ourselves can affect our behaviour and the outcome in situations . Give you the tools and understanding to cope with life's difficulties.
Hi my name is Mark try my service with your first online session free. I am an experienced counsellor with a level four diploma in therapeutic Counselling .I have also worked in various agencies supporting clients experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety ,stress, depression .suicidal thoughts and addiction. My therapeutic focus is to help you understand how your past is affecting you in the present . Understand how our beliefs we hold about ourselves can affect our behaviour and the outcome in situations . Give you the tools and understanding to cope with life's difficulties.
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Adam Digby
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with people who maybe struggling with low mood, depression, stress and anxiety as well as those people who maybe suffering with suicidal ideas and para-suicidal behaviours in combination or independently of the aforementioned conditions.
I am a Registered Counsellor & Specialist Consultant in Mental Health with over a decade and a half of experience helping adults & young people overcome difficulties impacting emotional well-being and mental health. I specialise in working with Individuals, Men and Young People (16y.o.a+). I deliberately keep the number of people I work with low and have found through experience, this allows me much greater flexibility when working with my clients. My fee structure as indicated is £80 per session (50 minutes) and £100 for our first session which runs longer at 90 minutes, giving us adequate time together on our first meeting.
I specialise in working with people who maybe struggling with low mood, depression, stress and anxiety as well as those people who maybe suffering with suicidal ideas and para-suicidal behaviours in combination or independently of the aforementioned conditions.
I am a Registered Counsellor & Specialist Consultant in Mental Health with over a decade and a half of experience helping adults & young people overcome difficulties impacting emotional well-being and mental health. I specialise in working with Individuals, Men and Young People (16y.o.a+). I deliberately keep the number of people I work with low and have found through experience, this allows me much greater flexibility when working with my clients. My fee structure as indicated is £80 per session (50 minutes) and £100 for our first session which runs longer at 90 minutes, giving us adequate time together on our first meeting.
01621 730608 View 01621 730608
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Karen Louise Hardy - Bachelor Of Arts With Honours First Class
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM3
With this comes PTSD, self harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and self loathing.
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
With this comes PTSD, self harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and self loathing.
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
01621 730627 View 01621 730627
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Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
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KJL Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
I specialise in working with bereavement, suicidal thoughts and behaviour and poor coping strategies, such as self-harm.
Welcome to KJL Counselling. I am a Registered Counsellor, providing advice, support and signposting for issues relating to Mental Health and Child & Family Practice. I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, families and young people experiencing challenges regarding their mental health and emotional wellbeing, specialising in working with Individuals, women and young adults (17yrs +). My approach focuses on integrated styles of working which means I can provide therapy that is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
I specialise in working with bereavement, suicidal thoughts and behaviour and poor coping strategies, such as self-harm.
Welcome to KJL Counselling. I am a Registered Counsellor, providing advice, support and signposting for issues relating to Mental Health and Child & Family Practice. I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, families and young people experiencing challenges regarding their mental health and emotional wellbeing, specialising in working with Individuals, women and young adults (17yrs +). My approach focuses on integrated styles of working which means I can provide therapy that is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
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Angela Boden
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
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Blossom Therapeutic Services
MA
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
01245 950365 View 01245 950365
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Leanne Pitts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
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Karen Tottman-Napier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Life can be difficult, and counselling can help explore your thoughts and feelings. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, children, young people and adults up to any age. I completed my placement hours at St Luke's Hospice and also volunteered after I qualified. I feel I use my skills to help you explore your difficult times to help you understand your situation. I offer counselling, short term or long term. I have worked with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and difficulties with relationship issues.
Life can be difficult, and counselling can help explore your thoughts and feelings. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, children, young people and adults up to any age. I completed my placement hours at St Luke's Hospice and also volunteered after I qualified. I feel I use my skills to help you explore your difficult times to help you understand your situation. I offer counselling, short term or long term. I have worked with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and difficulties with relationship issues.
01268 214451 View 01268 214451
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Angie Smithson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Not accepting new clients
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
01206 237459 View 01206 237459
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Mary Mulherin
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM0
Hi, I'm Mary (she/her), I'm passionate about supporting people with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and relationship issues. Is your mind constantly racing, worrying whether you said or did the right thing? Wondering if people like you? Did you make the right decision? Do you find yourself beating yourself up when you feel like you've got something wrong and find it hard to let go of things. Maybe you find it hard to stand up for yourself. Life can be so overwhelming sometimes we can feel like we don't want to be here. It's exhausting isn't it! I'm guessing you're here because you're fed up and want something to change. I can help you.
Hi, I'm Mary (she/her), I'm passionate about supporting people with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and relationship issues. Is your mind constantly racing, worrying whether you said or did the right thing? Wondering if people like you? Did you make the right decision? Do you find yourself beating yourself up when you feel like you've got something wrong and find it hard to let go of things. Maybe you find it hard to stand up for yourself. Life can be so overwhelming sometimes we can feel like we don't want to be here. It's exhausting isn't it! I'm guessing you're here because you're fed up and want something to change. I can help you.
01245 950493 View 01245 950493
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Jamie Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Not accepting new clients
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
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Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
01702 680425 View 01702 680425
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The Willow Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
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Cherrytree Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1
We all need someone to open up to in times of need but it’s not always possible to turn to those in our own lives.
We all need someone to open up to in times of need but it’s not always possible to turn to those in our own lives.
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Lynda P Gooby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
01245 673770 View 01245 673770
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Ayfer Kamat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18). My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as each individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools and awareness you need to make positive changes in your life.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18). My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as each individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools and awareness you need to make positive changes in your life.
01245 967665 View 01245 967665
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Sophie Atkinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
You may have some ideas as to why you are seeking counselling or you may simply feel the need to talk to someone. You might experienced a loss, bereavement, a change in family circumstances or a relationship. You might be suffering from an illness or health problems. Perhaps you have problems at work, with your employment or finances. You might have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. You may be confused, unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may have concerns about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, drugs or alcohol. You may experienced a trauma or an abusive relationship.
You may have some ideas as to why you are seeking counselling or you may simply feel the need to talk to someone. You might experienced a loss, bereavement, a change in family circumstances or a relationship. You might be suffering from an illness or health problems. Perhaps you have problems at work, with your employment or finances. You might have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. You may be confused, unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may have concerns about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, drugs or alcohol. You may experienced a trauma or an abusive relationship.
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humanskind - stuart dean
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
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Carol Townsend
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
01245 950368 View 01245 950368
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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.