Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counselling in Ayr

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Elaine McQueen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
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Connected Health and Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
01292 282305 View 01292 282305
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Shirley Macmillan
Verified Verified
Ayr KA7  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
01292 439650 View 01292 439650
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Raj Sandhu Chima
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr KA7
Hello and a very warm welcome to you! We all experience times in our life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lacking in direction or purpose ... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges and making positive change. I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods. I have been in a supportive role for over 20 years, my passion is for people. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and work with a blend of evidence-based modalities.
Hello and a very warm welcome to you! We all experience times in our life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lacking in direction or purpose ... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges and making positive change. I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods. I have been in a supportive role for over 20 years, my passion is for people. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and work with a blend of evidence-based modalities.
01563 597371 View 01563 597371
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Kim McAllister Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ayr KA7
Award Winning Child Therapist. Children and young people require a safe space for them to explore their feelings and emotions and make sense of their world. Children need to feel accepted, heard and believed, so that they can explore their emotions and unravel their past. If you, your kid or anyone in your family could benefit from talking or play therapy, then get in touch. You can find me on other directories, registered with the BACP an accredited registrant with the NCS and on Facebook as: Kim McAllister Counselling Ltd.
Award Winning Child Therapist. Children and young people require a safe space for them to explore their feelings and emotions and make sense of their world. Children need to feel accepted, heard and believed, so that they can explore their emotions and unravel their past. If you, your kid or anyone in your family could benefit from talking or play therapy, then get in touch. You can find me on other directories, registered with the BACP an accredited registrant with the NCS and on Facebook as: Kim McAllister Counselling Ltd.
01253 835140 View 01253 835140
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Healing State Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6  (Online Only)
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
0141 673 3016 View 0141 673 3016

