Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Bangor

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Photo of Aine Gannon Chartered Psychologist Cpsychol, Psychologist in Bangor, Northern Ireland
Aine Gannon Chartered Psychologist Cpsychol
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
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I am a Specialist Chartered Psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and registered with HCPC. I've worked in the NHS for the past 20 years in the area of Mental Health. I use an integrative approach drawing from a number of therapeutic approaches to help meet each clients individual needs. I provide a safe, healing and confidential space to help clients connect with their feelings and explore and gain an understanding of their difficulties. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of Clinical Presentations including, trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
028 3829 8071
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Bangor BT19
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Gillian Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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No matter how robust we are, most of us at one time or another can face difficult times due to family, work or other personal issues. Sharing the impact of these distressing times can help with finding the resources to ease distress and consider which best next steps to take. I am fully accredited with both BABCP and BACP and my approach is largely, although not exclusively, cognitive behavioural. I have a particular Interest in anxiety and in trauma work and am trained in EMDR and Trauma- focussed CBT which are the two current gold standard NICE recommended evidence based treatments in this area.
01248 663888
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Bangor BT20
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Not accepting new clients
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Amanda Rafferty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
028 9124 8153
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Bangor BT20
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Prof Melania Anna Duca
PhD
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After having taught for 7 years at the Faculty of Psychology of an Italian private University, I moved to Northern Ireland where I founded Athena Mental Health which I now direct as the CEO. I am a Fellow of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (UK) where I served as Ethics Committee Member and currently offer Clinical Supervision. During the COVID19 pandemic I moved my business online accessing the global market where I still work treating adults, couples and families from any country in the world. I was trained to provide therapy in English to speakers of other languages.
07490 076636
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Bangor BT19
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Looking-Glass Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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I aim to provide a counselling service that meets my clients' needs for convenience, flexibility and responsiveness. When it comes to your mental health and wellbeing, your ability to thrive and live your best life, you should be able to access the help we all need sometimes, when you need it. If your life is being disrupted because you're struggling to cope with circumstances beyond your control, or you're feeling stuck in patterns of feeling and behaviour that you know aren't doing you any good, don't sit on a waiting list to get help. Get in touch.
01492 554495
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Bangor BT19
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Dr Liam Reilly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and former British Psychology Society NI representative for the Children, Young People, and Families faculty. I have over ten years of experience providing psychological support and care to clients. The therapy sessions I offer are both person-centred and collaborative to encourage your self-expression and self-development. I use various psychotherapy treatment techniques and provide effective strategies to help you to cope with many of life’s various obstacles. The core of my therapeutic work is non-judgemental acceptance, understanding, and support for all experiences and difficulties.
028 2003 2166
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Holywood BT18
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Claire Thompson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
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Hi, my name is Claire, I am an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked in suicide prevention and self-harm for three years, followed by working in primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring culture and identity using Northern Ireland's murals as the lens. I have a keen interest in community art therapy, participation and its part in building local resilience.
028 9692 8222
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Greenisland BT38
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Belfast Psychology Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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Welcome to Belfast Psychology Services. Please visit www.belfastpsychologyservices.com, go to the "book a consultation" page and schedule a date and time for your 15 minute call. Our therapists offer psychological support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma. Support is also offered for neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome (TS) and vocal and motor tics. ​ In addition, the service offers diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 (ADOS-2).
028 3829 8069
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Holywood BT18
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Psychology and Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
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Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
028 9163 8320
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Belfast BT4
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Clare Acheson Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
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Making the decision to come to counselling can be difficult but doing so can be the first step in making the changes you want. I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited member of BACP, I use an Integrative approach which means that I incorporate different elements of specific counselling theories depending on whatever issues my clients are dealing with, this means that our counselling sessions are specific to your needs as an individual. I have been a therapist for the past 20 years. I have extensive experience in working with both adults and young people.
