Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Clacton-on-Sea

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Kirsty Garden
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Hi I’m Kirsty I have been a qualified counsellor for over 9 years and specialise in working with Young People. My approach is to co create a relationship with you that enables you to speak about whatever you choose. I am able to offer a non judgemental, welcoming presence so you are able to explore any thoughts, feelings and experiences that you wish too. I believe that as individuals we are all unique and hold the capacity to gain new insights. This can encourage personal growth and development within us that can lead to change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is there to facilitate such experiences.
Hi I’m Kirsty I have been a qualified counsellor for over 9 years and specialise in working with Young People. My approach is to co create a relationship with you that enables you to speak about whatever you choose. I am able to offer a non judgemental, welcoming presence so you are able to explore any thoughts, feelings and experiences that you wish too. I believe that as individuals we are all unique and hold the capacity to gain new insights. This can encourage personal growth and development within us that can lead to change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is there to facilitate such experiences.
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Anthony Mack Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
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Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO16
I am a Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. I work with adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I am a Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. I work with adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
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Darren David
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Managing life's challenges and our mental health can be overwhelming. Whether it's anxiety, depression, coping with loss or just working out what's wrong and why we're feeling sad, we sometimes need help with our thoughts and feelings. Working online or in person in Brightlingsea, Essex (between Colchester and Clacton) I work with adult individuals and couples to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Managing life's challenges and our mental health can be overwhelming. Whether it's anxiety, depression, coping with loss or just working out what's wrong and why we're feeling sad, we sometimes need help with our thoughts and feelings. Working online or in person in Brightlingsea, Essex (between Colchester and Clacton) I work with adult individuals and couples to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
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Sue Barber
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
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Secure Base Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO16
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
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Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
01206 489708 View 01206 489708

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Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manningtree CO11
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Tina E Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brightlingsea CO7
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
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Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
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Debbie Davis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5
Hi there. Thank you so much for stopping by, I am Debbie, a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP.
Hi there. Thank you so much for stopping by, I am Debbie, a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP.
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Sarah Tomley Ifs Therapist
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
East Bergholt CO7
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling depressed or anxious and can't seem to shift this state of mind no matter what you try, or you feel like you can't get control of your 'self' in some fundamental way, then you might like to try IFS therapy. This gives clients a model for working with their own minds which can be used both in therapy and in daily life. It puts you easily back in the driving seat – and after years of feeling that there's nothing you can do about the moods that tend to sweep over you, that can be a huge relief.
If you're feeling depressed or anxious and can't seem to shift this state of mind no matter what you try, or you feel like you can't get control of your 'self' in some fundamental way, then you might like to try IFS therapy. This gives clients a model for working with their own minds which can be used both in therapy and in daily life. It puts you easily back in the driving seat – and after years of feeling that there's nothing you can do about the moods that tend to sweep over you, that can be a huge relief.
01473 939876 View 01473 939876
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Light Bubble Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wivenhoe CO7
Specialist in Trauma, PTSD, Burnout, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self-esteem and abuse to name few. I have a variety of trainings and experiences included CBT, Gestalt, Attachment therapy, Child Gigogne theory in therapeutic process. This means, I am able to tailor your session, finding the right way of working for you. I have good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am working both face to face and online. In addition to my one to one session, I also work with groups, both individuals and couple counselling in a groups setting.
Specialist in Trauma, PTSD, Burnout, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self-esteem and abuse to name few. I have a variety of trainings and experiences included CBT, Gestalt, Attachment therapy, Child Gigogne theory in therapeutic process. This means, I am able to tailor your session, finding the right way of working for you. I have good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am working both face to face and online. In addition to my one to one session, I also work with groups, both individuals and couple counselling in a groups setting.
01206 239169 View 01206 239169
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Opal Therapies
Verified Verified
Mistley CO11
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
01206 700183 View 01206 700183
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Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
01206 879958 View 01206 879958
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Laurence J Duffy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Walton on the Naze CO14
I have worked as an integrative psychotherapist for more than twenty years and this experience has taught me that it is the quality of relationship, both with ourselves and others, that is the key to a rich sense of wellbeing. Addressing issues in relationships that arise from traumatic events in childhood and/or adulthood creates opportunities for change and sows the seeds of hope and joy. I am known for my deeply empathic approach and the ability to hear my clients’ stories without judgment, which allows them to express both the lows and the highs of their lives. My training and experience have deepened my insight and understand
I have worked as an integrative psychotherapist for more than twenty years and this experience has taught me that it is the quality of relationship, both with ourselves and others, that is the key to a rich sense of wellbeing. Addressing issues in relationships that arise from traumatic events in childhood and/or adulthood creates opportunities for change and sows the seeds of hope and joy. I am known for my deeply empathic approach and the ability to hear my clients’ stories without judgment, which allows them to express both the lows and the highs of their lives. My training and experience have deepened my insight and understand
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Paulette louise Kingston
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5
Hello and a warm welcome to my counselling practice. Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you feel 'stuck' or a little lost in life? Maybe things just don't feel right? I can support you with these feelings in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment. I am committed to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and help to discover a path to personal growth and healing. I am an integrative therapist which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches to tailor the therapy to suit your individual needs.
Hello and a warm welcome to my counselling practice. Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you feel 'stuck' or a little lost in life? Maybe things just don't feel right? I can support you with these feelings in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment. I am committed to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and help to discover a path to personal growth and healing. I am an integrative therapist which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches to tailor the therapy to suit your individual needs.
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Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elmstead Market CO7
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
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Livia Tedaldi
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ramsey CO12
You as a human being, you have a choice. And you can choose. You can choose to gain victory over yourself—or you can choose to try to pursue, for the rest of your life, trying to gain victory over your problems. In one, you will never win—in one you’ve got a fair shot. Prem Rawat
You as a human being, you have a choice. And you can choose. You can choose to gain victory over yourself—or you can choose to try to pursue, for the rest of your life, trying to gain victory over your problems. In one, you will never win—in one you’ve got a fair shot. Prem Rawat
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Jo Westwood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
HI, I'm Jo, lots of profiles arent there? Change and choice can be challenging. Making the decision to enter into counselling can be one of the most difficult steps we ever take. Maybe you are managing to function, but struggling to cope? It can really help to talk freely and confidentially with someone whose life and relationships are totally separate from yours. With impartial help and support, to express yourself and review your beliefs and decisions, you will be able to clarify your thoughts and feelings. It can then become easier to make sense of what is happening.
HI, I'm Jo, lots of profiles arent there? Change and choice can be challenging. Making the decision to enter into counselling can be one of the most difficult steps we ever take. Maybe you are managing to function, but struggling to cope? It can really help to talk freely and confidentially with someone whose life and relationships are totally separate from yours. With impartial help and support, to express yourself and review your beliefs and decisions, you will be able to clarify your thoughts and feelings. It can then become easier to make sense of what is happening.
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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.