Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counselling in Bournemouth

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Julie Checklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I have extensive knowledge of Narcissism and Co-dependency, as well as direct experience of living with those who exhibit narcissistic traits.
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
I have extensive knowledge of Narcissism and Co-dependency, as well as direct experience of living with those who exhibit narcissistic traits.
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
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Kirsten Stoyell
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH1
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
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MJH Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
You are probably here because you are looking for someone you can trust with how you are feeling, thinking or acting. By sharing your story; by being heard and accepted fully for what you bring, you may hope to find a way to understand and value your own experiences more deeply. Counselling can provide you with the space and therapeutic relationship to discover a new perspective which helps you manage whatever emotions, circumstances or changes you are experiencing right now.
You are probably here because you are looking for someone you can trust with how you are feeling, thinking or acting. By sharing your story; by being heard and accepted fully for what you bring, you may hope to find a way to understand and value your own experiences more deeply. Counselling can provide you with the space and therapeutic relationship to discover a new perspective which helps you manage whatever emotions, circumstances or changes you are experiencing right now.
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Andrea Karina Johnstone
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
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Stephanie Jeans
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8  (Online Only)
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice and work with non-judgment and compassion. You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. You may be struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in unhealthy behaviours. I support my clients to facilitate change & growth to move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice and work with non-judgment and compassion. You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. You may be struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in unhealthy behaviours. I support my clients to facilitate change & growth to move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
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Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Meriel Camara
MA
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Are you one of the many people who find themselves falling into, struggling to leave, or trying to recover from painful, destructive, abusive or addictive relationships? Perhaps you often ask yourself 'why are relationships so hard?' 'why do I keep falling for emotionally unavailable people?' 'Why can't I say no, even though I'm exhausted and burnt out?' If so, you're in the right place. These patterns can leave you feeling deeply confused and out of control of your life, questioning your own reality and bewildered about why it hurts so much.
Are you one of the many people who find themselves falling into, struggling to leave, or trying to recover from painful, destructive, abusive or addictive relationships? Perhaps you often ask yourself 'why are relationships so hard?' 'why do I keep falling for emotionally unavailable people?' 'Why can't I say no, even though I'm exhausted and burnt out?' If so, you're in the right place. These patterns can leave you feeling deeply confused and out of control of your life, questioning your own reality and bewildered about why it hurts so much.
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Matt Harris
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Matt - a BACP(Accredited) Therapist offering 121 sessions for adults 18+. I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space, to support you with what is causing you difficulty. I'll help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward. I understand it can be hard to take that first step to start counselling, and find a Therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. Please contact me for a no obligation, free 15 minute phone call. We can discuss what support you need, see if we are a good fit to work together and then arrange your first session.
Hello, I'm Matt - a BACP(Accredited) Therapist offering 121 sessions for adults 18+. I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space, to support you with what is causing you difficulty. I'll help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward. I understand it can be hard to take that first step to start counselling, and find a Therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. Please contact me for a no obligation, free 15 minute phone call. We can discuss what support you need, see if we are a good fit to work together and then arrange your first session.
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Zoë Pool
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6  (Online Only)
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
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Carla Harley - Clear Waters Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Not accepting new clients
I am trained and qualified as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. I have a person-centred approach and engage from a place of unconditional positive regard. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully licensed and insured in my private practice. I also have training in and experience with sex & relationships, domestic violence, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, family systems.
I am trained and qualified as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. I have a person-centred approach and engage from a place of unconditional positive regard. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully licensed and insured in my private practice. I also have training in and experience with sex & relationships, domestic violence, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, family systems.
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New Horizons Network
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH7
New Horizons Network is a team of counsellors, life coaches and psychotherapists. Being able to explore areas of your life which you may wish to understand, improve on or make changes to can make life better, improve relationships and self esteem. We all deserve the best from life. We believe that coaching, counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all. With that in mind we offer these services at varying costs according to the level of experience of our network of practitioners. Contact us for a discussion on how we can help you with your needs and put you in touch with the best person for you.
New Horizons Network is a team of counsellors, life coaches and psychotherapists. Being able to explore areas of your life which you may wish to understand, improve on or make changes to can make life better, improve relationships and self esteem. We all deserve the best from life. We believe that coaching, counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all. With that in mind we offer these services at varying costs according to the level of experience of our network of practitioners. Contact us for a discussion on how we can help you with your needs and put you in touch with the best person for you.
