Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Portslade

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Dr Anna Chiara Sicilia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is one of the most important parts of effective psychological therapy. I am passionate in supporting people by creating a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficult topics in a comfortable way. People access therapy for all kinds of different reasons. You may be struggling with a specific mental health difficulty or maybe you are just "not feeling yourself". I can offer tailored individual psychological therapy and couples therapy for a range of difficulties.
Establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is one of the most important parts of effective psychological therapy. I am passionate in supporting people by creating a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficult topics in a comfortable way. People access therapy for all kinds of different reasons. You may be struggling with a specific mental health difficulty or maybe you are just "not feeling yourself". I can offer tailored individual psychological therapy and couples therapy for a range of difficulties.
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The Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
The Therapy Clinic is a psychotherapy and counselling service in Brighton and Hove, founded to provide accessible, affordable, high quality services to those that need it in the community. We offer a range of approaches and affordabilities, and have a social enterprise ethos at heart. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, having issues in your relationship, or whether you are living with complex mental health needs, our team of clinicians, or our wider therapeutic network, can help. We offer individual, couple, and family counselling.
The Therapy Clinic is a psychotherapy and counselling service in Brighton and Hove, founded to provide accessible, affordable, high quality services to those that need it in the community. We offer a range of approaches and affordabilities, and have a social enterprise ethos at heart. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, having issues in your relationship, or whether you are living with complex mental health needs, our team of clinicians, or our wider therapeutic network, can help. We offer individual, couple, and family counselling.
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Carol Mohamed
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
I have been a Therapist for over 25 years in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. I am passionate about providing therapy in a way that will fit your needs and is focused on what you want to achieve.
I have been a Therapist for over 25 years in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. I am passionate about providing therapy in a way that will fit your needs and is focused on what you want to achieve.
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Kath Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
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Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
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Carhan Raphael
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
I have been a counsellor since 2012, both in private practise and working for the YPC, Brighton, AGE UK and the YMCA/Wellbeing Service. As a humanistic/intergative therapist, I believe that you are the expert on yourself and I aim to provide the conditions which allow you to explore your motivations and themes, and make meaning from your own experience. I offer an empathic, non judgemental and respectful space. By building a relationship based on acceptance it becomes possible to look at, recognise and understand where problems in your life may have arisen. Counselling can be for anyone who feels lost, sad, lonely, confused.
I have been a counsellor since 2012, both in private practise and working for the YPC, Brighton, AGE UK and the YMCA/Wellbeing Service. As a humanistic/intergative therapist, I believe that you are the expert on yourself and I aim to provide the conditions which allow you to explore your motivations and themes, and make meaning from your own experience. I offer an empathic, non judgemental and respectful space. By building a relationship based on acceptance it becomes possible to look at, recognise and understand where problems in your life may have arisen. Counselling can be for anyone who feels lost, sad, lonely, confused.
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Cormack & James Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portslade BN41
Psychotherapy is highly effective when working with children and teenagers experiencing a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I work from a trauma and attachment informed perspective, working to de-escalate emotional distress and build safety and trust in exploring difficult life events. I specialise in a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, self harm, abuse, neglect, domestic abuse, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, school avoidance, and childhood trauma amongst others. I also offer clinical supervision to therapists and reflective spaces for professionals.
Psychotherapy is highly effective when working with children and teenagers experiencing a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I work from a trauma and attachment informed perspective, working to de-escalate emotional distress and build safety and trust in exploring difficult life events. I specialise in a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, self harm, abuse, neglect, domestic abuse, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, school avoidance, and childhood trauma amongst others. I also offer clinical supervision to therapists and reflective spaces for professionals.
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Anna Pitsillides
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Do you find yourself at a time in your life where everything feels overwhelming and it’s hard to know which path to take? Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, my aim is to walk alongside you on your journey. My name is Anna and I am a qualified, Humanistic counsellor. This means I work in a way that aims to see your world through your eyes and create a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. This may enable you to understand yourself better by building awareness of the way you relate to yourself and others in the world.
