Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Glasgow

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Lynne McKay
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G69
Hi, I'm Lynne. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a specialism in suicidal ideation and bereavement of suicide. I currently volunteer as a Psychotherapist within a Suicide Prevention and Intervention Centre. I work with various other disorders such as depression, trauma, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem, stress management to name just a few. I am based in Glasgow and offer therapy sessions face to face, online via zoom as well as wellbeing walks.
Hi, I'm Lynne. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a specialism in suicidal ideation and bereavement of suicide. I currently volunteer as a Psychotherapist within a Suicide Prevention and Intervention Centre. I work with various other disorders such as depression, trauma, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem, stress management to name just a few. I am based in Glasgow and offer therapy sessions face to face, online via zoom as well as wellbeing walks.
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Sue Reid
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G42
Counselling is a safe place for you to stop, take stock and explore the parts of your life that you are finding difficult. It is a time for you to use for whatever you decide, and always without pressure or judgement. I have particular experience in working with trauma and sexual abuse, but you can use counselling for all sorts of issues, for example self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, suicidal thoughts, harassment at work, identity issues, breakup, or decision-making. Dealing with ‘unwanted habits’ of whatever kind can be a large part of counselling.
Counselling is a safe place for you to stop, take stock and explore the parts of your life that you are finding difficult. It is a time for you to use for whatever you decide, and always without pressure or judgement. I have particular experience in working with trauma and sexual abuse, but you can use counselling for all sorts of issues, for example self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, suicidal thoughts, harassment at work, identity issues, breakup, or decision-making. Dealing with ‘unwanted habits’ of whatever kind can be a large part of counselling.
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Carole Forde
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Using CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Hypnotherapy for Stress Management, amongst other therapies, I can help with issues such as Loss & Bereavement, Suicide Ideation, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Phobias, Motivation, Assertiveness, Self Esteem issues & many more areas.
Hi, my main therapy offered is CBT, integrated with a variety of different therapies to suit individual requirements. Together we can work to create positive changes in your life slowing you to cope better with emotions and negative issues as they arise. A warm & friendly welcome for each client. I can help you set goals to create positive changes. I offer professional advice, confidential sessions, in a non judgemental environment.
Using CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Hypnotherapy for Stress Management, amongst other therapies, I can help with issues such as Loss & Bereavement, Suicide Ideation, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Phobias, Motivation, Assertiveness, Self Esteem issues & many more areas.
Hi, my main therapy offered is CBT, integrated with a variety of different therapies to suit individual requirements. Together we can work to create positive changes in your life slowing you to cope better with emotions and negative issues as they arise. A warm & friendly welcome for each client. I can help you set goals to create positive changes. I offer professional advice, confidential sessions, in a non judgemental environment.
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Lisa MacCallum
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Glasgow G14  (Online Only)
Having worked with individuals for nearly 20 years, and specifically CBT focused for 8 years, I specialise in the following: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Panic, Phobias, OCD, Relationship Difficulties, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Stress and Suicide ideation.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) providing therapy for a range of issues which affect individuals. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and work towards goals to make positive and lasting changes. Life can be hard sometimes and it can be difficult to take steps to get help. My role is to sit alongside you, support you, encourage you and help you to achieve what you choose.
Having worked with individuals for nearly 20 years, and specifically CBT focused for 8 years, I specialise in the following: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Panic, Phobias, OCD, Relationship Difficulties, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Stress and Suicide ideation.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) providing therapy for a range of issues which affect individuals. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and work towards goals to make positive and lasting changes. Life can be hard sometimes and it can be difficult to take steps to get help. My role is to sit alongside you, support you, encourage you and help you to achieve what you choose.
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Cheryl Young
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
As a CBT Therapist, I have experience in supporting clients with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, low self esteem, depression and grief. My clients often come to me ready to make a change, have a goal they want to achieve or just want to explore why they behave in certain ways. CBT gives you the tools to do this, working together to achieve your goal, make the necessary changes and how to maintain them. My specialities lie in treating low self esteem, men's mental health and work related stress and anxiety. I am also trained in suicide prevention, having completed my ASIST training in 2023.
As a CBT Therapist, I have experience in supporting clients with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, low self esteem, depression and grief. My clients often come to me ready to make a change, have a goal they want to achieve or just want to explore why they behave in certain ways. CBT gives you the tools to do this, working together to achieve your goal, make the necessary changes and how to maintain them. My specialities lie in treating low self esteem, men's mental health and work related stress and anxiety. I am also trained in suicide prevention, having completed my ASIST training in 2023.
