Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Brighton

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Leslie Laine
Brighton BN1
I work to enable a person to be their natural self, to discover more and more how life wants them to be, even though life may have been full of difficult circumstances which have left their mark, and sometimes even destroying a person’s ability to live effectively and in harmony with themselves.
I work to enable a person to be their natural self, to discover more and more how life wants them to be, even though life may have been full of difficult circumstances which have left their mark, and sometimes even destroying a person’s ability to live effectively and in harmony with themselves.
01903 959591 View 01903 959591
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Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available.
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available.
01825 705362 View 01825 705362
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Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
01275 408887 View 01275 408887
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Andrea Percy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighton BN2
I work relationally to help clients understand how past experiences and relationships might be impacting current difficulties. Therapy can help make changes to these often hard-wired patterns and facilitate the development of more healthy fulfilling relationships. By building a relationship based upon trust, empathy and acceptance therapy enables a greater awareness and understanding of how and where difficulties have arisen and provides the conditions for change to occur.
I work relationally to help clients understand how past experiences and relationships might be impacting current difficulties. Therapy can help make changes to these often hard-wired patterns and facilitate the development of more healthy fulfilling relationships. By building a relationship based upon trust, empathy and acceptance therapy enables a greater awareness and understanding of how and where difficulties have arisen and provides the conditions for change to occur.
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Kathleen McCabe
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified
Brighton BN1
I would say that an important element of analytic work is that it helps to build real internal strength; one that can enable you to know and accept yourself. For People who are able to make use of analytic work, it can provide translatable skills that help deal with ongoing difficulties, not just the ones that brought you to therapy. Analytic therapy can be short term, but tends to be relatively long term work, dealing with issues that have likely been problematic for many years.
I would say that an important element of analytic work is that it helps to build real internal strength; one that can enable you to know and accept yourself. For People who are able to make use of analytic work, it can provide translatable skills that help deal with ongoing difficulties, not just the ones that brought you to therapy. Analytic therapy can be short term, but tends to be relatively long term work, dealing with issues that have likely been problematic for many years.
01273 092593 View 01273 092593
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Sabine Tendas
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello, I am Sabine, a Psychologist and Psychotherapist in advanced training. I believe in what the therapeutic relationship could offer: a nurturing environment where you can talk about your difficulties. This can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and your worries, which can be the first step for real change. My approach is guided by the “I am OK – You’re OK”: people are born OK and can re-decide their own life. I believe that a person can change their dysfunctional relational and behavioural patterns, if and when they are provided with a facilitating and non-judgemental environment. Please enquire for pricing info.
Hello, I am Sabine, a Psychologist and Psychotherapist in advanced training. I believe in what the therapeutic relationship could offer: a nurturing environment where you can talk about your difficulties. This can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and your worries, which can be the first step for real change. My approach is guided by the “I am OK – You’re OK”: people are born OK and can re-decide their own life. I believe that a person can change their dysfunctional relational and behavioural patterns, if and when they are provided with a facilitating and non-judgemental environment. Please enquire for pricing info.
020 3856 3669 View 020 3856 3669
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Anna Chiara Sicilia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Brighton BN2
Establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is one of the most important parts of effective psychological therapy. I am passionate in supporting people by creating a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficult topics in a comfortable way. I use an integrative approach drawing ideas from different psychological therapy models so that I can adapt the therapeutic space to the individual needs of my clients. I am a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist and have experience working across various settings within the NHS and private practice. I am passionate in working with people who identify as LGBTQ+.
Establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is one of the most important parts of effective psychological therapy. I am passionate in supporting people by creating a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficult topics in a comfortable way. I use an integrative approach drawing ideas from different psychological therapy models so that I can adapt the therapeutic space to the individual needs of my clients. I am a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist and have experience working across various settings within the NHS and private practice. I am passionate in working with people who identify as LGBTQ+.
01273 034687 View 01273 034687
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david J jordan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighton BN2
My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in the belief that the past shapes our present, in particular experiences from our early formative years. Exploring the impact of these experiences can help to understand why we feel stuck or why we continue to repeat unhelpful patterns and behaviours in our intimate relationships, our friendships or our professional lives. Humanistic therapy helps to discover what is truly important to you and what is not, and thereby helps you make better and more informed choices.
My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in the belief that the past shapes our present, in particular experiences from our early formative years. Exploring the impact of these experiences can help to understand why we feel stuck or why we continue to repeat unhelpful patterns and behaviours in our intimate relationships, our friendships or our professional lives. Humanistic therapy helps to discover what is truly important to you and what is not, and thereby helps you make better and more informed choices.
