Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Southampton

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Photo of Dr Hubert Fanka, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
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Untapped Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Southampton SO17
We are a team of Art Psychotherapists skilled in offering psychological support to clients who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss. We are able to support people of any age experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, psychosis, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation and self-harm, as well as those experiencing difficulties related to autism, Aspergers and Down Syndrome. We have experience working with gender and sexual identity. We are a social enterprise dedicated to supporting people using art. www.untapped.org.uk
We are a team of Art Psychotherapists skilled in offering psychological support to clients who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss. We are able to support people of any age experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, psychosis, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation and self-harm, as well as those experiencing difficulties related to autism, Aspergers and Down Syndrome. We have experience working with gender and sexual identity. We are a social enterprise dedicated to supporting people using art. www.untapped.org.uk
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Megan Baker-Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
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Zoe Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO30
Hello and welcome. Perhaps you are going through a difficult time at the moment. Each of us can go through times when we find it difficult to cope. We can feel stressed, and alone. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t feel judged can be a step towards clarity and change. You may feel anxious, depressed or suffer from low self-esteem. I believe each person can help themselves find the way forward towards achieving their full potential and leading happier lives. I can help you to understand yourself and to recognise changes that you can make to ease discomfort that you may be experiencing.
Hello and welcome. Perhaps you are going through a difficult time at the moment. Each of us can go through times when we find it difficult to cope. We can feel stressed, and alone. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t feel judged can be a step towards clarity and change. You may feel anxious, depressed or suffer from low self-esteem. I believe each person can help themselves find the way forward towards achieving their full potential and leading happier lives. I can help you to understand yourself and to recognise changes that you can make to ease discomfort that you may be experiencing.
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Counselling and Life Coaching Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Southampton SO32  (Online Only)
I am a qualified, registered senior accredited counsellor and life coach and my style of working is integrative which means that I am trained to use a range of counselling skills to support you. With over 18 years experience working as a psychotherapeutic counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have developed a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and difficulties, addiction, long term and life limiting illness, bereavement and loss. As well as counselling I also provide solution focused counselling, short term therapy and life coaching if needed. Please ask for further details.
I am a qualified, registered senior accredited counsellor and life coach and my style of working is integrative which means that I am trained to use a range of counselling skills to support you. With over 18 years experience working as a psychotherapeutic counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have developed a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and difficulties, addiction, long term and life limiting illness, bereavement and loss. As well as counselling I also provide solution focused counselling, short term therapy and life coaching if needed. Please ask for further details.
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Marlys Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO16
Children and young people often find it difficult to talk about feelings. Some children will act out these feelings, which can lead to some behaviours that are difficult to understand. Others might withdraw when faced with difficult feelings and become quiet and isolated. Adolescence can be a difficult time, full of anxiety, uncertainty and changes. Together, we will try to understand these feelings and what might be going on. Having an understanding of these feelings and knowing that having these feelings, good or bad, is ok and can be managed will help them feel more in control of their feelings and behaviour.
Children and young people often find it difficult to talk about feelings. Some children will act out these feelings, which can lead to some behaviours that are difficult to understand. Others might withdraw when faced with difficult feelings and become quiet and isolated. Adolescence can be a difficult time, full of anxiety, uncertainty and changes. Together, we will try to understand these feelings and what might be going on. Having an understanding of these feelings and knowing that having these feelings, good or bad, is ok and can be managed will help them feel more in control of their feelings and behaviour.
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Nicky Evans
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified
Southampton SO15
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
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Bernadette Siobhan West
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO15
Hi. I'm Bernadette, a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor in Southampton and the New Forest area. Following over 20 years' experience working within the NHS, I now work for two well known charities supporting those with life limiting illness and bereavement, along with a local charity supporting both victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, whilst also running my own successful private practice. I offer an understanding and empathic safe space and environment to facilitate your personal growth and support you whilst navigating life's challenges without judgement.
Hi. I'm Bernadette, a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor in Southampton and the New Forest area. Following over 20 years' experience working within the NHS, I now work for two well known charities supporting those with life limiting illness and bereavement, along with a local charity supporting both victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, whilst also running my own successful private practice. I offer an understanding and empathic safe space and environment to facilitate your personal growth and support you whilst navigating life's challenges without judgement.