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You+ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
Hi, I'm Mark and I run You+ Counselling. My job is to make myself obsolete in as quick a timeframe as possible, leaving you in a more competent state and confident frame of mind than when we first met. I offer both face-to-face and online sessions, with an initial chat to allow you some time to see how we might work together before agreeing a way forward. I am a registered member of the BACP and I work with anyone who wants to be and feel more than who they currently are. I am bound to work to the highest ethical and professional standards that the industry offers, and which you deserve.
Hi, I'm Mark and I run You+ Counselling. My job is to make myself obsolete in as quick a timeframe as possible, leaving you in a more competent state and confident frame of mind than when we first met. I offer both face-to-face and online sessions, with an initial chat to allow you some time to see how we might work together before agreeing a way forward. I am a registered member of the BACP and I work with anyone who wants to be and feel more than who they currently are. I am bound to work to the highest ethical and professional standards that the industry offers, and which you deserve.
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Kim McAllister Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
Award Winning Child Therapist. Children and young people require a safe space for them to explore their feelings and emotions and make sense of their world. Children need to feel accepted, heard and believed, so that they can explore their emotions and unravel their past. If you, your kid or anyone in your family could benefit from talking or play therapy, then get in touch. You can find me on other directories, registered with the BACP an accredited registrant with the NCS and on Facebook as: Kim McAllister Counselling Ltd.
Award Winning Child Therapist. Children and young people require a safe space for them to explore their feelings and emotions and make sense of their world. Children need to feel accepted, heard and believed, so that they can explore their emotions and unravel their past. If you, your kid or anyone in your family could benefit from talking or play therapy, then get in touch. You can find me on other directories, registered with the BACP an accredited registrant with the NCS and on Facebook as: Kim McAllister Counselling Ltd.
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Detti Balla
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
Hi! I am Detti Balla, a BACP registered counsellor, clinical and disaster trauma specialist, and educator in the areas of PTSD, disaster trauma, compassion fatigue, critical incident and stress management and more. My goal is to support and equip you with the tools necessary to overcome any challenges you may be facing, and empower you to overcome/dismantle any barriers that may be holding you back from finding hope and peace in living your life.
Hi! I am Detti Balla, a BACP registered counsellor, clinical and disaster trauma specialist, and educator in the areas of PTSD, disaster trauma, compassion fatigue, critical incident and stress management and more. My goal is to support and equip you with the tools necessary to overcome any challenges you may be facing, and empower you to overcome/dismantle any barriers that may be holding you back from finding hope and peace in living your life.
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Dr Morven Templeton
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile! Day to day life can be difficult at times and most of us can benefit from the support and help of psychotherapy during challenging periods. I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and work with adults, young people and couples on a wide range of difficulties. I work by integrating a number of approaches to provide each of my clients with a therapeutic experience which is unique to them and their individual needs.
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile! Day to day life can be difficult at times and most of us can benefit from the support and help of psychotherapy during challenging periods. I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and work with adults, young people and couples on a wide range of difficulties. I work by integrating a number of approaches to provide each of my clients with a therapeutic experience which is unique to them and their individual needs.
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Jill Spyra
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G20  (Online Only)
Starting therapy takes courage and I am here to support you through the process. Together, we'll create a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Every person's story is unique, and I'm here to honour and understand yours. I believe in a collaborative and client-centred approach. Your goals, values, and pace guide our work together and we'll work as a team to foster positive change in your life. Examples of issues that clients commonly bring to me are: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress, abuse, coping with grief and loss, self-harm and relationship issues.
Starting therapy takes courage and I am here to support you through the process. Together, we'll create a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Every person's story is unique, and I'm here to honour and understand yours. I believe in a collaborative and client-centred approach. Your goals, values, and pace guide our work together and we'll work as a team to foster positive change in your life. Examples of issues that clients commonly bring to me are: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress, abuse, coping with grief and loss, self-harm and relationship issues.
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Photo of Janice Alston, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Janice Alston
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
I work with individual adults with a wide range of problems including low mood/depression, anxiety disorders, stress, woman’s health related issues, bereavement and loss, life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), historic childhood sexual abuse and other complex traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); self-harm; and many more issues. I have had therapeutic roles within a number of different therapeutic settings including working currently within a veteran mental health charity, and previous roles within the NHS, cancer services, a university counselling service, and third sector organisations.
