Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Luton

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Rachel Milroy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
01952 780151 View 01952 780151
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Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
07480 488626 View 07480 488626
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Deeann Press
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
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.
01582 349523 View 01582 349523
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Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
01727 638166 View 01727 638166
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Lyn O'Callaghan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Luton LU3
As an Integrative Counsellor, I tailor therapy to each client, as well as talking therapy, I draw from a diverse toolbox of techniques, such as CBT, EMDR and hypnosis. Having completed training specific to trauma and trauma-informed approaches, I am confident in my skills to scaffold clients while they learn ways to overcome obstacles, develop coping skills, and enhance their overall well-being. Through collaboration with my clients, they are able to explore concerns, build resilience and cultivate positive lasting change.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I tailor therapy to each client, as well as talking therapy, I draw from a diverse toolbox of techniques, such as CBT, EMDR and hypnosis. Having completed training specific to trauma and trauma-informed approaches, I am confident in my skills to scaffold clients while they learn ways to overcome obstacles, develop coping skills, and enhance their overall well-being. Through collaboration with my clients, they are able to explore concerns, build resilience and cultivate positive lasting change.
01582 297259 View 01582 297259
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Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin
Psychiatrist, MBBS
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
I have assessed and holistically treated thousands of NHS patients for over 25 years as a British GMC registered doctor and psychiatrist. I have also been a private Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2008. I have successfully treated over a thousand private patients throughout the UK suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems including Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Alcohol dependence, and Addiction. We also offer supervised Home Alcohol Detox for moderate Alcohol Dependence. I can help you to recover too. I can see you in 7-10 days.
I have assessed and holistically treated thousands of NHS patients for over 25 years as a British GMC registered doctor and psychiatrist. I have also been a private Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2008. I have successfully treated over a thousand private patients throughout the UK suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems including Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Alcohol dependence, and Addiction. We also offer supervised Home Alcohol Detox for moderate Alcohol Dependence. I can help you to recover too. I can see you in 7-10 days.
01582 368253 View 01582 368253
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Rafal Jan Komorowski
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
I am a Psychologist specializing in Clinical Psychology. I graduated Master of Sciences (MSC), (mgr) from the Institute of Psychology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. I also completed a psychotherapy course at PCI College in Dublin. I am a certified CBT Psychotherapist with a Professional Certificate CBT Therapy. I also completed a professional course in Neurolinguistic Therapy at the Institute of Neurolinguistics in Warsaw. I participated in many additional courses and workshops to improve my interests and professional qualifications. I am currently in the HCPC registration process. I am member of The BPS and The PTP.
I am a Psychologist specializing in Clinical Psychology. I graduated Master of Sciences (MSC), (mgr) from the Institute of Psychology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. I also completed a psychotherapy course at PCI College in Dublin. I am a certified CBT Psychotherapist with a Professional Certificate CBT Therapy. I also completed a professional course in Neurolinguistic Therapy at the Institute of Neurolinguistics in Warsaw. I participated in many additional courses and workshops to improve my interests and professional qualifications. I am currently in the HCPC registration process. I am member of The BPS and The PTP.
01582 377993 View 01582 377993
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Paulette Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU3
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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Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU3
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
01491 523719 View 01491 523719
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Carole Scarlett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
At times we need a place, independent of family & friends, to explore any fears/anxieties we have. Do you have a safe space to explore how your feeling? How can I help? I offer a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to do so talking through any issues you may have. My expertise is extensive, working with issues such as e.g. Abuse, Anxiety/Worrying, Bereavement, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem/Confidence, Low Moods, Neuro-diversity & Self-harm. This makes me unique and experienced to work successfully with clients to overcome these setbacks and to build upon your inner resources to move forward.
At times we need a place, independent of family & friends, to explore any fears/anxieties we have. Do you have a safe space to explore how your feeling? How can I help? I offer a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to do so talking through any issues you may have. My expertise is extensive, working with issues such as e.g. Abuse, Anxiety/Worrying, Bereavement, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem/Confidence, Low Moods, Neuro-diversity & Self-harm. This makes me unique and experienced to work successfully with clients to overcome these setbacks and to build upon your inner resources to move forward.
01442 953053 View 01442 953053
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CBT, EMDR, Psychological Coach & Mental Health
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
Hey, I am Brenda, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Therapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an award winner of the "Prestigious Mary Seacole Award". I offer 1:1 CBT therapy to help you to rediscover your self, to become "un-stuck", move forward and rebuild your life from past painful experiences. I use my professional expertise through a variety of evidence based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching theories, plus my lived experiences of trauma, confidence and assertiveness challenges to help you rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. I also support with goal setting, as essential tool.
Hey, I am Brenda, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Therapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an award winner of the "Prestigious Mary Seacole Award". I offer 1:1 CBT therapy to help you to rediscover your self, to become "un-stuck", move forward and rebuild your life from past painful experiences. I use my professional expertise through a variety of evidence based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching theories, plus my lived experiences of trauma, confidence and assertiveness challenges to help you rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. I also support with goal setting, as essential tool.
020 8106 5762 View 020 8106 5762
Photo of Fiona Beckford, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Fiona Beckford
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families particularly with relationship issues. I also have clients who identify as dual heritage and wish to explore 'who am I?' and the cultural difficulties they experience. I also have a fondness for helping parents better connect with their children. This includes small children (3-9yrs) and adolescent children, but includes any relationship breakdown. I also support clients who have been traumatised and for those who are happy to engage, set personal development homework, so clients can witness their own progress.
I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families particularly with relationship issues. I also have clients who identify as dual heritage and wish to explore 'who am I?' and the cultural difficulties they experience. I also have a fondness for helping parents better connect with their children. This includes small children (3-9yrs) and adolescent children, but includes any relationship breakdown. I also support clients who have been traumatised and for those who are happy to engage, set personal development homework, so clients can witness their own progress.
01302 490106 View 01302 490106
Photo of Rebecca Ingram, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Rebecca Ingram
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
01628 969896 View 01628 969896
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Anne Kariuki
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. ​
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. ​
0121 817 7588 View 0121 817 7588
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Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
Do you feel anxious all the time, and struggle even to face the day? Are you stressed out, desperate for a good night's sleep, or finding yourself lashing out at loved ones? Do you feel stuck, plagued with thoughts that you don't want? Perhaps you feel lost, wishing you could regain some confidence or purpose? I’m a skilled counsellor, and a warm and friendly person, and I believe that the compassion, kindness and hope I will bring to you, and the trusting relationship we'll form, are what will help you move towards a brighter, happier future for yourself.
Do you feel anxious all the time, and struggle even to face the day? Are you stressed out, desperate for a good night's sleep, or finding yourself lashing out at loved ones? Do you feel stuck, plagued with thoughts that you don't want? Perhaps you feel lost, wishing you could regain some confidence or purpose? I’m a skilled counsellor, and a warm and friendly person, and I believe that the compassion, kindness and hope I will bring to you, and the trusting relationship we'll form, are what will help you move towards a brighter, happier future for yourself.
01582 377913 View 01582 377913
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Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
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.
07401 253576 View 07401 253576
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Chiltern Talking Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Luton LU3
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a CBT/EMDR Therapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions and ADHD Assessments. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a CBT/EMDR Therapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions and ADHD Assessments. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
01442 971728 View 01442 971728
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Sandra from Elsali CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
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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Oliver John Whitefield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
01442 953398 View 01442 953398
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Dean Sanderson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
01442 974638 View 01442 974638

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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.