Suicidal Ideation Counselling in Cardiff

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Clinical Director Mervyn Reid Mncps Acc. Mbacp (Accred) Trainer+Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
As an Adult, Child, Young Person, Couple and Family/Systemic Counsellor, I bring a lot of experience and a vast range of skills to support a wide range of people and presentations, from suicide and self-harm, depression and anxiety to trauma and self-identity work.
Hello, and well done making it this far. I am a light-hearted Counsellor, Trainer & Supervisor who is very easy to talk with. I have 20+ years of experience working with couples, young people, children, individuals, and families. I work via face-to-face, telephone or online sessions using an integrative approach that helps us apply the best support at the best time. As a client-directed Counsellor, I take your lead, tailoring our sessions to suit your needs—Telephone & Online services across the UK and Ireland. Give me a call or a text to arrange your free 15-minute consultation. Clinical Supervision & Consultation offered.
As an Adult, Child, Young Person, Couple and Family/Systemic Counsellor, I bring a lot of experience and a vast range of skills to support a wide range of people and presentations, from suicide and self-harm, depression and anxiety to trauma and self-identity work.
Hello, and well done making it this far. I am a light-hearted Counsellor, Trainer & Supervisor who is very easy to talk with. I have 20+ years of experience working with couples, young people, children, individuals, and families. I work via face-to-face, telephone or online sessions using an integrative approach that helps us apply the best support at the best time. As a client-directed Counsellor, I take your lead, tailoring our sessions to suit your needs—Telephone & Online services across the UK and Ireland. Give me a call or a text to arrange your free 15-minute consultation. Clinical Supervision & Consultation offered.
028 9694 3156 View 028 9694 3156
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Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
01275 409794 View 01275 409794
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Tamsin Cuthbert
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF15
I’ve supported people with chronic mental and physical health conditions, loss & bereavement (including bereaved by suicide), family relationships, identity, sexuality and self-worth.
Hi, I'm Tamsin, a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, offering you a safe space to explore the issues you are struggling with. My counselling approach is person-centred, so the focus will be on your story, and enabling you to gain new awareness and understanding of your experiences, the coping patterns you’ve developed (how and why), and the best way forward towards positive change. By integrating different counselling theories and therapeutic practices, we can use the most appropriate interventions to help you get a new and clearer perspective, whether working together online or outdoors.
I’ve supported people with chronic mental and physical health conditions, loss & bereavement (including bereaved by suicide), family relationships, identity, sexuality and self-worth.
Hi, I'm Tamsin, a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, offering you a safe space to explore the issues you are struggling with. My counselling approach is person-centred, so the focus will be on your story, and enabling you to gain new awareness and understanding of your experiences, the coping patterns you’ve developed (how and why), and the best way forward towards positive change. By integrating different counselling theories and therapeutic practices, we can use the most appropriate interventions to help you get a new and clearer perspective, whether working together online or outdoors.
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The Next Page Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
Hi, if you feeling anxious, confused or worried? Struggling to cope or overwhelmed? I will give you a confidential safe space to talk and be heard. I am professional, non-judgmental and empathetic. I work with people with a range of issues including but not limited to, Depression and Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts, Relationships and their issues, sex and sexuality, greater life balance, work related stress and more. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I aim to help you feel more in control and empower you to make the changes YOU want to your life!
Hi, if you feeling anxious, confused or worried? Struggling to cope or overwhelmed? I will give you a confidential safe space to talk and be heard. I am professional, non-judgmental and empathetic. I work with people with a range of issues including but not limited to, Depression and Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts, Relationships and their issues, sex and sexuality, greater life balance, work related stress and more. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I aim to help you feel more in control and empower you to make the changes YOU want to your life!
01446 509168 View 01446 509168
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Talking Therapies UK
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
  I can help with Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Depression, Eating Difficulties, Coping with stress, phobias, panic disorder, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, and much more!.
My name is Jayden I am an advanced Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience of delivering psychological treatment for a range of mental health difficulties ranging from mild-moderate to severe and enduring.
  I can help with Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Depression, Eating Difficulties, Coping with stress, phobias, panic disorder, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, and much more!.
My name is Jayden I am an advanced Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience of delivering psychological treatment for a range of mental health difficulties ranging from mild-moderate to severe and enduring.
