Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Hitchin

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Charlotte Carroll
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
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Dr Reena Devi Ali
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Hi, my name is Reena and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have significant experience helping people who are experiencing emotional distress including but not limited to low mood, anxiety, trauma and more. I offer an individual, evidence based psychological therapy to individuals. I am an integrative psychologist, drawing on specialist interventions. I also offer therapeutic coaching and consultations. In our sessions we work collaboratively to help make sense of your distress and offer treatment that is tailored to your needs. I have worked in the NHS for almost 15years in a variety of roles and settings including CAMHS
Hi, my name is Reena and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have significant experience helping people who are experiencing emotional distress including but not limited to low mood, anxiety, trauma and more. I offer an individual, evidence based psychological therapy to individuals. I am an integrative psychologist, drawing on specialist interventions. I also offer therapeutic coaching and consultations. In our sessions we work collaboratively to help make sense of your distress and offer treatment that is tailored to your needs. I have worked in the NHS for almost 15years in a variety of roles and settings including CAMHS
01582 377620 View 01582 377620
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Carrie Pollard
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Hello and welcome. I'm Carrie. I wonder why now feels the right time for you to start your therapy? Does life feel heavy? Or relationships feel difficult? Perhaps you are finding you are experiencing anxiety in your day to day life. Or experiences from your past feel so difficult. Whatever has prompted you to make your way here today, rest assured I provide a non judgemental, confidential and safe space to explore emotions, relationships and life experiences. We can think about your past and present, creating a feeling of safety and processing the pain.
Hello and welcome. I'm Carrie. I wonder why now feels the right time for you to start your therapy? Does life feel heavy? Or relationships feel difficult? Perhaps you are finding you are experiencing anxiety in your day to day life. Or experiences from your past feel so difficult. Whatever has prompted you to make your way here today, rest assured I provide a non judgemental, confidential and safe space to explore emotions, relationships and life experiences. We can think about your past and present, creating a feeling of safety and processing the pain.
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Hitchin & Welwyn Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
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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Helen Zacharias
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
I am a registered Family & Systemic Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, families and kinship networks. Reaching out for therapy can feel really hard and people can feel quite apprehensive, particularly for the first time. The thought of speaking out loud our difficulties can feel overwhelming. But through collaborative conversations we might begin to hope to find ways to live more comfortable and and fulfilling lives.
I am a registered Family & Systemic Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, families and kinship networks. Reaching out for therapy can feel really hard and people can feel quite apprehensive, particularly for the first time. The thought of speaking out loud our difficulties can feel overwhelming. But through collaborative conversations we might begin to hope to find ways to live more comfortable and and fulfilling lives.
01462 411341 View 01462 411341
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Sue Delaney Hitchin SG5
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Waitlist for new clients
Need help with anxiety & stress, feeling sad & depression, or loss & bereavement? Counselling can help you see your current situation in a new light, depth and clarity. Instinctively, we know talking helps, but when life’s challenges and struggles overwhelm us, it may be difficult to talk to those we're closest to about how we truly feel. When dealing with transitions, dilemmas and crises, or times of uncertainty and loss, we may need the support of someone trained to help us move forward.
Need help with anxiety & stress, feeling sad & depression, or loss & bereavement? Counselling can help you see your current situation in a new light, depth and clarity. Instinctively, we know talking helps, but when life’s challenges and struggles overwhelm us, it may be difficult to talk to those we're closest to about how we truly feel. When dealing with transitions, dilemmas and crises, or times of uncertainty and loss, we may need the support of someone trained to help us move forward.
01462 415771 View 01462 415771
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Sandra from Elsali CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Its all about you... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy that can help you make connections between what you think, what you feel and how you behave. Having this knowledge about yourself can help you to break cycles of Depression or Anxiety. The point of therapy is that you get what you need to feel able to live the life you want to. You are the expert of your life and I know CBT, so lets work together to improve your emotional wellbeing. (Pricing is from £80).
Its all about you... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy that can help you make connections between what you think, what you feel and how you behave. Having this knowledge about yourself can help you to break cycles of Depression or Anxiety. The point of therapy is that you get what you need to feel able to live the life you want to. You are the expert of your life and I know CBT, so lets work together to improve your emotional wellbeing. (Pricing is from £80).
01462 558877 View 01462 558877
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Heather McKenna
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Do they impact on your confidence and day-to-day life? Or perhaps you have experienced painful losses, abuse or traumatic events that are affecting you? Do you have patterns of behaviour that no longer feel beneficial to you? Sometimes we think and act in certain ways that function to protect and preserve us. These have felt necessary in the past, but are no longer useful and can instead impact negatively on our life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Do they impact on your confidence and day-to-day life? Or perhaps you have experienced painful losses, abuse or traumatic events that are affecting you? Do you have patterns of behaviour that no longer feel beneficial to you? Sometimes we think and act in certain ways that function to protect and preserve us. These have felt necessary in the past, but are no longer useful and can instead impact negatively on our life.
