Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Steyning

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Emma MacDonald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Steyning BN44
Hello, I am a humanistic integrative therapist working with adults, children and teenagers. We all have times when we feel like life is getting on top of us and counselling can be a powerful tool for dealing with life’s challenges, working through difficult emotions and exploring what matters to you. You may turn to counselling because of a general sense of wanting to make a change, lack of direction or unsure of your purpose or it may be for something more specific such as anxiety, bereavement, addiction. Counselling allows you space to explore and process who you are and what is important to you, helping support your well being.
Hello, I am a humanistic integrative therapist working with adults, children and teenagers. We all have times when we feel like life is getting on top of us and counselling can be a powerful tool for dealing with life’s challenges, working through difficult emotions and exploring what matters to you. You may turn to counselling because of a general sense of wanting to make a change, lack of direction or unsure of your purpose or it may be for something more specific such as anxiety, bereavement, addiction. Counselling allows you space to explore and process who you are and what is important to you, helping support your well being.
01903 947197 View 01903 947197
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Lavanniya Langa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Steyning BN44
Often people wonder how counselling or talking to someone can help. When you see a Counsellor/Therapist, you will have a consistency and continuity of a professional relationship, which provides you a space where you are being properly listened to. This can then allow you to think, and get a clear idea of what is going on for you. Together with your Counsellor/Therapist you can begin to explore and unpack your ideas, views, opinions, etc. This could lead you to more clarity and you may become more mindful of yourself.
Often people wonder how counselling or talking to someone can help. When you see a Counsellor/Therapist, you will have a consistency and continuity of a professional relationship, which provides you a space where you are being properly listened to. This can then allow you to think, and get a clear idea of what is going on for you. Together with your Counsellor/Therapist you can begin to explore and unpack your ideas, views, opinions, etc. This could lead you to more clarity and you may become more mindful of yourself.
01903 924221 View 01903 924221
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Melanie Kinross
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Steyning BN44
Do you need help to unpick your thoughts and feelings, and start to make sense of relationships, behaviours, coping strategies and attachments? I can help you with difficulties which might be causing distress or dysfunction. I am experienced working with young people, young adults and adults, and I can help you make changes which might make life easier or more fulfilling. I have experience with neuro-diversity, physical disability and LGBTQ+.
Do you need help to unpick your thoughts and feelings, and start to make sense of relationships, behaviours, coping strategies and attachments? I can help you with difficulties which might be causing distress or dysfunction. I am experienced working with young people, young adults and adults, and I can help you make changes which might make life easier or more fulfilling. I have experience with neuro-diversity, physical disability and LGBTQ+.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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John Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Welcome. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in depth with both adolescents & adults dealing with a variety of issues; depression, bereavement, sexuality, anxiety, relationships and complex life issues which sometimes cause us distress in our life. For me it is important to get to know you and learn where you would like the focus of our work to be. I can offer you a safe space in which we can explore your issues and gain new perspectives on them; hopefully enabling you to move forward in life
Welcome. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in depth with both adolescents & adults dealing with a variety of issues; depression, bereavement, sexuality, anxiety, relationships and complex life issues which sometimes cause us distress in our life. For me it is important to get to know you and learn where you would like the focus of our work to be. I can offer you a safe space in which we can explore your issues and gain new perspectives on them; hopefully enabling you to move forward in life
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Caz Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
It's Time For You! Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
It's Time For You! Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
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Jon Crawley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
As a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Therapist (Dip Couns, MNCPS Accred), I work with adults on a short, medium, and long-term basis.
As a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Therapist (Dip Couns, MNCPS Accred), I work with adults on a short, medium, and long-term basis.
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Providence Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worthing BN11
We are a team of friends and colleagues, having met at the University of Chichester, and each of us holds a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling. We are dedicated humanistic person-centred practitioners and aim to work sensitively and collaboratively with all clients. As a team, we offer a broad range of experience and interests within the Worthing area. We work with individuals and can help with emotional support, self-exploration, coping strategies and problem-solving which can help improve interpersonal skills. Goal setting to achieve personal objectives to improve self-esteem, wellbeing and relationships.
We are a team of friends and colleagues, having met at the University of Chichester, and each of us holds a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling. We are dedicated humanistic person-centred practitioners and aim to work sensitively and collaboratively with all clients. As a team, we offer a broad range of experience and interests within the Worthing area. We work with individuals and can help with emotional support, self-exploration, coping strategies and problem-solving which can help improve interpersonal skills. Goal setting to achieve personal objectives to improve self-esteem, wellbeing and relationships.
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Mila Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Whether you are dealing with life transitions, emotional challenges, or simply longing for a space to explore and express your inner world, I can offer a refreshing and insightful path to self discovery and understanding through art therapy. Art therapy uses art making, alongside talking, to enrich communication and to provide another way for emotions to be processed. Art making can enable you to explore feelings that may be too difficult to put into words.
Whether you are dealing with life transitions, emotional challenges, or simply longing for a space to explore and express your inner world, I can offer a refreshing and insightful path to self discovery and understanding through art therapy. Art therapy uses art making, alongside talking, to enrich communication and to provide another way for emotions to be processed. Art making can enable you to explore feelings that may be too difficult to put into words.
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Giles Matthew Allen
Psychiatrist, MBBS
Verified Verified
Hurstpierpoint BN6
Not accepting new clients
I work within a Jungian framework, where symptoms are seen as communications from the psyche that need to be honoured, in order to be understood and worked through. I endeavour to meet the patient where they are, and through the interpersonal relationship that emerges between us, with its conscious and unconscious aspects, narratives and meaning can emerge safely and creatively, whether through speech, silence, dreams or bodily gesture. Although my main focus is psychodynamic, I have 25 years experience as a practicing psychiatrist, and I am also practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
I work within a Jungian framework, where symptoms are seen as communications from the psyche that need to be honoured, in order to be understood and worked through. I endeavour to meet the patient where they are, and through the interpersonal relationship that emerges between us, with its conscious and unconscious aspects, narratives and meaning can emerge safely and creatively, whether through speech, silence, dreams or bodily gesture. Although my main focus is psychodynamic, I have 25 years experience as a practicing psychiatrist, and I am also practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
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Adam Crowther
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hove BN3
Sometimes we need help navigating life's challenges, and that’s where I come in. I am a BACP-Accredited therapist with a postgraduate diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I have over ten years of experience in the field of mental health, seven as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Therapy with me is a place to slow down, tell your story, deepen your awareness, and experiment with saying, feeling, and doing what you may have struggled to before. As an LGBTQ+ therapist, respect for difference & diversity is at the heart of my work. Visit my website to read more and book a £30 consultation: www.brighton-therapist.com
Sometimes we need help navigating life's challenges, and that’s where I come in. I am a BACP-Accredited therapist with a postgraduate diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I have over ten years of experience in the field of mental health, seven as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Therapy with me is a place to slow down, tell your story, deepen your awareness, and experiment with saying, feeling, and doing what you may have struggled to before. As an LGBTQ+ therapist, respect for difference & diversity is at the heart of my work. Visit my website to read more and book a £30 consultation: www.brighton-therapist.com
01273 092652 View 01273 092652
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Susie Cabrillana
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
As a therapist and midwife I understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
As a therapist and midwife I understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
01903 947075 View 01903 947075
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Gizele Lebon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sompting BN15
Welcome I’m Gizele, I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer one-to-one support to children, young people and adults. I have a wide range of life experience of working with individuals focusing on emotional wellbeing.
Welcome I’m Gizele, I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer one-to-one support to children, young people and adults. I have a wide range of life experience of working with individuals focusing on emotional wellbeing.
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The Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
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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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.