Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counselling in Abingdon

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Katia Houghton
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.
My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.
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Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
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Georgie Hedges
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
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Michael William Cowdry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
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Gráinne Ní Fhatharta
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Let me say that I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, lessons and mindset I have used to transform my own life after a narcissistic relationship.
Hey there I'm Gráinne, (pronounced Grawyna) and I'm a coaching psychologist, I support my clients recover, rebuild and transform after difficult relationships. This can be a difficult break up with a partner, or if you have encountered toxic individuals who have made your life difficult at work, and even managing challenging family members. First let me say that I am passionate about working with you to transform your life, feel peace and tranquility and most importantly start your journey to your best life. It all starts here, drop me a direct message here or email. Go ahead, take the first step to your best life!
Let me say that I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, lessons and mindset I have used to transform my own life after a narcissistic relationship.
Hey there I'm Gráinne, (pronounced Grawyna) and I'm a coaching psychologist, I support my clients recover, rebuild and transform after difficult relationships. This can be a difficult break up with a partner, or if you have encountered toxic individuals who have made your life difficult at work, and even managing challenging family members. First let me say that I am passionate about working with you to transform your life, feel peace and tranquility and most importantly start your journey to your best life. It all starts here, drop me a direct message here or email. Go ahead, take the first step to your best life!
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Key for Change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gaslighting, and deceit? Have your friends grown tired of hearing you talk about the same issues? Don't worry, you're not alone. Narcissists are notoriously difficult personalities. They're sly, conniving, and incredibly devious. Until you've experienced their abuse, it's hard to understand. This often leads to victims feeling increasingly isolated, which exacerbates the narcissist's control and creates fertile ground for further abuse. It's no wonder such relationships compromise your sanity.
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gaslighting, and deceit? Have your friends grown tired of hearing you talk about the same issues? Don't worry, you're not alone. Narcissists are notoriously difficult personalities. They're sly, conniving, and incredibly devious. Until you've experienced their abuse, it's hard to understand. This often leads to victims feeling increasingly isolated, which exacerbates the narcissist's control and creates fertile ground for further abuse. It's no wonder such relationships compromise your sanity.
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Sheila Leshan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
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Colin McMorran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Being unable to see a way forward and feeling trapped in your own life can lead to anxiety, stress and depression. I believe trust is the most important thing in therapy, and once established, with your consent, I will be there with you at every step of your journey out of darkness and into a brighter future. Personal therapy will allow you to take stock of your life and start questioning who you are and what you want in order to move towards a better place. Taking that journey through the therapeutic process, you will discover that although life happens out there, it is how we respond to what happens that ultimately defines us.
Being unable to see a way forward and feeling trapped in your own life can lead to anxiety, stress and depression. I believe trust is the most important thing in therapy, and once established, with your consent, I will be there with you at every step of your journey out of darkness and into a brighter future. Personal therapy will allow you to take stock of your life and start questioning who you are and what you want in order to move towards a better place. Taking that journey through the therapeutic process, you will discover that although life happens out there, it is how we respond to what happens that ultimately defines us.
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Amanda Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Worried, troubled, confused, depressed, anxious, lacking confidence, direction or sense of purpose? Talk to a highly specialised Doctoral level Psychologist, with an excellent reputation. You may have a degree of complexity which you wish to unravel or quite a straightforward issue which you need to get to understand more cohesively. In any event - I can offer and integrate a range of approaches that is right for you. PLEASE NOTE - I charge between £100 - £150 per hour according to affordability. If I'm unable to answer your call immediately please leave a message or send an email and I shall get back to you as soon as possible.
Worried, troubled, confused, depressed, anxious, lacking confidence, direction or sense of purpose? Talk to a highly specialised Doctoral level Psychologist, with an excellent reputation. You may have a degree of complexity which you wish to unravel or quite a straightforward issue which you need to get to understand more cohesively. In any event - I can offer and integrate a range of approaches that is right for you. PLEASE NOTE - I charge between £100 - £150 per hour according to affordability. If I'm unable to answer your call immediately please leave a message or send an email and I shall get back to you as soon as possible.
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Wyon Stansfeld
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
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Ewa (Eva) Kearl
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I am Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need. Tailored to each individual I use varieties of therapeutic treatments including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analyses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also relaxation techniques.
I am Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need. Tailored to each individual I use varieties of therapeutic treatments including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analyses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also relaxation techniques.
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Pascale Palazzo
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I specialise in trauma, EMDR and eating disorders, as an accredited integrative therapist and clinical supervisor. In my work with eating disorders, I help people suffering from bulimia, binge eating disorder and anorexia, as well as those with OSFED or atypical presentations. I also supervise eating disorder therapists. I offer emotional exploration and practical guidance to help you improve your relationship with food and with yourself, improve your body image and self-esteem, and move past your symptoms toward your life aspirations. As a side note, I made a full recovery from bulimia, which seemed impossible to me at the time.
I specialise in trauma, EMDR and eating disorders, as an accredited integrative therapist and clinical supervisor. In my work with eating disorders, I help people suffering from bulimia, binge eating disorder and anorexia, as well as those with OSFED or atypical presentations. I also supervise eating disorder therapists. I offer emotional exploration and practical guidance to help you improve your relationship with food and with yourself, improve your body image and self-esteem, and move past your symptoms toward your life aspirations. As a side note, I made a full recovery from bulimia, which seemed impossible to me at the time.
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Daniel Sutton-Johanson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
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Dr Sarah Enderby
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford OX44
You may be coming to counselling because you are in crisis, unable to see a way through a situation or feeling lost or alone. You might be seeking the 'right' answer around a difficult life decision. It may have taken many years to find the courage to seek help for issues which run deep, perhaps stemming from difficult, early experiences in childhood or from trauma. I specialise in working with self esteem and anxiety, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ folks, however, everybody is welcome.
You may be coming to counselling because you are in crisis, unable to see a way through a situation or feeling lost or alone. You might be seeking the 'right' answer around a difficult life decision. It may have taken many years to find the courage to seek help for issues which run deep, perhaps stemming from difficult, early experiences in childhood or from trauma. I specialise in working with self esteem and anxiety, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ folks, however, everybody is welcome.
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James Barnes MA., MSc.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
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Isobel Hall
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wantage OX12
Hi, I'm Isobel. My clients would describe me as warm, honest and direct. I offer non-judgmental psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which center around anxieties, self esteem, self defeating behaviors, relationships, abuse and trauma. I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw from a few different styles of therapy- please ask if you'd like to know more about this. I currently offer both short term and long term therapy online and in person. My client base consists of individuals with a really mixed range of issues. I am also a Psychosexual specialist (I can provide therapy for sexual issues).
Hi, I'm Isobel. My clients would describe me as warm, honest and direct. I offer non-judgmental psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which center around anxieties, self esteem, self defeating behaviors, relationships, abuse and trauma. I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw from a few different styles of therapy- please ask if you'd like to know more about this. I currently offer both short term and long term therapy online and in person. My client base consists of individuals with a really mixed range of issues. I am also a Psychosexual specialist (I can provide therapy for sexual issues).
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Dr Michelle Fong
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Are you carrying a lot of stress on your own and feel unhappy or anxious? Maybe you keep finding yourself in relationships that don't make you happy or make you feel insecure or resentful? Maybe you get overwhelmed by trauma or painful experiences from your past? These could be new problems or problems you've been struggling with for a long time. We all have mental health needs and we don't have to suffer alone. With over 20 years of experience I am here to help you get your life back on track. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist and work in the NHS and in private healthcare.
Are you carrying a lot of stress on your own and feel unhappy or anxious? Maybe you keep finding yourself in relationships that don't make you happy or make you feel insecure or resentful? Maybe you get overwhelmed by trauma or painful experiences from your past? These could be new problems or problems you've been struggling with for a long time. We all have mental health needs and we don't have to suffer alone. With over 20 years of experience I am here to help you get your life back on track. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist and work in the NHS and in private healthcare.
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Dr David Tilbrook
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
You may be feeling troubled by symptoms of anxiety and depression, confused and conflicted in relationships or wanting to develop something within yourself in order to live a fuller and more satisfying life. Therapy can offer you a safe and positive space in which we can compassionately explore and work through areas of conflict and confusion. Facing painful and conflicted feelings together can undo anxiety and misery and free you to become who you really are as a person, and to get the most out of life.
You may be feeling troubled by symptoms of anxiety and depression, confused and conflicted in relationships or wanting to develop something within yourself in order to live a fuller and more satisfying life. Therapy can offer you a safe and positive space in which we can compassionately explore and work through areas of conflict and confusion. Facing painful and conflicted feelings together can undo anxiety and misery and free you to become who you really are as a person, and to get the most out of life.
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Anicca Moxley-Wyles (Online Practice)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
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Woodstock Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
See my reviews: http://www.woodstockcounselling.co.uk/testimonials I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of methods to suit the needs of my work. My main disciplines are Psychodynamic Therapy, Individual (Adlerian) Therapy and some CBT techniques. I have experience working in NHS Primary care, within charities and also in private practice, I also run therapeutic groups. My work is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other training such as Group Therapy, Bereavement Training and Addiction Training.
See my reviews: http://www.woodstockcounselling.co.uk/testimonials I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of methods to suit the needs of my work. My main disciplines are Psychodynamic Therapy, Individual (Adlerian) Therapy and some CBT techniques. I have experience working in NHS Primary care, within charities and also in private practice, I also run therapeutic groups. My work is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other training such as Group Therapy, Bereavement Training and Addiction Training.
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Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counsellors

