Suicide Ideation / Survivor Counsellors

Suicide Ideation / Survivor

** Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE  if you or someone you know is at risk of suicide. **

Suicidal ideation includes any thoughts of potentially fatal self-harm, whether they are fleeting or well-formulated, and applies in the absence of actual suicide. While many people have faced suicidal ideation without having committed the act, many have in fact made attempts and some have succeeded.

People who face suicidal ideation often have many other psychological symptoms that lead them to this condition, including panic attacks, insomnia, anxiety, hopelessness and depression. However, not all people with mental or medical issues consider suicide, but all suicidal ideation incidents should receive urgent attention.  Someone who experiences suicidal ideation may threaten to hurt or kill him or herself, make attempts to find ways to commit suicide; write or talk about their own death; seek revenge, feel unhappy or trapped, and engage in risky behaviors.

People with mood disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are at a higher risk for suicidal ideation, as are people with cancer and AIDS.

It is important for people with suicidal ideation to seek urgent help from an experienced counsellor or therapist. Psychotherapy has been found to be effective in helping people deal with issues of hopelessness. A professional counsellor will explore the circumstances that led to the suicidal ideation and help to restore hope to the client. It will help to resolve underlying causes of suicidal ideation and find coping strategies to curb impulses that lead to self-harm. Therapy will also help the client to reframe his or her perceptions and worldview.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who offers counselling approaches to address your suicidal ideation issues, you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Note: You may narrow your search by selecting more than one filter below.

Lydia Hamilton

M.Sc., RCC
In 2000, Lydia left the film industry to pursue her passion of helping people help themselves. Now, over 20 years later, she brings her wealth of experience and education to her private practice based in the Cowichan... Read more

Colter Long

M.Ed., RCC
    • Video on profile
    • Online booking
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King JR.   Do you ever feel overwhelmed by anxiety or freeze when you’re trying to speak? Are you distressed by thoughts... Read more

Lisa Yeates

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
Do you feel hooked by painful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that pull you away from the person you want to be? Work with me to explore how to live life with meaning, to move on from the past and build skills to... Read more

Sally-Anne Haug

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
I am a trained EMDR Clinician and my practice focuses on Adults With Complicated Lives. Are you living the life of your dreams, but still suffer? Or feel that you aren't living the life that feels right on the... Read more

Robert Hall

MCP, RCC
My Name is Robert, I work inclusively with people from all walks of life, all genders, sexual orientations, cultures and spiritual backgrounds. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler... Read more

Kimberly Stringer

Psy.D., R.Psych
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better... Read more

Clara Morgan

M.S.W., RSW
Clara is an RSW and an RCC.  She is a therapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental, and queer & trans-positive space for her clients to share and explore their stories. She is compassionate and... Read more

Jenna Reed-Cote

M.S.W., RSW
“It could be worse” “At least this isn’t as bad as what ____________ is going through” “You’re not tired, you’re lazy.” “I’ve been in worse... Read more

Michael Mandrusiak

Psy.D., R.Psych
    • Online booking
Dr. Michael Mandrusiak is a Registered Psychologist (CPBC #1803) and holds a Doctor of Psychology degree.  As a psychologist in B.C. since 2008, Michael has had extensive clinical ... Read more

Michelle Coulombe

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Video and telephone counselling available.  I have a BA in Psychology, as well as an MA in Counselling Psychology (family specialization) from UBC. I have been a Certified Canadian Counsellor in... Read more

Kelvin Chung

M.Sc., RCC
    • Online booking
Hi, I am Kelvin!   I am a father of a newborn daughter. I am from Hong Kong and am now a permanent resident in Canada. As a new immigrant, I understand how difficult it is to master different languages and... Read more

Marco Ma

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC # 17221) under BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. My past work experience and education focused on trauma and familial/relational conflicts. I worked in non-profit... Read more

Alexia Brown

M.Ed., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I attained a bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degree in Counselling Psychology in 2007, from the University of British Columbia, where I was also a teaching and... Read more

Cristina Ciccone

M.A., RCC
PLEASE NOTE:  Cristina Ciccone is NOT accepting new clients at this time.  Allow me to introduce myself, I am Cristina Ciccone and I have been providing individual, group and relationship... Read more

John Wagner

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Wagner is a registered psychologist in British Columbia and Director of the DBT Centre of Vancouver. Dr. Wagner assists adolescent and adult client's struggling with a variety of problems including depression... Read more

Laura Lansdell

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
I am currently accepting new client and have availability for in-person, virtual or telephone appointments Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need more support or access to new resources? Whatever you are going... Read more

Claudette Alain

M.A., RCC
Claudette's emphasis is on helping individuals and families understand themselves better so that they can live more fully and with greater meaning in life. Trauma, Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse... Read more

Sylvia Cust

M.A., RCC
Welcome to this page and what it can offer you. With 20 years experience as an individual and marital counsellor,  facilitator and Self-Regulation therapist.  Sylvia brings proven skills and radiant... Read more

Alita Dommann

M.D., RCC
Alita is an Adlerian Psychotherapist providing Individual and Couples Counselling. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and Adler University Alumni. After working as a medical... Read more

Leah Pagels

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
My name is Leah and I believe that each person and family is unique and deserves a unique approach to therapy. My practice is primarily informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (including mindfulness and acceptance, and... Read more

Anthony Cave

M.A., R.Psych
About me My private practice consists of psychotherapy services for youth, adults and elders. An appointment usually lasts an hour and takes place in a confidential office setting. I also provide clinical consulting... Read more

Keisei Anzai

M.A., RCAT
No matter who we are, life has its up and downturns. Happiness is said to be a rich sense of well-being that comes only from knowing our internal self. A large part of what generates happiness is our cognition.... Read more
At Pathways Play Therapy Services, my mission is to support children’s mental and emotional wellbeing, strengthen their attachments, and increase their connection to self. As a play therapist and child counsellor... Read more

Gordon Reid

M.S.W., RCSW
    • Online booking
MY REGULAR CLIENTS In more than 20 years of experience I have seen common themes which often lead to problems: negative thinking, and relentless “mean talk” towards self good at discounting and... Read more

Annique Doucette

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
Practicing in Vancouver for over 15 years in public health and private practice settings, I am trained in a number of leading therapeutic modalities such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive... Read more

Joe Ramirez

M.Couns., CCC
Joe Ramirez, owner of ClearCounselling.ca, is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Adlerian psychotherapist with a Master of Counselling Psychology, providing Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, and Sex... Read more

David Zhang

M.C., RCC
MC, R.C.C. (#19056) Sometimes we’ve been wounded. We are bitter and end up in hard places. We are in relationships that have grown painful, disappointing, even hopeless. It seems there are... Read more

Candice Seligman

MCP, CCC
    • Online booking
I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental & non-pathologizing space where you can be your authentic self and receive the support you are looking for. In our work together: you will learn how to connect with your core... Read more

Shauna Cheney

M.S.W., RSW
If you want to change your life, therapy is a great way to start. I help people develop coping skills to manage complicated thoughts and emotions. With 22 years of experience, I provide a supportive and... Read more

Catherine Giffin

MCP, CCC
Catherine Giffin (she/her) provides Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, and Sex Therapy. She is an Adlerian Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor, with specialized training in the areas of; ... Read more