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Zoe Silk
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
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Karen Dibbens Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH20
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to. I work at your pace, helping you to explore what you really want, both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically, on areas of your life that you'd like to change or improve. If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life, then Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release. Offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to, empathised with and not judged.
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to. I work at your pace, helping you to explore what you really want, both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically, on areas of your life that you'd like to change or improve. If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life, then Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release. Offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to, empathised with and not judged.
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Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH10
If you are struggling to cope or left with the impact of trauma / abuse, i offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I draw upon a range of different approaches, specialising in Humanistic Integrative & Third Wave CBT. Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life? Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to. Gain insight, clarity and direction as you progress toward a better understanding, and improved mental health.
If you are struggling to cope or left with the impact of trauma / abuse, i offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I draw upon a range of different approaches, specialising in Humanistic Integrative & Third Wave CBT. Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life? Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to. Gain insight, clarity and direction as you progress toward a better understanding, and improved mental health.
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Amanda Leather
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH21  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a registered psychologist with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for over seventeen years including children and adolescents, adults, EIS (psychosis) and also prison mental health, so my experience is pretty varied. I believe that everybody is different and as such work to help develop an understanding of what is going on for you, before exploring what intervention is likely to be the most effective. I also complete ASC assessments as part of a multi disciplinary team
Hi, I am a registered psychologist with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for over seventeen years including children and adolescents, adults, EIS (psychosis) and also prison mental health, so my experience is pretty varied. I believe that everybody is different and as such work to help develop an understanding of what is going on for you, before exploring what intervention is likely to be the most effective. I also complete ASC assessments as part of a multi disciplinary team
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The Strength Within Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
I am a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to your needs. Some of the therapeutic approaches/frameworks I work with include CBT, CPT for PTSD, DBT, Gestalt, NARM, Person Centred, STAIR, Transactional Analysis. I specialise in Complex Trauma and some of the issues I work with are - Anxiety; Depression; Dissociative symptoms including DID; Emotional, Developmental Trauma; Existential Crisis; Identity Issues; Impulsivity; Interpersonal Issues; Bereavement; PD; PTSD; Self-harm; Suicidal Ideation, Shock Trauma
I am a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to your needs. Some of the therapeutic approaches/frameworks I work with include CBT, CPT for PTSD, DBT, Gestalt, NARM, Person Centred, STAIR, Transactional Analysis. I specialise in Complex Trauma and some of the issues I work with are - Anxiety; Depression; Dissociative symptoms including DID; Emotional, Developmental Trauma; Existential Crisis; Identity Issues; Impulsivity; Interpersonal Issues; Bereavement; PD; PTSD; Self-harm; Suicidal Ideation, Shock Trauma
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Clear Mind Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor offering a confidential and affordable counselling service to individuals, who does not offer advice or tell you what to do but enables a time and space for you to gather your thoughts and gain a greater insight/awareness of yourself leading to change or acceptance of your situation.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor offering a confidential and affordable counselling service to individuals, who does not offer advice or tell you what to do but enables a time and space for you to gather your thoughts and gain a greater insight/awareness of yourself leading to change or acceptance of your situation.
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Peter Lasek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
As an anxiety specialist with 8 years of experience, I have been dedicated to helping clients understand and reduce their anxiety. My approach involves three stages 1 - Understanding the roots of anxiety - Identifying the underlaying causes of anxiety through thorough exploration. 2 - Developing coping strategies - utilizing various therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic approach, person-centred approach and CBT. 3 - Applying coping strategies in day to day life - encouraging clients to commit to completing homework tasks between the sessions to integrate these strategies into daily routine
As an anxiety specialist with 8 years of experience, I have been dedicated to helping clients understand and reduce their anxiety. My approach involves three stages 1 - Understanding the roots of anxiety - Identifying the underlaying causes of anxiety through thorough exploration. 2 - Developing coping strategies - utilizing various therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic approach, person-centred approach and CBT. 3 - Applying coping strategies in day to day life - encouraging clients to commit to completing homework tasks between the sessions to integrate these strategies into daily routine
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Andrea Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH10
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
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Keely Sadler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
It can be daunting reaching out to find the right therapist for you, with so many to choose from on this site. I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I work with both individuals and couples and am able to offer you short and long term therapy. I'm a GSRD (gender, sexual and relationship diversity) therapist and my approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are led by you at your pace.
It can be daunting reaching out to find the right therapist for you, with so many to choose from on this site. I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I work with both individuals and couples and am able to offer you short and long term therapy. I'm a GSRD (gender, sexual and relationship diversity) therapist and my approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are led by you at your pace.
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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.