01273 092208 View 01273 092208
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Giovanni Felice Pace
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello, I'm Giovanni, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP Psychotherapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main vessel of real change. Therapy is a journey to be embarked safely, and it can help you with your pain. Together, we can try to explore that pain or uncertainty that hinders the possibility you have to live a full and meaningful life. We will work together towards your objectives, it doesn't matter how far they seem now or how painful is to think about them.
Hello, I'm Giovanni, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP Psychotherapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main vessel of real change. Therapy is a journey to be embarked safely, and it can help you with your pain. Together, we can try to explore that pain or uncertainty that hinders the possibility you have to live a full and meaningful life. We will work together towards your objectives, it doesn't matter how far they seem now or how painful is to think about them.
07480 487332 View 07480 487332
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Kevin Behan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
If there is dissatisfaction in your life, or pain that needs to be resolved, be it the pain of disconnection, depression, anger, bereavement or anxiety, counselling can help. I am an integrative therapist, and worked extensively with adults and young people. My knowledge and experience being an integrative therapist allows me to draw upon a range of approaches to work with you to explore what has been happening in your life up until now, and find ways to allow life being more satisfying, healthier and more meaningful.
If there is dissatisfaction in your life, or pain that needs to be resolved, be it the pain of disconnection, depression, anger, bereavement or anxiety, counselling can help. I am an integrative therapist, and worked extensively with adults and young people. My knowledge and experience being an integrative therapist allows me to draw upon a range of approaches to work with you to explore what has been happening in your life up until now, and find ways to allow life being more satisfying, healthier and more meaningful.
01273 032478 View 01273 032478
Photo of Jacqueline Light - Anxiety Trauma, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Jacqueline Light - Anxiety Trauma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN45
Firstly, welcome to my profile. The start of our counselling relationship together begins here. Here you can read about me, as your future counsellor. Are you feeling you would like to make some changes in your life ? I can offer you a place to take some time-out to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour to unpick your issues. Counselling allows you to discuss your issue/s and any difficult feelings and emotions you may encounter in a safe, confidential environment. Simply, it is reflecting on who you are & want to be, exploring your thoughts, feelings & difficulties in more depth, whilst I support you achieving your goals
Firstly, welcome to my profile. The start of our counselling relationship together begins here. Here you can read about me, as your future counsellor. Are you feeling you would like to make some changes in your life ? I can offer you a place to take some time-out to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour to unpick your issues. Counselling allows you to discuss your issue/s and any difficult feelings and emotions you may encounter in a safe, confidential environment. Simply, it is reflecting on who you are & want to be, exploring your thoughts, feelings & difficulties in more depth, whilst I support you achieving your goals
01273 092685 View 01273 092685
Photo of Lauenna Luddington, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Lauenna Luddington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I support students aged 16+, as well as adults affected by their time at school, including ex boarders. Being a student can be a hugely stressful experience. What should be an exciting and stimulating time can turn into a nightmare with low mood and self esteem; fear and anxiety. Sometimes, the impact is more subtle, and surviving difficult school experiences can force us to adapt in ways that can become unhelpful later in life. Our time at school can go on to influence us for many years to come. I have supported many adults affected by their school experiences, and struggling with the impact on their current lives.
I support students aged 16+, as well as adults affected by their time at school, including ex boarders. Being a student can be a hugely stressful experience. What should be an exciting and stimulating time can turn into a nightmare with low mood and self esteem; fear and anxiety. Sometimes, the impact is more subtle, and surviving difficult school experiences can force us to adapt in ways that can become unhelpful later in life. Our time at school can go on to influence us for many years to come. I have supported many adults affected by their school experiences, and struggling with the impact on their current lives.
01458 552284 View 01458 552284
Photo of Roisin Conheady, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Roisin Conheady
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I am an art psychotherapist that works with young people and adults. I have a calm and soft natured approach and value the importance of building a safe and trusting relationship with my client. Using art during the sessions can allow the client to feel more comfortable in the space, and can take away from the pressure of talking. Sometimes words may not be present, and art making can allow the individual to express difficulties in a non invasive way. I respect each individuals uniqueness, and offer warmth to support them through their journey.
I am an art psychotherapist that works with young people and adults. I have a calm and soft natured approach and value the importance of building a safe and trusting relationship with my client. Using art during the sessions can allow the client to feel more comfortable in the space, and can take away from the pressure of talking. Sometimes words may not be present, and art making can allow the individual to express difficulties in a non invasive way. I respect each individuals uniqueness, and offer warmth to support them through their journey.
