Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Harpenden

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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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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.
01727 750088 View 01727 750088
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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.
07480 537495 View 07480 537495
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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.
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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Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. On-Line only (Zoom/Skype/Video WhatsApp) - evening and weekend appointments available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. On-Line only (Zoom/Skype/Video WhatsApp) - evening and weekend appointments available.
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Valley Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
Problems are personal, bereavement, depression, stress, relationship breakdowns and anxiety can all feel unbearable and isolating. The reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy are as unique and varied as we are. Sometimes we have an idea of what is annoying or upsetting us. Sometimes we struggle to understand issues that darken our days. We might enter a cycle of blame or self-loathing in which we get lost, finding it difficult to move forwards in our lives.
Problems are personal, bereavement, depression, stress, relationship breakdowns and anxiety can all feel unbearable and isolating. The reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy are as unique and varied as we are. Sometimes we have an idea of what is annoying or upsetting us. Sometimes we struggle to understand issues that darken our days. We might enter a cycle of blame or self-loathing in which we get lost, finding it difficult to move forwards in our lives.
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Photo of Stephen Philip Johnson - Stephen Johnson Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
Stephen Johnson Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is approachable, caring and thoughtful. My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you. I believe in demystifying mental health. I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy. I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore root causes. This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is approachable, caring and thoughtful. My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you. I believe in demystifying mental health. I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy. I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore root causes. This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
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Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
Do you feel anxious all the time, and struggle even to face the day? Are you stressed out, desperate for a good night's sleep, or finding yourself lashing out at loved ones? Do you feel stuck, plagued with thoughts that you don't want? Perhaps you feel lost, wishing you could regain some confidence or purpose? I’m a skilled counsellor, and a warm and friendly person, and I believe that the compassion, kindness and hope I will bring to you, and the trusting relationship we'll form, are what will help you move towards a brighter, happier future for yourself.
Do you feel anxious all the time, and struggle even to face the day? Are you stressed out, desperate for a good night's sleep, or finding yourself lashing out at loved ones? Do you feel stuck, plagued with thoughts that you don't want? Perhaps you feel lost, wishing you could regain some confidence or purpose? I’m a skilled counsellor, and a warm and friendly person, and I believe that the compassion, kindness and hope I will bring to you, and the trusting relationship we'll form, are what will help you move towards a brighter, happier future for yourself.
01582 377913 View 01582 377913
Photo of Gemma Rees, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Gemma Rees
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harpenden AL5
Not accepting new clients
People enter counselling for many reasons, perhaps what’s needed is a safe space to really be heard, others may have more specific ideas about what they want from sessions. Whatever your needs are, I am here to help. Are there unresolved issues from the past you’d like the discuss? Maybe what’s going on right now is more important to you, or perhaps you’d like explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. However we work together, your needs will always be the central focus.
People enter counselling for many reasons, perhaps what’s needed is a safe space to really be heard, others may have more specific ideas about what they want from sessions. Whatever your needs are, I am here to help. Are there unresolved issues from the past you’d like the discuss? Maybe what’s going on right now is more important to you, or perhaps you’d like explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. However we work together, your needs will always be the central focus.
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Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 4538 6806 View 020 4538 6806
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Tania Cohen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harpenden AL5
Welcome to my profile. I am a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist. I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, qualifying as an integrative counsellor in 2004, and am experienced in working with children and adults for a wide range and depth of issues. I work from a humanistic perspective which provides a foundation for me to work with you using a combination of therapeutic approaches such as CBT and mindfulness that are best suited to individual requirements and the issues that you would like to work through. I work confidently and from an empathic, gentle yet focused heartspace in both long and short term frameworks.
Welcome to my profile. I am a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist. I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, qualifying as an integrative counsellor in 2004, and am experienced in working with children and adults for a wide range and depth of issues. I work from a humanistic perspective which provides a foundation for me to work with you using a combination of therapeutic approaches such as CBT and mindfulness that are best suited to individual requirements and the issues that you would like to work through. I work confidently and from an empathic, gentle yet focused heartspace in both long and short term frameworks.
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Jonathan Eddie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
My name is Jonathan Eddie. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer individual and couples counselling in central St Albans and online.
My name is Jonathan Eddie. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer individual and couples counselling in central St Albans and online.
01727 649252 View 01727 649252
Photo of Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin, MBBS, Psychiatrist
Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin
Psychiatrist, MBBS
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
I have assessed and holistically treated thousands of NHS patients for over 25 years as a British GMC registered doctor and psychiatrist. I have also been a private Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2008. I have successfully treated over a thousand private patients throughout the UK suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems including Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Alcohol dependence, and Addiction. We also offer supervised Home Alcohol Detox for moderate Alcohol Dependence. I can help you to recover too. I can see you in 7-10 days.
