Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counselling in Newbury

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Mikiko Akeda
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
I wonder what is on your mind at the moment? You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings, struggling with relationship problems, or feeling stuck in your life. I am here to help you share any burden you might be carrying. I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and am here to listen to your story. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk freely and be heard and accepted. Having a safe space to talk can have a powerful and positive impact on mental health, where you do not feel alone to face the challenges.
I wonder what is on your mind at the moment? You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings, struggling with relationship problems, or feeling stuck in your life. I am here to help you share any burden you might be carrying. I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and am here to listen to your story. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk freely and be heard and accepted. Having a safe space to talk can have a powerful and positive impact on mental health, where you do not feel alone to face the challenges.
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Lucy Walthoe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
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Linda Kathryn Berkeley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
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Emmanuel Ampofo
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbury RG14
I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP with 10 years experience of using CBT to treat various psychological disorders. Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts of horrific nature that makes you feel like a bad person? Or do you engage in excessive checks or intense fear of contamination hence the need to engage in certain rituals to feel safe and to keep others safe? If you struggle with any of the above as well as constantly re-living past trauma events and struggle with depression leading to isolation, then get in touch!
I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP with 10 years experience of using CBT to treat various psychological disorders. Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts of horrific nature that makes you feel like a bad person? Or do you engage in excessive checks or intense fear of contamination hence the need to engage in certain rituals to feel safe and to keep others safe? If you struggle with any of the above as well as constantly re-living past trauma events and struggle with depression leading to isolation, then get in touch!
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Naomi Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Naomi. I am a professionally qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to approach any concerns that you may have and wish to address. I feel that counselling should be accessible for everyone. I am here to support you in gaining awareness of what may be behind your difficulties, exploring your needs and potential goals. It may be that you are unsure of your exact reasons for seeking counselling and this is perfectly normal. Together we can unravel and work towards what it is you may like to be different.
Hello, my name is Naomi. I am a professionally qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to approach any concerns that you may have and wish to address. I feel that counselling should be accessible for everyone. I am here to support you in gaining awareness of what may be behind your difficulties, exploring your needs and potential goals. It may be that you are unsure of your exact reasons for seeking counselling and this is perfectly normal. Together we can unravel and work towards what it is you may like to be different.
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Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
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Mona Farjad
Psychotherapist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hampstead Norreys RG18
تحصیلات من با لیسانس روانشناسی کودک از دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی و فوق لیسانس روانشناسی بالینی در دانشگاه علوم تحقیقات تهران آغاز شد سپس با شروع رواندرمانی پویشی، تحت نظریه ی روانکاوی مدرن کار درمانی با نوجوانان و بزرگسالانی که با تاثر ازاختلالات شخصیت و خلق در روابط اجتماعی، صمیمانه و کار و تحصیل خود دچار دشواری شده اند پرداخته ام در مسیر درمانگری از سوپروایزرهای مرکز مطالعات روانکاوی نیویورک بهره گرفتم و دوره مطالعات روانکاوی را در دانشگاه برکبک لندن در سال ۱۴۰۲ با انجام تحقیقی در زمینه روانکاوی اجتماعی جنبش های زنان به پایان رسانده ام. در حیطه پژوهش علاقمندی مطالعاتی ام موضوعات زنان؛ مهاجرت و تحلیل روانکاوی آثار ادبی و هنری است.
تحصیلات من با لیسانس روانشناسی کودک از دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی و فوق لیسانس روانشناسی بالینی در دانشگاه علوم تحقیقات تهران آغاز شد سپس با شروع رواندرمانی پویشی، تحت نظریه ی روانکاوی مدرن کار درمانی با نوجوانان و بزرگسالانی که با تاثر ازاختلالات شخصیت و خلق در روابط اجتماعی، صمیمانه و کار و تحصیل خود دچار دشواری شده اند پرداخته ام در مسیر درمانگری از سوپروایزرهای مرکز مطالعات روانکاوی نیویورک بهره گرفتم و دوره مطالعات روانکاوی را در دانشگاه برکبک لندن در سال ۱۴۰۲ با انجام تحقیقی در زمینه روانکاوی اجتماعی جنبش های زنان به پایان رسانده ام. در حیطه پژوهش علاقمندی مطالعاتی ام موضوعات زنان؛ مهاجرت و تحلیل روانکاوی آثار ادبی و هنری است.
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Viviane Hill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG20
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck ? Not quite yourself ? Perhaps you’re struggling with unexpected changes… difficulties in your relationship, the loss of a loved one, health problems? Or maybe you are wanting to move on from a situation that's holding you back, recover from a hurt or disappointment or regain your sense of self and what to do with your life? Whatever our age or circumstances, there are times when we could all use some support to light our way forward and to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and our current situation.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck ? Not quite yourself ? Perhaps you’re struggling with unexpected changes… difficulties in your relationship, the loss of a loved one, health problems? Or maybe you are wanting to move on from a situation that's holding you back, recover from a hurt or disappointment or regain your sense of self and what to do with your life? Whatever our age or circumstances, there are times when we could all use some support to light our way forward and to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and our current situation.
01903 684002 View 01903 684002
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The Giles Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tadley RG26
The Giles Practice Is Committed To Helping You. We are a forward-thinking, progressive practice with genuine testimonials from satisfied clients. We have 5 star Google reviews with clients from all over the world. We have been instructed on recent catastrophic incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire and the London Bridge/Borough Market terrorist attack. Each client is treated like an individual and every issue presented is important to us. We want our clients to be 100% happy, safe and secure when they use our service.
The Giles Practice Is Committed To Helping You. We are a forward-thinking, progressive practice with genuine testimonials from satisfied clients. We have 5 star Google reviews with clients from all over the world. We have been instructed on recent catastrophic incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire and the London Bridge/Borough Market terrorist attack. Each client is treated like an individual and every issue presented is important to us. We want our clients to be 100% happy, safe and secure when they use our service.
01256 595034 View 01256 595034
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Aurora Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hermitage RG18
Do you feel stuck or frustrated in your life? Overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, or struggling with a relationship? Perhaps you experience episodes of low mood that are affecting you and your family. It is often hard for others to understand how we experience life, and this can lead to feelings of isolation and despair. The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I support my clients to explore their problems and worries in a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative way, leading to improved mental health and wellbeing.
Do you feel stuck or frustrated in your life? Overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, or struggling with a relationship? Perhaps you experience episodes of low mood that are affecting you and your family. It is often hard for others to understand how we experience life, and this can lead to feelings of isolation and despair. The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I support my clients to explore their problems and worries in a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative way, leading to improved mental health and wellbeing.
0118 324 6263 View 0118 324 6263
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Thatcham RG19  (Online Only)
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294 View 023 9200 3294