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Cedar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
I am here to help with all kinds of things which may be troubling you, from your relationships with families, friends or work, to depression, anxiety and addiction or simply finding that you are going through life without as much zest or happiness as you would like or perhaps feeling that you don't belong in your own life. I am also able to see couples in need of help with their relationship or family members who have problems relating to each other.
I am here to help with all kinds of things which may be troubling you, from your relationships with families, friends or work, to depression, anxiety and addiction or simply finding that you are going through life without as much zest or happiness as you would like or perhaps feeling that you don't belong in your own life. I am also able to see couples in need of help with their relationship or family members who have problems relating to each other.
01462 413871 View 01462 413871
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Dr Sonia Borghino
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
020 3893 2192 View 020 3893 2192
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Monica Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
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
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
01438 300453 View 01438 300453
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Suzi Jane Robisnon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or struggling with low mood and anxiety? perhaps you are trying to overcome the effects of long-term trauma or bereavement, or perhaps you feel you aren't living the life you want. Whatever your reasons, counselling can really help you achieve positive changes in your life as you develop a greater self-awareness and understanding.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or struggling with low mood and anxiety? perhaps you are trying to overcome the effects of long-term trauma or bereavement, or perhaps you feel you aren't living the life you want. Whatever your reasons, counselling can really help you achieve positive changes in your life as you develop a greater self-awareness and understanding.
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Self - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you're and adult or young person experiencing a difficult time in your life. Struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. Coping with difficult emotions through self-harming. A couple or a family experiencing relational difficulties and estrangement. Transitioning through peri-menopause and menopause and feel out of control or invisible? Suffering Trauma from previous or recent sexual assault. Suffered a bereavement or complex grief and struggling to grieve and want to be able to manage that loss. Are you neurodivergent and want to be able to thrive in your relationship and understand your pre/post/self diagnosis.
Whether you're and adult or young person experiencing a difficult time in your life. Struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. Coping with difficult emotions through self-harming. A couple or a family experiencing relational difficulties and estrangement. Transitioning through peri-menopause and menopause and feel out of control or invisible? Suffering Trauma from previous or recent sexual assault. Suffered a bereavement or complex grief and struggling to grieve and want to be able to manage that loss. Are you neurodivergent and want to be able to thrive in your relationship and understand your pre/post/self diagnosis.
01462 419195 View 01462 419195
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Lorraine Diston
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Adult and Child centred interventions underpinned by trauma informed practice. Hello...My name is Lorraine Diston, I am a post graduate Person-Centred counsellor and Play therapist with a specialism of working with trauma, abuse and bereavement. I work with children and young people through the medium of play and creativity as well as adults and families experiencing difficult feelings and discord. I provide freelance counselling services to schools, colleges and charities.
Adult and Child centred interventions underpinned by trauma informed practice. Hello...My name is Lorraine Diston, I am a post graduate Person-Centred counsellor and Play therapist with a specialism of working with trauma, abuse and bereavement. I work with children and young people through the medium of play and creativity as well as adults and families experiencing difficult feelings and discord. I provide freelance counselling services to schools, colleges and charities.
01438 904190 View 01438 904190
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Dr Kate Brierton
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion! I see clients both face to face and online. I read my first degree at Cambridge University, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in London. Initially trained in CBT, I have since moved over to compassion focused therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. I find it is useful for most clients, with a 90% success rate. With CFT, I can teach you how to balance your mind for the rest of your life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion! I see clients both face to face and online. I read my first degree at Cambridge University, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in London. Initially trained in CBT, I have since moved over to compassion focused therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. I find it is useful for most clients, with a 90% success rate. With CFT, I can teach you how to balance your mind for the rest of your life.
01223 653976 View 01223 653976
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The Sadie Centre
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
01462 411135 View 01462 411135
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The Counselling Connexion Stevenage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Hello and welcome to my page My name is Eileen Whaymand And I  am an experienced Person Centred counsellor offering confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Stevenage and surrounding areas.
Hello and welcome to my page My name is Eileen Whaymand And I  am an experienced Person Centred counsellor offering confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Stevenage and surrounding areas.
01438 301094 View 01438 301094
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Gillian Titmuss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG4
If you feel you've got unanswered or unresolved questions, I offer a dedicated time and a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space to explore your past, present and future. Getting back in touch with ourselves instead of feeling lost is fundamental to having satisfaction with life. Giving to ourselves means we can enjoy being alive as well as fulfilling our responsibilities and having pleasurable and rewarding relationships. If you have any questions, please feel free to make contact.
If you feel you've got unanswered or unresolved questions, I offer a dedicated time and a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space to explore your past, present and future. Getting back in touch with ourselves instead of feeling lost is fundamental to having satisfaction with life. Giving to ourselves means we can enjoy being alive as well as fulfilling our responsibilities and having pleasurable and rewarding relationships. If you have any questions, please feel free to make contact.
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Paulette Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
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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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.