Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Southsea

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Sarah Ruth Janes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I am an LGBTQ+ counsellor working online with individuals and couples who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer. Beginning with a free 'getting to know you' session lasting 50 minutes for individuals, I offer a warm humanistic approach. I have 8 years experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, disassociation and complicated grief disorder. As a member of the LGBT+ community I understand issues around minority stress, cumulative childhood trauma, coming out, isolation and belonging.
I am an LGBTQ+ counsellor working online with individuals and couples who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer. Beginning with a free 'getting to know you' session lasting 50 minutes for individuals, I offer a warm humanistic approach. I have 8 years experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, disassociation and complicated grief disorder. As a member of the LGBT+ community I understand issues around minority stress, cumulative childhood trauma, coming out, isolation and belonging.
020 3962 1806 View 020 3962 1806
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Marion Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
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.
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 View 023 9431 1664
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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
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.
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 View 0808 501 5931
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Marie Rae Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Whether you have something specific on your mind, several issues that are bothering you or are feeling that something just isn't quite right, I am here to help and support you no matter how big or small the problem feels. It can be something from the past or something more recent. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and anger management.
Whether you have something specific on your mind, several issues that are bothering you or are feeling that something just isn't quite right, I am here to help and support you no matter how big or small the problem feels. It can be something from the past or something more recent. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and anger management.
01329 553451 View 01329 553451
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Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
023 9431 1868 View 023 9431 1868
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Alison Cassy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
I am an Accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor, supporting individual and couple clients to explore a wide range of personal and sex and relationship issues. I am a registered sex addiction therapist, supporting sex and pornography addiction issues and a registered StopSo therapist, working with contact and online sex offending issues. Currently in-training as a Psychosexual Therapist, I can offer you support with sexual function problems such as premature/delayed ejaculation, unreliable erections, painful sex and penetration problems, low libido and orgasm difficulties. I am an LGBTQ+ positive and kink aware therapist.
I am an Accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor, supporting individual and couple clients to explore a wide range of personal and sex and relationship issues. I am a registered sex addiction therapist, supporting sex and pornography addiction issues and a registered StopSo therapist, working with contact and online sex offending issues. Currently in-training as a Psychosexual Therapist, I can offer you support with sexual function problems such as premature/delayed ejaculation, unreliable erections, painful sex and penetration problems, low libido and orgasm difficulties. I am an LGBTQ+ positive and kink aware therapist.
01243 957232 View 01243 957232

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Catherine Burnard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southbourne PO10
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
01202 125798 View 01202 125798
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Louise Mahoney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Havant PO9
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.
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 View 01243 979827
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
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.
023 8235 6102 View 023 8235 6102
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Chesterfield Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View 01246 488565
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Cora Metelerkamp
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Havant PO9
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
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GreenWood Mentors
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Ryde PO33
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
01983 217853 View 01983 217853
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Hestia Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Fareham PO14
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
01329 756698 View 01329 756698
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Becker Cox
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hayling Island PO11
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.
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 View 07480 487766
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
07947 351146 View 07947 351146
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Catherine Davies Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fareham PO14
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.
01329 756453 View 01329 756453
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The Counselling Co-Op
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fareham PO15
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
01474 554914 View 01474 554914
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Natalia Hallam
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Fareham PO16
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.
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 View 07783 058343
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Kat Hampson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gosport PO12
I have experience working with clients with a wide variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, self-harm, relationship issues, domestic abuse, weight loss, chronic pain, and PTSD. Some clients have a good understanding of their issues and what they want to achieve, whereas others are not so sure and want help to find these things out. Whilst some issues are fairly clear cut, others can be more complex and have been present for a long time. Regardless of this, all of my clients have wanted to make changes that will improve their situation and help them to enjoy life.
I have experience working with clients with a wide variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, self-harm, relationship issues, domestic abuse, weight loss, chronic pain, and PTSD. Some clients have a good understanding of their issues and what they want to achieve, whereas others are not so sure and want help to find these things out. Whilst some issues are fairly clear cut, others can be more complex and have been present for a long time. Regardless of this, all of my clients have wanted to make changes that will improve their situation and help them to enjoy life.
01329 557267 View 01329 557267
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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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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.