Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Chichester

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Barbara Elizabeth Hann
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chichester PO19  (Online Only)
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
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Lana Kelleher Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO19
My job is to help you look after your emotional and mental wellbeing in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. We will work together to understand and clarify your concerns, explore your difficulties and identify meaningful and lasting changes you would like to make in order to improve your life. My job will not stop there as I will empower you to achieve your goals, find your own solutions to your problems, develop your own strengths and skills that you can use when dealing with life challenges.
My job is to help you look after your emotional and mental wellbeing in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. We will work together to understand and clarify your concerns, explore your difficulties and identify meaningful and lasting changes you would like to make in order to improve your life. My job will not stop there as I will empower you to achieve your goals, find your own solutions to your problems, develop your own strengths and skills that you can use when dealing with life challenges.
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Ellie Simpson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chichester PO20
I am a Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people in the Chichester area offering long and short term therapy. I work face to face in my therapy room, offer walk & talk sessions and online session. You may be struggling with your thoughts, your feelings, your behaviours, and your life situation at the moment. Not knowing how to overcome these difficulties can feel overwhelming. I can help you explore this in order to empower you, to make the necessary changes to live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people in the Chichester area offering long and short term therapy. I work face to face in my therapy room, offer walk & talk sessions and online session. You may be struggling with your thoughts, your feelings, your behaviours, and your life situation at the moment. Not knowing how to overcome these difficulties can feel overwhelming. I can help you explore this in order to empower you, to make the necessary changes to live a more fulfilling life.
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Shanti therapeutic practice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO18
I am here to help you through this difficult time, even if the issues you face feel insurmountable; we will use our time to develop a genuine and professional relationship which becomes the platform for your discovery and growth. The therapeutic space will make you feel comfortable, trusting and safe, and I will support you to make positive changes in your life. I use a wide range of creative therapies to provide every opportunity to explore your worries. Ultimately we all want to be happy and able to enjoy all that life has to offer; you have the power to take control of the problems weighing you down, let me help you achieve it.
I am here to help you through this difficult time, even if the issues you face feel insurmountable; we will use our time to develop a genuine and professional relationship which becomes the platform for your discovery and growth. The therapeutic space will make you feel comfortable, trusting and safe, and I will support you to make positive changes in your life. I use a wide range of creative therapies to provide every opportunity to explore your worries. Ultimately we all want to be happy and able to enjoy all that life has to offer; you have the power to take control of the problems weighing you down, let me help you achieve it.
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Alison Cassy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO19
I am an Accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor, supporting individual and couple clients to explore a wide range of personal and sex and relationship issues. I am a registered sex addiction therapist, supporting sex and pornography addiction issues and a registered StopSo therapist, working with contact and online sex offending issues. Currently in-training as a Psychosexual Therapist, I can offer you support with sexual function problems such as premature/delayed ejaculation, unreliable erections, painful sex and penetration problems, low libido and orgasm difficulties. I am an LGBTQ+ positive and kink aware therapist.
I am an Accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor, supporting individual and couple clients to explore a wide range of personal and sex and relationship issues. I am a registered sex addiction therapist, supporting sex and pornography addiction issues and a registered StopSo therapist, working with contact and online sex offending issues. Currently in-training as a Psychosexual Therapist, I can offer you support with sexual function problems such as premature/delayed ejaculation, unreliable erections, painful sex and penetration problems, low libido and orgasm difficulties. I am an LGBTQ+ positive and kink aware therapist.
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Dr Hannah Graydon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chichester PO19
Registered counselling psychologist with over 10 years experience of working with people with a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. As a counselling psychologist I draw upon a variety of evidence based models in order to support you in the most effective way. Trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT , mindfulness and EMDR. This means I can deliver treatment that is specifically designed for your needs. Experienced across a variety of settings (young people’s services, charities such as Mind, NHS), I currently work in the NHS and run a private practice for adults and young people.
Registered counselling psychologist with over 10 years experience of working with people with a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. As a counselling psychologist I draw upon a variety of evidence based models in order to support you in the most effective way. Trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT , mindfulness and EMDR. This means I can deliver treatment that is specifically designed for your needs. Experienced across a variety of settings (young people’s services, charities such as Mind, NHS), I currently work in the NHS and run a private practice for adults and young people.
