Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Kyle Thurlow, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Kyle Thurlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M11
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
01254 961534 View 01254 961534
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Simon Bayley
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
0161 694 6437 View 0161 694 6437
Photo of Marlene du Plessis, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Marlene du Plessis
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Through a trauma sensitive lens, I use various methods to help you in navigating your challenges, such as anxiety, depression, complex trauma, or ADHD, to name a few. My dedication lies in guiding you through exploring specific aspects of your life during our sessions, enabling you to develop deeper self-awareness and understanding of your circumstances at a pace that feels safe and suitable for you. I have extensive experience working within the Jewish culture, and being South African, I am able to do sessions in Afrikaans as well.
Through a trauma sensitive lens, I use various methods to help you in navigating your challenges, such as anxiety, depression, complex trauma, or ADHD, to name a few. My dedication lies in guiding you through exploring specific aspects of your life during our sessions, enabling you to develop deeper self-awareness and understanding of your circumstances at a pace that feels safe and suitable for you. I have extensive experience working within the Jewish culture, and being South African, I am able to do sessions in Afrikaans as well.
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Tracey Whalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M9  (Online Only)
Sometimes life experiences can become overwhelming and feel too much to cope with. This can lead to us to feeling worthless, vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes we need somebody who will listen to us without judgement to help us work through things to lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences and sometimes just hold our hand whilst we sit in that darkness.
Sometimes life experiences can become overwhelming and feel too much to cope with. This can lead to us to feeling worthless, vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes we need somebody who will listen to us without judgement to help us work through things to lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences and sometimes just hold our hand whilst we sit in that darkness.
0161 509 6726 View 0161 509 6726
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Donald Alexander
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
I am committed to supporting people in healing from relational trauma, developmental trauma, childhood trauma and interpersonal trauma of all kinds. Human beings are amazing, remarkable and resilient in our ability to cope with adversity. We often compartmentalise or dissociate what happens to us so we can carry on living. We also turn to all manner of addictions and behaviours that on the surface may seem disordered and destructive yet at the same time they make perfect sense. They protect us, help us to stay in control, help numb the pain, help us to survive, and help communicate our stories.
I am committed to supporting people in healing from relational trauma, developmental trauma, childhood trauma and interpersonal trauma of all kinds. Human beings are amazing, remarkable and resilient in our ability to cope with adversity. We often compartmentalise or dissociate what happens to us so we can carry on living. We also turn to all manner of addictions and behaviours that on the surface may seem disordered and destructive yet at the same time they make perfect sense. They protect us, help us to stay in control, help numb the pain, help us to survive, and help communicate our stories.
07481 340830 View 07481 340830
Photo of Ameda Blades, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (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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Darron Hama
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Manchester M11
Hi. My name is Darron, I am based in Beswick, Manchester. It's not uncommon for individuals to experience stress and anxiety when life becomes complex and overwhelming. During such times, therapy serves as a valuable resource to help navigate and alleviate these challenging emotions. I actively and creatively collaborate with each client or supervisee to design and implement a personalized intervention to address their emotional or professional development needs. I create a space that is safe and accepting, where you can freely and creatively express yourself.
Hi. My name is Darron, I am based in Beswick, Manchester. It's not uncommon for individuals to experience stress and anxiety when life becomes complex and overwhelming. During such times, therapy serves as a valuable resource to help navigate and alleviate these challenging emotions. I actively and creatively collaborate with each client or supervisee to design and implement a personalized intervention to address their emotional or professional development needs. I create a space that is safe and accepting, where you can freely and creatively express yourself.
0161 524 7645 View 0161 524 7645
Photo of Dimitrios Monochristou, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Dimitrios Monochristou
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accreditted cognitive analytic therapist (CAT) and a EMDR therapist. I enjoy working with people from various ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ demographic, all age groups above 16.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accreditted cognitive analytic therapist (CAT) and a EMDR therapist. I enjoy working with people from various ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ demographic, all age groups above 16.
01707 241302 View 01707 241302
Photo of Dr Julija Jain, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Julija Jain
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
01707 246828 View 01707 246828
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Sue Antrobus
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
0161 850 3558 View 0161 850 3558
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Yasmin Dewan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
With my brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia nearly 30 years ago, I have personal experience of the family sacrifices and struggles related to the pain and stigma of mental illness. Having since, committing my life to the improvement of people’s emotional fitness and mental resilience, with support from organisations such as SANE and MIND, my own journey has allowed me to discover the true benefits of therapy first-hand. Personal therapy is proving invaluable for people to manage certain difficult or crisis situations in their lives and so transform their problems into major opportunities for personal growth.
