Photo of Aline Kernan, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Aline Kernan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO40
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.
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Bridge Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
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Photo of Donna Street, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Donna Street
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
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Photo of Megan Baker-Stevens, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Megan Baker-Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
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Photo of Roxanne Edmonds, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Roxanne Edmonds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Finding a new counsellor can be daunting, so have a read of my profile and how I work, to see if you feel we could work together. You are welcome to contact me for more information. I offer a professional, confidential and friendly therapeutic space for you to explore what is troubling you. Sessions will be f-2-f/online in a warm and safe environment where you can bring any subject you wish to discuss without fear of judgment. Counselling can lead to self discovery, confidence and understanding, helping you to come to your own decisions, feel improved moods and discover a new, brighter, happier way of being.
Finding a new counsellor can be daunting, so have a read of my profile and how I work, to see if you feel we could work together. You are welcome to contact me for more information. I offer a professional, confidential and friendly therapeutic space for you to explore what is troubling you. Sessions will be f-2-f/online in a warm and safe environment where you can bring any subject you wish to discuss without fear of judgment. Counselling can lead to self discovery, confidence and understanding, helping you to come to your own decisions, feel improved moods and discover a new, brighter, happier way of being.
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Photo of Southampton Counselling, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Southampton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
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Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
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Photo of Kim Speake, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
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Photo of Justine White Counselling, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Justine White Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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Photo of Sarah Jayne Grimes, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Sarah Jayne Grimes
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO30
I believe that one size does not fit all and everything client is unique. I tailor my approach to my clients individual needs using integral counselling and different modalities. I offer an safe non judgemental space to support and guide you on your journey to find the best version of yourself and how you can flourish in todays world.
I believe that one size does not fit all and everything client is unique. I tailor my approach to my clients individual needs using integral counselling and different modalities. I offer an safe non judgemental space to support and guide you on your journey to find the best version of yourself and how you can flourish in todays world.
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Photo of Changing Pages Counselling, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO52
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
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Photo of Alina Vyslynska, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Alina Vyslynska
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
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Photo of Doris Prugel-Bennett, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
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Photo of Helen Rose, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Helen Rose
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I offer a professional, confidential and friendly space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I am open, honest and laid back and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore any difficulties in your life. Talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings will help you come to your own conclusions and empower you to take your next steps in life. Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting, but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions bringing about positive change in your life.
I offer a professional, confidential and friendly space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I am open, honest and laid back and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore any difficulties in your life. Talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings will help you come to your own conclusions and empower you to take your next steps in life. Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting, but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions bringing about positive change in your life.
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Photo of Gaynor Williams, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
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Photo of Shelley Bradley-Scholey, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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Photo of Jane Gosnell-Lee, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
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Photo of Lara Akers-Douglas, Psychologist in Southampton, England
Lara Akers-Douglas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr Lara Akers-Douglas, a Clinical Psychologist who works between the Isle of Wight and Southampton, as well as virtually online. Have you experienced events that continue to have unwanted repercussions throughout your life? My passion lies in helping people who have experienced trauma on their journey towards recovery. With a deep understanding of the profound impact trauma can have on mental and emotional well-being, I can provide expert guidance and support to older teenagers and adults, and help you on your path to recovery.
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr Lara Akers-Douglas, a Clinical Psychologist who works between the Isle of Wight and Southampton, as well as virtually online. Have you experienced events that continue to have unwanted repercussions throughout your life? My passion lies in helping people who have experienced trauma on their journey towards recovery. With a deep understanding of the profound impact trauma can have on mental and emotional well-being, I can provide expert guidance and support to older teenagers and adults, and help you on your path to recovery.
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Photo of Questa Psychological Services , Psychologist in Southampton, England
Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
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Photo of Catherine Davies Counselling, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Catherine Davies Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Hello, I am a qualified and registered counsellor. If you're looking for some support in order to make sense of some difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions, I can help you. Talking to a professionally trained therapist that 'really hears us' helps us understand and make sense of the past and to listen out for unhelpful patterns of behaviour/beliefs that are keeping us stuck, unhappy, angry or sad/anxious can be so helpful. With awareness we have new choices, we can heal and regain control of our lives, forever.
Hello, I am a qualified and registered counsellor. If you're looking for some support in order to make sense of some difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions, I can help you. Talking to a professionally trained therapist that 'really hears us' helps us understand and make sense of the past and to listen out for unhelpful patterns of behaviour/beliefs that are keeping us stuck, unhappy, angry or sad/anxious can be so helpful. With awareness we have new choices, we can heal and regain control of our lives, forever.
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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.