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After several years of working predominantly with clients who are considering suicide and/or who have been victims of abuse and crimes.
Regardless of whether in a crisis or not, therapy is a carved out space solely for you. A space of exploration, reflection and contemplation. I am here to honour that space and walk alongside you as we explore together the foundations that make you who are. I offer a versatile, updated form of therapy that adapts to our every day nomadic and digital needs. My work is focused on empowering victims of abuse through their own narrative and working in preventative measures with perpetrators. My online digital therapy practice, ONIS, provides a special focus on therapy for those in the Entertainment Service Industries.
020 4538 4727
Garden of Eadon
My adult work tends to focus on loss, suicide , relationship difficulties and self-esteem.
Garden of Eadon is the practice name for counselling and psychotherapy with Alexander Gray. I work with children, teens and adults using an integrative approach to create a warm, safe place for exploration and expression. This allows me to fully witness my clients and work with what they present. Underpinning my practice is the belief that we are made up of mind, body and soul. Our essential qualities can be covered over by the stress of life and our environment. Our work is to reveal the soul nature underneath and find ways to heal and nourish the true self.
020 8138 0818
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
I have worked with adult survivors of sexual abuse and people struggling with ideas of suicide as well as supporting clients to overcome low self esteem, anxiety, and manage the pressures life brings to us all.
The first step towards asking for help can be the hardest. Get in touch and we can take it together. My name is Claudine Astles and I work with clients in the Victoria area of central London, SW1, and also online. I am committed to offering a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can use counselling and therapy to explore your concerns, fears, and anxieties, and work together to help you reconnect with joy. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
020 3974 2441
Eugene Clerkin .
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Many issues I work with are; stress, suicidal thoughts, struggling with the wish to live, being in two minds about wanting to change some of this or not, trauma, and the loss of a sense of direction and or meaning. I have worked extensively with men with various problems ranging from relationship difficulties, loss of hope, depression and isolation.
020 8154 5654
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
I am a accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor trained in a variety of psychological and counselling therapies. I utilise a variety of evidence based practices, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy to treat adults, adolescents and young adults, with depression identify and address problems in their relationships. My clinical interests include treating anxiety, trauma, race-based traumatic stress, unresolved childhood trauma, as well as with children and young people with a range of difficulties including mood and behavioural problems. I have extensive experience in the assessment and management of self harm and suicidal ideation .
020 4538 8269
Over the years, I have work with clients on short-term and long-term arrangements, dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal crisis, anger, low self-esteem, panic disorders, relationship issues, trauma, questions of spirituality and meaning, such as Who am I?. From my own experience of therapy, insight some times is not enough. Therefore I might ask you to complete certain tasks designed to help you develop more effective skills. This approach often involves homework assignments. I draw on many techniques, including visualisation, dream exploration, drawing, role-play, and the most familiar method: conversation between two people.
Office is near:London W4
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
I also have specialism, dealing with suicidal ideation , and helping families deal with suicide 's aftermath.
It can be a huge step to decide to talk to a counsellor/psychotherapist about personal issues so it is important to find someone you are comfortable with, who will not judge you but accept you for who you are. I offer office based and/or telephone therapy. In my experience as a therapist I have found that when someone senses that he or she is being listened to at a deep level in an atmosphere of acceptance and empathy, a very powerful and liberating positive momentum can be achieved. Therapy can be a journey. For some it can be a chance to talk about surviving abuse and trauma, providing a platform to gain more control over life
028 9590 9787
Office is near:London SE3
Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation , including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
Office is near:London E1
Helaine Wood Counselling & EMDR Services
I am experienced in working with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression, Self harming, working with Survivors of Suicide , Sexual assault and Child sexual abuse offering talking therapy and Trauma Therapy using EMDR.
Do you need an opportunity to help process your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment? I can offer you a warm, confidential and trusting relationship. Although what distresses you is the most important factor, I will also discuss with you your lifestyle, health, sleep patterns and other aspects, such as relaxation techniques. Whatever the situation take your first step whether you are anxious, depressed, grieving or feeling bad about yourself. You are the real expert in what is going on for you and what you need. I am here to support you and together we can work through your concerns.
Office is near:London SW5
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
I have 20+ years experience working with clients who have complex mental health needs and a forensic past, and those who are highly sensitive and experience their emotions more intensely than the average person. I support clients who present with a wide range of interpersonal and relationship difficulties, emotion regulation disorders such as BPD, childhood abuse, bereavement and loss, eating disorders, depression and anxiety and suicidal and self-harming behaviours. I offer clients a thorough assessment of their life history as well as identifying current needs and goals, and a clear, well-defined treatment package.