028 9694 3234
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Belfast BT4
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Northern Ireland Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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At NICBT we believe that every client is individual. We will work together with you in order to help you understand your current difficulties and make steps forward to help you achieve your goals. We operate in Belfast, but our services are available to everyone in Northern Ireland, offering one to one therapy in a confidential and calm setting. NICBT is a self referral service that offers both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These are two of the most effective treatment methods for depressive and anxiety related difficulties.
028 9744 1156
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Belfast BT5
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Jacqui Charles
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Hi. Welcome to my profile. I am fully qualified counsellor and Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way within a humanistic framework. Which simply means drawing upon a range of therapeutic approaches in my work. My therapy is tailored to each persons needs as a unique individual. Always delivered in a caring, non-judgmental empathetic way.
028 9694 3071
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Belfast BT4
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Anne Marie McKinley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I have 13 years of experience working as a Trauma Therapist. Initially, I worked within the NHS and treated trauma alongside PTSD responses to birth as a midwife and trauma therapist. My private practice developed more broadly, working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, dissociation and relationship stresses in any of life's circumstances. I am happy to work with almost any general life issue. Grief, sexual or other abuse, rape, and lifelong bullying are frequent concerns in therapy, and couple therapy is of particular interest. I use EMDR, Rewind, Trauma-focused CBT in a person-centred approach and work with clients online
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Belfast BT4
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Deborah Catherall
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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I provide one to one therapy in the Newtownabbey area. I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greated in a a non-judgemental way and where they can explore and talk through issues. My work is focused and tailored to the client's requirements, helping them to address & challenge current, beliefs and thoughts to allow change. I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation to ensure I am the right therapist, to explain the merits of each theraputic approach for their needs. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation.
028 2502 2231
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Newtownabbey BT37
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Melissa Shannon
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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From time to time we can all experience difficulty and distress with upsetting thoughts and feelings. It’s possible and okay to not know the reasons for this, and is what makes us all human. I appreciate that it can be difficult to make that first step of reaching out for support. I would hope to make that step easier for you.
028 3829 4785
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Carrickfergus BT38
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Heather Low
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
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The most important thing to me is that clients feel heard, respected and safe to discuss the issues that have brought them to counselling. I can offer clients both short or long term counselling. I qualified in 2000 and have been working as a counsellor on a continual basis since then. I also offer clinical Supervision for both counsellors and other care providers. I offer both one to one and couples therapy (Relate NI Trained) . I have my own private practice and premises that are fully accessible including free parking. I am available 9.30 - 7pm Monday - Thursday
028 2502 2069
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Newtownabbey BT37
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Online Therapists

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Lakes Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc
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Maureen Seddon is an accredited and experienced EMDR Therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people in both the NHS and the private sector. Maureen originally qualified as a general nurse in Liverpool in 1982, training in mental health in 1984. Maureen trained in EMDR as she felt other therapies did not address the original causation of symptoms/triggers without causing further distress. Maureen targets the origin of the trauma in a holistic way.
07427 518170
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Cockermouth CA13
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Anne O’Kelly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
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Are you worried for you and your family as a result of a breakdown in relationships. Are you fearful for the mental and emotional well being of all the family members especially children. Would you want to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to reach an understanding of how to cope with family change and transition? I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I provide a safe healing space for you to address your concerns and fears with a view to reaching a resolution and plan for the future.
028 9163 8460
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Newtownabbey BT36
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Dr Donna de Lása Revived Therapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, ISST certified Schema Therapist and IPT certified Interpersonal Psychotherapist. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health, both within the NHS and in private practice. I offer psychological therapy for a range of issues. Please contact me via email, to arrange a short consultation to see how we can work together to address the issues or difficulties you may be having. Please note that I only work with adults.
028 2003 2947
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Coleraine BT51
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Isabel Mary Stewart
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
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I provide a safe, supportive, empathic and therapeutic space and service for those who wish to explore and address any issues and concerns.
07913 441964
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Belfast BT11
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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.