Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Saltdean

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Miriam Unsworth Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
01273 358797 View 01273 358797
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Yasmin Kapadia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
07890 108227 View 07890 108227
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Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
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.
01273 121249 View 01273 121249
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Sue Burchett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
Waitlist for new clients
When we are facing difficulties in life, a compassionate, caring and confidential space to talk can be so helpful. I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space for you to be discuss whatever is troubling you. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, especially due to Covid-19, and need some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed and need to find a sense of clarity about what you are thinking and how you are feeling. Counselling offers a regular space for you to explore and untangle what's troubling you so you can make sense of it and make any changes that are necessary for you to move forward with your life.
When we are facing difficulties in life, a compassionate, caring and confidential space to talk can be so helpful. I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space for you to be discuss whatever is troubling you. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, especially due to Covid-19, and need some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed and need to find a sense of clarity about what you are thinking and how you are feeling. Counselling offers a regular space for you to explore and untangle what's troubling you so you can make sense of it and make any changes that are necessary for you to move forward with your life.
01273 099427 View 01273 099427
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Dr Anna Chiara Sicilia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
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.
01273 034687 View 01273 034687
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George Dickinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
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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Sophie Perring
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I work with those experiencing substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, and suicidal ideation.
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
I work with those experiencing substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, and suicidal ideation.
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
07723 313164 View 07723 313164
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Dr Charlotte Whiteley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have worked in a number of different NHS settings including Anxiety and Mood service the Gender Identity Clinic, Eating Disorder Service, and a specialist service for people with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I am a chartered psychologist drawing on eastern philosophies, compassion focused practices and evidence based psychology to help clients fully understand experiences, to create dialogue and compassion for all the different emotions, thoughts, behaviours, impulses experienced. Living as a human can be confusing, complex and lonely and through my work I help clients to create more clarity and to develop ways of offering kindness to painful experience. I draw on talking, role plays, meditations, visualisations and other practices that might help get to know experiences in more depth.
I have worked in a number of different NHS settings including Anxiety and Mood service the Gender Identity Clinic, Eating Disorder Service, and a specialist service for people with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I am a chartered psychologist drawing on eastern philosophies, compassion focused practices and evidence based psychology to help clients fully understand experiences, to create dialogue and compassion for all the different emotions, thoughts, behaviours, impulses experienced. Living as a human can be confusing, complex and lonely and through my work I help clients to create more clarity and to develop ways of offering kindness to painful experience. I draw on talking, role plays, meditations, visualisations and other practices that might help get to know experiences in more depth.
020 3984 9107 View 020 3984 9107
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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?
07723 486520 View 07723 486520
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Alison Skilbeck
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Here are some of the issues I have helped clients explore: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, anger, family relationships, relationships with partners, self-harm, lack of self esteem, suicidal thoughts, health-related issues, self-development, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality, search for meaning.
If you decide to work with me it will be rather like setting out on a journey together. On that journey I’ll be your fellow traveller, companion and guide. Whether or not your reason for coming to see me is an external situation that’s impacting your life, a key part of our time together will be to explore your inner world. As we explore that world together you may develop greater insight into patterns of thought and behaviour that served you once but now limit you; you may find alternative ways of approaching difficulties; you may discover a way of being in the world that is more in tune with who you truly are.
Here are some of the issues I have helped clients explore: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, anger, family relationships, relationships with partners, self-harm, lack of self esteem, suicidal thoughts, health-related issues, self-development, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality, search for meaning.
If you decide to work with me it will be rather like setting out on a journey together. On that journey I’ll be your fellow traveller, companion and guide. Whether or not your reason for coming to see me is an external situation that’s impacting your life, a key part of our time together will be to explore your inner world. As we explore that world together you may develop greater insight into patterns of thought and behaviour that served you once but now limit you; you may find alternative ways of approaching difficulties; you may discover a way of being in the world that is more in tune with who you truly are.
01323 914938 View 01323 914938
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Matt Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Issues I have worked with include self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempts, discrimination, issues related to LGBTQ, disordered eating, family & relationship problems, and substance misuse which is an area of interest.
Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and over the phone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid.
Issues I have worked with include self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempts, discrimination, issues related to LGBTQ, disordered eating, family & relationship problems, and substance misuse which is an area of interest.
Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and over the phone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid.
