Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Sudbury

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Angie Smithson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Not accepting new clients
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
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Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Glenda Wood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
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Anna Carullo
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Hello, my name is Anna and I have been helping children and teenagers to feel better for over 20 years now. I offer either face to face, online or walking therapy to suit you. I have been working as a Psychodynamic Counsellor for the last 10 years. Since qualifying in 2015 I have had experience with a very large and varied range of problems including anxiety, disordered eating, school refusal and PTSD. I have a lot of experience with adolescents, but I can work with any age group. My approach is down to earth and friendly. It may feel hopeless now, but together we CAN get you feeling better.
Hello, my name is Anna and I have been helping children and teenagers to feel better for over 20 years now. I offer either face to face, online or walking therapy to suit you. I have been working as a Psychodynamic Counsellor for the last 10 years. Since qualifying in 2015 I have had experience with a very large and varied range of problems including anxiety, disordered eating, school refusal and PTSD. I have a lot of experience with adolescents, but I can work with any age group. My approach is down to earth and friendly. It may feel hopeless now, but together we CAN get you feeling better.
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Paul Berry (Mbacp)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
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Sarah Turner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling moody and irritable? Maybe you are battling with high levels of anxiety that is ruining your life. Maybe you’re feeling sad and depressed robbing you of enjoyment in your life. Do you experience a range of intense emotions in a short space of time and slow to get back to “normal”? Do you end up having angry outbursts then feel full of regret afterwards? Do your relationships suffer as a result of intense emotions? Have you developed coping strategies that whilst in the moment might help but longer term are causing additional issues?
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling moody and irritable? Maybe you are battling with high levels of anxiety that is ruining your life. Maybe you’re feeling sad and depressed robbing you of enjoyment in your life. Do you experience a range of intense emotions in a short space of time and slow to get back to “normal”? Do you end up having angry outbursts then feel full of regret afterwards? Do your relationships suffer as a result of intense emotions? Have you developed coping strategies that whilst in the moment might help but longer term are causing additional issues?
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Emma Leeper
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
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Natalie Wiggins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
Hello and welcome to my profile, thank you for visiting. I am a qualified, registered and insured Counsellor, trained and experienced in working from an integrative perspective. I offer help with a wide range of issues, in a way that is tailor made and as individual as you are, including couples work and those needing counselling for relationships. I am based in Suffolk (Sudbury and rural Bury St Edmunds) for face to face work plus online session availability, always at competitive prices. Ask me about reduced rates for counselling students to help with costs.
Hello and welcome to my profile, thank you for visiting. I am a qualified, registered and insured Counsellor, trained and experienced in working from an integrative perspective. I offer help with a wide range of issues, in a way that is tailor made and as individual as you are, including couples work and those needing counselling for relationships. I am based in Suffolk (Sudbury and rural Bury St Edmunds) for face to face work plus online session availability, always at competitive prices. Ask me about reduced rates for counselling students to help with costs.
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Tina E Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
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Shaman Emrys
MA
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Waitlist for new clients
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
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Chevair Leeding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10  (Online Only)
We all are individuals and experience life uniquely. There are times in our life when we find we are struggling with emotions, thoughts, patterns of behaviour and relationships. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and struggling to manage the thoughts which are stopping you from achieving goals in your life? Or low mood that can feel like there is no pleasure in life? Are there relationship issues with family, partners or friends? You may have just had a diagnosis and are unsure what this means for you? I offer an individual tailored therapy known as integrative therapy which incorporates person centred, CBT and DBT online.
We all are individuals and experience life uniquely. There are times in our life when we find we are struggling with emotions, thoughts, patterns of behaviour and relationships. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and struggling to manage the thoughts which are stopping you from achieving goals in your life? Or low mood that can feel like there is no pleasure in life? Are there relationship issues with family, partners or friends? You may have just had a diagnosis and are unsure what this means for you? I offer an individual tailored therapy known as integrative therapy which incorporates person centred, CBT and DBT online.
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Adam Newman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
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Shelley Thurgood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
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Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
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Tim Peal
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Hello, You will find Counselling with me to be a warm and comfortable environment in which you can talk about your life safely. I believe that developing an honest and trusting relationship between counsellor and client is essential. My therapy is based on building an understanding of how your life up to today, has influenced how you feel, think and behave now. We will also look at understanding how the mind and body connection is working for you now and how you can improve that connection.
Hello, You will find Counselling with me to be a warm and comfortable environment in which you can talk about your life safely. I believe that developing an honest and trusting relationship between counsellor and client is essential. My therapy is based on building an understanding of how your life up to today, has influenced how you feel, think and behave now. We will also look at understanding how the mind and body connection is working for you now and how you can improve that connection.
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Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
01206 699097 View 01206 699097
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Gill Ryan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
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Ian Rattray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, stress, worry, guilt, or shame? Perhaps something has particularly knocked you sideways, your usual means to cope with life’s challenges no longer suffice or not the solution? Or do you find yourself feeling lost or empty, or caught up in a cycle of thinking or behaving that is affecting your emotional well being or making life, work or relationships difficult? Have you and your partner got into stuck ways of relating? Is this leaving you feeling hurt, sad or lonely? Are you hurting the ones you love?
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, stress, worry, guilt, or shame? Perhaps something has particularly knocked you sideways, your usual means to cope with life’s challenges no longer suffice or not the solution? Or do you find yourself feeling lost or empty, or caught up in a cycle of thinking or behaving that is affecting your emotional well being or making life, work or relationships difficult? Have you and your partner got into stuck ways of relating? Is this leaving you feeling hurt, sad or lonely? Are you hurting the ones you love?
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Denise Moreton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hadleigh IP7
I have evening and weekend face to face and online availability and can accommodate shift working.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
I have evening and weekend face to face and online availability and can accommodate shift working.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
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Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hadleigh IP7
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
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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.