Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Shefford

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Self - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you're and adult or young person experiencing a difficult time in your life. Struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. Coping with difficult emotions through self-harming. A couple or a family experiencing relational difficulties and estrangement. Transitioning through peri-menopause and menopause and feel out of control or invisible? Suffering Trauma from previous or recent sexual assault. Suffered a bereavement or complex grief and struggling to grieve and want to be able to manage that loss. Are you neurodivergent and want to be able to thrive in your relationship and understand your pre/post/self diagnosis.
Whether you're and adult or young person experiencing a difficult time in your life. Struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. Coping with difficult emotions through self-harming. A couple or a family experiencing relational difficulties and estrangement. Transitioning through peri-menopause and menopause and feel out of control or invisible? Suffering Trauma from previous or recent sexual assault. Suffered a bereavement or complex grief and struggling to grieve and want to be able to manage that loss. Are you neurodivergent and want to be able to thrive in your relationship and understand your pre/post/self diagnosis.
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Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
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Petra Waker
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, life has been trying for most of us in the last few years and we can find ourselves facing situations, that in the past we dealt with reasonable ease but now can seem difficult to resolve. Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship issues, worries, repetitive thoughts? Or do you just need a safe place to be and reflect; being able to talk things through with someone impartial and non judgemental, to listen to you, to find a solution to the issue you want to resolve.
Hi, life has been trying for most of us in the last few years and we can find ourselves facing situations, that in the past we dealt with reasonable ease but now can seem difficult to resolve. Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship issues, worries, repetitive thoughts? Or do you just need a safe place to be and reflect; being able to talk things through with someone impartial and non judgemental, to listen to you, to find a solution to the issue you want to resolve.
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Angela Lawn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
It's tough knowing how best to support your child. I'm an accredited counsellor and supervisor helping children and young adults (4-25), parents and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and more complex challenges. I am also Barnardo's child-related adoption trained (Ofsted registered). I use a creative approach to help children and young adults tackle the challenges of education, friendships, and identity. We will work towards a greater understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, exploring solutions and fostering wellbeing for the whole family.
It's tough knowing how best to support your child. I'm an accredited counsellor and supervisor helping children and young adults (4-25), parents and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and more complex challenges. I am also Barnardo's child-related adoption trained (Ofsted registered). I use a creative approach to help children and young adults tackle the challenges of education, friendships, and identity. We will work towards a greater understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, exploring solutions and fostering wellbeing for the whole family.
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Orchid Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
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Tamsin Mitchell Black
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
I am a children's/young person and adult counsellor, I offer a non-judgmental, confidential space, this safe space allows the client to share their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred counsellor, and I use lots of creativity , I offer a holistic approach, with the client always at the centre of the counselling. I believe that everyone’s life and needs are unique, I work with every client differently and with compassion and non-judgment, I am not here to tell you what to do or give you advice but to walk side by side with you.
I am a children's/young person and adult counsellor, I offer a non-judgmental, confidential space, this safe space allows the client to share their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred counsellor, and I use lots of creativity , I offer a holistic approach, with the client always at the centre of the counselling. I believe that everyone’s life and needs are unique, I work with every client differently and with compassion and non-judgment, I am not here to tell you what to do or give you advice but to walk side by side with you.
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Linda Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
I am very open to discussing thoughts and feelings related to suicide and self harm.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
I am very open to discussing thoughts and feelings related to suicide and self harm.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
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Sarah Free
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I am experienced with working with a number of presenting issues, such as menopause, sexuality, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictions and many more.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
I am experienced with working with a number of presenting issues, such as menopause, sexuality, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictions and many more.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
01529 400799 View 01529 400799
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Nicola Borthwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG4
I have worked with a broad client group who have experienced anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, suicidal feelings, anger issues, OCD and domestic violence, as well as many other issues, including personality disorders & Autism/ASC.
Hello, my name is Nicola and I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I can integrate a range of counselling approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find a way through difficulties so that you find your own solutions. This includes the following types of counselling: Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA)/Communication. I am an accredited member of NCS and a member of BACP, in addition I am also a qualified Adult Community Co-ordinator in Further Education. I have worked in this sector for almost 30 years and offer training in Mental Health including Mindfulness.
