Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Rose Vala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
We can all have times in our lives when things can seem unmanageable, whether it is within our family or close relationships, divorce or bereavement, or our health, our work or in coming to terms with difficult events that have happened either recently or in the past , which still don’t feel resolved. You are not alone, as human beings we all have difficult times. It is a brave decision to try to resolve those issues in the best way you can. A counsellor is not there to judge you, or to give you text book solutions. They are there to help and guide you towards the solution that is right for you.
(02) 9100 0835
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Claire R Chang
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
***WAITLIST FULL*** I provide online/video therapy specializing in working with adult individuals experiencing complex, chronic or extreme mental health issues. Such mental health issues arise out of an entangled and sometimes unknown mix of external and internal factors. The impact of our histories and mind states reverberate through all areas of life, and we can become disconnected from the inherent state of health and wisdom within us. I aim to provide clients a space and effective tools for them to reconnect to this internal place of health and wellness, in order to thrive even in the presence of inner and outer difficulties.
(03) 8797 5336
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Payal Parmar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
*Please use email for any inquiries, including booking an appointment*. While I am passionate about helping my clients with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and low self esteem, I also have a special interest in treating difficulties related to recent and past trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, recurring nightmares, dissociation, adult survivors of childhood neglect and abuse, long term unhelpful patterns of relationship and/or behaviour.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Elizabeth Theiler
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Verified
I offer above all my intentional+ deep listening to your conscious/ unconscious concerns. I specialise in tailoring individually suitable therapies. I wish to assist you to open spaces, that can allow reflection and creation towards new internal+ external potentialities+ futurities, unique only to you. I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Badiou/Lacan), Phd (abd level) with 50 years of expertise. I can practice in English, German or French. I am available on line, by Skype/Zoom (from anywhere in the world) + in person (at my office), by phone (Australia), for home visits (10km radius) for short and longterm therapies.
(07) 3186 9444
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789
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Rebecca Higgins
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
My name is Rebecca Higgins, you may call me Bec. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist. Life is not always easy and sometimes we need a gentle guiding hand to keep us on our path. I truly believe with the support of an experienced, focused and dedicated therapist, growth and healing is possible. We offer innovative recovery and treatment programs that have proven and lasting results. Our treatment programs include individually tailored recovery and treatment plans and support, intensive outpatient programs and group programs. We now offer all our treatment programs online. In short, your healing is paramount to me.
(02) 9159 6688
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Harshani Algiriya
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Verified
Harshani is a registered clinical counsellor in Australia with a Master of Counselling and psychosocial work. Her journey into this fulfilling career started 17 years ago, soon after completing her Bachelor's degree in social sciences and her graduate diploma in counselling. She is trained in Level 3 in Gottman Couples Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and EMDR therapy in Australia. Harshani is reading to graduate with her second master's degree in social work at the university of new England, Australia.
(02) 8806 0156
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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The Psychology Room by Zahra Ciardi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Psychologist, I am passionate about helping people understand and learn to effectively manage their anxiety, stress, low mood, cultivate self-compassion and build a fulfilling life. I believe in using a caring, relational style to provide you with a supportive therapeutic space to manage distress, overcome past trauma and current difficulties. Check out my website for more info www.thepsychologyroom.com.au
(02) 9100 0091
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Christie Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
The climate and ecological crisis can cause a range of mental health issues including, grief, anxiety, trauma, and feelings of anger and despair. However, it can also prompt people to re-evaluate their lives, vision meaningful change, and turn sadness into positive life-affirming action. I acknowledge the legitimacy and complicated nature of the human response to the climate crisis; I don't presume the presence or absence of climate-related distress in my client but understand how relationships to nature, living systems, scientific evidence, and media coverage of climate change can help integrate and resolve psychological stressors.
(02) 8188 4583
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Bronwyn Andersen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I am a psychologist who works with a wide variety of clients, from aged four to 90 years. I work with a wide range of presentations which include - PTSD, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, grief, schizophrenia, adjustment disorder, relationship issues, autism spectrum disorder, gender dysphoria, and workplace related conflict and stress. I have also written reports for psychometric assessment and for applications to funding such as NDIS.
(02) 9100 0872
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Amelie Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Appointments now available. I have been in the field of Psychology for 10 years. I am an accomplished Clinical Psychologist dedicated to inspiring you toward a greater sense of meaning, satisfaction, & fulfillment. I work collaboratively with you to overcome interpersonal challenges & equip you make important life decisions using proven strategies for emotion regulation, mindfulness, acceptance, interpersonal effectiveness, couples and relationship conflict, communication, problem solving, and decision making.
(02) 9100 0673
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Steven Segal
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
