Dissociative Disorder Therapy

Dissociative disorders distort your sense of reality or own identity. You may lose sense of your surroundings, have multiple identities, forget things or feel detached through out-of-body experiences.

People with a dissociative disorder tend to have experienced childhood trauma, where the detachment from reality could be a coping mechanism for dealing with pain. Therapy can help you deal with this.

Find a therapist who can help you with dissociative disorders

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If you have a dissociative disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.



Also known as 'multiple personality disorder', this is the most extreme dissociative disorder. It involves struggling to know who you are and developing other identities within yourself who have their own unique personalities, voices and personal histories.


Condition where you repeatedly have periods of amnesia, e.g. you have afterwards forgotten what you did and how you arrived at that location. It's far more noticeable than normal forgetfulness and not a result of an underlying medical condition.


Depersonalisation is when you feel disconnected from your body, perhaps observing yourself from outside of it. Derealisation is when you feel your surroundings aren't real. Having this disorder means you experience both depersonalisation and derealisation repeatedly, which can be distressing.


Sudden periods of confusing experiences of reality

Short to long memory blackouts or sudden loss of a previously learned skill

Difficulties knowing who you are or where your core of self is

Distress in relation to your symptoms

Distorted sense of self

Being unsure of whether you're in a dream or awake

Experiencing that you're looking at yourself from a distance

Feeling like it's a stranger looking back at you in the mirror

Feeling that the world around you is changing

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in dissociative disorders and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.


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