Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Dunstable

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Turning Leaf Counselling UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunstable LU6  (Online Only)
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
020 3835 2813 View 020 3835 2813
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Renata Karlinskaite
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5
Helping You to Build Healthy Self-esteem, Feel Free From Past Constraints, and Make Positive Changes! Offering online video and phone counselling, self-esteem psychotherapy and hypnotherapy sessions. As a Counsellor, I use an integrative approach to counselling, which means I go according to the client's needs and keep the therapy client centred. Alongside counselling and self-esteem coaching, I offer hypnotherapy as an effective way for reaching out the subconscious mind and targeting a specific problem. You can find more info on my website www.renatatherapies.org
Helping You to Build Healthy Self-esteem, Feel Free From Past Constraints, and Make Positive Changes! Offering online video and phone counselling, self-esteem psychotherapy and hypnotherapy sessions. As a Counsellor, I use an integrative approach to counselling, which means I go according to the client's needs and keep the therapy client centred. Alongside counselling and self-esteem coaching, I offer hypnotherapy as an effective way for reaching out the subconscious mind and targeting a specific problem. You can find more info on my website www.renatatherapies.org
01582 377841 View 01582 377841
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Jacqui Webb
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunstable LU6
Have you experienced distress and upset or loss ? Unresolved issues that trouble you ? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, PTS or depression ? Do you want to feel differently about the life you live or the person that you are. Perhaps you want to change aspects of you life for it to be more rewarding. Maybe you know that things are unlikely to change. Do you require a safe space where you can be heard, a place to share your thoughts and be understood. A place where being you is good enough. If you are 16 years old or heading into your 99th year, wanting to explore your world then it would be a privilege to support you.
Have you experienced distress and upset or loss ? Unresolved issues that trouble you ? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, PTS or depression ? Do you want to feel differently about the life you live or the person that you are. Perhaps you want to change aspects of you life for it to be more rewarding. Maybe you know that things are unlikely to change. Do you require a safe space where you can be heard, a place to share your thoughts and be understood. A place where being you is good enough. If you are 16 years old or heading into your 99th year, wanting to explore your world then it would be a privilege to support you.
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Stacy Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU6
I have a heart for those who haven't felt heard or understood and I will treat what you share with the utmost care. I can offer you compassion where maybe you feel you haven't received it before, or maybe you feel like you don't deserve it because that internal voice tells you you are not good enough. I can help you discover the roots of that voice, weakening its influence over you and allowing you to build a new voice that is encouraging and supportive. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, what you think and how you feel really is important to me.
I have a heart for those who haven't felt heard or understood and I will treat what you share with the utmost care. I can offer you compassion where maybe you feel you haven't received it before, or maybe you feel like you don't deserve it because that internal voice tells you you are not good enough. I can help you discover the roots of that voice, weakening its influence over you and allowing you to build a new voice that is encouraging and supportive. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, what you think and how you feel really is important to me.
01525 659958 View 01525 659958
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Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunstable LU5
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
07480 488626 View 07480 488626
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Kay Juviler Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you.  I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued.  And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you.  I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued.  And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
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Dean Sanderson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5  (Online Only)
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
01442 974638 View 01442 974638
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Paulette Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5
There are times in our lives when our ability to cope alone is significantly diminished. You may be there right now. Perhaps negative experiences from the past, or significant life changing experiences have altered the way you think, feel, or behave. You want to move forward, but just can't seem to break the cycle of shame, guilt and fear? You may be unsure who you can trust? My personal experience and faith in God's transforming power fuels my passion to come alongside the hurting, wounded, confused, lonely and voiceless as I witness broken lives being restored.
There are times in our lives when our ability to cope alone is significantly diminished. You may be there right now. Perhaps negative experiences from the past, or significant life changing experiences have altered the way you think, feel, or behave. You want to move forward, but just can't seem to break the cycle of shame, guilt and fear? You may be unsure who you can trust? My personal experience and faith in God's transforming power fuels my passion to come alongside the hurting, wounded, confused, lonely and voiceless as I witness broken lives being restored.
