Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Felixstowe

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Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
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.
01473 943238 View 01473 943238
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Kerry O'Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
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Melissa Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
If you're feeling like you need someone to talk to and someone to really listen to you, feel free to contact me. Relationship sits at the heart of my practice and together we can work to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing by giving you the time and space to explore any unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.
If you're feeling like you need someone to talk to and someone to really listen to you, feel free to contact me. Relationship sits at the heart of my practice and together we can work to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing by giving you the time and space to explore any unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.
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Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Felixstowe IP11
Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
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Carolyn Turner Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Felixstowe IP11
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
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Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
As it is normal to experience emotional difficulties during life, counselling is one way of supporting you at such times. Some of the ways that couples therapy can work include, identifying toxic relationship patterns and helping couples to work on changing these, bringing a new perspective to issues and helping couples to understand each other's perspectives, finding new ways to resolve conflicts, building trust and improving communication. Most importantly, providing a safe space for both partners to work through their issues.
As it is normal to experience emotional difficulties during life, counselling is one way of supporting you at such times. Some of the ways that couples therapy can work include, identifying toxic relationship patterns and helping couples to work on changing these, bringing a new perspective to issues and helping couples to understand each other's perspectives, finding new ways to resolve conflicts, building trust and improving communication. Most importantly, providing a safe space for both partners to work through their issues.
01473 794218 View 01473 794218
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Kevin Ellis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Felixstowe IP11
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
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Philip Kemp Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
Are you feeling low? Anxious? Questioning your worth for others and yourself? Feeling isolated irrespective of your social and community connections? You are not alone. Whilst battling these internal conflicts can leave you feeling alienated, and somewhat of a black sheep, my experiences, both professionally and personally, suggest that these are universal of human living. I have worked with a range of such experiences, including depression, suicide ideation, domestic violence, racial identity and various LGBTQ+ issues, including gender identity and expression and sexuality.
Are you feeling low? Anxious? Questioning your worth for others and yourself? Feeling isolated irrespective of your social and community connections? You are not alone. Whilst battling these internal conflicts can leave you feeling alienated, and somewhat of a black sheep, my experiences, both professionally and personally, suggest that these are universal of human living. I have worked with a range of such experiences, including depression, suicide ideation, domestic violence, racial identity and various LGBTQ+ issues, including gender identity and expression and sexuality.
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Andrew Mackay
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
My teachings come directly from the Australian 2005 Suicide Prevention Award winner and Human Rights Medal nominee for his work in Mental Health.
Do you have emotional or psychological issues that have been holding you back, maybe for longer than you care to remember? Do you wish to take back control of your life? If the answer is 'yes' this can be your future. I offer a non invasive solution based modality in a calm, safe and secure environment. I also offer a more conventional integrative counselling too, having been very fortunate to learn from someone with 25 years experience in the field, of what works and what doesn't. My own work and personal experience have confirmed this and I wish to share my knowledge and success with you. Feel free to call and find out more.
My teachings come directly from the Australian 2005 Suicide Prevention Award winner and Human Rights Medal nominee for his work in Mental Health.
Do you have emotional or psychological issues that have been holding you back, maybe for longer than you care to remember? Do you wish to take back control of your life? If the answer is 'yes' this can be your future. I offer a non invasive solution based modality in a calm, safe and secure environment. I also offer a more conventional integrative counselling too, having been very fortunate to learn from someone with 25 years experience in the field, of what works and what doesn't. My own work and personal experience have confirmed this and I wish to share my knowledge and success with you. Feel free to call and find out more.
01473 927771 View 01473 927771
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Teenage Mental Health ltd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
01473 939871 View 01473 939871
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Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harwich CO12
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.
01255 448792 View 01255 448792
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Dorelia Daisy Baird-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
Therapy is a place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen without judgement. It can be short term for a few sessions or long term and open ended, and is usually for one hour on the same day each week.
Therapy is a place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen without judgement. It can be short term for a few sessions or long term and open ended, and is usually for one hour on the same day each week.
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David Lloyd Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
It is my aim to give complete regard to my client's needs for in-depth interventions rather than fixed session numbers. Some issues resolve quickly . However mental issues and the suffering they cause are often multi-layered and you may have been living with their effects for several years. We can lose sight of our own abilities and strengths; our ability to deal with life's challenges and our ability to respond too to its gifts. You may feel unable to feel.
It is my aim to give complete regard to my client's needs for in-depth interventions rather than fixed session numbers. Some issues resolve quickly . However mental issues and the suffering they cause are often multi-layered and you may have been living with their effects for several years. We can lose sight of our own abilities and strengths; our ability to deal with life's challenges and our ability to respond too to its gifts. You may feel unable to feel.
01473 943568 View 01473 943568
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Leanne Kerry Scott
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP2  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self harm? Do you feel you have problems relating to depression or low self esteem? My name is Leanne Scott and my main field of specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and all levels of depression as well as self harm, including (but not exclusive too) cutting, burning, breaking bones, object insertion and partial and or actual removal of limbs or body part. I feel my uniqueness in this field lies not only in my knowledge of these mental health problems and self harming behaviours but that I work with clients to help them recover in ways that are tailor made for them.
Are you struggling with self harm? Do you feel you have problems relating to depression or low self esteem? My name is Leanne Scott and my main field of specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and all levels of depression as well as self harm, including (but not exclusive too) cutting, burning, breaking bones, object insertion and partial and or actual removal of limbs or body part. I feel my uniqueness in this field lies not only in my knowledge of these mental health problems and self harming behaviours but that I work with clients to help them recover in ways that are tailor made for them.
01473 794077 View 01473 794077
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Jo Westwood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Capel Saint Mary IP9
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.
01206 487478 View 01206 487478
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Penny Jane Bloss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP3
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
07480 820249 View 07480 820249
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Steve Peck
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I have extensive lifelong experience of supporting those suffering with poor mental health, including the most severe conditions. I have worked successfully with people of all ages, including adolescents, homemakers, C-Suite executives and those receiving end-of-life care. I also work with couples using The Gottman Method.
I have extensive lifelong experience of supporting those suffering with poor mental health, including the most severe conditions. I have worked successfully with people of all ages, including adolescents, homemakers, C-Suite executives and those receiving end-of-life care. I also work with couples using The Gottman Method.
020 3984 9995 View 020 3984 9995
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Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
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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Ann Hackett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP5
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
01473 379562 View 01473 379562
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Denise Moreton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
I have evening and weekend face to face and online availability and can accommodate shift working.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
I have evening and weekend face to face and online availability and can accommodate shift working.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
01205 334540 View 01205 334540

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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.