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What to do in a crisis

While my practice is not equipped to handle immediate crises, I understand the urgency and gravity of your situation. Here are some suggestions and resources that may be of help.


If you are in immediate danger, please contact your emergency services (this is 999 in the UK). They will direct you to the right place. You may also wish to consult your GP or another medical practitioner if you have physical symptoms. Your local GP surgery can offer you an appointment quickly if you need urgent support and you don’t have to be registered.


There are also NHS urgent mental health helplines for people of all ages in England and Scotland. You can access NHS 24 in Scotland here and find a local English crisis hotline number via a quick questionnaire here.


If you are currently having suicidal thoughts or feel panicked, please contact The Samaritans at 116 123. They will provide someone to talk to 24 hours a day.


Since my private practice is appointment-based, I don’t provide emergency support. Occasionally, same-day appointments are possible, but I cannot promise one. So, it’s a great idea to speak to the Samaritans or a friend or family member that you can trust if you’re feeling in a crisis state.


If you’re in an unsafe place, crisis houses or shelters may provide you with a safe, short-term solution. Learn more about these and other options on Mind’s website. You can also contact your local police or council for advice.


The goal here is to get you into a safe space mentally and physically. So, please tap into any of the resources above that will support you until and beyond our next scheduled session. Once you’re stable and out of immediate risk, we can work through the triggers, thoughts and feelings together to reduce the possibility of recurrence.


If you’re not on a therapy journey and you’d like to begin one, please take the first step by booking a quick conversation below.

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