Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Letchworth Garden City

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Charlotte Carroll
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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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The Sadie Centre
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Tamsin Mitchell Black
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
I am a children's/young person and adult counsellor, I offer a non-judgmental, confidential space, this safe space allows the client to share their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred counsellor, and I use lots of creativity , I offer a holistic approach, with the client always at the centre of the counselling. I believe that everyone’s life and needs are unique, I work with every client differently and with compassion and non-judgment, I am not here to tell you what to do or give you advice but to walk side by side with you.
I am a children's/young person and adult counsellor, I offer a non-judgmental, confidential space, this safe space allows the client to share their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred counsellor, and I use lots of creativity , I offer a holistic approach, with the client always at the centre of the counselling. I believe that everyone’s life and needs are unique, I work with every client differently and with compassion and non-judgment, I am not here to tell you what to do or give you advice but to walk side by side with you.
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Laura Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Talking to someone who really hears and understands you can be the first step of the journey towards positive change. Maybe you're feeling low and don't know why? Maybe you are trying to overcome big life events and everything has changed around you and you need some support? Perhaps you just don't know why you can't sleep, or why your tears surprise you and you want to know more? The good news is that Gestalt counselling can help.
Talking to someone who really hears and understands you can be the first step of the journey towards positive change. Maybe you're feeling low and don't know why? Maybe you are trying to overcome big life events and everything has changed around you and you need some support? Perhaps you just don't know why you can't sleep, or why your tears surprise you and you want to know more? The good news is that Gestalt counselling can help.
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Gillian Titmuss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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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KJ Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Hi, Im Karen Joanne, I have a diverse history of working with adults, young people, and children and have experience with, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, domestic abuse, anger, rape, sexual assault , childhood trauma, ADHD, ASD, dissociative disorders, neurodiverse needs, individuals with social and emotional difficulties and also have experience working with the LGBTQIA community plus many other presenting issues.
Hi, Im Karen Joanne, I have a diverse history of working with adults, young people, and children and have experience with, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, domestic abuse, anger, rape, sexual assault , childhood trauma, ADHD, ASD, dissociative disorders, neurodiverse needs, individuals with social and emotional difficulties and also have experience working with the LGBTQIA community plus many other presenting issues.
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Heather McKenna
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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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Phil Mollon
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Having been in clinical practice for over 45 years, much of it within the NHS, I have experience in working with most kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include trauma, relationship problems, all kinds of anxiety states, depression and low self-esteem, disorders in the sense of self, ADHD - along with the more subtle states of "feeling different" and the challenges of being a "highly sensitive person" or "indigo" being. Spirituality and working with our higher dimensional aspects are a core part of my work, along with help in identifying a person's 'soul mission' and resolving blocks to pursuing this.
Having been in clinical practice for over 45 years, much of it within the NHS, I have experience in working with most kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include trauma, relationship problems, all kinds of anxiety states, depression and low self-esteem, disorders in the sense of self, ADHD - along with the more subtle states of "feeling different" and the challenges of being a "highly sensitive person" or "indigo" being. Spirituality and working with our higher dimensional aspects are a core part of my work, along with help in identifying a person's 'soul mission' and resolving blocks to pursuing this.
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Accredited Therapist & Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
HI My Name is Kellie and I am an Accredited therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been a therapist for 10 years. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy? sometimes theses feelings are triggered by obvious causes like job stresses, relationship problems or bereavement, while other times the underlying causes seem opaque. I can provide for you a safe and supportive non-judgemental space to look into possible sources of feelings, behavioural pattens and core beliefs that might be underlying causes of destress. my aim is to create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe.
HI My Name is Kellie and I am an Accredited therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been a therapist for 10 years. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy? sometimes theses feelings are triggered by obvious causes like job stresses, relationship problems or bereavement, while other times the underlying causes seem opaque. I can provide for you a safe and supportive non-judgemental space to look into possible sources of feelings, behavioural pattens and core beliefs that might be underlying causes of destress. my aim is to create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe.
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Jane Kosmin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Hi I'm Jane, a qualified BACP registered Counsellor who will provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your worries and concerns. By drawing on a number of approaches, I will offer you an insight into how you may begin to feel more at ease with yourself, your relationships and the choices you have made in the past by exploring the present. It may be that you are feeling anxious and depressed, have low self-esteem, lack motivation and energy or are grieving the loss of a loved one. The simple act of talking about how you are feeling to a therapist may allow you to make sense of your experience and soften your pain.
Hi I'm Jane, a qualified BACP registered Counsellor who will provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your worries and concerns. By drawing on a number of approaches, I will offer you an insight into how you may begin to feel more at ease with yourself, your relationships and the choices you have made in the past by exploring the present. It may be that you are feeling anxious and depressed, have low self-esteem, lack motivation and energy or are grieving the loss of a loved one. The simple act of talking about how you are feeling to a therapist may allow you to make sense of your experience and soften your pain.
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Lorraine Diston
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Self - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Orchid Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
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Sandra from Elsali CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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).
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Sue Delaney Hitchin SG5
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Cedar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Jamie Fairbank
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
01438 584577 View 01438 584577
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The Counselling Connexion Stevenage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
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.
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Dr Reena Devi Ali
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Hi, my name is Dr Reena Ali 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 a broad range of approaches and specialist interventions to help create positive change. I also offer therapeutic coaching and consultations. In our sessions we work collaboratively to help make sense of your difficulties and offer treatment that is tailored to your needs.
Hi, my name is Dr Reena Ali 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 a broad range of approaches and specialist interventions to help create positive change. I also offer therapeutic coaching and consultations. In our sessions we work collaboratively to help make sense of your difficulties and offer treatment that is tailored to your needs.
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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.