Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Leighton Buzzard

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Yvonne Bullen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7
As an experienced Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, fully accepting and being present to your unique situation. I realise beginning therapy can feel daunting, but finding someone you feel able to talk to and share your thoughts and feelings with, can bring immense relief; offering you a pathway towards being able to cope better and lead a more contented life. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety related disorders, experiencing relationship difficulties or have memories of past trauma or a difficult childhood which are impacting on your ability to cope with day to day life?
As an experienced Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, fully accepting and being present to your unique situation. I realise beginning therapy can feel daunting, but finding someone you feel able to talk to and share your thoughts and feelings with, can bring immense relief; offering you a pathway towards being able to cope better and lead a more contented life. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety related disorders, experiencing relationship difficulties or have memories of past trauma or a difficult childhood which are impacting on your ability to cope with day to day life?
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Dawn Woosley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Hi, Over the past 14 years,i and my practice has helped  individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalized anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes. We can help you through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behavior or relationships; face past painful issues
Hi, Over the past 14 years,i and my practice has helped  individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalized anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes. We can help you through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behavior or relationships; face past painful issues
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Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
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Lucy Anne McGroarty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Perhaps you feel stuck, unable to focus or are struggling to overcome a challenge in your life. Perhaps goals feel easy to decide on but hard to stick to. Perhaps the same old thoughts keep running through your mind and you feel the cycle of negativity is ever lasting. Counselling can be the first step to overcome difficulties and address barriers getting in the way of moving forwards. Counselling can offer the space needed to reflect on what’s preventing positive change in your life. Counselling can help you find the tools you always possessed but needed some help finding to help you live a more fulfilling life.
Perhaps you feel stuck, unable to focus or are struggling to overcome a challenge in your life. Perhaps goals feel easy to decide on but hard to stick to. Perhaps the same old thoughts keep running through your mind and you feel the cycle of negativity is ever lasting. Counselling can be the first step to overcome difficulties and address barriers getting in the way of moving forwards. Counselling can offer the space needed to reflect on what’s preventing positive change in your life. Counselling can help you find the tools you always possessed but needed some help finding to help you live a more fulfilling life.
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Stacy Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
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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Deeann Press
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
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Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
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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Kay Juviler Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
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.
01582 377960 View 01582 377960
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Claire Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
There are moments in all our lives when we need some help. As an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, I offer safe and caring support through talking therapy. Pressures of life, responsibility, change, loss and unresolved past experience can all impact how we feel. When our personal resources are stretched, even a little extra stress may be overwhelming. I offer a confidential space where you can feel heard, a safe place to focus on your concerns, support and compassion in understanding your individual needs, help with issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, relationships, loss and trauma.
There are moments in all our lives when we need some help. As an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, I offer safe and caring support through talking therapy. Pressures of life, responsibility, change, loss and unresolved past experience can all impact how we feel. When our personal resources are stretched, even a little extra stress may be overwhelming. I offer a confidential space where you can feel heard, a safe place to focus on your concerns, support and compassion in understanding your individual needs, help with issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, relationships, loss and trauma.
01494 360972 View 01494 360972
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Lois Powell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
07447 981987 View 07447 981987
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Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
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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Olivia Doughty
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
I believe that, due to the unrelenting pressures of the world we live in and the way our brains have evolved, everyone can find life difficult sometimes. It is easy for our minds to appear to work against us; getting stuck in loops of painful thoughts and feelings. This can result in depression, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. People who have experienced significant distress, trauma or hurt in life can also, not surprisingly, experience significant difficulties where memories come to haunt us and send us back to previous pain. I hope to help people life the life they want to live, with some sense of agency over pain.
I believe that, due to the unrelenting pressures of the world we live in and the way our brains have evolved, everyone can find life difficult sometimes. It is easy for our minds to appear to work against us; getting stuck in loops of painful thoughts and feelings. This can result in depression, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. People who have experienced significant distress, trauma or hurt in life can also, not surprisingly, experience significant difficulties where memories come to haunt us and send us back to previous pain. I hope to help people life the life they want to live, with some sense of agency over pain.
01908 015934 View 01908 015934
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Lucy Hutt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
01494 977312 View 01494 977312
Photo of Renata Karlinskaite, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Renata Karlinskaite
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
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
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Mat Schencks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem. I work with both individuals and couples.
I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem. I work with both individuals and couples.
01908 015946 View 01908 015946
Photo of Tracy Harvey, MBACP, Counsellor
Tracy Harvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
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Ryan Parkinson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK1
My core approach is person-centred; my specialisms are bereavement, working with teenagers and suicide.
The client is the most important person in a therapeutic relationship, my job is to help you feel valued, and understood so you also believe this. My ideal client will want to work towards processing their feelings, achieving their goals and be willing to work with me to make this happen. I like to work with clients that are struggling with making sense of life. Feeling unable to move on from past experiences, having that space and time to reflect and process things can make a huge difference. I enjoy providing an environment to help my clients work through what's happening for them.
My core approach is person-centred; my specialisms are bereavement, working with teenagers and suicide.
The client is the most important person in a therapeutic relationship, my job is to help you feel valued, and understood so you also believe this. My ideal client will want to work towards processing their feelings, achieving their goals and be willing to work with me to make this happen. I like to work with clients that are struggling with making sense of life. Feeling unable to move on from past experiences, having that space and time to reflect and process things can make a huge difference. I enjoy providing an environment to help my clients work through what's happening for them.
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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.
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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Your Space Foundation
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK7
Are you, or a child you know, experiencing mental health difficulties? Finding a Therapist can feel daunting, but Your Space Foundation is here to offer support. Our experienced therapists have specialist training to work with children and young people from the age of 5 who are experiencing a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including: emotional and behavioural disorders, trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD, moderate anxiety and depression, self-harm & suicidal ideation, attachment difficulties, disabilities and neurodivergence.
Are you, or a child you know, experiencing mental health difficulties? Finding a Therapist can feel daunting, but Your Space Foundation is here to offer support. Our experienced therapists have specialist training to work with children and young people from the age of 5 who are experiencing a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including: emotional and behavioural disorders, trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD, moderate anxiety and depression, self-harm & suicidal ideation, attachment difficulties, disabilities and neurodivergence.
01788 221807 View 01788 221807

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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.