Do you find yourself at a time in your life where everything feels overwhelming and it’s hard to know which path to take? Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, my aim is to walk alongside you on your journey. My name is Anna and I am a qualified, Humanistic counsellor. This means I work in a way that aims to see your world through your eyes and create a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. This may enable you to understand yourself better by building awareness of the way you relate to yourself and others in the world.
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Joana Pancada
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
It can be really unsettling to deal with negative emotions by ourselves and to not know what we can do to help ourselves to feel better. I have been guiding clients for 16 years to achieve a resilient emotional stability and a more balanced sense of self-worth.
It can be really unsettling to deal with negative emotions by ourselves and to not know what we can do to help ourselves to feel better. I have been guiding clients for 16 years to achieve a resilient emotional stability and a more balanced sense of self-worth.
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MB Counselling
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Hello I am Malcolm Bateup from MB Counselling Services. I provide both 1.1 and couples counselling using an integrative approach that enables individuals and couples to move forward from being stuck by difficult and complex experiences that have happened out of their control in their lives. Due to the pandemic after carrying out a covid risk assessment I have made an ethical decision to provide specialist video link to enable everyone to feel safe rather than my treatment room. If you would like to find out more I can be contacted through Www.mbc-relationships.co.uk &www.mbcounselling-sussex.com and 07443507711 Take care Malcolm
Hello I am Malcolm Bateup from MB Counselling Services. I provide both 1.1 and couples counselling using an integrative approach that enables individuals and couples to move forward from being stuck by difficult and complex experiences that have happened out of their control in their lives. Due to the pandemic after carrying out a covid risk assessment I have made an ethical decision to provide specialist video link to enable everyone to feel safe rather than my treatment room. If you would like to find out more I can be contacted through Www.mbc-relationships.co.uk &www.mbcounselling-sussex.com and 07443507711 Take care Malcolm
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Anita Toze Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
No matter what brings you to therapy, it is important. You might be finding that distressing thoughts or feelings are getting in the way. Or perhaps you experience numerous unpleasant physical symptoms. Emotional response is a normal response, but understandably, it can be unpleasant, and might feel uncertain what to do when it happens. Sometimes we all need a bit support and guidance; we don't have to deal with everything on our own, especially when it gets tough. I offer evidence-based therapies within a context of kind, supportive therapeutic relationship. I currently work for mental health organizations and in private practice.
No matter what brings you to therapy, it is important. You might be finding that distressing thoughts or feelings are getting in the way. Or perhaps you experience numerous unpleasant physical symptoms. Emotional response is a normal response, but understandably, it can be unpleasant, and might feel uncertain what to do when it happens. Sometimes we all need a bit support and guidance; we don't have to deal with everything on our own, especially when it gets tough. I offer evidence-based therapies within a context of kind, supportive therapeutic relationship. I currently work for mental health organizations and in private practice.
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Valentina Enis Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
I believe that it's through a secure therapeutic relationship that an individual can gain self awareness, insight and a deeper understanding of their feelings and concerns to grow, to re engage in life and move forward to reach their full potential.
I believe that it's through a secure therapeutic relationship that an individual can gain self awareness, insight and a deeper understanding of their feelings and concerns to grow, to re engage in life and move forward to reach their full potential.
020 4538 0895 View 020 4538 0895
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Iain McNulty-Ringshaw
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Hello! My name is Iain and I work as a counsellor on line and in person across Sussex in multiple locations. I have experience of working with all age groups including teens, young adults and mature clients. I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, with the ability (and experience) to pull on other modalities to support the journey of my clients whom I work with in a relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential environment. It is very much us the working together as a team. I have a strong belief in the long-term benefits of counselling and therapy and having experienced my own positive, personal journey.
Hello! My name is Iain and I work as a counsellor on line and in person across Sussex in multiple locations. I have experience of working with all age groups including teens, young adults and mature clients. I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, with the ability (and experience) to pull on other modalities to support the journey of my clients whom I work with in a relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential environment. It is very much us the working together as a team. I have a strong belief in the long-term benefits of counselling and therapy and having experienced my own positive, personal journey.
