Borderline Personality Counselling

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

Borderline Personality Psychologists

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

David Pyman

David has had 15 years of experience as a Psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults. He has experience working with educational needs, with a particular focus on life long education, differential diagnosis, understanding giftedness and managing neural diversity. David has also worked extensively with people experiencing anxiety, depression, issues of self worth and attachment concerns.

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Samantha Lambert

Samantha has a warm and empathic approach; taking the time to engage with each client and to understand their issues and challenges. Samantha has been practicing as a Psychologist for 10 years and has a particular interest in depression, anxiety disorders, teens and younger adults, anger management, emotional regulation difficulties, perfectionism and procrastination, building self esteem, life transitions and difficulties...

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William Heaton

Will is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and well-being. Therapeutic sessions are centered around helping individuals gain a deeper insight of themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs.

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Bilyana Riley

Bilyana's 20 years’ experience is vast, having started my career in nursing before embarking on study to become a Clinical Psychologist. She sees people presenting with a broad spectrum of presentations, including trauma, depressive and anxiety based disorders, workplace bullying, phobias, relationship issues, stress disorders, schizophrenia, self-harm, suicidal behaviour, personality disorders, grief and relationship issues.

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Jessie Bendavid

Jessie has expertise with the psychological impact of perinatal loss, the topic of her Ph.D. She has worked with adults experiencing mood disorders, personality disorders, procrastination, anxiety and grief. Jessie offers a supportive, non-judgmental and accepting environment for her clients to feel safe so that they can openly discuss the issues that they would like to change.

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Sally Emery

Hi there, Well done for considering getting help as it can be hard to reach out when you’re struggling. I’ve been working as a psychologist for many years and regard it as a privilege to hear people’s personal stories and help them move forward in life. I listen deeply to help you feel heard and understood and together we can...

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Raymond Kuhnell

Hey there, I'm Ray and I am passionate about making a meaningful and empowering change for others. I offer a collaborative, client-centred approach to deeply understand your challenges and experiences, support you in setting your goals, and help you work towards the life you wish to live. I aim to be a caring, approachable, and empathetic psychologist and I create...

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Lakers Komaiya

I am a clinical psychologist with experience working with adolescents and adults. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where we can collaboratively explore the challenges you are currently facing; identify and work on the goals you want to achieve in therapy.

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Beth Cunningham

Hi! So glad you have taken this important step for yourself. I am here to listen and to support you to move forward in your life, to create a more richful, fuller and more meaningful life for yourself and to let go of the struggle which takes up so much of our time, energy and attention. It’s one thing to...

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Melisa Holmes

Welcome and congratulations on taking this first step – it isn’t always an easy one! I can’t wait to meet you and hear your story. There isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ in therapy, and the connection you have with your therapist is so important.

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Klaus War

I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist, treating all types of anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, drug addictions, self-esteem issues, chronic pain, and IBS. I have 20 years of experience as a music teacher and taught children from age four to adults, aged 64 years. I also treat children and adolescents for peer relationship issues, school refusal, bullying, and poor school performance.

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Nadine Galloway

Hello! I’m Nadine, a board-certified Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I am deeply committed to supporting you through life’s challenges as you explore how your values, beliefs and decisions impact your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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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...

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Agnes Szollos (Agi)

My combined professional and life experiences make me highly aware of the types of difficulties encountered by people from all walks of life and the impact on their and others’ lives these obstacles to wellbeing can have. My efforts and professional skill are dedicated toward helping to make a difference and to assist people in developing their greater potential

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Manya Scheftsik

Manya is experienced in helping people change behaviours that form part of a chronic condition whether physical or psychological. These changes include becoming more physically active and fit; pain management; feeling in control of your eating; the moderate consumption of alcohol; and cessation of smoking & problem gambling. She also has extensive experience helping people exit a substance abuse lifestyle.

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Kathie McDonald

Kathie enjoys helping a broad range of people aged 16 years and over, and has a keen interest in helping people adjust to various life transitions such as changes in work, relationships, and parenthood. Kathie also has extensive experience in helping women work through issues related to sexual intimacy. Kathie uses evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance...

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Julian Couzins

Julian's professional style is a person-to-person clinical practice focusing on individual needs. He works in a natural and holistic style. Your personal preferences are key to the therapy that you receive. Julian delivers therapy that considers your being in the world so that you can gain positive personal relationships and satisfying personal interactions.

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Michiel Gonzales

I have learned that deep and lasting change is possible, that long-term issues can be resolved, and people can be free of emotional pain they carry by making sense of difficult experiences together, both past and present, and moving towards a place of self-understanding. Michiel works with adults and adolescents using an integrative approach which is based on empathy and...

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Simon Green

Hi there. I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you to find ways to improve your life circumstances. I strive to provide you with a personalised treatment approach that is supportive, flexible, and non-judgemental.

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Kristy Johnstone

Deciding to see a Psychologist is a big step, so congratulations for coming this far. Once you choose a therapist, stepping into a their virtual therapy room is the next big step, and for many people this can feel overwhelming. A big part of my job is to help you feel comfortable and safe. All you have to do is...

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Lee-Anne Organ

I believe all humans share the experience of suffering and that it can be helpful to seek out professional help when this suffering becomes overwhelming. I think every person will benefit from different experiences in therapy and that its really important to work with someone who sees you as a person who is unique.