I have worked with a broad client group who have experienced anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, suicidal feelings, anger issues, OCD and domestic violence, as well as many other issues, including personality disorders & Autism/ASC.
Hello, my name is Nicola and I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I can integrate a range of counselling approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find a way through difficulties so that you find your own solutions. This includes the following types of counselling: Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA)/Communication. I am an accredited member of NCS and a member of BACP, in addition I am also a qualified Adult Community Co-ordinator in Further Education. I have worked in this sector for almost 30 years and offer training in Mental Health including Mindfulness.
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Charlotte Carroll
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
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Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU3
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.
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Vicki Iliffe
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hello, I’m Vicki, welcome to my profile. There may be many reasons why you are visiting my profile today, life might feel difficult or overwhelming right now. You might be looking for support through a painful time. Whether you are looking to find some peace, or to explore past or present events that are impacting your life; I will offer a warm, safe space for you to freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. My aim is to help you to feel understood, accepted, and comfortable to be completely 'you'.
Hello, I’m Vicki, welcome to my profile. There may be many reasons why you are visiting my profile today, life might feel difficult or overwhelming right now. You might be looking for support through a painful time. Whether you are looking to find some peace, or to explore past or present events that are impacting your life; I will offer a warm, safe space for you to freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. My aim is to help you to feel understood, accepted, and comfortable to be completely 'you'.
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Eduardo Bort
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
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The Sadie Centre
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
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Light In The Dark Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Is there something in your life that is causing you distress, things that you are unhappy with or changes that you would like to make? Ever feel that you are overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings, unsure which path to take? Would you like a space in which you can off load, process and decide which way might be best for you? We can all feel lost from time to time, it is okay to be you, and it is ok to need some support. Your feelings are valid and your thoughts are important. If you feel ready to take the first step, reach out and together we can decide how best to move forward. I offer long term work or short term work.
Is there something in your life that is causing you distress, things that you are unhappy with or changes that you would like to make? Ever feel that you are overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings, unsure which path to take? Would you like a space in which you can off load, process and decide which way might be best for you? We can all feel lost from time to time, it is okay to be you, and it is ok to need some support. Your feelings are valid and your thoughts are important. If you feel ready to take the first step, reach out and together we can decide how best to move forward. I offer long term work or short term work.
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Jiana Denny
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandy SG19
Waitlist for new clients
I will support you when life is feeling tough, even overwhelming, especially when you are experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, feeling lost or empty or having negative thoughts and feelings or perhaps there are changes you want to make in your life and would benefit from being in a calm and nurturing space. We can work together in a compassionate environment by exploring what is happening for you at the moment and perhaps looking at your past, such as your childhood or relationships, how it affects you now whilst helping you to move forward to live the life you want to experience.
I will support you when life is feeling tough, even overwhelming, especially when you are experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, feeling lost or empty or having negative thoughts and feelings or perhaps there are changes you want to make in your life and would benefit from being in a calm and nurturing space. We can work together in a compassionate environment by exploring what is happening for you at the moment and perhaps looking at your past, such as your childhood or relationships, how it affects you now whilst helping you to move forward to live the life you want to experience.
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Emma Vincent
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hi, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in helping people to overcome anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. My experience ranges from working in schools, the charitable sector and as a private practitioner. The needs and goals of each client are placed at the forefront of every session, in a safe and non-judgmental space to allow a greater understanding of each unique situation and develop relevant coping strategies together.
Hi, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in helping people to overcome anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. My experience ranges from working in schools, the charitable sector and as a private practitioner. The needs and goals of each client are placed at the forefront of every session, in a safe and non-judgmental space to allow a greater understanding of each unique situation and develop relevant coping strategies together.
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Therapy Talks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
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Andrew Heining
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am an experienced (more than six years) counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place. If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. After all, we all deserve to be heard.
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am an experienced (more than six years) counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place. If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. After all, we all deserve to be heard.
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Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
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.
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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.