Online Therapists

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Clare Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hertford SG13
Waitlist for new clients
I hold a special interest and extensive knowledge in the treatment of Personality Disorders, including Borderline Personality and in particular, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.
My name is Clare and I am a fully qualified psychotherapist. My prior interest with healing & alternative therapies led me to persue studies in counselling and psychotherapy. I am a naturally warm, compassionate, kind & relatable person believing everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with meaningful relationships. I believe that no matter the difficulties we may have experienced in the past, we all have the capacity to heal. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. I have also completed training in DBT, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness & Meditation and adopt a holistic approach in my practice.
I hold a special interest and extensive knowledge in the treatment of Personality Disorders, including Borderline Personality and in particular, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.
My name is Clare and I am a fully qualified psychotherapist. My prior interest with healing & alternative therapies led me to persue studies in counselling and psychotherapy. I am a naturally warm, compassionate, kind & relatable person believing everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with meaningful relationships. I believe that no matter the difficulties we may have experienced in the past, we all have the capacity to heal. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. I have also completed training in DBT, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness & Meditation and adopt a holistic approach in my practice.
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Nicola Wilkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N11
I have expertise working with survivors of Narcissistic Abuse, whether that is in romantic, family or workplace relationships.
Hello my name is Nicola, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. In our busy lives it is often difficult to allocate time solely for ourselves, to gift to ourselves the opportunity to explore what may be hurting or limiting us. In essence what may be stopping us from living full and enjoyable lives. Choosing to enter therapy, to allow yourself the time to be listened to and heard without judgement is to choose a powerful and rewarding gift. Working together in a way that is comfortable for you, I offer a safe, compassionate and non judgmental space, that allows you to give yourself the permission to explore your feelings.
I have expertise working with survivors of Narcissistic Abuse, whether that is in romantic, family or workplace relationships.
Hello my name is Nicola, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. In our busy lives it is often difficult to allocate time solely for ourselves, to gift to ourselves the opportunity to explore what may be hurting or limiting us. In essence what may be stopping us from living full and enjoyable lives. Choosing to enter therapy, to allow yourself the time to be listened to and heard without judgement is to choose a powerful and rewarding gift. Working together in a way that is comfortable for you, I offer a safe, compassionate and non judgmental space, that allows you to give yourself the permission to explore your feelings.
07492 885469 View 07492 885469
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Danny Cummings
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN3
I am a qualified integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience o secondary school counselling. I use a broad range of therapeutic techniques such as the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfullness, tailoring our therapy sessions to meet your individual needs. I have been teaching in education as the head of Psychology for over 17 years and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist. I work with relationships, both individuals and couples in particular those that are survivors of or current Narcissistic abuse. I offer support to work through unresolved chilhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and self abandonment.
I am a qualified integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience o secondary school counselling. I use a broad range of therapeutic techniques such as the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfullness, tailoring our therapy sessions to meet your individual needs. I have been teaching in education as the head of Psychology for over 17 years and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist. I work with relationships, both individuals and couples in particular those that are survivors of or current Narcissistic abuse. I offer support to work through unresolved chilhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and self abandonment.
01604 261757 View 01604 261757
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Nicole Barclay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Enfield EN3
I have worked within the mental health charity Mind for 3 years meeting a diverse group of people with wide ranging issues some of which include anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, narcissistic & domestic abuse, anger, struggles with sexuality/identity, bereavement & grief.
Finding the right therapist can make all the difference, often determining the success of therapy. This is why I offer a free 20-minute consultation to see if I am the right person for you. What you can expect from me is a warm, safe, compassionate space to explore your thoughts & feelings. I hold a flexible yet philosophical attitude, often curious about what it means to be oneself, to be human. As a humanistic & Integrative counsellor I draw upon a diverse range of approaches to suit your individual needs. I place special emphasis on cultivating a caring, honest, dynamic, respectful & very real relationship with you.
