Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counselling in Banbury

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Claire Alison Thorburn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banbury OX16
What I can help you with: Narcissistic abuse, emotional abuse, coercive control, anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, family issues, time management, goal setting, managing expectations.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner (Tapping). I will support you to develop the skills to gain clarity and help you take the incremental steps towards behavioural changes that will enhance your life. I can offer guidance and a safe, confidential space to reflect through a range of practical and motivational CBT skills, helping you get from where you are now to where you want to be.
What I can help you with: Narcissistic abuse, emotional abuse, coercive control, anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, family issues, time management, goal setting, managing expectations.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner (Tapping). I will support you to develop the skills to gain clarity and help you take the incremental steps towards behavioural changes that will enhance your life. I can offer guidance and a safe, confidential space to reflect through a range of practical and motivational CBT skills, helping you get from where you are now to where you want to be.
01295 957066 View 01295 957066
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Laura Stepney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
Maybe you haven’t been feeling quite yourself lately or a significant life event has left you reeling, or you just can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know something is off. It can feel really overwhelming, scary, heavy and lonely when this happens. The thought of reaching out for help can feel very daunting and I really appreciate how hard it can be to send that first email or make that call. I will do my best to put you at ease and provide a safe empathic space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment and be fully accepted just as you are. All emotions are welcome tears, laughter and swearing.
Maybe you haven’t been feeling quite yourself lately or a significant life event has left you reeling, or you just can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know something is off. It can feel really overwhelming, scary, heavy and lonely when this happens. The thought of reaching out for help can feel very daunting and I really appreciate how hard it can be to send that first email or make that call. I will do my best to put you at ease and provide a safe empathic space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment and be fully accepted just as you are. All emotions are welcome tears, laughter and swearing.
01295 236046 View 01295 236046
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Paul Masters
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banbury OX15
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
020 3962 1621 View 020 3962 1621
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Matthew James Stainer Specialist Addictions Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX16
I am a qualified and accredited addictions therapist, and hold a post graduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I have over 9 years’ experience of working alongside adults with substance use disorders and behavioural addictions, psychological disorders and underlying psychotherapeutic issues. I offer a safe and confidential space in which to work through your presenting issues, whilst offering a supportive relationship alongside you to meet your goals of therapy. Addictive behaviours have a tendency to silence the person whose struggling, so a non judgemental environment is offered
I am a qualified and accredited addictions therapist, and hold a post graduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I have over 9 years’ experience of working alongside adults with substance use disorders and behavioural addictions, psychological disorders and underlying psychotherapeutic issues. I offer a safe and confidential space in which to work through your presenting issues, whilst offering a supportive relationship alongside you to meet your goals of therapy. Addictive behaviours have a tendency to silence the person whose struggling, so a non judgemental environment is offered
01926 895722 View 01926 895722
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Ewa (Eva) Kearl
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
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.
01869 943671 View 01869 943671

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Centre Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Deddington OX15
Beginning counselling can feel like a big step. We all have 'mental (or emotional) health' needs and I believe that we all benefit from giving this our time and attention. I have over 20 years experience working within mental health, specifically in education settings and in recent years I have established my private practice. I work with adult clients and adolescents from aged 15.
Beginning counselling can feel like a big step. We all have 'mental (or emotional) health' needs and I believe that we all benefit from giving this our time and attention. I have over 20 years experience working within mental health, specifically in education settings and in recent years I have established my private practice. I work with adult clients and adolescents from aged 15.
01295 235583 View 01295 235583
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Dr David Tilbrook
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brackley NN13
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.
01865 920846 View 01865 920846

