Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counselling in Cardiff

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Photo of Ameda Blades, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available.
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available.
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Photo of Michael Cousin, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Michael Cousin
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Cardiff CF10
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
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Susanne Thomson: Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
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Photo of Menna Jones, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Menna Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF5
I have 20 years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and in private practice since gaining my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, I have been supporting adults with a very wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties (including personality disorders). I welcome clients to my home for therapy sessions and appreciate how important it is for people to feel comfortable and at ease in a homely and supportive place in order to explore and express such personal and challenging issues as can arise during therapy.
I have 20 years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and in private practice since gaining my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, I have been supporting adults with a very wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties (including personality disorders). I welcome clients to my home for therapy sessions and appreciate how important it is for people to feel comfortable and at ease in a homely and supportive place in order to explore and express such personal and challenging issues as can arise during therapy.
01446 500783 View 01446 500783
Photo of JDJCounselling For You!, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
JDJCounselling For You!
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF11
The overall aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living by where experiences are more satisfying. The process of Counselling becomes itself one of life's new situations: It offers an opportunity to experience life differently and to extend the range of ways in which you can operate in the world with greater satisfaction. "EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH ONE SMALL STEP"!!!!
The overall aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living by where experiences are more satisfying. The process of Counselling becomes itself one of life's new situations: It offers an opportunity to experience life differently and to extend the range of ways in which you can operate in the world with greater satisfaction. "EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH ONE SMALL STEP"!!!!
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Photo of Tracey Crimmins, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Tracey Crimmins
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF5
I am a qualified and accredited CBT psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner and work with adults and adolescents (aged 14 years and above). I have 20 years experience of working in mental health, for NHS, charities, University settings and private medical health settings. I specialise in working with trauma, working with single incident PTSD and complex PTSD. I also work depression, anxiety disorders including panic, generalised anxiety (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), health anxiety and social anxiety.
I am a qualified and accredited CBT psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner and work with adults and adolescents (aged 14 years and above). I have 20 years experience of working in mental health, for NHS, charities, University settings and private medical health settings. I specialise in working with trauma, working with single incident PTSD and complex PTSD. I also work depression, anxiety disorders including panic, generalised anxiety (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), health anxiety and social anxiety.
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Photo of Danielle Joan, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Cardiff CF11
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
029 2167 2265 View 029 2167 2265
Photo of Samantha Jane Davies, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Samantha Jane Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF24
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an Integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; but also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you face can encourage new perspectives, enabling you to move forward with increased insight, promoting acceptance and change.
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an Integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; but also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you face can encourage new perspectives, enabling you to move forward with increased insight, promoting acceptance and change.
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Photo of Jillian Kirkpatrick, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cardiff CF5
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
029 2192 1670 View 029 2192 1670
Photo of Jen Southon, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Jen Southon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF10
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
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John Evans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14
Having worked in the care profession all my life, my goal was always to help people to improve their lives. I completed my training as a counsellor some years ago and now work primarily in a volunteer capacity though I keep some time to work privately. My focus about helping people hasn't changed. I will want to listen carefully to you and what you want though some people take time to understand their needs and often have little idea how to go about it.
Having worked in the care profession all my life, my goal was always to help people to improve their lives. I completed my training as a counsellor some years ago and now work primarily in a volunteer capacity though I keep some time to work privately. My focus about helping people hasn't changed. I will want to listen carefully to you and what you want though some people take time to understand their needs and often have little idea how to go about it.
029 2167 1832 View 029 2167 1832
Photo of Liz Brotherton, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Liz Brotherton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14
Life can feel very heavy at times, unexpected events can flaw us and day to day pressures can get to us too. I can offer individuals and couples a safe space to explore whatever it is that's troubling you. My way of working includes looking at what your anxieties, behaviours and values mean to you and the role they play in your life. Together we can identify the root causes of your struggles, along with where your personal responsibility and power lies.
Life can feel very heavy at times, unexpected events can flaw us and day to day pressures can get to us too. I can offer individuals and couples a safe space to explore whatever it is that's troubling you. My way of working includes looking at what your anxieties, behaviours and values mean to you and the role they play in your life. Together we can identify the root causes of your struggles, along with where your personal responsibility and power lies.
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Photo of Helga Anne Moore, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Helga Anne Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14
Starting the journey to emotional well-being may seem daunting, but with the help of a kind, professional and deeply empathic therapist alongside you, it can become the most important undertaking you ever begin. Whatever issues you are struggling with right now, change is possible and inevitable as soon as you choose to explore exactly what you need and which parts of your life are not working as well as you hope right now. As a therapist I walk beside my clients and together we can explore exactly what it is you need to help you make the changes necessary to reclaim a full and balanced life.
Starting the journey to emotional well-being may seem daunting, but with the help of a kind, professional and deeply empathic therapist alongside you, it can become the most important undertaking you ever begin. Whatever issues you are struggling with right now, change is possible and inevitable as soon as you choose to explore exactly what you need and which parts of your life are not working as well as you hope right now. As a therapist I walk beside my clients and together we can explore exactly what it is you need to help you make the changes necessary to reclaim a full and balanced life.
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Photo of Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF11
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
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Photo of Hannah Raine-Smith, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cardiff CF10
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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Annette Wyndham
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
01656 339557 View 01656 339557
Photo of Julie Gravelle, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Julie Gravelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF10
I have 15 years of experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I know that the reason you are even reading this is because you or someone you know needs help. How do we start? A simple chat, either over the phone or online. We will discuss your worries or issues and together work out the best way forward. This may be just one method or a combination of therapies. You will be in control of this and it can be changed as we progress, I offer this in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Many of my clients choose to split sessions into 1/2hr Counselling and 1/2hr Hypnotherapy.
I have 15 years of experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I know that the reason you are even reading this is because you or someone you know needs help. How do we start? A simple chat, either over the phone or online. We will discuss your worries or issues and together work out the best way forward. This may be just one method or a combination of therapies. You will be in control of this and it can be changed as we progress, I offer this in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Many of my clients choose to split sessions into 1/2hr Counselling and 1/2hr Hypnotherapy.
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Photo of Hayley Matthews, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Hayley Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF10
Hello, I’m Hayley and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience providing long term and short term counselling in a mental health service and in private practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns and experiencing a variety of issues which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, loneliness and isolation, life changing events, family issues, work stress, addiction, confidence and self-esteem issues.
Hello, I’m Hayley and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience providing long term and short term counselling in a mental health service and in private practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns and experiencing a variety of issues which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, loneliness and isolation, life changing events, family issues, work stress, addiction, confidence and self-esteem issues.
01446 509183 View 01446 509183
Photo of Andrea Hughes, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Andrea Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF83  (Online Only)
Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
01903 952218 View 01903 952218
Photo of Dr Paula Riella, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF23  (Online Only)
I am a chartered practitioner psychologist with 25 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, personal-construct psychology, psychodynamic and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing platforms and telephone. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am a chartered practitioner psychologist with 25 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, personal-construct psychology, psychodynamic and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing platforms and telephone. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
01656 335081 View 01656 335081

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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.