Borderline Personality Counselling

    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage borderline personality disorder through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage borderline personality disorder evidence-based video and telephone counselling.

    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

    Low self-esteem

    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 BPD 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. 

    Louise Brealey

    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.

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    Jeanette McLean

    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.

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    Stephanie Cook

    Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients of all ages, issues and genres. Stephanie is keen to support you with with relationship issues, family issues, depression and anxiety, faulty thinking, self esteem, learning difficulties, stress, performance management and parenting.

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    Ilan Cohen

    Ilan has worked as senior clinical psychologist in some of Sydney‘s best known clinics including Bronte’s Sydney Clinic, St Vincent Hospital and numerous medical centres. He has worked with all population groups including children, adolescents, men and women of all ages.

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    Michelle Kelly

    Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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    Trisha Nowland

    Trisha has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, community from different cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and LGBT+ community.

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    Eva Macros

    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.

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    Ross Leembruggen

    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.

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    Emma White

    Emma has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns. She has extensive experience working with clients who may be struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, eating and body image concerns and psychotic illnesses.

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    Nick Rayner

    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.

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    Chris Santalucia

    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.

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    Christine Craig

    Christine has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Her work has involved working in private practice, in schools and as a therapist for children, adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum.

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    Nicole Walker

    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.

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