Online Therapists

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Danny Cummings
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN3
I am a qualified integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience o secondary school counselling. I use a broad range of therapeutic techniques such as the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfullness, tailoring our therapy sessions to meet your individual needs. I have been teaching in education as the head of Psychology for over 17 years and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist. I work with relationships, both individuals and couples in particular those that are survivors of or current Narcissistic abuse. I offer support to work through unresolved chilhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and self abandonment.
I am a qualified integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience o secondary school counselling. I use a broad range of therapeutic techniques such as the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfullness, tailoring our therapy sessions to meet your individual needs. I have been teaching in education as the head of Psychology for over 17 years and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist. I work with relationships, both individuals and couples in particular those that are survivors of or current Narcissistic abuse. I offer support to work through unresolved chilhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and self abandonment.
01604 261757 View 01604 261757
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Pauline Brown
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE12  (Online Only)
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I work with the past, childhood trauma, parents with personality disorders ie narcissistic and borderline personality and the affects this might have had on their children now in adult life and feeling unsafe in the world.
I am a BACP (Accred) Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I work particularly with attachment with our initial caregivers and how these relationships may cause us to experience difficulties in adult life. I offer affordable short and long-term counselling in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can talk and feel heard. I specialise in generalised anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, alcohol addiction issues, trauma, low self esteem, anger management, issues of loneliness and isolation, ongoing family difficulties. I currently support clients via Zoom and in person in SE12.
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I work with the past, childhood trauma, parents with personality disorders ie narcissistic and borderline personality and the affects this might have had on their children now in adult life and feeling unsafe in the world.
I am a BACP (Accred) Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I work particularly with attachment with our initial caregivers and how these relationships may cause us to experience difficulties in adult life. I offer affordable short and long-term counselling in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can talk and feel heard. I specialise in generalised anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, alcohol addiction issues, trauma, low self esteem, anger management, issues of loneliness and isolation, ongoing family difficulties. I currently support clients via Zoom and in person in SE12.
01689 664643 View 01689 664643
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Sarah Jane Lewin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I help adult children of emotionally immature and narcissistic parents and others in or recovering from narcissistic relationships to find their freedom, reconnect with themselves and enjoy the life they deserve, free from emotional abuse. I am here to support you to heal and grow. I have extensive training in treating trauma. You may be looking for relief from the symptoms which may include unhealthy behaviours, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and self-sabotage. I can help you to build your confidence, resilience and connection to self. To enable you to feel calm and happy, and to live the life you always hoped was possible.
I help adult children of emotionally immature and narcissistic parents and others in or recovering from narcissistic relationships to find their freedom, reconnect with themselves and enjoy the life they deserve, free from emotional abuse. I am here to support you to heal and grow. I have extensive training in treating trauma. You may be looking for relief from the symptoms which may include unhealthy behaviours, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and self-sabotage. I can help you to build your confidence, resilience and connection to self. To enable you to feel calm and happy, and to live the life you always hoped was possible.
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Philippa Devas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW3
I can help with a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma recovery, suicidal ideation, narcissistic personality disorder, eating disorders and addiction.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
I can help with a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma recovery, suicidal ideation, narcissistic personality disorder, eating disorders and addiction.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
020 8138 8415 View 020 8138 8415
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Lynn Hyde
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1N
I have expertise in the field of sexuality, relationship issues, trust and affairs, Narcissistic Personality Disorder(NPD), Codependency, addiction, attachment styles, self esteem issues.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
I have expertise in the field of sexuality, relationship issues, trust and affairs, Narcissistic Personality Disorder(NPD), Codependency, addiction, attachment styles, self esteem issues.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
020 4538 3299 View 020 4538 3299
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Nicola Wilkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N11
I have expertise working with survivors of Narcissistic Abuse, whether that is in romantic, family or workplace relationships.
Hello my name is Nicola, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. In our busy lives it is often difficult to allocate time solely for ourselves, to gift to ourselves the opportunity to explore what may be hurting or limiting us. In essence what may be stopping us from living full and enjoyable lives. Choosing to enter therapy, to allow yourself the time to be listened to and heard without judgement is to choose a powerful and rewarding gift. Working together in a way that is comfortable for you, I offer a safe, compassionate and non judgmental space, that allows you to give yourself the permission to explore your feelings.
I have expertise working with survivors of Narcissistic Abuse, whether that is in romantic, family or workplace relationships.
Hello my name is Nicola, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. In our busy lives it is often difficult to allocate time solely for ourselves, to gift to ourselves the opportunity to explore what may be hurting or limiting us. In essence what may be stopping us from living full and enjoyable lives. Choosing to enter therapy, to allow yourself the time to be listened to and heard without judgement is to choose a powerful and rewarding gift. Working together in a way that is comfortable for you, I offer a safe, compassionate and non judgmental space, that allows you to give yourself the permission to explore your feelings.
07492 885469 View 07492 885469
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Kirsty - Echo Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM3  (Online Only)
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
01277 289640 View 01277 289640
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Mark Pharoah
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE9