01923 961827 View 01923 961827
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Helen Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF10
I can offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore any issue that may be worrying you, from difficulties in your relationship, career, bereavement, confidence, poor sleep, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or even trauma through sexual violence.
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
I can offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore any issue that may be worrying you, from difficulties in your relationship, career, bereavement, confidence, poor sleep, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or even trauma through sexual violence.
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
01443 806636 View 01443 806636
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Samantha Jane Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an Integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; but also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you face can encourage new perspectives, enabling you to move forward with increased insight, promoting acceptance and change.
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an Integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; but also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you face can encourage new perspectives, enabling you to move forward with increased insight, promoting acceptance and change.
01446 501534 View 01446 501534
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Therapist online
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
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Menna Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5
I have 20 years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and in private practice since gaining my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, I have been supporting adults with a very wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties (including personality disorders). I welcome clients to my home for therapy sessions and appreciate how important it is for people to feel comfortable and at ease in a homely and supportive place in order to explore and express such personal and challenging issues as can arise during therapy.
I have 20 years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and in private practice since gaining my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, I have been supporting adults with a very wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties (including personality disorders). I welcome clients to my home for therapy sessions and appreciate how important it is for people to feel comfortable and at ease in a homely and supportive place in order to explore and express such personal and challenging issues as can arise during therapy.
01446 500783 View 01446 500783
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Umeus Talk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Hi I'm Sarah, a Counsellor and Relationship Therapist. I am based in discreet location in Roath, Cardiff and I would like to help you move towards a happier future. With many years experience, you will find that I am a warm, friendly and effective Counsellor, that will help you feel at ease as you embark on what could be a life changing experience.
Hi I'm Sarah, a Counsellor and Relationship Therapist. I am based in discreet location in Roath, Cardiff and I would like to help you move towards a happier future. With many years experience, you will find that I am a warm, friendly and effective Counsellor, that will help you feel at ease as you embark on what could be a life changing experience.
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Nicola Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF23
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
01446 501530 View 01446 501530
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Dr Charlie Cowtan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including; mental health, attachment and parenting. Sometimes therapy involves seeing the person on their own, and other times it can involve the wider family as well. Our sessions will start by getting to know you better, and what your main difficulties are at present, in the context of your life experiences. Helping you to understand why you are having such difficulties will help us to tailor our psychological intervention to your specific needs. I will be with you every step of the way.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including; mental health, attachment and parenting. Sometimes therapy involves seeing the person on their own, and other times it can involve the wider family as well. Our sessions will start by getting to know you better, and what your main difficulties are at present, in the context of your life experiences. Helping you to understand why you are having such difficulties will help us to tailor our psychological intervention to your specific needs. I will be with you every step of the way.
01633 603406 View 01633 603406
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Daniel Richardson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14
Hello I am a qualified counsellor specialising in pluralistic practice. The pluralistic theory is an integrated approach meaning I am comfortable working in different types of therapy, such as person centred, CBT, and solution focused. The pluralistic approach believes that as human’s we are all unique, and therefore therapy should be tailored towards a client’s specific goals and needs, taking their individual experiences and preferences into account. I am passionate about this approach and believe therapy should be a collaborative effort where the client and counsellor work together towards achieving a shared aim.
Hello I am a qualified counsellor specialising in pluralistic practice. The pluralistic theory is an integrated approach meaning I am comfortable working in different types of therapy, such as person centred, CBT, and solution focused. The pluralistic approach believes that as human’s we are all unique, and therefore therapy should be tailored towards a client’s specific goals and needs, taking their individual experiences and preferences into account. I am passionate about this approach and believe therapy should be a collaborative effort where the client and counsellor work together towards achieving a shared aim.
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Kathryn Slattery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
I support adults aged 18 + from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. I work affirmatively with the LGBTQI plus community and I am an LGBTQ plus ally. Sessions are offered face to face as well as via Zoom, telephone and outdoors. I work with (but not limited to) trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, sexual and domestic violence, self-harm, relationship issues, stress and identity, including low self-esteem. I will be by your side to understand where you want to go, who you want to be and how to get there; focusing on what matters to you, offering new perspectives, gentle challenges and an opportunity to feel lighter.