What type of therapy is best for narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is best treated with talk therapy, which could involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, gestalt therapy, or similar approaches. A therapist will help a patient uncover the feelings that may drive their behavior and discover how to engage with themselves and those around them with greater empathy and understanding, fewer demands, and less defensiveness, with the goal of developing a more authentic sense of self that enables healthier relationships.

How do therapists treat NPD?

By developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and continually focusing patients on relationships, community, and connection, a therapist, through talk therapy, may be able to help someone with NPD change. In sessions, a therapist will help an individual achieve relief from their current stressors, including the treatment of co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or depression. A therapist may also help an individual to recognize unhealthy coping mechanisms, learn new ways of interacting with others, and eventually become able to feel and display empathy.

Can a narcissist be cured with therapy?

Therapy can be effective. After a serious setback or great loss, someone with NPD may be forced to recognize that they are not immune to life’s challenges. That can spur feelings of melancholy and depression that lead them to seek professional help. Once an individual decides to seek help, they have already taken a step that the majority of those with NPD never will. Still, people with NPD often quit therapy as they naturally resist feeling vulnerable, being challenged, or admitting to flaws.

How can you get narcissistic personality disorder treatment for someone?

It is notoriously difficult to convince someone with NPD to seek help. With their feelings of superiority, they may be unlikely to recognize or acknowledge that they have a problem, or that their problem is narcissism. Sometimes, they are aware that they are arrogant and that others resent them but they don’t see it as a problem because they are convinced of their superiority. People with NPD have trouble maintaining relationships, but family members and others who do feel close to them, and whose presence they value, may be able to encourage them to seek therapy.