Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in London

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Ty Lloyd-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE15
Is this a time in your life that feels difficult? Life can be somewhat challenging and overwhelming at times. Counselling is a process that gives you space and time, in a confidential environment that allow you to express yourself freely enabling you, to make better sense of your feelings, emotions and fears. It is important that during this process you remain an individual and we find a way for you to express your thoughts and feelings, making it's essential to work with a flexible approach tailoring our work to your needs.
Is this a time in your life that feels difficult? Life can be somewhat challenging and overwhelming at times. Counselling is a process that gives you space and time, in a confidential environment that allow you to express yourself freely enabling you, to make better sense of your feelings, emotions and fears. It is important that during this process you remain an individual and we find a way for you to express your thoughts and feelings, making it's essential to work with a flexible approach tailoring our work to your needs.
020 8103 5675 View 020 8103 5675
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queens counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E4
I am a fully qualified and insured Integrated Psychotherapist, specialising in Trauma, Addiction and Relationships. I have a person-centred approach, whereby the understanding of the client, their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are the focus, as opposed to any 'labels' that they may have been told or feel that they carry. I am also qualified in EFT ('Tapping') Integrated Energy Techniques and Hypnotherapy, which are safe and effective ways to manage strong feelings, whether in the body or mind, and process difficult experiences, memories and situations.
I am a fully qualified and insured Integrated Psychotherapist, specialising in Trauma, Addiction and Relationships. I have a person-centred approach, whereby the understanding of the client, their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are the focus, as opposed to any 'labels' that they may have been told or feel that they carry. I am also qualified in EFT ('Tapping') Integrated Energy Techniques and Hypnotherapy, which are safe and effective ways to manage strong feelings, whether in the body or mind, and process difficult experiences, memories and situations.
020 3835 5625 View 020 3835 5625
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Jake Freedman
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
London W1W
I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I worked for five years providing long-term psychotherapy to individuals with histories of addiction and childhood trauma. This gave me an understanding of the extent to which adverse early experiences can impact on behaviour and psychic functioning in adulthood. Since then, I have undertaken post-qualifying training in the treatment of PTSD, C-PTSD and trauma-related dissociative disorders. I have a particular interest in states of depersonalisation and derealisation and keep up to date with relevant research in this area.
I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I worked for five years providing long-term psychotherapy to individuals with histories of addiction and childhood trauma. This gave me an understanding of the extent to which adverse early experiences can impact on behaviour and psychic functioning in adulthood. Since then, I have undertaken post-qualifying training in the treatment of PTSD, C-PTSD and trauma-related dissociative disorders. I have a particular interest in states of depersonalisation and derealisation and keep up to date with relevant research in this area.
020 3597 6659 View 020 3597 6659
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Dr Karina Pleitgen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE23
Many people seek therapy at some point in their life. This might be to address a specific problem, work through something in their past, or help them to move their life more in line with their values. During our initial meeting, we will develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and therapy goals in the context of your life experiences, your background and your current circumstances. This will allow us to create a treatment plan together that is specifically tailored to your individual needs, and aims to help you make meaningful changes. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your experiences.
Many people seek therapy at some point in their life. This might be to address a specific problem, work through something in their past, or help them to move their life more in line with their values. During our initial meeting, we will develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and therapy goals in the context of your life experiences, your background and your current circumstances. This will allow us to create a treatment plan together that is specifically tailored to your individual needs, and aims to help you make meaningful changes. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your experiences.
020 3048 4427 View 020 3048 4427
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Marc Dalal
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW14
I am a highly experienced therapist who is registered and accredited by the BACP. With a strong background in private practice, I have successfully worked with a diverse range of clients. As I currently have ample availability, I welcome new clients, whether they are seeking short-term or open-ended therapy. My expertise spans a wide spectrum, encompassing complex mental health conditions such as Dissociative Identity Disorder, as well as anxiety, anger management, and personal or relationship issues. I believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for all clients, regardless of the nature or severity of their challenges.
I am a highly experienced therapist who is registered and accredited by the BACP. With a strong background in private practice, I have successfully worked with a diverse range of clients. As I currently have ample availability, I welcome new clients, whether they are seeking short-term or open-ended therapy. My expertise spans a wide spectrum, encompassing complex mental health conditions such as Dissociative Identity Disorder, as well as anxiety, anger management, and personal or relationship issues. I believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for all clients, regardless of the nature or severity of their challenges.
01748 901233 View 01748 901233
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Andrew Baxter
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W5
Waitlist for new clients
There are many reasons why we enter psychotherapy, such as at times of unhappiness, difficulty or crisis. We may be struggling in our relationships, experiencing low self-esteem or suffering from a loss of meaning. Relational and developmental trauma symptoms can undermine our ability to fulfil our potential and/or form secure connections with others. Because our wounding often takes place in relation to another it follows that so too can our healing. My intention is to offer a compassionate, attuned and empathic presence, which can support a shared enquiry into your authentic experience, within a safe and non-judgmental space.