With my brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia nearly 30 years ago, I have personal experience of the family sacrifices and struggles related to the pain and stigma of mental illness. Having since, committing my life to the improvement of people’s emotional fitness and mental resilience, with support from organisations such as SANE and MIND, my own journey has allowed me to discover the true benefits of therapy first-hand. Personal therapy is proving invaluable for people to manage certain difficult or crisis situations in their lives and so transform their problems into major opportunities for personal growth.
0161 694 7381 View 0161 694 7381
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Dr Karin Adamson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
01890 545571 View 01890 545571
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Jennifer Pennington Psychological Therapist Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M38
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Founder of Seasons Well-being & Psychological Therapies. I have been in the counselling sector for 15 years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients within the NHS, leading mental health charity's, employee assistance programmes, private insurance company's and primary schools. My experience is with a number of presenting issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Neuro-diversity, Work Place Stress/Conflict, Relationship difficulties, Addiction, Bereavement and Depression. I am also passionate about life coaching and achieving personal and professional goals.
Founder of Seasons Well-being & Psychological Therapies. I have been in the counselling sector for 15 years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients within the NHS, leading mental health charity's, employee assistance programmes, private insurance company's and primary schools. My experience is with a number of presenting issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Neuro-diversity, Work Place Stress/Conflict, Relationship difficulties, Addiction, Bereavement and Depression. I am also passionate about life coaching and achieving personal and professional goals.
01942 559809 View 01942 559809
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Cheshire Psychotherapies and Mental Health Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M16
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
0161 509 6596 View 0161 509 6596
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Austen Miall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M4
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
01484 627039 View 01484 627039
Catherine Dillon
MA
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
With a diverse background and global perspective, I offer personalized programs tailored to meet unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. Many years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, I bring a deep understanding of the profound impact these challenges can have. My personal healing journey allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance for sustainable change. I specialise in the whole spectrum of the recovery process with individual sessions and other intensive support options, I create a safe environment for healing and growth.
With a diverse background and global perspective, I offer personalized programs tailored to meet unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. Many years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, I bring a deep understanding of the profound impact these challenges can have. My personal healing journey allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance for sustainable change. I specialise in the whole spectrum of the recovery process with individual sessions and other intensive support options, I create a safe environment for healing and growth.
0161 524 3281 View 0161 524 3281
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Julia Hanson
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Hi, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment or finding yourself trying to cope with pressure from work or relationships or just life in general. Maybe you have been feeling down or anxious and don't know how to deal with the symptoms. Many people have been impacted by Covid and are finding it hard to adjust. I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about anything without judgement. Together we can discover what is holding you back, making you feel stuck, or causing you to repeat unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
Hi, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment or finding yourself trying to cope with pressure from work or relationships or just life in general. Maybe you have been feeling down or anxious and don't know how to deal with the symptoms. Many people have been impacted by Covid and are finding it hard to adjust. I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about anything without judgement. Together we can discover what is holding you back, making you feel stuck, or causing you to repeat unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
0161 524 1043 View 0161 524 1043
Photo of Dr Shoaib Psychology Practice Ltd, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Shoaib Psychology Practice Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I'm Dr Sohbia Shoaib a highly skilled Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years working experience in mental health. In the NHS, forensic and private sector. I am trained in a range of interventions including Schema Therapy, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I have expertise in completing a full range of assessments and interventions for clients who present from mild to severe/ complex mental health problems and psychological presentations e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation, personality disorder, substance misuse, bipolar, psychosis.
I'm Dr Sohbia Shoaib a highly skilled Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years working experience in mental health. In the NHS, forensic and private sector. I am trained in a range of interventions including Schema Therapy, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I have expertise in completing a full range of assessments and interventions for clients who present from mild to severe/ complex mental health problems and psychological presentations e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation, personality disorder, substance misuse, bipolar, psychosis.
0161 524 5114 View 0161 524 5114
Photo of Bridget O'Toole, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Bridget O'Toole
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Embark on a transformative journey with me. I offer both short and long-term support, drawing from research on childhood trauma and depression's impact on chronic illness. With specialised experience in neurological conditions, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma, I offer genuine support, drawing from personal and professional insights. My approach fosters a genuine connection, creating a safe haven for exploration within a trauma-informed framework. I believe in the profound power of self-expression and acceptance, especially for those who find it challenging elsewhere.
Embark on a transformative journey with me. I offer both short and long-term support, drawing from research on childhood trauma and depression's impact on chronic illness. With specialised experience in neurological conditions, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma, I offer genuine support, drawing from personal and professional insights. My approach fosters a genuine connection, creating a safe haven for exploration within a trauma-informed framework. I believe in the profound power of self-expression and acceptance, especially for those who find it challenging elsewhere.
01767 660594 View 01767 660594
Photo of Nigel Magowan, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Nigel Magowan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
0161 696 3016 View 0161 696 3016

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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.