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Claire Naidoo

Claire is deeply committed to helping individuals enhance their overall well-being. She believes that everyone possesses the capacity for growth and change and is deserving of compassionate and effective mental health care. Claire fosters a therapeutic environment that encourages clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. She respects each individual’s unique journey and cultural background, recognizing the...

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Melissa Sykes

Welcome and hello to you, I am looking forward to understanding who you are as an individual. I am hopeful that through our time together we can put in place some steps and strategies to assist you in achieving the outcomes you desire.

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Elise Emhofer

Hi, I am really looking forward to getting to know you and working together to achieve your therapy goals. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing that the psychological and physical both impact overall mental well-being and as such my approach to therapy includes elements of each in order to achieve lasting change.

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Leah Hague

Hi, I’m Leah, a wholistic psychologist specialising in creating a positive outlook and cultivating whole body and mind wellbeing. I will explore and unpack your history with you to the extent that it affects your current functioning and collaborate with you to forge the path forwards toward a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life of meaning and purpose.

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Yaari Caroline Self

I am looking forward to meeting many and varied clients to work with together to bring the very best in your life. My style is relaxed and friendly and I like to focus on the relationship we build together. I have practiced for over 30 years with all range of problems so I welcome all or any struggles in your...

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Chantal Mercanti

I love what I do. I take earning your trust very seriously. I think it’s a big deal to share your thoughts, fears, worries, hopes and dreams in counselling. I work hard to listen well and to understand your experience of the world and how you would like it to be different. I’m a real person and will be clear...

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Davin Brigg

Davin is a compassionate, warm, flexible, and approachable psychologist who understands the need for a safe and non-judgemental environment to support individuals in attaining better mental health and well-being. Davin has experience working with a wide range of age groups who are dealing with a wide variety of challenges. Davin is passionate about supporting individuals and providing a therapeutic, holistic,...

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Kristie Mitchell

I am excited to be able to support you in meeting your goals and managing challenging circumstances. I am passionate about delivering accessible Psychology sessions by telehealth. I am committed to working with you based on your priorities and values.

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Emily Ramsay

I look forward to meeting with you! I have a warm, empathetic and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I am passionate about building a collaborative and trusting relationship with you. I integrate various evidenced-based treatments into therapy and enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds. I have worked with a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, aggression, personality...

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Angela Stanojevic

Angela has an unwavering dedication to helping those in need overcome challenges in their lives. Her patience, curiosity and understanding allow her to build a therapeutic relationship with her clients. She is a warm and compassionate individual who successfully connects with people to feel heard and understood. Angela approaches therapy from a client-centred perspective, creating a safe and non-judgmental environment...

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Michelle Scott

Michelle enjoys helping people to deal with life challenges and developmental problems to optimise psychological well-being. Her approach is to work together with clients to process feelings and to develop self insight and understanding. This aims to alleviate distress as well as to provide different ways of thinking, being and relating to the self and others.

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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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Michelle Findlay

I am looking forward to working collaboratively with you to identify your goals for therapy. I will endeavour to provide an environment that is warm, flexible, non-judgemental, and empathic. I believe in building a working partnership to identify your strengths and weaknesses and to focus on finding appropriate solutions and strategies so you can achieve your desired outcomes. I am...

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Samiul Hossain

My main goal as a psychologist is to help people to re-discover their inner strengths. People are often very aware of their strengths and difficulties, but when things go south, they may need a little nudge from someone who is not their family or friends. I try to nudge and change in people’s perspective by pointing out other side of...

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Dajana Bjelosevic

Dajana has 20 years experience as a Psychologist working with a diverse range of clients. She has extensive experience in substance abuse and addictions, depression, anxiety, stress management, adjustment disorder, PTSD and grief and loss.

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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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Matthew Perrin

Matthew is trained in several evidence-based therapies, including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing. Matthew has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma related concerns, drug and alcohol misuse, and OCD.

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Ariana Kenny

Congratulations in taking the next step to tackling whatever it is that brought you here. I have enjoyed 20 years as a Psychologist working in a number of areas, and the one thing that ties all the people I work with is the desire for more in their lives - because they deserve more. In a judgement free space we...

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Sarah Krueger

Sarah uses a person-centred, strength-based approach, working in collaboration with clients to reach their therapeutic goals. Sarah is highly focused on the therapeutic relationship using a calm and relaxed manner, positive communication strategies, empathy, and understanding during therapy sessions.

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Simon Coyle

Simon is a qualified primary school teacher as well as a registered psychologist. Simon has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and behaviour and emotional disorders in children. He has a relaxed, easy going nature and likes to provide people with the skills to manage life's challenges.

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Larissa Engel-Fiorelli

Larissa has 11 years experience working in the mental health sector and her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She works with clients over the age of 18 who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, various phobias, stress and self esteem issues.

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Steve McDavitt

I’m a warm and engaging Clinical Psychologist who works collaboratively with my clients to develop evidence-based interventions to help clients reach their goals. While skilled in the treatment of mental health disorders, my approach to sessions goes beyond treating symptoms, to address broader goals including motivation, client-centred values, identity, meaning, and purpose. I use a range of evidence-based models including...

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