Dissociative disorders are the brains way of a coping with a situation or incident too upsetting for the conscious mind to process. A person with a dissociative disorder escapes reality in involuntary and pathological ways. There are several types of dissociative disorders (dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder, dissociative fugue and depersonalization disorder), all of which are thought to be caused by experiencing a trauma or abuse.
Symptoms common to dissociative disorders include selective amnesia (of a specific time, person or event), depersonalization (a feeling of being detached from yourself), an indistinct or distorted sense of identity, and derealization (a feeling that something is off and the world and people around you are unreal). Individuals suffering from dissociative disorders often experience other mental health problems, like depression and anxiety. A mental health professional can help a person with a dissociative disorder to learn new ways of coping.
Therapists specialising in Dissociative Disorder (DD)
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
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyExistentialExperientialExpressive Art TherapyHumanisticIntegrativeMindfulness
I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor working in private practice in Church Road in Hove and also in West Hove. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon my psychodynamic training along with CBT and other approaches where appropriate to the individual client. The sessions are client focu...
I am a BACP registered, fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist. I have undertaken courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Couples Counselling since qualification. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in education; teaching young people, training adults and providing consultancy, so I val...
Therapy TypePsychodynamic Therapy
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 am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I believe that childhood and adolescence should be characterised by carefreeness and happiness. High quality therapy and living a good life goes beyond overcoming challeng...
I am a psychology graduate and prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked as a Healthcare Assistant and Assistant Psychologist within the NHS in both Adult and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Therapy TypeBehavioural TherapyCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)IntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational Interviewing
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 a Person Centred Counsellor. This means that our therapy sessions aren't about me or my opinions. They are about you. I want to help you understand yourself more and help you recognise repetitive behaviour or cycles in your life that prevent you from moving forward. Working with me in counselli...
I am a full time professional counsellor in private practice. As well as my qualifications and training, I have personal experience of mental health and addiction issues. This helps me to genuinely understand the recovery process. My work has included training and working for Breakeven gambling ...