Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
We understand that clients with Borderline Personality Diagnoses (BPD) frequently get stigmatised in the mental health system. Not on our watch! We warmly welcome clients suffering BPD. We are here to help.
Indicators of Borderline Personality disorder (BPD) can include:
Rapidly shifting moods
Difficulty manging emotions
Difficulty tolerating emotional distress
Difficulty managing often intense anger
Feelings of worthlessness
How We Can Help
There is extensive evidence that BPD is linked to historical traumatic events. Interestingly, this is often not necessarily about what actually happened (though it can be), but what didn't happen. Many clients suffering BPD have a big history of traumas of 'omission', where emotional needs were not met enough as children, leading to psychological symptoms in adulthood. For example, if our parents were not emotionally available to us, or had mental health difficulties themselves that led to them being unable to meet our needs. Of course not everyone who experiences this will develop BPD, but this is an example of how unmet needs can lead to difficulties in adulthood.
If, during a thorough assessment, your BPD symptoms are determined to trauma-related your therapist will incorporate a trauma-focussed therapy, likely Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) into your treatment if applicable.
If a thorough assessment determines that your anxiety is not likely to have been caused by trauma, your therapist will utilise evidence-based therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) including Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural therapy.
If this information resonates with you or you would like to know more, contact us now.