Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Prestonpans

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Photo of Janis Sinclair, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Janis Sinclair
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Are you anxious and finding life overwhelming, suddenly the simplest decisions are impossible - this may be situational, relational or historical; large or small I offer a space to speak freely secure in the knowledge our sessions are confidential. My theory is person centred although I offer Integrative therapy which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client.
01785 338104
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Prestonpans EH32
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Valerie Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Many things bring us to counselling. For some, it is overwhelming emotions, such as loss or anger. For others, it is painful or restrictive marital or family relationships. Some of us seek counselling because day-to-day life feels pointless or it’s dominated by anxiety. Some of us are quite stuck: for example, you may have a part of you that wants to achieve things in life but another part of you habitually sabotages your efforts.
01875 447076
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Prestonpans EH32
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Eilidh Albert-Recht
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you've discovered something about yourself that you'd like help understanding, I can provide a nonjudgmental space for you to explore this. If you're feeling lost and want a place to find your way, your passions, or yourself, I can provide a patient and calm opportunity for you to try what works for you. If things in your life are making you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or sad, I can provide a space away from your stress to focus on you. If you feel constantly worried about the past or future and don't know how to relax or be in the present, I can help you discover why that might be, and help you find space for yourself..
0131 322 1303
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Musselburgh EH21
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Dr Hannah Young
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Emotional, relational and health-related difficulties can often arise from adverse life experiences or trauma. With the support of a psychotherapist you can work towards identifying the source of ​stress and anxiety, dissociation, depression, addiction, sleeping problems, issues related to eating and many other symptoms. It is by working at depth and carefully tracking what is happening in the body - along with emerging emotions and thoughts - that we can address the 'stuckness' of symptoms.
01382 919495
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Edinburgh EH1
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Roxanne Kerr
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
When you have been struggling with your mental health for a long time and feel that you have tried everything already and nothing works, it can be difficult to believe that you will ever start to feel better again.   I can help support you to overcome the difficulti​es you are experiencing which may have prevented you living your life to the fullest, impacted your relationships or left you questioning your own sense of self. I work in an unique way where collaboration is a key component of the work we will do together and where your input into the therapeutic process is respected and welcome.
01738 505359
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Edinburgh EH1
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Claire de la Varre
Psychotherapist, PhD, MHGI
Verified
Verified
As a Human Givens therapist and hypnotherapist, I specialise in working with clients in the following areas: 1) adolescents with anxiety, depression, functional GI (bowel/stomach) disorders, 2) people with unexplained medical or psychosomatic symptoms (physical symptoms with an emotional cause, often stress), 3) couples, 4) people with dissociation and dissociative disorders.
01786 236609
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH9
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Carrie Hall
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a counsellor, I collaboratively facilitate growth and change in the persons with whom I work. I am passionate about working with persons who have experienced trauma, with a specific focus on healing from sexual or gender-based trauma, as well as systemic or intergenerational traumas and identity-based marginalization. I also care deeply about working with individuals on body image issues, disordered relationships with food or exercise, depression, anxiety, as well as spiritual identity development or transitions.
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Edinburgh EH8
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Lynn Artesse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
“Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change”. At times we can all feel anxious or uncertain of our future. Sometimes we need to make changes in order to improve our situation. However, the prospect of change can feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling disconnected, isolated and lonely. Hearing your thoughts out loud, with a professional, can be an opportunity to gain some clarity and begin the process of change. I truly believe that a small change in the way we think can make a big difference to the way we feel.
0131 510 3667
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Edinburgh EH1
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Kath Muirhead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My professional experience has been working with people affected by mental health issues such as depression, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety and panic, grief and loss among other issues. I also specialise in working with trauma particularly childhood sexual abuse and the debilitating impact of many life areas. I work with what people bring and go at their pace; my approach being person centred and bespoke to the individual.
01368 653223
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH9
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Erica Burberry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Erica. I'm an experienced BACP Accredited Child, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor with over 10 years of experience in counselling and 20 years in the helping professions. Do you want a safe space, a refuge, an hour in the week just for you? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, low mood, or have been finding it hard to cope with difficult experiences, counselling can alleviate symptoms of distress and enhance your wellbeing, helping you to work towards your valued directions in life.
