Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Southsea

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Photo of Marion Morris, Counsellor in Southsea, England
Marion Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, relationship issues? Has life just become too much and you need a safe space, judgement free to be heard and work through it all? Maybe you just want someone to help you unpick all of your thoughts feelings and emotions that can be overwhelming and all consuming at times. I can provide an space where we can unpick all of this together, helping you to understand yourself a bit better and work towards inner peace.
023 9431 1664
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Southsea PO4
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Alison Cassy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can throw many challenges at us, and whilst we may often cope well, we sometimes need a little support from someone unrelated to our lives. This is where effective counselling, tailored to the individual or couple, has its place. I am experienced via the NHS, charities and private practice in helping individual and couple clients explore a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I specialise in working with trauma, sex offending issues, sex and pornography addictions and other paraphilias. I offer a totally non-judgmental, confidential space to safely explore your current difficulties.
01243 957232
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Southsea PO5
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Nicola Hussey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have many years experience working with a wide range of clients, creating a confidential, professional and trusting environment in which you can achieve your therapy goals. I work closely with clients to explore many different presenting issues such as loss, grief, life transitions, relationships, family dynamics, stress and anxiety. My work is within the BACP Framework which ensures my work is professional and ethical . We can work at your pace either short or long-term, with reviews, depending on your unique needs and so you feel we are working towards a more satisfying and resourceful way of living.
020 3974 1264
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Waterlooville PO7
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Colin James Campbell-Dunlop
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE AND FACETIME. I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practice in Kent working from two locations in Farningham and Westerham.
07480 486630
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Portsmouth PO1
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Photo of Tania Lee, Psychotherapist in Southsea, England
Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
0808 501 5931
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Rowland's Castle PO9
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Shelley Lamprell-Josephs
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have 30 years experience in trauma, loss, bereavement and chronic illness. I have my own counselling practice, I am also a Clinical Supervisor and lead an Adult Counselling Service for a large charity (trauma / abuse sector). I believe that every human being is unique, and deserves compassion and non-judgement at all times. I use an integrated approach, which means that I assess your individual needs and work with the right therapy for you. I offer short or long term therapy in a safe, caring environment. I am fully insured, hold a current DBS (Police Check), as well as being a registered member of BACP and accredited NCS member.
01243 957318
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Havant PO9
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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.
023 8235 6102
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Portsmouth PO1
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Dr Hannah Graydon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Registered counselling psychologist with over 10 years experience of working with people with a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. As a counselling psychologist I draw upon a variety of evidence based models in order to support you in the most effective way. Trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT , mindfulness and EMDR. This means I can deliver treatment that is specifically designed for your needs. Experienced across a variety of settings (young people’s services, charities such as Mind, NHS), I currently work in the NHS and run a private practice for adults and young people.
01243 974684
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Emsworth PO10
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Natalia Hallam
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
07783 058343
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Fareham PO16
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Based in Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 14 years ..I work with addictions, drug, alcohol & gambling
07947 351146
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Portsmouth PO2
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Lizzie Elshaw
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
My background is working in mainstream schools with children who are neurodivergent. I understand how having a learning difficulty, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) or ADHD can make it a struggle to fit in with the structure of school. These struggles can often make the individual highly anxious and struggle to remain regulated throughout the day. I also have an understanding of the difficulties and frustrations felt by parents and other family members. I am able to offer a warm, calm and inviting space to provide counselling to all.
01329 551220
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Gosport PO12
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Photo of Charlene Jimenez Robles, Psychologist in Southsea, England
Charlene Jimenez Robles
Psychologist, MSc
Are you in a space where you feel anxious, frustrated or depressed? Do you feel stuck or lost ? Are you letting fear or sadness keep you from moving forward? Do you find yourself feeling unfulfilled, unmotivated, held back in your relationships and pursuits in some way? Why wait to feel better? Take action and let's talk. Together we can find new ways of managing your difficulties, understand yourself better and live a more balanced and fulfilling life. Sometimes we need a little help to improve and advance onto the next step.
01329 759532 x44
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Portsmouth PO2
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Grace Levy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Has a current or previous relationship left you feeling sad, disconnected, and lost? Perhaps a controlling or abusive relationship has shattered your life, and left you feeling scared or unable to have the relationships, and life, you truly would like. As a result of such experiences, has your self-esteem and sense of worth plummeted, leaving you feeling hopeless and sometimes even, to blame or undeserving? I’m Grace, and I am a fully qualified Integrative therapist specialising in Relationships, abuse and trauma.
023 9431 1780
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Titchfield PO14
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Becker Cox
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
07480 487766
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Emsworth PO10
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Chesterfield Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Choosing me as your counsellor. If you’re looking for a counsellor, you need to find someone who is going to be a good “fit” for you. I believe that the most important part of any counselling is having a good relationship with the therapist. You need to be able to trust me and feel comfortable talking to me about yourself. Otherwise you cannot get the best out of the experience. Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. You might be nervous or struggling to put things into words. It is okay if you are not quite sure what you want from this, I will do everything I can to put you at your ease.
01246 488565
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Portsmouth PO1
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Louise Mahoney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
01243 979827
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Havant PO9
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Photo of Tracey Burgess, Psychotherapist in Southsea, England
Tracey Burgess
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am a qualified member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I’m mainly based in Wootton on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Newport, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
01983 214482
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Ryde PO33
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
023 8235 6191
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Portsmouth PO1
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Del Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 4500+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
01329 557308
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Fareham PO16
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Photo of Shelley Bradley-Scholey, Psychotherapist in Southsea, England
Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Southampton SO31
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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.