Learn about Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is when people have difficulty managing their impulses and emotions, and the way they relate to themselves and others. This can cause significant difficulties with daily functioning, particularly in the context of a person’s relationship with others. Individuals with BPD often suffer from an intense fear of instability or abandonment, and have difficulty being alone. However, if you have BPD, impulsiveness, constant mood swings and anger may cause you to push others away, despite wanting to have long lasting relationships. This can be confusing for those around you and BPD is easily misunderstood. However, therapy can be very effective in minimising the impact of BPD on your relationships.
Some of these symptoms, but not necessarily all, can be experienced by individuals with BPD:
Paranoia or emotional detachment
Anxiety about being abandoned, and therefore anxiety about relationships
Risky, impulsive behaviour
Self-harm, attempting (or threatening) suicide
Irritability, moodiness, anger
This condition will often appear worse in young adulthood, however it is symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder can improve over time with treatment. If you display some of these symptoms or have previously been diagnosed with BPD, it is important to seek help.
Many of our someone.health psychologists are specialised in assisting with BPD in a number of ways, including:
Obtaining a comprehensive account of the individual’s history and current experiences to assess whether they may have BPD
Providing emotional support for you to release any concerns or negative feelings
Educating you on the disorder, its symptoms, and the best evidence-based practices for reducing these
Establishing healthy routines in eating, sleeping and exercising can assist in feeling like you are more in control of your illness
If you have been having thoughts about suicide or harming yourself, speak to your therapist who can assist
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a common type of treatment which focuses on paying attention to present emotions and was designed specifically for assisting individuals in BPD. DBT assists in controlling intense emotions, helps reduce self-destructive behaviour, improves relationships and can assist in managing distress. DBT seeks a balance between accepting and changing an individual’s behaviours
Borderline Personality Psychologists
Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling for borderline personality.
Teresa’s approach is compassionate, open-minded, and collaborative – she employs various strategies and techniques that will best suit you as an individual. Teresa has broad experience with a range of difficulties including anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ concerns, PTSD, addiction, ADHD, NDIS, eating disorders, grief and loss, stress & anger management, violence or family trauma, personality disorders, career & couples counselling.
Jeanette has 27 years of experience as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice, as an Employee Assistance Provider (both internal and external) and as a teacher of counselling in a private counselling college.
Jeanette has gained a lot of expertise working in many areas of psychopathology over the years and continues to enjoy ongoing professional development, offering a service of value.
Pinar is a supportive, empathetic psychologist with 9 years of clinical experience. Her approach primarily focuses on ‘here and now’, bringing mindfulness, and cognitive behaviour therapy into the sessions to enable exploration and growth. Goal-setting, psycho-education, and supportive counselling are all embedded into her sessions.
Louise has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeing clients ranging from school age to the elderly population. Louise is passionate about working with anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionistic/obsessive, compulsive traits, sleep difficulties and interpersonal issues.
Eva has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and she is committed to making counselling therapy a compassionate and collaborative process, so you feel supported throughout the process. Conducting sessions with genuine positive regard each client is valued for who they are.
Nicola is a warm and accepting psychologist. She helps people to feel a greater sense of confidence and control, as they begin to discover for themselves that they can change their lives for the better. She is experienced and successful in assisting people experiencing depression, anxiety, many forms of trauma, relationship, self esteem, and life transition and adjustment difficulties.
Lauren works with people of all ages with concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem, grief and loss, substance use and addiction, trauma, abuse, and children with behavioural and emotional regulation concerns, and social skills deficits. Lauren uses CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.
Nick has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. He also has extensive experience working with people with post -traumatic stress and anxiety disorder, including survivors of natural disaster s who may be recovering from bushfires cyclones and floods.
Nick has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, low self -esteem and interpersonal difficulties.
Gail believes therapy is a collaborative process where you select the style that you feel most comfortable. Gail is trained to use a number of evidence based approaches including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
Ari doesn’t just rely on “talk therapy” but also works with the subconscious and body. He utilises a variety of techniques including guided meditation, visualizations, somatic experiencing, brainspotting, and emotion-focused release to let go of trapped negative energy keeping you “blocked” in an unwanted state of consciousness as a result of past trauma.
With over 22 years experience as a psychologist and executive leader, Ross has developed a highly professional suite of organisational and clinical skills to provide compassionate, caring and committed evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples that makes a real difference.
Ilan has over 27 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist and offers a nonjudgemental and confidential space on the telephone or via video for effective, practical counselling. Ilan has worked with all population groups including children, adolescents, men and women of all ages.
Andi’s motto is ‘if you change nothing, nothing changes’. So, if you’ve decided you want your life to be different, she can guide you until you feel ready to continue your journey without her. The tools and strategies Andi can teach you, will last a lifetime. Andi has a keen interest in working with anyone seeking a change or improvement in their lives, as well as those experiencing non-conforming gender identity.
Nicole has worked in a broad range of settings. She is a proud military psychologist with over 30 years total service in the Australian Army in various roles. She is a Solomon Islands and Afghanistan veteran. She has a particular professional interest in providing intervention to people suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related concerns.
Whether you are struggling with difficult circumstances and emotions or simply seeking to make some minor adjustments in your life, Glenda is ready to work with you to help you achieve your goals. Glenda has experience helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, weight management and self-esteem issues.
Chris has experience working with a diverse range of clients. This includes working with people with anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma related recovery, relationship issues, family dysfunction, grief and loss, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties and much more.