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Alexandra Payne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where you can turn to talk through family issues and get some help. Often those closest to you are very involved themselves. Or you don’t want to worry them. It may be that you don’t know where to turn. I am a highly experienced Child Psychotherapist. I offer therapy and mental health support for children and young people and consultation to the people who care for them. Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues that might be troubling someone, be it anxiety, stress and unhappiness; separation and loss; worries about school; gender and sexuality; low self esteem or any number of other things.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where you can turn to talk through family issues and get some help. Often those closest to you are very involved themselves. Or you don’t want to worry them. It may be that you don’t know where to turn. I am a highly experienced Child Psychotherapist. I offer therapy and mental health support for children and young people and consultation to the people who care for them. Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues that might be troubling someone, be it anxiety, stress and unhappiness; separation and loss; worries about school; gender and sexuality; low self esteem or any number of other things.
01372 235342 View 01372 235342
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Alison Thorpe
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
Very warm and approachable counsellor, working with stuckness, feelings of failure, inner critic/self sabotage, procrastination, depression and low self esteem (and other issues too). I also have a lot of experience working with trauma - childhood experiences (sexual & physical abuse, neglect, not being seen, treated cruelly, preoccupied parents, chaotic parents, emotionally unavailable parents etc) as well as adult life experiences that have been traumatic. I have personal experience of working through childhood trauma using "Focusing".
Very warm and approachable counsellor, working with stuckness, feelings of failure, inner critic/self sabotage, procrastination, depression and low self esteem (and other issues too). I also have a lot of experience working with trauma - childhood experiences (sexual & physical abuse, neglect, not being seen, treated cruelly, preoccupied parents, chaotic parents, emotionally unavailable parents etc) as well as adult life experiences that have been traumatic. I have personal experience of working through childhood trauma using "Focusing".
020 3826 8831 View 020 3826 8831
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Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
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Alex Ball
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portslade BN41
I am an approachable and experienced therapist working with a broad spectrum of clients. My therapeutic approach is ‘Integrative’, meaning I use skills and theories from across the major modalities of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT. I have a background in the charitable sector, working as a counsellor in community settings and in schools and colleges, and worked as a Youth Worker. I really value my clients and I am always accepting and non-judgemental, helping you feel safe throughout our work. I work with a collaborative and relational style, meaning our sessions will be conversational and I hope they’ll feel like teamwork.
I am an approachable and experienced therapist working with a broad spectrum of clients. My therapeutic approach is ‘Integrative’, meaning I use skills and theories from across the major modalities of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT. I have a background in the charitable sector, working as a counsellor in community settings and in schools and colleges, and worked as a Youth Worker. I really value my clients and I am always accepting and non-judgemental, helping you feel safe throughout our work. I work with a collaborative and relational style, meaning our sessions will be conversational and I hope they’ll feel like teamwork.
01273 036062 View 01273 036062
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George Dickinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portslade BN41
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is a space where difficult life experiences can be worked through. I take an integrative approach, in which I encourage you to be curious about how your difficulties relate to previous experiences and your expectations for yourself and others. This often brings up feelings that can seem unwelcome and I work with you to help you understand unwanted emotions and connect to your body. My approach aims to deepen your self-awareness in the here-and-now as this helps you to understand and feel compassion for yourself, and be okay in who you are.
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is a space where difficult life experiences can be worked through. I take an integrative approach, in which I encourage you to be curious about how your difficulties relate to previous experiences and your expectations for yourself and others. This often brings up feelings that can seem unwelcome and I work with you to help you understand unwanted emotions and connect to your body. My approach aims to deepen your self-awareness in the here-and-now as this helps you to understand and feel compassion for yourself, and be okay in who you are.
01273 092819 View 01273 092819

More Therapists Nearby

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Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I have worked sucessfully to relieve a range of issues including anxiety,depression, suicidal thoughts, eating issues and relationship problems amongst others.
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
I have worked sucessfully to relieve a range of issues including anxiety,depression, suicidal thoughts, eating issues and relationship problems amongst others.
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
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Laura Hordern
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
01273 092083 View 01273 092083
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.