I have worked within the mental health charity Mind for 3 years meeting a diverse group of people with wide ranging issues some of which include anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, narcissistic & domestic abuse, anger, struggles with sexuality/identity, bereavement & grief.
Finding the right therapist can make all the difference, often determining the success of therapy. This is why I offer a free 20-minute consultation to see if I am the right person for you. What you can expect from me is a warm, safe, compassionate space to explore your thoughts & feelings. I hold a flexible yet philosophical attitude, often curious about what it means to be oneself, to be human. As a humanistic & Integrative counsellor I draw upon a diverse range of approaches to suit your individual needs. I place special emphasis on cultivating a caring, honest, dynamic, respectful & very real relationship with you.
01992 945326 View 01992 945326
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Frances Read
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you experienced narcissistic abuse, coercive control or domestic violence? Maybe you are trying to recover from a narcissistic parent or abusive relationship, but are struggling with symptoms like anxiety, constant overthinking, self-analysing, and low self esteem? Or perhaps you are in a toxic relationship, trying to understand what's going on and find the strength to leave. Narcissistic and other forms of abuse can leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. Would you like to find someone who can help you understand and process the trauma you have experienced, to help you heal and become the person you want to be?
Have you experienced narcissistic abuse, coercive control or domestic violence? Maybe you are trying to recover from a narcissistic parent or abusive relationship, but are struggling with symptoms like anxiety, constant overthinking, self-analysing, and low self esteem? Or perhaps you are in a toxic relationship, trying to understand what's going on and find the strength to leave. Narcissistic and other forms of abuse can leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. Would you like to find someone who can help you understand and process the trauma you have experienced, to help you heal and become the person you want to be?
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Maria Lonergan Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Walton-on-Thames KT12
Over the years, I have gained extensive experience working with toxic and abusive relationships particularly with a narcissistic partner/parent/friendship.
I have been in private practice for over 10 years. I gained extensive experience working in various setting such as Rape and Sexual Abuse centre in Guildford, GP surgery and a Drug and Alcohol charity. Working in these settings increased my knowledge and understanding with working with a variety of mental health issues around trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions. I have a particular interest in working with abuse (childhood, emotional and physical) and issues around relationship difficulties particularly toxic relationships. I offer both long and short term therapy depending on your specific needs.
Over the years, I have gained extensive experience working with toxic and abusive relationships particularly with a narcissistic partner/parent/friendship.
I have been in private practice for over 10 years. I gained extensive experience working in various setting such as Rape and Sexual Abuse centre in Guildford, GP surgery and a Drug and Alcohol charity. Working in these settings increased my knowledge and understanding with working with a variety of mental health issues around trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions. I have a particular interest in working with abuse (childhood, emotional and physical) and issues around relationship difficulties particularly toxic relationships. I offer both long and short term therapy depending on your specific needs.
01372 239545 View 01372 239545
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Gaia Bertocci
Psychotherapist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London SW5  (Online Only)
I’m a psychodynamic psychotherapist since 2002. I worked with narcissistic personality disorder, depression and anxiety, eating disorder, trauma and pre-menopausal and menopausal issues. My focus is always patient oriented, holistic and deeply respectful of the individual personality. After a free initial consultation to understand what your goals and expectations are from yourself and the therapy, I will propose you a plan to work towards the improvement of your actual conditions
I’m a psychodynamic psychotherapist since 2002. I worked with narcissistic personality disorder, depression and anxiety, eating disorder, trauma and pre-menopausal and menopausal issues. My focus is always patient oriented, holistic and deeply respectful of the individual personality. After a free initial consultation to understand what your goals and expectations are from yourself and the therapy, I will propose you a plan to work towards the improvement of your actual conditions
020 3889 5965 View 020 3889 5965
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Jen Southon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
I also have experience in dealing with narcissistic abuse, Munchausen’s syndrome and Munchausen’s by Proxy.
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
I also have experience in dealing with narcissistic abuse, Munchausen’s syndrome and Munchausen’s by Proxy.
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
01443 706632 View 01443 706632
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Philippa Devas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW3
I can help with a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma recovery, suicidal ideation, narcissistic personality disorder, eating disorders and addiction.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
I can help with a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma recovery, suicidal ideation, narcissistic personality disorder, eating disorders and addiction.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
020 8138 8415 View 020 8138 8415

