Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Bristol

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Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
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.
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
Waitlist for new clients
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
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Leanne McEvoy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
Hello, I'm Leanne, a senior Clinical Psychologist and trauma specialist offering psychotherapy with heart. I create a warm, safe and nurturing environment for clients to heal from difficult experiences and trauma from the past in order to have greater well-being in the future. I believe that therapy and trauma processing can be a poignant and even beautiful experience when we learn to hold all parts of ourselves with warmth, compassion and acceptance. In the words of John O'Donohue 'May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.'
Hello, I'm Leanne, a senior Clinical Psychologist and trauma specialist offering psychotherapy with heart. I create a warm, safe and nurturing environment for clients to heal from difficult experiences and trauma from the past in order to have greater well-being in the future. I believe that therapy and trauma processing can be a poignant and even beautiful experience when we learn to hold all parts of ourselves with warmth, compassion and acceptance. In the words of John O'Donohue 'May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.'
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Dr Maddy Harris
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi, I’m Maddy. I am a clinical psychologist with over ten years’ experience working in psychology and mental health services in the NHS. I am trained in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy). I specialise in working with people who have experienced difficulties or trauma in their past which continue to affect them now. These kinds of experiences can affect us emotionally, sometimes leading to intense and overwhelming feelings, or feeling numb and disconnected. Experiences like these can also affect our relationships with ourselves and other people.
Hi, I’m Maddy. I am a clinical psychologist with over ten years’ experience working in psychology and mental health services in the NHS. I am trained in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy). I specialise in working with people who have experienced difficulties or trauma in their past which continue to affect them now. These kinds of experiences can affect us emotionally, sometimes leading to intense and overwhelming feelings, or feeling numb and disconnected. Experiences like these can also affect our relationships with ourselves and other people.
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Simone Passos
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
The psychologist can help you. Count on the support of a professional. Many think that the psychologist is exclusive for mental illnesses, this is a myth, the psychologist works in several areas and uses the best and specific knowledge to help people to have an improvement, guidance or even a determination that generates doubts in several aspects of your everyday life.
The psychologist can help you. Count on the support of a professional. Many think that the psychologist is exclusive for mental illnesses, this is a myth, the psychologist works in several areas and uses the best and specific knowledge to help people to have an improvement, guidance or even a determination that generates doubts in several aspects of your everyday life.
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Kaur Therapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or confused about your current situation, we will work collaboratively to gain further insight on how you are affected by this. In time you will have a better understanding of how to manage these concerns and arrive at a satisfactory resolution. Having worked in mental health for 23 years, I have gained specialist knowledge and experience of working with an extensive range of presenting issues. I trained as a humanistic/person-centred counsellor, then went on to train as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, added to that I work interculturally, providing a safe non-judgmental therapeutic space.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or confused about your current situation, we will work collaboratively to gain further insight on how you are affected by this. In time you will have a better understanding of how to manage these concerns and arrive at a satisfactory resolution. Having worked in mental health for 23 years, I have gained specialist knowledge and experience of working with an extensive range of presenting issues. I trained as a humanistic/person-centred counsellor, then went on to train as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, added to that I work interculturally, providing a safe non-judgmental therapeutic space.
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Michael Cousin
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
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Photo of Joanne King Art Therapist, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Joanne King Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
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Dr Eoin Earley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
I believe in the power of opening up, and while I will draw on theory and knowledge to support each individual client, I am led by the client and their individual needs. An ideal client is someone who wishes to build a therapeutic space alongside me, allowing me to facilitate safety and build trust. I am interested in helping others to develop personal growth and insight through the relational dynamics they experience.
I believe in the power of opening up, and while I will draw on theory and knowledge to support each individual client, I am led by the client and their individual needs. An ideal client is someone who wishes to build a therapeutic space alongside me, allowing me to facilitate safety and build trust. I am interested in helping others to develop personal growth and insight through the relational dynamics they experience.
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Hannah Paton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Has your drink or drug use started to get on top of you? Are you experiencing difficulties in relationships with those around you? Have you turned to self-destructive patterns of behaviour in an attempt to cope with low mood, difficult experiences or traumatic events? If this sounds like you then my years of experience as a Counsellor in the fields of substance misuse and in healing trauma may help to heal your fragmented parts and build your own motivation to make the behavioural changes you desire. Please follow the link to my website, where you can find out more about me and the way that I work.
Has your drink or drug use started to get on top of you? Are you experiencing difficulties in relationships with those around you? Have you turned to self-destructive patterns of behaviour in an attempt to cope with low mood, difficult experiences or traumatic events? If this sounds like you then my years of experience as a Counsellor in the fields of substance misuse and in healing trauma may help to heal your fragmented parts and build your own motivation to make the behavioural changes you desire. Please follow the link to my website, where you can find out more about me and the way that I work.
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Indigo Moon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS30  (Online Only)
I offer a safe, compassionate non-judgmental space for the client to explore whatever is troubling them Through this work the client will hopefully achieve their desired outcome and restore some peace in their life. My predominate client base has been around Domestic abuse and Addiction, although I also have experience in loss and grief, family issues, narcissistic abuse anxiety and depression and peri and postnatal illness. I am working through video calling for all clients now as this allows me more flexibility to meet my clients needs. I use many different approaches in my client work dependent of the clients needs.