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Victoria Clancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO20
Hi, I am Vicky, I offer face to face and online psychotherapy; play and art therapy for children and young people in the Sussex area. I have a private room located in Oving, Chichester as well as working in schools and other locations in West Sussex. I also offer support for parents, teachers and professionals. I specialise in working with young people who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms and behavioural difficulties. My website explains this in more detail: victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk or you may prefer to give me a call or email to find out more: 07867 433 558, victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk.
Hi, I am Vicky, I offer face to face and online psychotherapy; play and art therapy for children and young people in the Sussex area. I have a private room located in Oving, Chichester as well as working in schools and other locations in West Sussex. I also offer support for parents, teachers and professionals. I specialise in working with young people who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms and behavioural difficulties. My website explains this in more detail: victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk or you may prefer to give me a call or email to find out more: 07867 433 558, victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk.
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Louise Mahoney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chichester PO20
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
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Mel Crowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO18  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right counsellor for you! Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting? Were you treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent? Do they still treat you badly even though you're an adult? Do they ever give you the silent treatment? Does all this still affect you today, and you can’t stop thinking about the way they treated you? Does this leave you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it or how to get over it? If so, then you might be feeling really hurt and alone, unable to see a way out.
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right counsellor for you! Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting? Were you treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent? Do they still treat you badly even though you're an adult? Do they ever give you the silent treatment? Does all this still affect you today, and you can’t stop thinking about the way they treated you? Does this leave you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it or how to get over it? If so, then you might be feeling really hurt and alone, unable to see a way out.
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Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO19
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
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Kim Hosier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chichester PO18
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
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Colin Chapman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chichester PO18
There may be occasions in our lives when we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us and the world we experience. I provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences within a relationship that is free of the fears we may hold about disclosing to people we know. I offer a relationship of trust, honesty and openness that allows you to explore your story, thoughts, hopes and fears, in a safe, supportive, confidential place, free of external influences and judgement, providing an opportunity for personal insight and change.
There may be occasions in our lives when we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us and the world we experience. I provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences within a relationship that is free of the fears we may hold about disclosing to people we know. I offer a relationship of trust, honesty and openness that allows you to explore your story, thoughts, hopes and fears, in a safe, supportive, confidential place, free of external influences and judgement, providing an opportunity for personal insight and change.
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Shameem Slow
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chichester PO18
I have a specialist interest in working with people who have suffered or are suffering abuse. Abuse can happen to anyone, any gender any age any type such as physical, emotional, sexual and even financial. I will create a safe environment where it is warm and non judgemental. I will be open and genuine so we are able to work towards growth, change and your full potential. We can do this by talking, or creatively by art or a sand tray, which can bridge what is going on in the unconscious to the conscious to then become aware of what may be holding us back.
I have a specialist interest in working with people who have suffered or are suffering abuse. Abuse can happen to anyone, any gender any age any type such as physical, emotional, sexual and even financial. I will create a safe environment where it is warm and non judgemental. I will be open and genuine so we are able to work towards growth, change and your full potential. We can do this by talking, or creatively by art or a sand tray, which can bridge what is going on in the unconscious to the conscious to then become aware of what may be holding us back.
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Fiona Grace Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Bognor Regis PO22
It's not always easy to reach out and ask for support. We often feel that we can manage on our own or don't want to bother anyone with our thoughts and feelings. It can be hard to find a balance between work, relationships, family & other commitments to prioritise yourself. No matter what brings you to therapy the most important part is the relationship we will share. I aim to ensure you feel heard & give you a space to work through anything you want to bring to help you have a greater insight & self-awareness and I will walk alongside you on this journey. Counselling isn't a one size fits all package it's as individual as you are.
It's not always easy to reach out and ask for support. We often feel that we can manage on our own or don't want to bother anyone with our thoughts and feelings. It can be hard to find a balance between work, relationships, family & other commitments to prioritise yourself. No matter what brings you to therapy the most important part is the relationship we will share. I aim to ensure you feel heard & give you a space to work through anything you want to bring to help you have a greater insight & self-awareness and I will walk alongside you on this journey. Counselling isn't a one size fits all package it's as individual as you are.
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Catherine Burnard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southbourne PO10
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
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Becker Cox
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hayling Island PO11
I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Havant PO9
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Emsworth PO10
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
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Cora Metelerkamp
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Havant PO9
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
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Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, awarded by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, awarded by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
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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.