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Southampton SO15  (Online Only)
Your life has taken a direction you did not choose: someone hurt you, or you have developed a physical health problem. You have tried hard to ignore your suffering until you can’t do it anymore. Things that used to be easy now feel impossible. You don’t recognise yourself anymore and you know you cannot carry on like this. This has left you feeling depressed, stressed, angry or even scared. You want to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. You want to go back to the person you once were, or maybe even find out who YOU are. But mostly you just want to be seen and heard and know that someone is on your side.
Your life has taken a direction you did not choose: someone hurt you, or you have developed a physical health problem. You have tried hard to ignore your suffering until you can’t do it anymore. Things that used to be easy now feel impossible. You don’t recognise yourself anymore and you know you cannot carry on like this. This has left you feeling depressed, stressed, angry or even scared. You want to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. You want to go back to the person you once were, or maybe even find out who YOU are. But mostly you just want to be seen and heard and know that someone is on your side.
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laura Mearns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO18
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
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Tom Bulpit
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO14
Hi, I’m Tom! If you’re reading my profile, then chances are either you or someone you love is having a really hard time at the moment. Thinking about getting support can feel really scary and difficult – and making that decision to pick up the phone or go to your first counselling session can feel terrifying. I know this because a long time ago it was me making that first phone call too. I work with a very wide range of issues - nothing is ever off limits with me. Whatever it is that's affecting you, I'm here to help. I work with teenagers, adults and families.
Hi, I’m Tom! If you’re reading my profile, then chances are either you or someone you love is having a really hard time at the moment. Thinking about getting support can feel really scary and difficult – and making that decision to pick up the phone or go to your first counselling session can feel terrifying. I know this because a long time ago it was me making that first phone call too. I work with a very wide range of issues - nothing is ever off limits with me. Whatever it is that's affecting you, I'm here to help. I work with teenagers, adults and families.
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Southampton SO40
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
Southampton SO16
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
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Gemma Evans Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Southampton SO30
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
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Photo of Vicky Drinkwater, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Vicky Drinkwater
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO32
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor providing a confidential and supportive safe space without any agenda or judgement for you to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and different parts of your life. I have training in CBT, Person-Centered therapy and have gained specialized training and experience in working with bereaved adults. I am experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and have lots of experience in working with young people.
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor providing a confidential and supportive safe space without any agenda or judgement for you to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and different parts of your life. I have training in CBT, Person-Centered therapy and have gained specialized training and experience in working with bereaved adults. I am experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and have lots of experience in working with young people.
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO17  (Online Only)
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
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Brigitta Modroczky
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Southampton SO14
Hello, my name is Brigitta. I am a fully qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist, and I offer face-to-face, telephone and online counselling. I provide a non - judgmental, empathetic, and accepting setting in which you can talk about your difficulties, and grow in awareness, which can help you make better decisions and find more meaningful ways to engage in the world. In my sessions, I will listen to you non-judgmentally, with warm empathy and understanding, which is done in a confidential setting.
Hello, my name is Brigitta. I am a fully qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist, and I offer face-to-face, telephone and online counselling. I provide a non - judgmental, empathetic, and accepting setting in which you can talk about your difficulties, and grow in awareness, which can help you make better decisions and find more meaningful ways to engage in the world. In my sessions, I will listen to you non-judgmentally, with warm empathy and understanding, which is done in a confidential setting.
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Photo of Justine White Counselling, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Justine White Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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Nathalie Knevett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Southampton SO18
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
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Chris Quirk
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Southampton SO45
I am an accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist and work with people suffering with depression and anxiety issues such as Worry, Panic, OCD and PTSD. I also work with people struggling with weight management and disordered eating from a psychological perspective. I am also a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, so I provide a warm, friendly and empathetic setting for our work together to make you better.
I am an accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist and work with people suffering with depression and anxiety issues such as Worry, Panic, OCD and PTSD. I also work with people struggling with weight management and disordered eating from a psychological perspective. I am also a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, so I provide a warm, friendly and empathetic setting for our work together to make you better.
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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.