01273 092099 View 01273 092099
Photo of James William Deaville, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
James William Deaville
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
As well as this I have worked alongside clients who were experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts/feelings, grief and other themes.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in a person-centred way. This means that no session is approached with a set agenda. The session shall be guided by what you would like to discuss. My role is to metaphorically walk alongside you as a gentle guide. I aim to provide an empathic, sincere and warm space for you to explore your emotions, find your voice and develop an understanding of what may be going on for you. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent for anybody wanting in-person sessions; however, I also offer online sessions.
As well as this I have worked alongside clients who were experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts/feelings, grief and other themes.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in a person-centred way. This means that no session is approached with a set agenda. The session shall be guided by what you would like to discuss. My role is to metaphorically walk alongside you as a gentle guide. I aim to provide an empathic, sincere and warm space for you to explore your emotions, find your voice and develop an understanding of what may be going on for you. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent for anybody wanting in-person sessions; however, I also offer online sessions.
01772 503256 View 01772 503256
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Laura Hordern
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
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
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Dr Jon-Paul Marshall
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Typically, I work with people struggling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who wrestle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self/others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple, complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive and neglectful relationships, discrimination, bereavement, trauma, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as one's relationship to meaning, responsibility, authenticity, and mortality.
Typically, I work with people struggling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who wrestle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self/others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple, complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive and neglectful relationships, discrimination, bereavement, trauma, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as one's relationship to meaning, responsibility, authenticity, and mortality.
020 3870 2591 View 020 3870 2591
Photo of Dr Gabriel Schnitzer, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Gabriel Schnitzer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
We all go through times when some additional support could be useful. Whether a specific issue has led you here today, or a wish to explore difficulties in your early life and their impacting on you today, I might be the right person to help. I have extensive experience of working in NHS and charity settings as well as abroad. Aside from my private practice I currently work as Principal Psychologist / Clinical Lead in an NHS service. I have worked with a wide range of difficulties and have most experience in working with complex trauma, interpersonal difficulties, mood management, and autism spectrum conditions.
We all go through times when some additional support could be useful. Whether a specific issue has led you here today, or a wish to explore difficulties in your early life and their impacting on you today, I might be the right person to help. I have extensive experience of working in NHS and charity settings as well as abroad. Aside from my private practice I currently work as Principal Psychologist / Clinical Lead in an NHS service. I have worked with a wide range of difficulties and have most experience in working with complex trauma, interpersonal difficulties, mood management, and autism spectrum conditions.
01273 443596 View 01273 443596
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Hana Dunajova
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
My role is to actively listen and offer insights and support as we navigate both the spoken and unspoken questions that weigh on you. Whether you have clear topics to discuss or are unsure where to begin, as a person-centered counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can explore at your own pace. My approach to counselling been described as welcoming, accepting, emphatic, authentic and warm. My clients felt as they been supported, held and truly understood.
My role is to actively listen and offer insights and support as we navigate both the spoken and unspoken questions that weigh on you. Whether you have clear topics to discuss or are unsure where to begin, as a person-centered counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can explore at your own pace. My approach to counselling been described as welcoming, accepting, emphatic, authentic and warm. My clients felt as they been supported, held and truly understood.
020 4538 7562 View 020 4538 7562
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Matt Lightfoot
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
01536 907137 View 01536 907137
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Barbara Elizabeth Hann
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
01243 200328 View 01243 200328
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Valley Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
01892 335343 View 01892 335343
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Counselling with Annie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
If you're here, the chances are you've experienced some turmoil or upheaval, perhaps a bereavement, trauma or poor physical or mental health. Maybe you're feeling like you don't know yourself, or like you don't fit in. You don't have to navigate difficult periods and life events alone - therapeutic conversations and support can help, offering the time and space for self-compassion, to heal and rediscover yourself and to feel empowered to lead the kind of life that is right for you. I offer down-to-earth counselling and support as you increase self-awareness, explore unhelpful self-beliefs and make sense of current or past events.
If you're here, the chances are you've experienced some turmoil or upheaval, perhaps a bereavement, trauma or poor physical or mental health. Maybe you're feeling like you don't know yourself, or like you don't fit in. You don't have to navigate difficult periods and life events alone - therapeutic conversations and support can help, offering the time and space for self-compassion, to heal and rediscover yourself and to feel empowered to lead the kind of life that is right for you. I offer down-to-earth counselling and support as you increase self-awareness, explore unhelpful self-beliefs and make sense of current or past events.
01273 036072 View 01273 036072
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.