There are many reasons why we enter psychotherapy, such as at times of unhappiness, difficulty or crisis. We may be struggling in our relationships, experiencing low self-esteem or suffering from a loss of meaning. Relational and developmental trauma symptoms can undermine our ability to fulfil our potential and/or form secure connections with others. Because our wounding often takes place in relation to another it follows that so too can our healing. My intention is to offer a compassionate, attuned and empathic presence, which can support a shared enquiry into your authentic experience, within a safe and non-judgmental space.
020 3879 4320 View 020 3879 4320
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Dr Charlie Cole
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London N1C
Dr Charlie Cole is a registered Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Charlie combines extensive clinical experience and world-class training from University College London (UCL) to provide high-quality, evidence-based psychological therapy for a range of mental health difficulties. At the core of his practice is a commitment to developing personalised treatment plans that meet the unique needs of his clients, whilst creating a safe space for them to feel heard, understood, and empowered. Charlie also offers workplace wellbeing consultancy to well-known organisations.
Dr Charlie Cole is a registered Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Charlie combines extensive clinical experience and world-class training from University College London (UCL) to provide high-quality, evidence-based psychological therapy for a range of mental health difficulties. At the core of his practice is a commitment to developing personalised treatment plans that meet the unique needs of his clients, whilst creating a safe space for them to feel heard, understood, and empowered. Charlie also offers workplace wellbeing consultancy to well-known organisations.
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Kaur Therapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London W1S
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.
0117 463 4153 View 0117 463 4153
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Samantha Merry
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1U
Waitlist for new clients
I help adults like you to navigate complex family dynamics and make sense of difficult life experiences. Therapy for bereavement, PTSD, complex Trauma, dissociative disorders, menopause, and religious trauma. Maybe you hide parts of yourself from others for fear of being misunderstood. All parts of you are welcome to therapy.  I work well with people who feel awkward, confused or have a hard time identifying how they are feeling. Maybe you feel shame, overwhelm, anxiety or dissociate often. Do you have fragmented memories of the past or find yourself losing track of time? I offer a safe space to explore confusing experiences.
I help adults like you to navigate complex family dynamics and make sense of difficult life experiences. Therapy for bereavement, PTSD, complex Trauma, dissociative disorders, menopause, and religious trauma. Maybe you hide parts of yourself from others for fear of being misunderstood. All parts of you are welcome to therapy.  I work well with people who feel awkward, confused or have a hard time identifying how they are feeling. Maybe you feel shame, overwhelm, anxiety or dissociate often. Do you have fragmented memories of the past or find yourself losing track of time? I offer a safe space to explore confusing experiences.
07723 454122 View 07723 454122
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Susanne Thomson: Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC3R  (Online Only)
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. 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.
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. 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 01382 250551
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Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W2  (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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Carolyn Thompson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW14
I work respectfully with a diverse range of clients and situations bringing a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I work with many issues including, (but not exhaustive) sexual abuse and trauma, disassociation, PTSD and complex PDST, relationships, family dynamics, cancer, dementia, addictions and carer support. It is helpful to bring what may be troubling you, either from the past or present to the safety of a counselling relationship. Many people find they are then more confident to be able to make positive changes in their lives through counselling support. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
I work respectfully with a diverse range of clients and situations bringing a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I work with many issues including, (but not exhaustive) sexual abuse and trauma, disassociation, PTSD and complex PDST, relationships, family dynamics, cancer, dementia, addictions and carer support. It is helpful to bring what may be troubling you, either from the past or present to the safety of a counselling relationship. Many people find they are then more confident to be able to make positive changes in their lives through counselling support. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
020 3835 4314 View 020 3835 4314
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Nathan Owusu
MSc
Verified Verified
London E10
I create a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients to have a space to talk about their issues. Having many years of experience working with a variety of clients that present having complex needs such as emotional regulation, relationships, , I understand the importance of demonstrating a person centered approach. I help the individual to understand what the issues are, articulate how it is effecting them and find useful psychological strategies to support them through everyday life.
I create a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients to have a space to talk about their issues. Having many years of experience working with a variety of clients that present having complex needs such as emotional regulation, relationships, , I understand the importance of demonstrating a person centered approach. I help the individual to understand what the issues are, articulate how it is effecting them and find useful psychological strategies to support them through everyday life.
01708 983024 View 01708 983024
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Olivia Djouadi
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W14  (Online Only)
Your life can start to go in a new direction from the resources gained in therapy. I have been working over a decade as a UKCP psychotherapist in helping people to begin again or improve where they are in life. My experience assists those with dissociation, trauma, stress, adoption and situations that have a negative affect on life. I can help you take the steps to a new you. It can feel lonely sitting with a feelings that remain present. I have lived in 8 countries so know moving is not simple and can leave difficult feelings. I am also trained to give the SCID-D assessment for a psychological diagnosis in dissociative disorders.