Online Therapists

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Eva Kennedy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coleraine BT52
Narcissistic Personality Disorder, in a parent, partner, friend or colleague, can be very difficult to understand, but I have lots of experience in this field and am passionate about educating my clients about this type of abuse and want to help you to overcome it and regain your authentic self.
If you are struggling with self-esteem issues, or depression and anxiety, or if you have been the victim of abuse, from a parent, a partner, or anyone else, I can help you to regain the inner strength and confidence to handle life so much better. We will work on how you can move forward, in your own strength, and achieve the peace and enthusiasm for life that you deserve. If you struggle with the after effects of a traumatic event/events in your past, you will find that you can begin to leave that all behind and become the person you were always meant to be.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder, in a parent, partner, friend or colleague, can be very difficult to understand, but I have lots of experience in this field and am passionate about educating my clients about this type of abuse and want to help you to overcome it and regain your authentic self.
If you are struggling with self-esteem issues, or depression and anxiety, or if you have been the victim of abuse, from a parent, a partner, or anyone else, I can help you to regain the inner strength and confidence to handle life so much better. We will work on how you can move forward, in your own strength, and achieve the peace and enthusiasm for life that you deserve. If you struggle with the after effects of a traumatic event/events in your past, you will find that you can begin to leave that all behind and become the person you were always meant to be.
028 9124 7463 View 028 9124 7463
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Ana Puljic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic therapist and supervisor with a special interest and experience in working with those affected by existential issues and a Masters thesis in working with adult children of parents with narcissistic traits. In my client work, I draw on my background in psychology, philosophy and systemic therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory which looks at the unconscious relational processes between us and finds links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. My supervision approach is both psychodynamic and integrative.
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic therapist and supervisor with a special interest and experience in working with those affected by existential issues and a Masters thesis in working with adult children of parents with narcissistic traits. In my client work, I draw on my background in psychology, philosophy and systemic therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory which looks at the unconscious relational processes between us and finds links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. My supervision approach is both psychodynamic and integrative.
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Jacqueline Groves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G13  (Online Only)
Whether you've suffered Emotional Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse, workplace bullying or trying to recover from a loved one's addiction.  I can help you make sense of the crazy-making behaviour you've come to accept as normal and how to move on and reclaim your life.
Whether you've suffered Emotional Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse, workplace bullying or trying to recover from a loved one's addiction.  I can help you make sense of the crazy-making behaviour you've come to accept as normal and how to move on and reclaim your life.
0141 673 1690 View 0141 673 1690
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Tracy Murtagh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Crumlin BT29  (Online Only)
Areas of Speciality: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bereavement, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Mental/Emotional Abuse, Self Worth Issues, Addiction.
After my first assessment I will work closely with my client to decide on the best form of therapy for them and decide the way forward together. I have had a passion for helping others my entire life and began counselling in 2010. My own past has only served to deepen my desire to help as I can deeply empathise with those who need it most. I believe that no one should suffer in silence and I work hard to try and guide clients to their own answers. When someone feels lost they then become confused and this is a very lonely place to be. I base my work on clearing the mist and helping clients find the answers.
Areas of Speciality: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bereavement, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Mental/Emotional Abuse, Self Worth Issues, Addiction.
After my first assessment I will work closely with my client to decide on the best form of therapy for them and decide the way forward together. I have had a passion for helping others my entire life and began counselling in 2010. My own past has only served to deepen my desire to help as I can deeply empathise with those who need it most. I believe that no one should suffer in silence and I work hard to try and guide clients to their own answers. When someone feels lost they then become confused and this is a very lonely place to be. I base my work on clearing the mist and helping clients find the answers.
07723 475643 View 07723 475643
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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
0141 280 6116 View 0141 280 6116
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Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH9
I am UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have completed a 4 year course in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I am fully insured and as a member of GPTI and UKCP I subscribe to their codes of ethics. I continue my professional development through participating in advanced psychotherapeutic workshops, trainings and courses.
I am UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have completed a 4 year course in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I am fully insured and as a member of GPTI and UKCP I subscribe to their codes of ethics. I continue my professional development through participating in advanced psychotherapeutic workshops, trainings and courses.
01764 915920 View 01764 915920
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Johanna Lakin
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlisle CA5
I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.
I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.
01228 585119 View 01228 585119
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Dr Kirsty Forsyth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21  (Online Only)
Well done for taking the first step in improving your life. I specialize in helping people caught in negative patterns that can lead to chronic low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem & relationship problems. I am non-judgmental, open and down to earth and believe in providing therapy that makes sense to you and makes a difference to your life. I am experienced in providing effective & compassionate therapy and will guide you every step of the way, helping you to develop an understanding of your difficulties, develop self awareness, enhance your inner strength, and break free of unhelpful patterns of being.
Well done for taking the first step in improving your life. I specialize in helping people caught in negative patterns that can lead to chronic low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem & relationship problems. I am non-judgmental, open and down to earth and believe in providing therapy that makes sense to you and makes a difference to your life. I am experienced in providing effective & compassionate therapy and will guide you every step of the way, helping you to develop an understanding of your difficulties, develop self awareness, enhance your inner strength, and break free of unhelpful patterns of being.
01292 432085 View 01292 432085
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Illuminated Thinking
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77
At Illuminated Thinking, we understand that you may feel overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or trauma. You need a safe, welcoming space to heal and grow, and we're here to provide that. Our team of experts is dedicated to offering personalised support and effective strategies to help you manage your mental health. Your goals are to overcome your struggles, build resilience, and move forward with confidence. You want a better, more fulfilling life, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. Together, we'll transform your journey and help you thrive.
At Illuminated Thinking, we understand that you may feel overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or trauma. You need a safe, welcoming space to heal and grow, and we're here to provide that. Our team of experts is dedicated to offering personalised support and effective strategies to help you manage your mental health. Your goals are to overcome your struggles, build resilience, and move forward with confidence. You want a better, more fulfilling life, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. Together, we'll transform your journey and help you thrive.
01355 201368 View 01355 201368
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Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Counselling is non-judgmental, does not tell you what to do, but it encourages you to seek out your own choices in life to become complete. There are many different therapeutic tools to help a person to communicate emotions, we can use creative materials, sand and art when verbal communication is tricky. I offer counselling face to face and online: via Zoom, WhatsApp, and FaceTime platforms, in English and Portuguese languages.
Counselling is non-judgmental, does not tell you what to do, but it encourages you to seek out your own choices in life to become complete. There are many different therapeutic tools to help a person to communicate emotions, we can use creative materials, sand and art when verbal communication is tricky. I offer counselling face to face and online: via Zoom, WhatsApp, and FaceTime platforms, in English and Portuguese languages.
07593 342528 View 07593 342528
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Tim McConville
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
0131 357 6469 View 0131 357 6469
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Andrea Alcorn Couples And Individual Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coleraine BT52
Hi and welcome to True North Counselling where I offer individual and couples counselling. I believe we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives. When you or your relationship becomes stuck I will help empower you to explore where you have been, how you got there, what is keeping you there and to find new ways to meet the challenges and explore your feelings. I believe we hold our own internal resources for change and I will use different counselling methods and techniques to help you understand why you or your relationship has become stuck and will share tools to enhance your mental wellbeing.
Hi and welcome to True North Counselling where I offer individual and couples counselling. I believe we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives. When you or your relationship becomes stuck I will help empower you to explore where you have been, how you got there, what is keeping you there and to find new ways to meet the challenges and explore your feelings. I believe we hold our own internal resources for change and I will use different counselling methods and techniques to help you understand why you or your relationship has become stuck and will share tools to enhance your mental wellbeing.
028 9694 3171 View 028 9694 3171
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Victoria Gregg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hello my name is Victoria, thank you for connecting with me. I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor based in North Down. My priority is to help you explore and understand whatever is on your mind, within a safe space. I work collaboratively with you, in a client led way. Together, we will explore the past, understand how it impacts the present, in order to achieve your goals for the future.
Hello my name is Victoria, thank you for connecting with me. I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor based in North Down. My priority is to help you explore and understand whatever is on your mind, within a safe space. I work collaboratively with you, in a client led way. Together, we will explore the past, understand how it impacts the present, in order to achieve your goals for the future.
028 9694 3083 View 028 9694 3083
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MMC Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT5
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an Integrative therapist using all aspect of psychotherapy that are relevant and applicable to each individual client, this means I work always in your best interest, using my knowledge and skills to tailor the therapy to best suit you and your current situation.I have many years experience in the field of mental health and have close personal experience in a number of areas. I offer an open, friendly, supportive and confidential service and have specialist training in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues and coping strategies.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an Integrative therapist using all aspect of psychotherapy that are relevant and applicable to each individual client, this means I work always in your best interest, using my knowledge and skills to tailor the therapy to best suit you and your current situation.I have many years experience in the field of mental health and have close personal experience in a number of areas. I offer an open, friendly, supportive and confidential service and have specialist training in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues and coping strategies.
028 2502 2242 View 028 2502 2242