I have assessed and holistically treated thousands of NHS patients for over 25 years as a British GMC registered doctor and psychiatrist. I have also been a private Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2008. I have successfully treated over a thousand private patients throughout the UK suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems including Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Alcohol dependence, and Addiction. We also offer supervised Home Alcohol Detox for moderate Alcohol Dependence. I can help you to recover too. I can see you in 7-10 days.
01582 368253 View 01582 368253
Photo of Renata Karlinskaite, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Renata Karlinskaite
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
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
Photo of Jennifer Kabelis, MBACP, Counsellor
Jennifer Kabelis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
Are you feeling the weight of a mental health struggle? Is the burden of work or the demands of daily life becoming too much to bear? You don't have to face these hardships alone. If you’re contending with anxiety or depression, reeling from the impact of a traumatic experience, wrestling with relationship issues, or navigating the delicate process of grief, there is hope and help available.
Are you feeling the weight of a mental health struggle? Is the burden of work or the demands of daily life becoming too much to bear? You don't have to face these hardships alone. If you’re contending with anxiety or depression, reeling from the impact of a traumatic experience, wrestling with relationship issues, or navigating the delicate process of grief, there is hope and help available.
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Sue Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
Taking the step to ask for help is often the hardest thing we do. I think as adults we feel as if we "should be able to cope" or "others have it harder" and that in some way needing help or someone to talk to in difficult times is showing a weakness. We invest time and money in keeping our bodies in shape and while that is the vehicle that gets us through our life we need to care for our other parts too. Our emotions and our relationships constantly need recognition and yet we only seek help when we reach a crisis point. So whether you are at a crisis point or struggling with anxiety, depression or a bereavement I am here to help.
Taking the step to ask for help is often the hardest thing we do. I think as adults we feel as if we "should be able to cope" or "others have it harder" and that in some way needing help or someone to talk to in difficult times is showing a weakness. We invest time and money in keeping our bodies in shape and while that is the vehicle that gets us through our life we need to care for our other parts too. Our emotions and our relationships constantly need recognition and yet we only seek help when we reach a crisis point. So whether you are at a crisis point or struggling with anxiety, depression or a bereavement I am here to help.
01727 733176 View 01727 733176
Photo of Monica Kelly, MBACP, Counsellor
Monica Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
If you are suffering from relationship difficulties, rootlessness, or just feeling stuck, I may be able to help. I provide a caring and compassionate space with the aim of helping you find more effective ways to resolve issues and concerns that are negatively impacting your life. Distressing, painful feelings in the present might have their origins in the past, and the person experiencing these feelings might or might not be aware of this link. Psychodynamic counselling aids individuals in discovering these hidden links, which will allow him or her greater freedom of thought and action.
If you are suffering from relationship difficulties, rootlessness, or just feeling stuck, I may be able to help. I provide a caring and compassionate space with the aim of helping you find more effective ways to resolve issues and concerns that are negatively impacting your life. Distressing, painful feelings in the present might have their origins in the past, and the person experiencing these feelings might or might not be aware of this link. Psychodynamic counselling aids individuals in discovering these hidden links, which will allow him or her greater freedom of thought and action.
01582 377646 View 01582 377646
Photo of Amy Engleman, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Amy Engleman
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
01727 638148 View 01727 638148
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Dr Stephanie Louw
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harpenden AL5
Thank you for visiting. Seeking support can be daunting, especially when feeling vulnerable and with so many therapists to choose from. The clients I see, seek therapy for a variety of reasons, including experiencing anxiety, low mood, intrusive thoughts, obsessions, fluctuating emotions, substance or relationship issues and PTSD. I believe these difficulties often arise from things that have happened to us, causing us emotional pain, trauma or loss. I collaborate with clients to understand and unpick these patterns, empowering them to forge a new path aligned with their goals, restoring a sense of safety, control, and wellness.
Thank you for visiting. Seeking support can be daunting, especially when feeling vulnerable and with so many therapists to choose from. The clients I see, seek therapy for a variety of reasons, including experiencing anxiety, low mood, intrusive thoughts, obsessions, fluctuating emotions, substance or relationship issues and PTSD. I believe these difficulties often arise from things that have happened to us, causing us emotional pain, trauma or loss. I collaborate with clients to understand and unpick these patterns, empowering them to forge a new path aligned with their goals, restoring a sense of safety, control, and wellness.
01727 649784 View 01727 649784
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Hitchin & Welwyn Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harpenden AL5
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, trauma, self-harm, addiction, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality and emotional issues, issues with self image.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, trauma, self-harm, addiction, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality and emotional issues, issues with self image.
01462 547045 View 01462 547045
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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.