Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Ringwood

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Headway Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
Hi, I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm ok... I'm fine ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
Hi, I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm ok... I'm fine ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
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Kathryn Gaussen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
I’m an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working both in the NHS and independent sector. I work with adults and older adolescents (16years +) to help them manage a wide range of mental health difficulties in order for people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I can provide therapy for those for whom it is their first experience of looking for therapy as well for those who have maybe tried various other therapies/avenues previously. l also adapt therapy to meet people needs, including for people who are neurodivergent. My areas of special interest include Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I’m an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working both in the NHS and independent sector. I work with adults and older adolescents (16years +) to help them manage a wide range of mental health difficulties in order for people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I can provide therapy for those for whom it is their first experience of looking for therapy as well for those who have maybe tried various other therapies/avenues previously. l also adapt therapy to meet people needs, including for people who are neurodivergent. My areas of special interest include Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.
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New Horizons Network
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
New Horizons Network is a team of counsellors, life coaches and psychotherapists. Being able to explore areas of your life which you may wish to understand, improve on or make changes to can make life better, improve relationships and self esteem. We all deserve the best from life. We believe that coaching, counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all. With that in mind we offer these services at varying costs according to the level of experience of our network of practitioners. Contact us for a discussion on how we can help you with your needs and put you in touch with the best person for you.
New Horizons Network is a team of counsellors, life coaches and psychotherapists. Being able to explore areas of your life which you may wish to understand, improve on or make changes to can make life better, improve relationships and self esteem. We all deserve the best from life. We believe that coaching, counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all. With that in mind we offer these services at varying costs according to the level of experience of our network of practitioners. Contact us for a discussion on how we can help you with your needs and put you in touch with the best person for you.
01425 206739 View 01425 206739
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Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Stephanie Jeans
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood BH24  (Online Only)
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice and work with non-judgment and compassion. You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. You may be struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in unhealthy behaviours. I support my clients to facilitate change & growth to move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice and work with non-judgment and compassion. You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. You may be struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in unhealthy behaviours. I support my clients to facilitate change & growth to move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
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Zoë Pool
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24  (Online Only)
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
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The Strength Within Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Christchurch BH23
I am a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to your needs. Some of the therapeutic approaches/frameworks I work with include CBT, CPT for PTSD, DBT, Gestalt, NARM, Person Centred, STAIR, Transactional Analysis. I specialise in Complex Trauma and some of the issues I work with are - Anxiety; Depression; Dissociative symptoms including DID; Emotional, Developmental Trauma; Existential Crisis; Identity Issues; Impulsivity; Interpersonal Issues; Bereavement; PD; PTSD; Self-harm; Suicidal Ideation, Shock Trauma
I am a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to your needs. Some of the therapeutic approaches/frameworks I work with include CBT, CPT for PTSD, DBT, Gestalt, NARM, Person Centred, STAIR, Transactional Analysis. I specialise in Complex Trauma and some of the issues I work with are - Anxiety; Depression; Dissociative symptoms including DID; Emotional, Developmental Trauma; Existential Crisis; Identity Issues; Impulsivity; Interpersonal Issues; Bereavement; PD; PTSD; Self-harm; Suicidal Ideation, Shock Trauma
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Luisa Giordano Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wimborne BH21
I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need. The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.
I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need. The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.
01202 125367 View 01202 125367
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Barbara Perini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
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Therapeutic Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
New Milton BH25
Do you need to talk to someone will listen without judgement? Are you feeling stressed, unhappy, like you are stuck in repeating patterns? Personal problems, difficult life experiences and relationship issues can create internal conflict, which then gets supressed. You end up putting on a 'mask' to carry on but the problems remain unresolved, continuing to have a detrimental impact on your sense of self and wellbeing. Exploring how you are feeling with a skilled therapist facilitates insight and conscious awareness, which enables you to explore possibilities and find solutions, which then lead to positive change and personal growth.
