Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counselling in Oxford

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Key for Change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit? Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues? Fret not, you're not alone.  There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a fertile ground for further abuse.  Its no wonder the relationship compromises your sanity.
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit? Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues? Fret not, you're not alone.  There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a fertile ground for further abuse.  Its no wonder the relationship compromises your sanity.
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Joanne Carney-Osborne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Hello, I am Joanne. I have been a family therapist in the NHS for over 20yrs. I have recently retired from working with young people and their families in Camhs and now I am offering family therapy privately. I have also worked as a family therapist in Adult Psychological Services. I work with families facing difficulties with mental health issues which are then impacting on communication/relationships within the family.
Hello, I am Joanne. I have been a family therapist in the NHS for over 20yrs. I have recently retired from working with young people and their families in Camhs and now I am offering family therapy privately. I have also worked as a family therapist in Adult Psychological Services. I work with families facing difficulties with mental health issues which are then impacting on communication/relationships within the family.
020 4538 0929 View 020 4538 0929
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Dr Melissa Barkan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
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Emma Jane Woo
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I am dedicated to making therapy feel more accessible and less scary. I know it can be difficult to make that first step and to move forward and learn to trust a therapist. I try to work in a way that is sensitive to individual need and preference, as well as being open to constructive criticism from clients so that I can better serve them. I want therapy with me to be a positive experience for you.
I am dedicated to making therapy feel more accessible and less scary. I know it can be difficult to make that first step and to move forward and learn to trust a therapist. I try to work in a way that is sensitive to individual need and preference, as well as being open to constructive criticism from clients so that I can better serve them. I want therapy with me to be a positive experience for you.
01865 638421 View 01865 638421
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John-Henry Carter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
John-Henry graduated with distinction from Oxford University with an MSt in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is currently completing doctoral research at Oxford University on the psychoanalysis of dreams. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, John-Henry played professional rugby in several successful teams, winning the Guinness Premiership, European Cup and Varsity matches as Captain at Oxford University. He works privately in Oxford and in a clinic on Harley Street in London. He also offers online sessions, which can be combined with face to face meetings at your convenience.
John-Henry graduated with distinction from Oxford University with an MSt in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is currently completing doctoral research at Oxford University on the psychoanalysis of dreams. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, John-Henry played professional rugby in several successful teams, winning the Guinness Premiership, European Cup and Varsity matches as Captain at Oxford University. He works privately in Oxford and in a clinic on Harley Street in London. He also offers online sessions, which can be combined with face to face meetings at your convenience.
01865 950946 View 01865 950946
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Wyon Stansfeld
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
01865 638265 View 01865 638265
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Guy Turton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
Reviewers and seekers like yourself might be uncertain about what therapy is. You might imagine it's like going to see the doctor to get a plan to be fixed or you may imagine Therapy to be more like a craft/art/magic. Or something else. I don't have fixed ideas about what you bring, how you bring it and what sort of person you might be. I'm not sure what you want, but i'm interested to start exploring it together with you. You may not know what you want and thats ok too. It is ok to reach out from a position of not knowing and uncertainty. Sitting a room together will give you a lot of information.
Reviewers and seekers like yourself might be uncertain about what therapy is. You might imagine it's like going to see the doctor to get a plan to be fixed or you may imagine Therapy to be more like a craft/art/magic. Or something else. I don't have fixed ideas about what you bring, how you bring it and what sort of person you might be. I'm not sure what you want, but i'm interested to start exploring it together with you. You may not know what you want and thats ok too. It is ok to reach out from a position of not knowing and uncertainty. Sitting a room together will give you a lot of information.
01865 638770 View 01865 638770
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Anicca Moxley-Wyles (Online Practice)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
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Inner Citadel
PhD
Verified Verified
Oxford OX44
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
01865 638842 View 01865 638842
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Daniel Sutton-Johanson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
023 9387 8735 View 023 9387 8735
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Jozef Louis Bries
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
i am a senior psychotherapist and counsellor who trained at the University of Roehampton, UK and with the Southern Association For Psychotherapy And Counselling, SAFPAC, (www.safpac.co.uk), and am the organisations' Honorary Secretary. Prior to this, I trained and qualified as a paramedic at the University of Hertfordshire, subsequently working both as an ambulance and helicopter air ambulance flight paramedic in different frontline and trauma services in London and the South East. I hold over 11 years clinical experience as a therapist and nearly 20 years clinical experience as a paramedic.
i am a senior psychotherapist and counsellor who trained at the University of Roehampton, UK and with the Southern Association For Psychotherapy And Counselling, SAFPAC, (www.safpac.co.uk), and am the organisations' Honorary Secretary. Prior to this, I trained and qualified as a paramedic at the University of Hertfordshire, subsequently working both as an ambulance and helicopter air ambulance flight paramedic in different frontline and trauma services in London and the South East. I hold over 11 years clinical experience as a therapist and nearly 20 years clinical experience as a paramedic.
