Counselling for Suicidal thoughts in North London and Online
Having suicidal thoughts can be a very frightening and lonely experience. You may have experienced something that has led you to consider taking your life, or suicidal thoughts may have been at the back of your mind for years. Feeling completely hopeless and having thoughts about ending your life can be very difficult to share with others, and it can be something that people keep to themselves. While it is important to note that Counselling and Psychotherapy should not be used as a replacement for a crisis service, counselling can help people deal with suicidal ideations in a number of ways. By sharing feelings and experiences, this can enable you to feel less alone. Speaking with a professional such as a counsellor can also help to validate these feelings and also support you in possibly finding some relief and provide you with tools around managing these thoughts. If you do decide to have counselling with me to manage suicidal thoughts you are having, I guarantee we can move at your own pace and as a professional I will not attempt to change your mind or prove that the thoughts you are having are wrong in any way.
What experience do you have with suicidal thoughts?
I have a great deal of experience in the field of suicidality. I spent around 6 years working in mental health crisis, in a charity run recovery house, as well as an NHS crisis house as a clinical practitioner prior to becoming a therapist. The majority of patients in both settings were experiencing suicidal ideations, and it was here that my interest in suicidality really began. I also completed a Master's degree dissertation on the subject.
As mentioned above, counselling and psychotherapy is not a crisis service. If you feel as though you cannot keep yourself safe, I would urge you to contact your GP or call your local crisis line. You can also contact the Samaritans who are available 24/7 and can also point you in the right direction so you can access the help that you need.
Resources for suicidal feelings
If you live in the London Borough of Barnet and feel you may harm yourself, you can call the 24 hr crisis line on 0800 151 0023.
Samaritans Freephone 116 123
Counselling for suicidal feelings in North London and Online
If you feel you are not in immediate danger and would like to have counselling and psychotherapy for your suicidal thoughts, please feel free to contact me.