01768 807492
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH8
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Chris Garnett
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced counsellor/therapist and supervisor working with individuals, couples and organisations. I have specialisms in addiction, anxiety, trauma and relationship counselling. I completed training as an integrative psychotherapist in 2005, and I am a CBT, relationship and family counsellor. I have worked for alcohol agencies, a GP practice, NHS Psychotherapeutic Services and with uniformed services and in private practice. I offer a range of ways of working depending upon the issues that clients bring, and includes short and longer term work. Information on my approach is available at www.counsellingeastlothian.co.uk
07976 272007
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Edinburgh EH1
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Rose Noonan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi thank you for visiting my profile page, you’ve just taken the courageous first step to look for help through counselling. Sometimes we face challenges in our day-to-day lives which can be stressful, frustrating and difficult to manage. Turning to someone you don’t know can be daunting and confusing making you feel vulnerable and scared. However, counselling offers a safe, caring confidential space to explore, and discuss your difficulties. I will listen and support you with empathy and respect. I will work with you in an open, honest and non-judgemental way.
01875 444490
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Tranent EH33
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Wendy Robertson Fyfe
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
People who come bring multiple experiences, challenges and longings. Some concerns include: feeling low, worried, unseen, unheard, wanting change; dealing with challenges in relationships; bereavement and loss; feeling stuck/blocked; unclear about life direction with deeper meaning and purpose; identity; ecology and climate change; spiritual exploration; creativity, imagination. My work includes eco-psychology and nature-based human development having apprenticed with Animas Valley Institute in Colorado. Central to my practice is the quality of relationship between us that can enable a deepening authentic life.
01368 650332
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Jane Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
0131 381 4264
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH2
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integration counselling & psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a particular cycle that is impacting your life and needs to change? Does regulating emotions seem impossible?thinking negatively? have difficultly trusting others or doubt yourself?..Our hope is to offer you the tools, techniques and the inspiration you need towards improving your wellbeing, and encouraging personal growth. Whether you would like some help with anger, anxiety, addiction, phobias, to improve your mood, process trauma or improve your self-esteem. Together we can work together to help you to make lasting changes which will allow you to improve your outlook and live life to the fullest.
07723 923797
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Jen Tays
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Counsellor & Therapist I am here for you, to help you transform your relationship within your world, whether that be with people in general, work colleagues, your partner or your parents. I can help with anxiety and traumas, big or small and those in between. As a trained EMDR Consultant I work with children and adults. If you're not sure where your issues stem from, I will help you locate it and transform it or we instead focus on the present. I will work with you to find your optimum. I am in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Online.
07533 063278
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH2
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Holt J. S. Hauser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Your decision to do undertake therapy is significant; it marks a moment where you have decided you and your life need to be different, and you are willing to do the work of changing. Whether you have come to this work because things have gone awry in the present, you've always had parts of yourself you wished to change, or because you've realised you need to grow to achieve your goals in the future, I want to offer my presence, space, and care to you. Whatever challenge you are struggling with, I am here to facilitate your process of growth, and to discover with you who you are - and help you become who you want to be.
0131 378 8399
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Edinburgh EH6
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Photo of Maureen Biggar, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Maureen Biggar
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with people of all ages, to help them towards finding a more fulfilling way of life. My style of working is based on the building up of a trusting and open relationship between us, which is the basis for all our therapeutic work. I believe our experiences as children, whether good or bad, affect us throughout our lives; and by being given the time and space to 'tell our story', we develop more insight into why we are the way we are. These insights then guide us towards finding ways to change what we want to change, and value those qualities in ourselves that are beneficial.
07449 624279
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH2
Not accepting new clients
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Zsofia Kaplar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life is a series of changes, often bringing loss and pain but also the seeds of a positive transformation. Even if you're unsure how to move forward, a theme can emerge. Counselling can facilitate a new understanding of ourselves, our different relationships, our place in the world. By reassessing hopes and fears, we can work towards the difference we want to experience. Alongside general counselling, I have specialist experience in post-natal depression and traumatic emotional and sexual abuse. My approach, however, is to treat every person without presumptions, trusting the space that opens up and finding the best way for you.
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Edinburgh EH9
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Bill Lee
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling, online or in Morningside, within easy reach of central Edinburgh. Apart from counselling, I have over 25 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, gender, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, sexuality, self-esteem, and existential crisis.
0131 357 6226
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Edinburgh EH2
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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.