020 8579 3038 View 020 8579 3038
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Woodstock Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
See my reviews: http://www.woodstockcounselling.co.uk/testimonials I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of methods to suit the needs of my work. My main disciplines are Psychodynamic Therapy, Individual (Adlerian) Therapy and some CBT techniques. I have experience working in NHS Primary care, within charities and also in private practice, I also run therapeutic groups. My work is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other training such as Group Therapy, Bereavement Training and Addiction Training.
See my reviews: http://www.woodstockcounselling.co.uk/testimonials I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of methods to suit the needs of my work. My main disciplines are Psychodynamic Therapy, Individual (Adlerian) Therapy and some CBT techniques. I have experience working in NHS Primary care, within charities and also in private practice, I also run therapeutic groups. My work is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other training such as Group Therapy, Bereavement Training and Addiction Training.
07403 930572 View 07403 930572
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Paul Masters
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
020 3962 1621 View 020 3962 1621
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Dr David Tilbrook
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
You may be feeling troubled by symptoms of anxiety and depression, confused and conflicted in relationships or wanting to develop something within yourself in order to live a fuller and more satisfying life. Therapy can offer you a safe and positive space in which we can compassionately explore and work through areas of conflict and confusion. Facing painful and conflicted feelings together can undo anxiety and misery and free you to become who you really are as a person, and to get the most out of life.
You may be feeling troubled by symptoms of anxiety and depression, confused and conflicted in relationships or wanting to develop something within yourself in order to live a fuller and more satisfying life. Therapy can offer you a safe and positive space in which we can compassionately explore and work through areas of conflict and confusion. Facing painful and conflicted feelings together can undo anxiety and misery and free you to become who you really are as a person, and to get the most out of life.
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Dr Michelle Fong
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Are you carrying a lot of stress on your own and feel unhappy or anxious? Maybe you keep finding yourself in relationships that don't make you happy or make you feel insecure or resentful? Maybe you get overwhelmed by trauma or painful experiences from your past? These could be new problems or problems you've been struggling with for a long time. We all have mental health needs and we don't have to suffer alone. With over 20 years of experience I am here to help you get your life back on track. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist and work in the NHS and in private healthcare.
Are you carrying a lot of stress on your own and feel unhappy or anxious? Maybe you keep finding yourself in relationships that don't make you happy or make you feel insecure or resentful? Maybe you get overwhelmed by trauma or painful experiences from your past? These could be new problems or problems you've been struggling with for a long time. We all have mental health needs and we don't have to suffer alone. With over 20 years of experience I am here to help you get your life back on track. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist and work in the NHS and in private healthcare.
020 4538 4086 View 020 4538 4086
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Rebecca Leakey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I am an approachable, experienced and professional psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the unique and individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties in a variety of settings. My areas of experience and expertise include; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, low mood, shame and low self worth, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
I am an approachable, experienced and professional psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the unique and individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties in a variety of settings. My areas of experience and expertise include; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, low mood, shame and low self worth, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
01367 709278 View 01367 709278
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Karen Burke, Trauma Recovery, CBT, Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX44  (Online Only)
Trauma-focused therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of trauma-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm. I provide a safe and supportive environment for processing and healing trauma, and all anxiety-based issues. I offer therapy sessions over the phone and video link.
Trauma-focused therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of trauma-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm. I provide a safe and supportive environment for processing and healing trauma, and all anxiety-based issues. I offer therapy sessions over the phone and video link.
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Ewa (Eva) Kearl
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I am Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need. Tailored to each individual I use varieties of therapeutic treatments including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analyses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also relaxation techniques.
I am Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need. Tailored to each individual I use varieties of therapeutic treatments including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analyses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also relaxation techniques.
01869 943671 View 01869 943671
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Sheila Leshan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
01491 529235 View 01491 529235
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Clare Welch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
01789 331271 View 01789 331271

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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.