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.
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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 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

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Borderline Personality Psychologists

Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling for borderline personality. 

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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Nisha Bothra

Nisha has worked with a diverse range of adults from different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. She has extensive experience working with people struggling with depression, perfectionism, procrastination, shame, and negative early life experiences. She also has a keen interest in supporting people with health-based presentations such as cancer and chronic pain.

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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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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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Lisa Grauaug

Lisa is passionate about working with and empowering individuals to feel better and experience a sense of wellbeing. At times we are faced with personal challenges and extremely difficult times. Her recent focus has been on mindfulness-based approaches to assist with mental health issues.

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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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Ari Goldberger

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.

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Jade Munsel

Jade has more than 20 years experience in working with people of all ages, across both private and government settings. She has a special interest in weight management psychology, as well as mood disorders (anxiety and depression), stress management and health psychology.

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Nicola Carter

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.

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Barry Sierra

Barry has worked extensively in trauma-specific settings in both South Africa and Australia, having worked with individuals, families, emergency and defence force personnel, and victims of crime. Barry works primarily with adults and has experience across private practice, community-mental health and NGOs.

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Gail Nichols

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).

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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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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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Eyleia Saleeb

Eyleia has worked with a broad range of people presenting with different life experiences and problems. Eyleia has worked with children who suffer from internal problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as external issues such as ADHD and ODD.

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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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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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Amanda Haselgrove

Amanda is a friendly mature aged clinical psychologist who enjoys seeing a range of adults with various concerns and clinical presentations. Amanda takes a thorough approach to exploring issues, keeps a commitment to striving for change and endeavours to use best evidence-based therapy. Amanda primarily uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices.

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Teresa Caruso

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.

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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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