020 3826 8325
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
I worked with individuals with a variety of clinical presentation including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), life transitions, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and abuse.
Each person is unique and distinctive and therefore one approach may not fit them all. I place the client-therapist relationship at the heart of an effective therapeutic process providing an honest and non-judgmental stance where your feelings can be expressed and contained in a safe and confidential setting. You might want to make sense of the past and explore how it can sometimes be reconstructed in the present or you might seek to get back in touch with your real self through acceptance and a better mind-body connection.
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I also spent 8 years volunteering at Samaritans, which provided experience working with those in immediate crisis or experiencing suicidal feelings.
Hello, I trained in the Humanistic Integrative approach which means I work with each person as an individual, and can utilise different approaches to therapy. My aim is to work with you, focusing on what you bring to therapy, at your pace. Making the decision to contact a therapist is a big step, and I'd like to work with you in a confidential, supportive way to make this a positive step for you. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety or just feel that you need someone outside of friends and family to talk to, please get in touch by email or phone.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. Beginning with a FREE ‘get to know you’ session I offer a warm and pragmatic approach to individuals and have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues. I am particularly interested in working with depression, anxiety disorders, body and/or gender dysphoria, addiction, perfectionism and procrastination, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and performance anxiety
020 3984 9132
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
I am an MSc-trained psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, specialising in early adulthood (16 to 35). I offer a safe & confidential space to help you cope with various emotional difficulties that surface in this important period of life. I can provide support for depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation , self-harm, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties, pregnancy, gender & sexuality, identity issues, performance anxiety, and career uncertainty. I currently work for the NHS and through my own private practice. My previous experience includes working as a psychotherapist at the University College London.
020 3856 4422
I can help with a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma recovery, suicidal ideation , narcissistic personality disorder, eating disorders and addiction.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
020 8138 8415
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
I see clients in a GP surgery, universities and in private practice and have a warm, empathic, creative style. Before this, I was a Samaritans helpline listener for 4 years, supporting people with suicidal feelings and I worked for Samaritans during their research campaigns into male suicide . I have since worked with Mind supporting young care leavers. With 10 years of experience in journalism also, I'm attuned to the issues that creative professions can bring up. I write for The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and host a music & mental health podcast exploring the issues affecting musicians.
020 3962 1270
I am a BACP registered integrative therapist. I have a particular interest in the research field of Attachment Theory. I have worked with and have extensive experience with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, addictions, eating disorders, abuse, bullying, loss, grief, suicide and suicidal ideation amongst many others. I specialise in trauma, in whatever shape that has taken for you. I work with relationship issues of all kinds, family relationship issues, friends and social relationship issues, romantic relationship issues & work relationship issues.
020 4538 7672
Dolly Tejaswi Yalamanchili
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
I have worked with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and borderline personality disorders amongst other emotional problems.
Throughout my career as a psychologist, I always believed that every individual needs a space. A space where we can talk without being judged, a space where we can share our perspective and an atmosphere where your thoughts would be respected. I would like to provide that space, even one where you just want to share. It is the space where trust is built mutually between the patient and the therapist from the very first session. I believe that therapy is the space where individuals can actualize their potential. I use an eclectic approach as I believe that therapy is tailored to the individual’s needs.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
I work with cultural awareness and sensitivity, particularly working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, thoughts of suicide /self harm, challenging behaviour in children/adolescents (at school/home).
Starting counselling can seem hard for some but those first steps can have a positive lasting impact. I understand that things can feel overwhelming at first but hopefully I can help you to work through any anxieties about counselling so that I can support you through your personal journey. With me, your therapeutic journey is the priority. I work with you to help understand your difficulties better and find ways of managing similar difficulties in the future. I work with children, adolescents and adults using various approaches depending on the individual's needs, largely person centred and cognitive behaviour approaches.
020 4538 4424
I work primarily with adults experiencing anxiety, depression and bereavement (I have particular experience in bereavement by suicide ).
It was Mr Miyagi in the movie “The Karate Kid” who said, “You know, but you do not understand.” We are often aware of the feelings and thoughts we are having, the behaviours they are causing and the distress that can generate. We can even know the traumas that have happened that we can attribute them to. But we can’t understand or articulate them enough to change them and heal. Perhaps this is the way you feel? Maybe you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or both for some time and everyday life is more challenging than you want it to be? Maybe you’ve experienced a traumatic event that you can’t seem to get over?
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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.