01273 092376 View 01273 092376
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David Robert Cuff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
I am an experientially informed, person centred, psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. I believe we have our own path to cut through the woods in our unique life journey. The body keeps the score, and we are wiser than we think. I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential, Person Centred approach. I believe neurodiversity is a difference and not a disorder. I take a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, alive to all aspects of self and factors outside. For me, it's not about what's wrong with a person, it's about what has happened to them.
I am an experientially informed, person centred, psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. I believe we have our own path to cut through the woods in our unique life journey. The body keeps the score, and we are wiser than we think. I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential, Person Centred approach. I believe neurodiversity is a difference and not a disorder. I take a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, alive to all aspects of self and factors outside. For me, it's not about what's wrong with a person, it's about what has happened to them.
01273 034568 View 01273 034568
Photo of John Ashford James Colverson, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
John Ashford James Colverson
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Brighton BN2
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
01273 092821 View 01273 092821
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Carhan Raphael
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
I have been a counsellor since 2012, both in private practise and working for the YPC, Brighton, AGE UK and the YMCA/Wellbeing Service. As a humanistic/intergative therapist, I believe that you are the expert on yourself and I aim to provide the conditions which allow you to explore your motivations and themes, and make meaning from your own experience. I offer an empathic, non judgemental and respectful space. By building a relationship based on acceptance it becomes possible to look at, recognise and understand where problems in your life may have arisen. Counselling can be for anyone who feels lost, sad, lonely, confused.
I have been a counsellor since 2012, both in private practise and working for the YPC, Brighton, AGE UK and the YMCA/Wellbeing Service. As a humanistic/intergative therapist, I believe that you are the expert on yourself and I aim to provide the conditions which allow you to explore your motivations and themes, and make meaning from your own experience. I offer an empathic, non judgemental and respectful space. By building a relationship based on acceptance it becomes possible to look at, recognise and understand where problems in your life may have arisen. Counselling can be for anyone who feels lost, sad, lonely, confused.
01273 034665 View 01273 034665
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Sophie Broadbent
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello. I'm Sophie. I am a creative and thoughtful therapist, working outdoors and indoors in Brighton, UK. I offer an open and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. At your pace, and in a way that fits your unique needs. I have a professional background of over 20 years in TV production and more recently, carbon literacy education. My therapeutic counselling work is integrative. I am a registered member with the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework. If you’d like to see if we’re a good fit for working together, please contact me to arrange a free initial session. www.sophiebroadbentcounselling.com
Hello. I'm Sophie. I am a creative and thoughtful therapist, working outdoors and indoors in Brighton, UK. I offer an open and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. At your pace, and in a way that fits your unique needs. I have a professional background of over 20 years in TV production and more recently, carbon literacy education. My therapeutic counselling work is integrative. I am a registered member with the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework. If you’d like to see if we’re a good fit for working together, please contact me to arrange a free initial session. www.sophiebroadbentcounselling.com
01903 497581 View 01903 497581
Photo of Daniel Goldberg, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Daniel Goldberg
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Brighton BN2
For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. I’ve been a therapist for 23 years now . My special areas of interest are mid life crisis and beyond DEPRESSION, drug and alcohol dependence and Relationships . I worked as a bereavement counsellor for St Catherine’s hospice for four years and hence have valuable experience in this area . Narcissistic Pd. Anxiety disorders . Alcohol snd Drug addiction. Sex addiction Couple Counselling. Gas lighting snd abusive Relationship. Porn addic
For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. I’ve been a therapist for 23 years now . My special areas of interest are mid life crisis and beyond DEPRESSION, drug and alcohol dependence and Relationships . I worked as a bereavement counsellor for St Catherine’s hospice for four years and hence have valuable experience in this area . Narcissistic Pd. Anxiety disorders . Alcohol snd Drug addiction. Sex addiction Couple Counselling. Gas lighting snd abusive Relationship. Porn addic
01342 659107 View 01342 659107
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Yasmin Kapadia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
07890 108227 View 07890 108227
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Khanya Price-Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Brighton BN2
Dr. Price-Evans is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic psychologist passionate about providing evidence based psychological interventions to adults and young people with severe and enduring complex mental health conditions. She has a special interest in working in personality disorders, psychosis, complex trauma, and eating disorders and actively participates in the research and dissemination of new treatments and interventions alongside her NHS and private clinical practices.
Dr. Price-Evans is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic psychologist passionate about providing evidence based psychological interventions to adults and young people with severe and enduring complex mental health conditions. She has a special interest in working in personality disorders, psychosis, complex trauma, and eating disorders and actively participates in the research and dissemination of new treatments and interventions alongside her NHS and private clinical practices.
01273 092620 View 01273 092620

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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.