01582 310669 View 01582 310669
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Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunstable LU5
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
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Nicola M. Richter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
I wish you during these extraordinary times of world changes - and any other challenges - the very best for yourself and those close to you. My practice is open for in person & video sessions. I am here for you to talk about your emotional, psychological and spiritual/transpersonal and mindfulness issues. I taught at Universities and present at conferences. With 25+ years of practice I offer you a confidential space to explore your feelings and thoughts e.g. about anxiety, depression, suicide, relationships, death and dying, spiritual journey, meaning in life. I am here for you for any other issue you wish to talk about.
I wish you during these extraordinary times of world changes - and any other challenges - the very best for yourself and those close to you. My practice is open for in person & video sessions. I am here for you to talk about your emotional, psychological and spiritual/transpersonal and mindfulness issues. I taught at Universities and present at conferences. With 25+ years of practice I offer you a confidential space to explore your feelings and thoughts e.g. about anxiety, depression, suicide, relationships, death and dying, spiritual journey, meaning in life. I am here for you for any other issue you wish to talk about.
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Nicola Borthwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
I have worked with a broad client group who have experienced anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, suicidal feelings, anger issues, OCD and domestic violence, as well as many other issues, including personality disorders & Autism/ASC.
Hello, my name is Nicola and I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I can integrate a range of counselling approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find a way through difficulties so that you find your own solutions. This includes the following types of counselling: Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA)/Communication. I am an accredited member of NCS and a member of BACP, in addition I am also a qualified Adult Community Co-ordinator in Further Education. I have worked in this sector for almost 30 years and offer training in Mental Health including Mindfulness.
I have worked with a broad client group who have experienced anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, suicidal feelings, anger issues, OCD and domestic violence, as well as many other issues, including personality disorders & Autism/ASC.
Hello, my name is Nicola and I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I can integrate a range of counselling approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find a way through difficulties so that you find your own solutions. This includes the following types of counselling: Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA)/Communication. I am an accredited member of NCS and a member of BACP, in addition I am also a qualified Adult Community Co-ordinator in Further Education. I have worked in this sector for almost 30 years and offer training in Mental Health including Mindfulness.
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Photo of Joanna Morrin, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Joanna Morrin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harpenden AL5
Have negative thoughts and feelings about themselves and experience low self esteem feel depressed, anxious and have suicidal feelings.
Asking for help can be difficult and contacting a therapist may feel scary. That’s why from our first contact I aim to create a safe, confidential non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. Talking to a therapist offers a different perspective on how you feel and relate to others. We’ll draw on your past and present to find new ways to move forward for the best future for you. We can all get stuck reacting in ways that are not always useful to our wellbeing. Working with a psychotherapist brings insight into how we react, why we react that way, and changing negative patterns thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Have negative thoughts and feelings about themselves and experience low self esteem feel depressed, anxious and have suicidal feelings.
Asking for help can be difficult and contacting a therapist may feel scary. That’s why from our first contact I aim to create a safe, confidential non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. Talking to a therapist offers a different perspective on how you feel and relate to others. We’ll draw on your past and present to find new ways to move forward for the best future for you. We can all get stuck reacting in ways that are not always useful to our wellbeing. Working with a psychotherapist brings insight into how we react, why we react that way, and changing negative patterns thinking, feeling and behaviour.
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Jenna Stoodley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Berkhamsted HP4
Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience working with both adults and young people, and I have worked with clients experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, loss, difficulty in relationships, neurodiversity (both diagnosed, self-diagnosed or questioning), suicidal thoughts, trauma, disability, misdiagnosis, medical trauma, intrusive thoughts, abuse and neglect. I am LGBTQI+ friendly and aim to provide a neuro-affirming and gender-affirming environment.
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Eleanor (Ellie) Higginson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tring HP23
I have experience working with bereavement and loss, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, substance abuse, personality disorders, shame and attachment/relationship issues.
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
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Rachel Milroy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
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Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
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Oliver John Whitefield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
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Fiona Beckford
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4  (Online Only)
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Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
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Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harlington LU5
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
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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.