Your life can start to go in a new direction from the resources gained in therapy. I have been working over a decade as a UKCP psychotherapist in helping people to begin again or improve where they are in life. My experience assists those with dissociation, trauma, stress, adoption and situations that have a negative affect on life. I can help you take the steps to a new you. It can feel lonely sitting with a feelings that remain present. I have lived in 8 countries so know moving is not simple and can leave difficult feelings. I am also trained to give the SCID-D assessment for a psychological diagnosis in dissociative disorders.
020 3984 9310 View 020 3984 9310
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Dr Victoria Watton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W5
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
01939 554492 View 01939 554492
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Hidden Gem Psychology Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE1  (Online Only)
I am passionate about trauma-informed care and utilise a whole-person approach. Trauma can often underpin common mental health difficulties, and I can work with you to process the source of your difficulties and/or focus on your current symptoms. You may wish to focus on your current experiences of depression, anxiety, etc., or wish to address the underlying difficulties that have led to these. I also have a keen interest in complex trauma, dissociation, childhood emotional neglect, medically unexplained symptoms, functional neurological disorder, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other physical difficulties.
I am passionate about trauma-informed care and utilise a whole-person approach. Trauma can often underpin common mental health difficulties, and I can work with you to process the source of your difficulties and/or focus on your current symptoms. You may wish to focus on your current experiences of depression, anxiety, etc., or wish to address the underlying difficulties that have led to these. I also have a keen interest in complex trauma, dissociation, childhood emotional neglect, medically unexplained symptoms, functional neurological disorder, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other physical difficulties.
01427 808045 View 01427 808045
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Paul Agar
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London E1
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an EMDR Consultant/ Clinical Supervior and an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). With over a decade of experience my roles prior have included, counsellor, mental health trainer, suicide interventions trainer, hospital discharge worker and mental health coordinator, working predominately in third-sector settings.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an EMDR Consultant/ Clinical Supervior and an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). With over a decade of experience my roles prior have included, counsellor, mental health trainer, suicide interventions trainer, hospital discharge worker and mental health coordinator, working predominately in third-sector settings.
07588 674861 View 07588 674861
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Anisoara Huettemann
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from who you are, stuck in life, anxious or down? Do you prioritise others over yourself and what they think of you? Do you find it difficult to value yourself and know what is right for you? As licensed counsellor and registered BACP member, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your feelings, thoughts and perceptions and see how they affect your life and your relationships. We will work through emotional struggles, psychological blocks, and existential dilemmas to connect to a solid sense of self, healthy self-esteem, a meaningful life and relationships.
Are you feeling disconnected from who you are, stuck in life, anxious or down? Do you prioritise others over yourself and what they think of you? Do you find it difficult to value yourself and know what is right for you? As licensed counsellor and registered BACP member, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your feelings, thoughts and perceptions and see how they affect your life and your relationships. We will work through emotional struggles, psychological blocks, and existential dilemmas to connect to a solid sense of self, healthy self-esteem, a meaningful life and relationships.
020 3973 4008 View 020 3973 4008
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Josephine Basedow
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E9  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Josephine. I offer Relational - Traumatophilic - Psychotherapy online - I work with people facing a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood & depression, disordered eating, OCD presentations, bereavement, loss, suicidality, identity-related issues (sexual, gender, race), relationship difficulties, shame, anger, childhood and other trauma (including relational/attachment trauma, C-PTSD, transgenerational trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, torture/war/loss of home, loss of status/family, major life transitions, move from one country to another/culture to another)
Hello my name is Josephine. I offer Relational - Traumatophilic - Psychotherapy online - I work with people facing a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood & depression, disordered eating, OCD presentations, bereavement, loss, suicidality, identity-related issues (sexual, gender, race), relationship difficulties, shame, anger, childhood and other trauma (including relational/attachment trauma, C-PTSD, transgenerational trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, torture/war/loss of home, loss of status/family, major life transitions, move from one country to another/culture to another)
01303 765417 View 01303 765417
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Emmalyn Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N13
I am an integrative Clinical practitioner.Sometimes it's hard to reach out when you need help. Its takes a brave to come forward. I offer my clients a space to express and explore the issues. The importance of a therapeutic relationship is to build an alliance and a connection to work together. They will develop trust and security as we make sense of your current challenges and difficulties. Over 20 years studying psychology and counselling worked as a human trafficking officer, Domestic Violence officer, Youth worker, family officer many more.
I am an integrative Clinical practitioner.Sometimes it's hard to reach out when you need help. Its takes a brave to come forward. I offer my clients a space to express and explore the issues. The importance of a therapeutic relationship is to build an alliance and a connection to work together. They will develop trust and security as we make sense of your current challenges and difficulties. Over 20 years studying psychology and counselling worked as a human trafficking officer, Domestic Violence officer, Youth worker, family officer many more.
020 8138 8507 View 020 8138 8507

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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.