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, to couples & for family relationships. If you are an individual seeking counselling, your issues may be related to recent events or stretch far back to past abuse or narcissistic trauma. There may be troubling thoughts, social anxiety, low mood & self-esteem, feelings of isolation, exclusion & loneliness. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, confused or numb. Maybe you suspect autism or ADHD, or can't make sense of your problems or were you fit in. As an integrative therapist, I provide online and face-to-face therapy for a range of issues both big and small over the long or short term.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, to couples & for family relationships. If you are an individual seeking counselling, your issues may be related to recent events or stretch far back to past abuse or narcissistic trauma. There may be troubling thoughts, social anxiety, low mood & self-esteem, feelings of isolation, exclusion & loneliness. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, confused or numb. Maybe you suspect autism or ADHD, or can't make sense of your problems or were you fit in. As an integrative therapist, I provide online and face-to-face therapy for a range of issues both big and small over the long or short term.
020 3004 1059 View 020 3004 1059
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Michele Lamonaca
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE18
Welcome, my name is Michele. I'm a registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their emotional health. I have private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, depression and narcissistic personality disorder, and the specific problems encountered by men, transgender people and women. An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you.
Welcome, my name is Michele. I'm a registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their emotional health. I have private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, depression and narcissistic personality disorder, and the specific problems encountered by men, transgender people and women. An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you.
07723 423681 View 07723 423681
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Maria Sergeeva
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
London SE1
Here is a non-exhaustive list of areas I cover: anxiety, depression, narcissistic trauma, CPTSD, PTSD, panic attack, insomnia, procrastination, rejection sensitivity dysphoria, eating disorders, addictions, impulse control disorders, meltdowns, time-management, relationship breakdowns and conflicts, anger management, opening up a relationship,.
I am an integrative neurodivergence and LGBTQ+ trained psychotherapist (ACT, CBT, CFT, IFS, DBT skills training) meaning that I combine several approaches depending on a client, their needs and goals. I’m also a clinical psychologist and sex therapist. My main specialities include: eating disorders, ADHD and ASD in adults, DBT skills training for ADHD and ASD, impulse control disorders and trauma-informed care. My interests in sex and relationship therapy include kink-affirming practice, gender identity and sexuality questioning, trauma-informed care, sexuality, intimacy and relationships in neurodivergent individuals.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of areas I cover: anxiety, depression, narcissistic trauma, CPTSD, PTSD, panic attack, insomnia, procrastination, rejection sensitivity dysphoria, eating disorders, addictions, impulse control disorders, meltdowns, time-management, relationship breakdowns and conflicts, anger management, opening up a relationship,.
I am an integrative neurodivergence and LGBTQ+ trained psychotherapist (ACT, CBT, CFT, IFS, DBT skills training) meaning that I combine several approaches depending on a client, their needs and goals. I’m also a clinical psychologist and sex therapist. My main specialities include: eating disorders, ADHD and ASD in adults, DBT skills training for ADHD and ASD, impulse control disorders and trauma-informed care. My interests in sex and relationship therapy include kink-affirming practice, gender identity and sexuality questioning, trauma-informed care, sexuality, intimacy and relationships in neurodivergent individuals.
020 4538 8900 View 020 4538 8900
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Leanne Stanley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST10
Do you find yourself grappling with relationship issues or navigating the complexities of having a narcissistic parent? Are you struggling to set boundaries and seeking clarity in your life and relationships? Imagine taking control of your life, shedding the weight of guilt, and envisioning healthy, fulfilling relationships? Imagine taking control of your life, shedding the weight of guilt, and envisioning healthy, fulfilling relationships. This is where Leanne steps in.
Do you find yourself grappling with relationship issues or navigating the complexities of having a narcissistic parent? Are you struggling to set boundaries and seeking clarity in your life and relationships? Imagine taking control of your life, shedding the weight of guilt, and envisioning healthy, fulfilling relationships? Imagine taking control of your life, shedding the weight of guilt, and envisioning healthy, fulfilling relationships. This is where Leanne steps in.
01538 712574 View 01538 712574
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Zoe Malda
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC4N
Hello there. I'm Zoe, a dedicated therapist specialising in trauma, ADHD, BPD/EUPD and narcissistic abuse. With profound empathy and extensive experience, I provide a safe and compassionate space for healing and recovery. My aim is to provide high quality therapy to all of my clients, with a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual's experiences. For some, a therapist is a companion through the challenges of daily life, while others might be looking to face challenges of the past. If you're in search of unwavering guidance and support, free from judgment, I encourage you to reach out.
Hello there. I'm Zoe, a dedicated therapist specialising in trauma, ADHD, BPD/EUPD and narcissistic abuse. With profound empathy and extensive experience, I provide a safe and compassionate space for healing and recovery. My aim is to provide high quality therapy to all of my clients, with a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual's experiences. For some, a therapist is a companion through the challenges of daily life, while others might be looking to face challenges of the past. If you're in search of unwavering guidance and support, free from judgment, I encourage you to reach out.
020 3984 9668 View 020 3984 9668
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Maria Lonergan Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Walton-on-Thames KT12
Over the years, I have gained extensive experience working with toxic and abusive relationships particularly with a narcissistic partner/parent/friendship.
I have been in private practice for over 10 years. I gained extensive experience working in various setting such as Rape and Sexual Abuse centre in Guildford, GP surgery and a Drug and Alcohol charity. Working in these settings increased my knowledge and understanding with working with a variety of mental health issues around trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions. I have a particular interest in working with abuse (childhood, emotional and physical) and issues around relationship difficulties particularly toxic relationships. I offer both long and short term therapy depending on your specific needs.
Over the years, I have gained extensive experience working with toxic and abusive relationships particularly with a narcissistic partner/parent/friendship.
I have been in private practice for over 10 years. I gained extensive experience working in various setting such as Rape and Sexual Abuse centre in Guildford, GP surgery and a Drug and Alcohol charity. Working in these settings increased my knowledge and understanding with working with a variety of mental health issues around trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions. I have a particular interest in working with abuse (childhood, emotional and physical) and issues around relationship difficulties particularly toxic relationships. I offer both long and short term therapy depending on your specific needs.
01372 239545 View 01372 239545

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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.