I support adults aged 18 + from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. I work affirmatively with the LGBTQI plus community and I am an LGBTQ plus ally. Sessions are offered face to face as well as via Zoom, telephone and outdoors. I work with (but not limited to) trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, sexual and domestic violence, self-harm, relationship issues, stress and identity, including low self-esteem. I will be by your side to understand where you want to go, who you want to be and how to get there; focusing on what matters to you, offering new perspectives, gentle challenges and an opportunity to feel lighter.
029 2167 2191 View 029 2167 2191
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Arfa Begum
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Hello, I hope you are all well and I can understand the uncertainty, struggle, stress, and worries this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. We are all in a similar boat and highly likely experiencing similar emotions. I would like to do my bit and my best to help you get through this difficult time. Hence, I am offering low-cost counseling for those experiencing financial difficulties or receiving universal credit. I can help with achieving mental well-being through mindfulness techniques and strategies that can help instantly switch off from those worrying vicious cycles of thoughts.
Hello, I hope you are all well and I can understand the uncertainty, struggle, stress, and worries this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. We are all in a similar boat and highly likely experiencing similar emotions. I would like to do my bit and my best to help you get through this difficult time. Hence, I am offering low-cost counseling for those experiencing financial difficulties or receiving universal credit. I can help with achieving mental well-being through mindfulness techniques and strategies that can help instantly switch off from those worrying vicious cycles of thoughts.
029 2267 1991 View 029 2267 1991
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KHCounselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
Hello and welcome, my name is Kath, and I am a qualified, trauma informed, person-centred Counsellor. At times we all face challenges and counselling can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, and it can help to talk to someone without any emotional attachment. Day to day life can bring with it challenges, which may leave you feeling stressed, low or anxious and this can impact on relationships, school, work and life in general. I can offer you a confidential safe space and time to explore whatever issues that you would like to bring, and open the chance to change, enabling you to live life as you wish to.
Hello and welcome, my name is Kath, and I am a qualified, trauma informed, person-centred Counsellor. At times we all face challenges and counselling can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, and it can help to talk to someone without any emotional attachment. Day to day life can bring with it challenges, which may leave you feeling stressed, low or anxious and this can impact on relationships, school, work and life in general. I can offer you a confidential safe space and time to explore whatever issues that you would like to bring, and open the chance to change, enabling you to live life as you wish to.
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Katie Elizabeth Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF24
Just be who you are. Whatever you want to bring to therapy there is always an answer..we will work together and find a solution. The important thing is to recognise that you have made the first step, this takes courage, but I will support you all the way, if you are aware what is causing you pain and anxiety, that’s a great start, but don’t worry, we can figure it out, and then look at ways of coping with what you are facing, put an action plan together to address the problem, without ever putting too much pressure on yourself. It is never too late to turn your life around.
Just be who you are. Whatever you want to bring to therapy there is always an answer..we will work together and find a solution. The important thing is to recognise that you have made the first step, this takes courage, but I will support you all the way, if you are aware what is causing you pain and anxiety, that’s a great start, but don’t worry, we can figure it out, and then look at ways of coping with what you are facing, put an action plan together to address the problem, without ever putting too much pressure on yourself. It is never too late to turn your life around.
029 2271 5272 View 029 2271 5272
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Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
029 2167 2265 View 029 2167 2265
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Sam Black
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Life's too short to be unhappy or unfulfilled. Therapy can help you learn and develop better ways to break through the obstacles that seem to be holding you back in life. Understanding links between your past and present, your patterns of behaviour and emotions enable us to move forward with understanding and self-compassion. I believe the past is always present, embrace the future by resolving patterns that no longer serve you. I consider the therapeutic relationship healing in itself and focus on creating a genuine healing connection. I offer a warm, secure, and confidential space to process, recover, heal and grow.
Life's too short to be unhappy or unfulfilled. Therapy can help you learn and develop better ways to break through the obstacles that seem to be holding you back in life. Understanding links between your past and present, your patterns of behaviour and emotions enable us to move forward with understanding and self-compassion. I believe the past is always present, embrace the future by resolving patterns that no longer serve you. I consider the therapeutic relationship healing in itself and focus on creating a genuine healing connection. I offer a warm, secure, and confidential space to process, recover, heal and grow.
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Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available. SCID-D assessments, diagnosis and treatments plans offered.
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available. SCID-D assessments, diagnosis and treatments plans offered.
01825 705362 View 01825 705362

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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.