I offer a safe, compassionate non-judgmental space for the client to explore whatever is troubling them Through this work the client will hopefully achieve their desired outcome and restore some peace in their life. My predominate client base has been around Domestic abuse and Addiction, although I also have experience in loss and grief, family issues, narcissistic abuse anxiety and depression and peri and postnatal illness. I am working through video calling for all clients now as this allows me more flexibility to meet my clients needs. I use many different approaches in my client work dependent of the clients needs.
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Photo of Nazeia Rani, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Nazeia Rani
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
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Maria Brooks
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Trauma, Eating Disorder and Addiction Specialist. As well as ‘talking therapy’ and 'somatic (body) work' I incorporate eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy into my practice. To treat a range of psychological issues including complex trauma and attachment issues.
If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Trauma, Eating Disorder and Addiction Specialist. As well as ‘talking therapy’ and 'somatic (body) work' I incorporate eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy into my practice. To treat a range of psychological issues including complex trauma and attachment issues.
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Craig Davies
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS34
My name is Craig Davies and I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist available for short and longer-term treatment. I hold full UKCP registration. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in relationships or patterns in your life that you want to change, psychotherapy can be an effective way of addressing these issues from within. I offer a comfortable and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I work in accordance with the code of ethics of UKCP.
My name is Craig Davies and I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist available for short and longer-term treatment. I hold full UKCP registration. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in relationships or patterns in your life that you want to change, psychotherapy can be an effective way of addressing these issues from within. I offer a comfortable and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I work in accordance with the code of ethics of UKCP.
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Photo of Eric William Blencowe, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Eric William Blencowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I believe the most important thing in counselling is to develop a relationship of trust and confidence between therapist and client. I provide clients with a safe, confidential and warm space for them to reflect on the challenges they bring. Coming to counselling can be a daunting step; as a result it is that much more important to come into an accepting, empathic, non-judgemental environment. I take the view that there is no single approach that can be helpful to you in all situations. This gives more choice of how you want to look at your issues and creates flexibility to tailor therapy to your individual needs and aspirations.
I believe the most important thing in counselling is to develop a relationship of trust and confidence between therapist and client. I provide clients with a safe, confidential and warm space for them to reflect on the challenges they bring. Coming to counselling can be a daunting step; as a result it is that much more important to come into an accepting, empathic, non-judgemental environment. I take the view that there is no single approach that can be helpful to you in all situations. This gives more choice of how you want to look at your issues and creates flexibility to tailor therapy to your individual needs and aspirations.
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Photo of Selena Reid, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Selena Reid
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy. I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support. My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy. I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support. My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
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Dr Michelle Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS9
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
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Dr Shelley Kerr
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bristol BS3
We all want to enjoy the lives we have, not be bogged down in self criticism, overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in spirals of negative thinking, or be haunted by the past. If you find yourself here because you're struggling with anxiety, depression, painful emotions, self criticism, or patterns of coping that are damaging your life and your relationships, then you're in the right place. Again and again I have seen the power of compassion in releasing people from the suffering that can come with these cycles. With the right support you too can take the courageous, and sometimes painful steps towards becoming the person you'd like to be.
We all want to enjoy the lives we have, not be bogged down in self criticism, overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in spirals of negative thinking, or be haunted by the past. If you find yourself here because you're struggling with anxiety, depression, painful emotions, self criticism, or patterns of coping that are damaging your life and your relationships, then you're in the right place. Again and again I have seen the power of compassion in releasing people from the suffering that can come with these cycles. With the right support you too can take the courageous, and sometimes painful steps towards becoming the person you'd like to be.
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Photo of Ana Jorge, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Ana Jorge
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2  (Online Only)
Are you feeling confused, lost, scared, overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Many people experience the same. Psychotherapy can help you to understand what lies beneath these emotions and support you in bringing balance to your life. I am a psychotherapist with a wide range of experience working with clients (children, adolescents and adults) in various places. In particular, I have worked in-depth with complex trauma, attachment problems, clients who are in abusive relationships with their partners or family and problems related to the body; I use body techniques to help clients to self-regulate states of panic/anxiety.
Are you feeling confused, lost, scared, overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Many people experience the same. Psychotherapy can help you to understand what lies beneath these emotions and support you in bringing balance to your life. I am a psychotherapist with a wide range of experience working with clients (children, adolescents and adults) in various places. In particular, I have worked in-depth with complex trauma, attachment problems, clients who are in abusive relationships with their partners or family and problems related to the body; I use body techniques to help clients to self-regulate states of panic/anxiety.
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Photo of Hannah Stewart, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Hannah Stewart
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
Psychotherapy deals with current problems. You may come because of a particular relationship issue or you may not be sure exactly what the problem is but find yourself repeating painful or limiting patterns in life. It may only be through talking to someone that you gain an understanding of what you want to work on. Therapy can be a gradual unfolding process where you have the opportunity to understand how you have become the person you are. This may include talking about how the past has influenced you, exploring your relationships then and now and the way you respond to your life as it is.
Psychotherapy deals with current problems. You may come because of a particular relationship issue or you may not be sure exactly what the problem is but find yourself repeating painful or limiting patterns in life. It may only be through talking to someone that you gain an understanding of what you want to work on. Therapy can be a gradual unfolding process where you have the opportunity to understand how you have become the person you are. This may include talking about how the past has influenced you, exploring your relationships then and now and the way you respond to your life as it is.
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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.