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Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counsellors

What type of therapy is best for narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is best treated with talk therapy, which could involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, gestalt therapy, or similar approaches. A therapist will help a patient uncover the feelings that may drive their behavior and discover how to engage with themselves and those around them with greater empathy and understanding, fewer demands, and less defensiveness, with the goal of developing a more authentic sense of self that enables healthier relationships.

How do therapists treat NPD?

By developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and continually focusing patients on relationships, community, and connection, a therapist, through talk therapy, may be able to help someone with NPD change. In sessions, a therapist will help an individual achieve relief from their current stressors, including the treatment of co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or depression. A therapist may also help an individual to recognize unhealthy coping mechanisms, learn new ways of interacting with others, and eventually become able to feel and display empathy.

Can a narcissist be cured with therapy?

Therapy can be effective. After a serious setback or great loss, someone with NPD may be forced to recognize that they are not immune to life’s challenges. That can spur feelings of melancholy and depression that lead them to seek professional help. Once an individual decides to seek help, they have already taken a step that the majority of those with NPD never will. Still, people with NPD often quit therapy as they naturally resist feeling vulnerable, being challenged, or admitting to flaws.

How can you get narcissistic personality disorder treatment for someone?

It is notoriously difficult to convince someone with NPD to seek help. With their feelings of superiority, they may be unlikely to recognize or acknowledge that they have a problem, or that their problem is narcissism. Sometimes, they are aware that they are arrogant and that others resent them but they don’t see it as a problem because they are convinced of their superiority. People with NPD have trouble maintaining relationships, but family members and others who do feel close to them, and whose presence they value, may be able to encourage them to seek therapy.