Do you need to talk to someone will listen without judgement? Are you feeling stressed, unhappy, like you are stuck in repeating patterns? Personal problems, difficult life experiences and relationship issues can create internal conflict, which then gets supressed. You end up putting on a 'mask' to carry on but the problems remain unresolved, continuing to have a detrimental impact on your sense of self and wellbeing. Exploring how you are feeling with a skilled therapist facilitates insight and conscious awareness, which enables you to explore possibilities and find solutions, which then lead to positive change and personal growth.
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Aline Kernan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO43
Waitlist for new clients
Although I work with a variety of issues, my passion is to support those who have suffered from a traumatic experience(s) that influences their quality of life. This might include adverse childhood experiences, attachment disruption, sexual or emotional abuse/ neglect or loss. I am here to support if you are suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, anxiety, dissociation, and want to feel differently about yourself and life.
Although I work with a variety of issues, my passion is to support those who have suffered from a traumatic experience(s) that influences their quality of life. This might include adverse childhood experiences, attachment disruption, sexual or emotional abuse/ neglect or loss. I am here to support if you are suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, anxiety, dissociation, and want to feel differently about yourself and life.
023 9431 1726 View 023 9431 1726
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Kate Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH7
my work is guided by the belief that psychotherapy should be a safe, confidential and regular space in which to talk about feelings, experiences and difficulties, with a therapist you have developed a trusting therapeutic relationship with over time. Understanding how past experiences and relationships can impact on current difficulties can help a person better cope in the future. I provide a warm, empathic and safe proffessional service.
my work is guided by the belief that psychotherapy should be a safe, confidential and regular space in which to talk about feelings, experiences and difficulties, with a therapist you have developed a trusting therapeutic relationship with over time. Understanding how past experiences and relationships can impact on current difficulties can help a person better cope in the future. I provide a warm, empathic and safe proffessional service.
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Andrea Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH10
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
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Dr Yordan K. Zhekov
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing feelings you can't quite identify? Are you looking for help with various life challenging issues/situations? Have you got to the point where you can't go on alone and need someone else to help you? Whatever you are facing, you no longer have to do this alone, I am here to provide you with relevant support and address your needs. As an integrative counsellor I am using a compilation of therapeutic methods tailored to the individual's needs and goals providing an environment for enablement and empowerment of their achievement.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing feelings you can't quite identify? Are you looking for help with various life challenging issues/situations? Have you got to the point where you can't go on alone and need someone else to help you? Whatever you are facing, you no longer have to do this alone, I am here to provide you with relevant support and address your needs. As an integrative counsellor I am using a compilation of therapeutic methods tailored to the individual's needs and goals providing an environment for enablement and empowerment of their achievement.
01923 936765 View 01923 936765
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Vicki Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
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Julie Haine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
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Deborah Aita
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH2
I am an arts psychotherapist skilled in creative approaches as well as the traditional talking therapies. You need have no experience of the arts to benefit from arts psychotherapy, just an openness to thinking creatively around the issues you bring to therapy. Everyone is creative in their own unique way. By balancing left and right brain thinking, arts psychotherapy helps you process your thoughts and feelings obliquely, as well as directly, so you can come to a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships.
I am an arts psychotherapist skilled in creative approaches as well as the traditional talking therapies. You need have no experience of the arts to benefit from arts psychotherapy, just an openness to thinking creatively around the issues you bring to therapy. Everyone is creative in their own unique way. By balancing left and right brain thinking, arts psychotherapy helps you process your thoughts and feelings obliquely, as well as directly, so you can come to a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships.
01202 099782 View 01202 099782
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Clare Morris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am an NCPS registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am an NCPS registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
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Dr Katie Casey
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Christchurch BH23
Living (or parenting a child) with the effects of trauma and other mental health difficulties can feel impossible. Unfortunately, finding help can be a daunting process with so many solutions being offered and not all of them being evidence based. The next best step is often to get in touch for a free 15 minute consultation to find out if I feel like the right fit for you or your child.
Living (or parenting a child) with the effects of trauma and other mental health difficulties can feel impossible. Unfortunately, finding help can be a daunting process with so many solutions being offered and not all of them being evidence based. The next best step is often to get in touch for a free 15 minute consultation to find out if I feel like the right fit for you or your child.
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Joanna Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
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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.