Occasionally referred to as “relationship addiction”, codependency describes behaviors, thoughts and feelings that go beyond normal caretaking and people pleasing. While often thought of as a problem in romantic relationships, codependency can occur in many types of associations including friendship, family or work. Codependents often have low self-esteem and are disproportionately preoccupied with other people’s needs while placing a low priority on their own.
People who are codependent sometimes have a strong fear of being alone or abandoned and a controlling desire to be needed. While they usually have the best of intentions, codependents take on the unhealthy and self-sacrificing role of a martyr. Codependent relationships can keep people from living their best lives. Codependency symptoms can worsen if left untreated, so it’s important to seek the help of a mental health professional.
Therapists specialising in Codependency
I am a qualified mental health clinician since 1995 and a cognitive analytic therapist and psychotherapist (since 2010) and work as a Psychotherapist in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couple...
NHS Mental Health Services for 25+ years in nursing or therapist roles. I have worked in children & adolescent mental health, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health, HIV and primary care.
Therapy TypeCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Emotionally FocusedHumanisticIntegrativeNarrative
Dr Clarissa Bartlett
My name is Dr Clarissa Bartlett, and I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist (Reg No. PYL31856) based in Brighton and Hove. Over the past 10 years, I have experience of working in primary and secondary mental health care, as well as inpatient services within the NHS. Currently, I work for Su...
On a more personal note, I was born in Burma (Myanmar) and moved to the U.K. when I was a young child. Growing up in two cultures has given me an appreciation of people from different backgrounds and identities, understand the challenges this can pose and helps me bring a grounded and practical appr...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Cognitive and Behavioural TherapiesIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychodynamic Therapy
As a result of working therapeutically through the challenges faced in my life, I developed a deep desire and discovered my calling to support others through their pain, trauma and addictions. I went on to train in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy – an integrative and humanistic approach to healing w...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyHumanisticImago Relationship TherapyIntegral TherapyMindfulnessPsychosynthesisTranspersonal Psychology
I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals, am fully insured and have regular supervision. I have a gentle and warm manner, am...
Therapy TypeBehavioural TherapyExistentialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSand TrayTransactional Analysis (TA)
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyExistentialExperientialExpressive Art TherapyHumanisticIntegrativeMindfulness
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor (pgDip), registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development and I am in regular supervision for my client work. I am currently in my final year training...
My background and experience is very eclectic from many years working in the media and creative industries, to working as a gardener which I still do part time. I also work in a secondary school 1 day a week as a facilitator for an emotional intelligence program for 'at risk' youth and teach gender...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Compassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEclecticEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyExistentialExperientialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingPsychodynamic TherapyPsychosexual TherapyPsychosynthesisSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)Transpersonal Psychology
I am a qualified EMDR practitioner who specialises in working with trauma, attachment disruptions, loss and abuse in adults and adolescents. As an advanced trainee in Psychosexual Therapy, I also help individuals and couples struggling with sexual and relationship issues. I practice in a fully incl...
I have 10 years of clinical experience working within a variety of settings including the NHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, the social care sector and a London based private therapy clinic. My practice is culturally enriched by my experiences working in Canada, the United States and ...
Therapy TypeArt Therapy / PsychotherapyEclecticEMDRExpressive Art TherapyImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychosexual Therapy
I have been offering mindfulness based psychotherapy sessions to clients of all ages, experiences and walks of life . Having trained at the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University, I am finalising my MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a contemplative practice drawing on Buddhist principles and west...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCompassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEmotionally FocusedExistentialExistential TherapyExperientialHolisticHumanisticIntegral TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)EMDRExistentialExistential TherapyFamily TherapyGestalt TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychodynamic TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
As a (self titled) Miracle Coach, I combine my warm and empathic listening skills with hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and cutting edge coaching skills to enable you to get really clear on what’s important to you, how you want to feel, what you want to do - and also what’s curren...
I worked in the Public Sector in Mental Health services for 14 years before I trained as a hypnotherapist and EFT Practitioner and discovered how miraculously effective these therapies are! Now I use these skills to coach people to be who they really are, to be free from their past and to create the...
Therapy TypeEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyHolisticHypnotherapyMindfulnessSolution Focused Brief Therapy
Mick is a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) registered counsellor. Police checked (DBS) counsellor and counselling supervisor. His qualifications include a BA Honours degree in Counselling Psychology, a Foundation degre...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementHumanisticPlay Therapy
I am an accredited psychotherapist and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer. I have trained in numerous psychotherapeutic approaches so now work integratively meaning I can tailor my approach to suit your evolving needs over the course of therapy. Read more here: www.positiveperspectives.co.uk
Psychology and Psychotherapy studies to MSc level working within the NHS and privately with adults and children.
Therapy TypeBrainspottingCognitive and Behavioural TherapiesCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Emotionally FocusedGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegral TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessNeurofeedbackPsychodynamic TherapySand TraySchema TherapySomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
I am an experienced mindfulness based psychotherapist offering brief therapy and counselling or longer term depth work. Having trained at the Karuna Institute, I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a contemplative practice drawing on Buddhist principles and western psychology theory.
Training, Qualifications & Experience MA Core Process Psychotherapy ReVision Couples in Search of Soul Cert in Couples Counselling PODS Child Sexual Abuse and a Trauma Training Mindfulness practitioner Volunteer Counsellor at The Awareness Centre Mental Health Placement at Care Co-...
Therapy TypeCollaborative Couple TherapyCompassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEmotionally FocusedExistentialMindfulnessPlay TherapySomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Are you carrying on with something that has become a problem but feel like you can’t stop? I understand your dilemma and have helped lots of people to free themselves from the self-destructive behaviours they struggle with. An addiction often makes no sense to the addicted person let alone their f...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)EclecticIntegrativeMotivational InterviewingNarrativeReality TherapySolution Focused Brief Therapy
I offer a free, no-obligation introduction call, where I can tell you about how we can work with your problems. So please don't hesitate to call me, I'm really happy to chat.