Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in City of London, London

See all counsellors in City of London, London
Photo of Susanne Thomson: Counselling & Psychotherapy , Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Susanne Thomson: Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I trained in the Pluralistic approach which embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. The starting point of counselling is to build a good therapeutic relationship. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
01382 250551
View
City of London
London EC3R
& Online
Photo of Chris Beale, Psychologist in City of London, London, England
Chris Beale
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I find that most clients are struggling because they lack coping strategies to manage distress, but also often because they are out of touch with what is important to them, their values, their strengths, their preferred life directions, and there are barriers such as anxiety, fear and/or emotional discomfort which lead to avoidance and other unhelpful behaviours. In turn, these factors thwart their goals and increase distress. Clients want reduced distress and increased pleasure and engagement with a life in which they can feel confident and empowered.
020 3984 8665
View
City of London
London EC2R
& Online
Photo of Stephen Christopher O’Toole, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Stephen Christopher O’Toole
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I’m here to offer my expertise and and my eight years of therapeutic experience to those who feel they need support and understanding, in whatever area of their life has become difficult. Together we can seek the answers to your issues and hopefully as we explore, we will come to a clearer place with more security and more peace than we had before. We are on path whilst you are int her apt and there will both joys and challenges along that road.
01992 929597
View
City of London
London E2
& Online
Photo of Ioanna Matte, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
Ioanna Matte
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Psychologist. I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London and online since 2010. I work with adults and couples dealing with a wide range of difficulties; individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma; and with the LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent communities. My practice is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I endeavour to understand and acknowledge how intersecting identities and socio-political context affect our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self.
020 3835 2430
View
City of London
London EC4Y
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Isil Aysegul Sansoy, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
Isil Aysegul Sansoy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
We get a sense of ourselves in the context of our relationships in childhood, and as we find our way in life, we can get trapped in dysfunctional patterns. The aim is to find a compassionate inner connection that would free us from these patterns in therapy. Openness and commitment are important qualities in making the most out of it. The process will get challenging from time to time, as life does as well. The important thing here is to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship that would enable us to work through these challenges in a relational way as we transform ourselves and our lives based on our desires.
020 4538 7606
View
City of London
London EC2M
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Dr. Jason Chan, Psychologist in City of London, London, England
Dr. Jason Chan
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
A Principal Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of experience of working in and leading NHS Psychology Services, and an expert in CBT, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Emotion-focused therapy, EMDR, Acceptance-commitment Therapy and Mindfulness approaches. I offer incisive, experiential, and highly effective treatments designed to help you overcome your distress and effect lasting changes. Seeking help is a major life step. I commit to providing a safe, professional and personalized treatment experience to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life that you can truly value.
020 3962 0919
View
City of London
London EC2M
& Online
Photo of Tony Chapman, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
Tony Chapman
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Personal crisis and suffering provide opportunities for self-awareness and for supporting you in discovering patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, I help you to stand back and explore your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I specialise in anxiety, abuse, trauma and addiction, areas that are so often interlinked. If you would just like to ask a question in confidence or make an arrangement to meet in person or online, please make contact.
020 8106 1977
View
City of London
London EC2R
& Online
Photo of Liam West, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Liam West
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
•Working remotely only at present ! Set up Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Whatspp or whatver works best for you • I am a professional trained BACP registered Integrative therapist. I provide a safe and secure environment, one where clients can comfortably open up and share their deepest thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic bond is unique and special, and we will work together in a move towards true self awareness and self acceptance. Whatever it is that you’re struggling with, you don’t need to go through it alone
07445 802593
View
City of London
London EC1Y
& Online
Photo of Dennis Sweeney, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Dennis Sweeney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Our surroundings and relationships take part in shaping who we have become, furthermore how we function. Sometimes we can sense that something isn’t quite right, or things have changed. This can be baffling and difficult to manage, while trying to live the life you want. Identifying what’s going on and how this affects you, can bring a wealth of understanding. This can be liberating and refreshing, helping ease undesirable difficulties. Perhaps different perspectives will emerge and, talking through these parts are notable for resolving old unconscious patterns that hinder daily life.
020 3974 2673
View
City of London
London EC4N
& Online
Photo of BreakFree Therapy & Coaching, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
BreakFree Therapy & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Bradley Edwin. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/REBT/SST/OAAT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Trauma Treatments, Working with Personality Disorders (PD), and Cognitive Behaviour Coaching. I am also a Life/Personal Development Coach. My approach as a CBT/DBT/Trauma Psychotherapist and Life Coach is collaborative and client-centred. My primary aim is to work with you to help you achieve your desired goals. I will treat you with openness, flexibility and respect. I will listen and engage you in a non-judgemental way. I will work with you to help you find your way.