I work with individual adults with a wide range of problems including low mood/depression, anxiety disorders, stress, woman’s health related issues, bereavement and loss, life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), historic childhood sexual abuse and other complex traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); self-harm; and many more issues. I have had therapeutic roles within a number of different therapeutic settings including working currently within a veteran mental health charity, and previous roles within the NHS, cancer services, a university counselling service, and third sector organisations.
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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
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Photo of Mary MacInnes, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Mary MacInnes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G42  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Mary. I’m an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor based online. I work with a range of issues, including; addictions, low self esteem, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, loss and anger. These issues can sometimes be connected and can leave you feeling baffled, afraid and in despair. From our first meeting we will build a strong, trusting and safe relationship where you will have the freedom to explore your thoughts and feelings and work towards becoming more contented, and happier within yourself.
Hi, I’m Mary. I’m an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor based online. I work with a range of issues, including; addictions, low self esteem, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, loss and anger. These issues can sometimes be connected and can leave you feeling baffled, afraid and in despair. From our first meeting we will build a strong, trusting and safe relationship where you will have the freedom to explore your thoughts and feelings and work towards becoming more contented, and happier within yourself.
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KWStherapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G40
Hello, Are you exhausted, frustrated, or fed up with your life, work or relationships? Wanting to rediscover happiness and break free from the cycle of negative thoughts, rest assured that you're not alone! Together, we can embark on a collaborative journey to understand the factors that have led you to this point and explore your thinking and behaviour patterns. My goal is to equip you with knowledge that empowers you to make well-informed life decisions, enabling you to respond rather than react to life events.
Hello, Are you exhausted, frustrated, or fed up with your life, work or relationships? Wanting to rediscover happiness and break free from the cycle of negative thoughts, rest assured that you're not alone! Together, we can embark on a collaborative journey to understand the factors that have led you to this point and explore your thinking and behaviour patterns. My goal is to equip you with knowledge that empowers you to make well-informed life decisions, enabling you to respond rather than react to life events.
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Photo of Evanesce Counselling - Dr Jacqueline Gildea , Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Evanesce Counselling - Dr Jacqueline Gildea
Counsellor, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G20
I believe that transformation does not just happen, it takes a plan and a support system that I can provide for you, in a safe place were you can feel listened to and understood. When you are struggling to cope with the effects of difficult life events, feelings or experiences, it can be overwhelming. Sharing your experiences and feelings with someone outside your own immediate situation provides you with a chance to unburden and I am here to support you during every step of the your journey. I want to empower you to take back control of your life, help build your resilient again and to live in a more positive and rewarding way.
I believe that transformation does not just happen, it takes a plan and a support system that I can provide for you, in a safe place were you can feel listened to and understood. When you are struggling to cope with the effects of difficult life events, feelings or experiences, it can be overwhelming. Sharing your experiences and feelings with someone outside your own immediate situation provides you with a chance to unburden and I am here to support you during every step of the your journey. I want to empower you to take back control of your life, help build your resilient again and to live in a more positive and rewarding way.
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Photo of Graeme Dunn Therapy, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Graeme Dunn Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
The idea of my approach is an integrative one: I've studied, and I'm qualified to deliver, a mixed modality of therapies to address client issues. From psychodynamic active listening and using a safe space to get things out in the open, or perhaps using CBT techniques to address something specific, either way - I'm equipped to help guide you through what it is that is troubling you, or holding you back, from moving forward.
The idea of my approach is an integrative one: I've studied, and I'm qualified to deliver, a mixed modality of therapies to address client issues. From psychodynamic active listening and using a safe space to get things out in the open, or perhaps using CBT techniques to address something specific, either way - I'm equipped to help guide you through what it is that is troubling you, or holding you back, from moving forward.
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Photo of Dr Michelle Kitson, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Michelle Kitson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
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Conall Donegan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
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Thomas Simpson
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G32  (Online Only)
Hi, there. I'm Thomas, a Cognitive and Behavourial Therapist from the East End of Glasgow. I’ve experience treating clients with anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety and social anxiety. I’ve worked with many clients who have low-self esteem and low mood. I employ a collaborative approach with clients, like a driving instructor taking someone for a drive. As time goes on I’ll hand over more control to you until you’re the one the one confident enough to drive.
Hi, there. I'm Thomas, a Cognitive and Behavourial Therapist from the East End of Glasgow. I’ve experience treating clients with anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety and social anxiety. I’ve worked with many clients who have low-self esteem and low mood. I employ a collaborative approach with clients, like a driving instructor taking someone for a drive. As time goes on I’ll hand over more control to you until you’re the one the one confident enough to drive.
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Photo of Gillian Wardhaugh, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Gillian Wardhaugh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G1
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
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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.