It is said that we live in an ‘age of anxiety.’ It is not only you or me that experiences anxiety and depression. Mental health issues challenge most of us at some time in our lives. We need to develop resilience and resolve in the face of uncertainties, anxieties and challenges. This enables us to grow, flourish and develop practical wisdom. To face the challenges of life on our own is difficult. It is helpful to recognise that we need the support of significant others. As a psychologist, I provide a secure environment in which to turn your mental health concerns into opportunities for well-being
(02) 9100 0103
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Carol Marando
Psychotherapist, MA, ANZAP
Verified
Verified
I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we've got, but sometimes we don't have the right skills or viewpoint from which to understand and resolve the issues that cause us to suffer. Our old coping strategies fail and we become stressed, depressed, anxious, isolated, angry, fed up, stuck, lost or hopeless. And there's a voice in us that says we've got to figure it out for ourselves, we mustn't burden others or others won't understand us. I'll listen deeply and work beside you to find your own answers, in a confidential, non judgemental, safe space. We all need to be seen and understood and to understand ourselves.
(02) 8074 1972
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jacky Wan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I provide caring and compassionate support to clients with various mental health issues. These include adjustment difficulties to life transitions and work stress, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, loss and grief, among other challenges.
(02) 9100 0686
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Aileen Alegado
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
I'm clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience both in private practice and the public sector working with individuals aged 21-65. I believe in using therapy frameworks that are evidence based and individualized treatment plans rather than a 'one size fits all'. I work with people who feel stuck/ stagnant in life repeating the same cycles leaving them dissatisfied. My goal is to help create insight into unhelpful patterns of thinking & behaviors AND give you necessary tools to find strategies to better cope with the challenges of everyday life.
(02) 5505 4055
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Hamada Els - Sentient
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, stress, burnout, building resilience, building effective relationships (work and home), and bullying. I have a strong interest in supporting professionals working in socially and environmentally sustainable sectors to live their values at work. I help with career development, identifying a fulfilling life direction, leadership effectiveness, communication effectiveness, improving work-life balance and time management. I also support people seeking help on issues relating to social and workplace diversity and inclusion.
(02) 9100 0124
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Veronica Bona
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are feeling overwhelmed, tired, hopeless or lacking joy; like your emotions are uncontrollable or that they do not match with reality; that your worry is getting out of hand or that there is no longer any point, then it might be a good time to seek some support. ​ We are social creatures, and despite what our modern society might have us believe, we all need human connection to function. Seeking support is a huge sign of strength – the strength to actually reach out and let someone in, in order to start the healing process. ​ If you can relate to this or if you have set yourself a personal development goal please reach out.
(02) 8806 0062
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sally Walsh
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and I use a unique technique similar to EMDR for emotional distress support like anxiety, depression and trauma (CPTSD), which can be incorporated into our sessions as needed, which is also great for virtual sessions (approx 7-8 sessions).
(02) 9100 0123
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sarah Pak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
I've been a mental health clinician/ therapist for over 20 years assisting patients/clients with a variety of issues ranging from mild depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment to more severe psychological and complex difficulties stemming from trauma, abuse, addictions, disability, psychiatric illnesses and personality and relationship related problems. I enjoy meeting those who value the importance of self-awareness and personal development in order to improve their psychological well-being.. I have extensive experiencing working with children, adults, couples and families who wish to improve their Mental Health conditions.
(02) 8074 1764
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Russell Drinkwater
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling unhappy about your relationship? Are you arguing about the same issues and unable to reach a solution? On average people wait 6 years before seeking help with a relationship problem. The longer a problem persists, the greater the resentment builds towards your partner. •Individual and/or couples counselling to help people manage conflict. •Training in communication skills. •Helping to re-build trust after an affair. •Helping individuals to cope with separation/divorce. •Helping clients who have anxiety, depression or stress. •Helping men who are struggling. •Counselling adult survivors of childhood abuse. • Zoom.
(02) 9159 6027
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counsellors

How does therapy for dissociative disorders work?

Dissociation may be triggered by stress or other upsetting circumstances, and therapy can address the traumatic events at the core of an individual’s dissociation. Understanding why a person may dissociate can help the therapist and the individual come up with alternative methods of coping. A person with a dissociative disorder may get stuck on negative thinking, for example, and treatment like cognitive behavioural therapy is a gold standard for breaking such thinking. And dialectical behaviour therapy, for example, can help a person manage their anguish through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for dissociative disorders?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioural, dialectical behaviour, psychodynamic, schema therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioural and dialectical behaviour therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful memories and past traumas. These therapies work to integrate an individual's different identities into one person.

Are there specific medications for dissociation?

There are no specific medications prescribed for dissociative disorders. However, psychosis, depression, anxiety, and/or panic often co-occur in dissociative disorders. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for any accompanying symptom which may include antipsychotics, antidepressants, or anti-anxiety drugs.

How often and how long are therapy sessions?

Like 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, others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. There are still other patients, especially those who have co-occurring conditions like depression and anxiety, who may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months.