020 3856 8576
View
City of London
London EC2M
& Online
Photo of Maja Anna Kwiatkowski, Psychologist in City of London, London, England
Maja Anna Kwiatkowski
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can imagine, given that you are here, there may be something in your life that is causing you discomfort. Welcome, and well done for taking the first step towards getting some support. Some people seek out therapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time; others may want help for relationship difficulties, self-destructive habits or a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Sometimes, unexpected changes or circumstances also bring people into therapy - for example, going through a divorce, feeling overwhelmed by a new job, or grieving the loss of a family member.
View
City of London
London EC2M
& Online
Photo of Adriana Gordon, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Adriana Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Central London and Online, offering private therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. I offer a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you, where you'll be able to discuss your problems and difficulties. You will feel respected, understood and valued; and we will work together towards the changes you want in your life. Please email me and we can have a brief conversation and book your first session.
020 3870 2414
View
City of London
London EC3R
& Online
Photo of Dr Anna Flo Arcas, Psychologist in City of London, London, England
Dr Anna Flo Arcas
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in London, with experience in a wide variety of settings, including the NHS, third sector, and private organisations. My areas of expertise are trauma, mood, and affective and relational difficulties, and I have worked in specialist services in these areas for nearly 10 years. I work from an integrative perspective, and thus adapt my work to the experiences and needs of each client. I have a special interest in critical approaches to mental health; linguistically sensitive services; and working with different forms of expression, including through the body, with objects, music, or art.
020 3994 2237
View
City of London
London SE1
& Online
Photo of Lisa Home, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
Lisa Home
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
020 3872 0713
View
City of London
London EC4Y
& Online
Photo of East London & City Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
East London & City Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I help survivors of sexual abuse and violence, abusive relationships and other forms of violent trauma, whose trauma impacts on their minds, bodies, relationships and lives. I work with mind and body to help people recover as trauma is often held in the body, so its harder to put into words. I help people living with Chronic Lower Back Pain, where aggravated through depression, trauma or anxiety, through therapy & exercise as I am a Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist Personal Trainer as well. I am a Pilates Teacher, offering group and individual sessions for chronic lower back pain,
020 3984 7987 x079569
View
City of London
London WC1V
& Online
Photo of Katherine Ross, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Katherine Ross
Counsellor, MSc
Verified
Verified
My approach is Person Centered and this means that each person's individuality is prized and I will respond to your unique needs. Understanding your subjective experience will underpin our sessions with the ultimate aim to harness your tendency towards change or growth and the fulfillment of your potential. I seek to build a non-judgmental relationship that is based on openness and allows for mutual exploration of the content that you bring. This process may lead to greater self-understanding, changes in behavior, new ways of coping, and improved wellbeing.
020 3962 1898
View
City of London
London EC3V
& Online
Photo of Alex Ioannou, Psychotherapist in City of London, London, England
Alex Ioannou
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Verified
Hi. I am deeply passionate about helping you reconnect to your own innate facility to heal yourself and your relationships. To support you to create the conditions for a felt sense of ease, purposefulness and satisfaction in life. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed or stuck in your personal or professional life, whether you have experienced a profound loss, a traumatic event that shook you to your core, or you are simply looking for a way to heal and grow, I will meet you with respect, understanding and confidentiality. However hard a challenge may seem, there are many possibilities to find resolve and ease.
020 4538 8366
View
City of London
London SE1
& Online
Photo of Small Talk Counselling, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Small Talk Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can sometimes be so complex and difficult that we do not always feel able to sort it out and get back to feeling "normal again". The complexity of life and the hardships that some people have to endure has always fascinated me, and having experienced many personal losses and life changing events myself, my passion has grown, and I would like the opportunity to "make a difference" and support those when it is most needed. Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse or divorce can leave us feeling.
01527 913934
View
City of London
London SE1
& Online
Photo of Gabriela Talavera, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Gabriela Talavera
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. Whether you are feeling depressed or anxious, stuck or confused, I can help you to have a better understanding of yourself so you can begin to consider and perhaps make different choices. In my approach we explore your past and present relationships with people to have a better understanding of what is affecting you. I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about your problems. I can help you to gain a different perspective on yourself, which in turn can help you to arrive at your own decisions and conclusions with more clarity and confidence.
020 3962 2082
View
City of London
London EC1A
& Online
Photo of Lee Millward, Counsellor in City of London, London, England
Lee Millward
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It’s not unusual to have feelings that weigh us down and reach a stage of great distress and hopelessness. Whether you feel you are in crisis or just want to get to grips with thoughts and feelings that may be disturbing you, I can help. You might feel anxiety, depression, anger or shame. You might be having relationship problems or going through big changes in your life like the loss of a loved one or a job that have a big impact on you and you need help to cope with. Or there may be something inside you that you have lived with for some time and that gets in the way and prevents you from leading a fuller and happier life.
020 3984 7552
View
City of London
London E1
& Online

See more therapy options for City of London, London

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.