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Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counsellors

What type of therapy is best for narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is best treated with talk therapy, which could involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, gestalt therapy, or similar approaches. A therapist will help a patient uncover the feelings that may drive their behavior and discover how to engage with themselves and those around them with greater empathy and understanding, fewer demands, and less defensiveness, with the goal of developing a more authentic sense of self that enables healthier relationships.

How do therapists treat NPD?

By developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and continually focusing patients on relationships, community, and connection, a therapist, through talk therapy, may be able to help someone with NPD change. In sessions, a therapist will help an individual achieve relief from their current stressors, including the treatment of co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or depression. A therapist may also help an individual to recognize unhealthy coping mechanisms, learn new ways of interacting with others, and eventually become able to feel and display empathy.

Can a narcissist be cured with therapy?

Therapy can be effective. After a serious setback or great loss, someone with NPD may be forced to recognize that they are not immune to life’s challenges. That can spur feelings of melancholy and depression that lead them to seek professional help. Once an individual decides to seek help, they have already taken a step that the majority of those with NPD never will. Still, people with NPD often quit therapy as they naturally resist feeling vulnerable, being challenged, or admitting to flaws.

How can you get narcissistic personality disorder treatment for someone?

It is notoriously difficult to convince someone with NPD to seek help. With their feelings of superiority, they may be unlikely to recognize or acknowledge that they have a problem, or that their problem is narcissism. Sometimes, they are aware that they are arrogant and that others resent them but they don’t see it as a problem because they are convinced of their superiority. People with NPD have trouble maintaining relationships, but family members and others who do feel close to them, and whose presence they value, may be able to encourage them to seek therapy.