BPD : Borderline Personality DisorderBorderline Personality Disorder is highly responsive to talking therapy.
Do you, or someone you are close to, feel some of these?
- Your life is an emotional rollercoaster
- You have difficulty maintaining relationships and friendships
- You are frequently tempted to self-harm
- You hate yourself and your life
- You feel you have no control over your life
- You frequently lose your temper, often inappropriately
- You feel there is no hope for you
- You have thoughts of suicide
- You are terrified of being alone
- Your moods can swing violently from elation to despair in a few hours
- You despair of ever being a normal, functioning human being?
If you have had a childhood which felt unsafe or was abusive, it is normal to develop certain personality traits and thinking patterns which, put together, can be described as Borderline Personalty Disorder (BPD). The one treatment that works better than any other is talking therapy.
Clients with BPD often describe a childhood that was marked by a lack of anyone or anything good or nice. And as they grow up, they find personal relationships very difficult to maintain, their moods are unstable and they have trouble holding a strong and constant self-image.
There is often a terror of being alone, so they make great efforts to avoid imagined or real abandonment. However they will often test their interpersonal relationships until the other person does leave, which deepens their fears.
Moods are very unstable, with shifts from depression to anxiety to confidence and high elation, often over a few hours.
BPD sufferers can be impulsive, and show inappropriate anger or rage. They frequently self-harm, perhaps cutting themselves or developing an eating disorder, and threats of suicide are common.
Annie has worked with BPD clients for many years. Although they often drop in and out of therapy, her clients do make significant progress over time. Many of her BPD clients now live content and settled lives, with a routine which includes a job and friends.
If you think you are BPD, or you know anyone who fits the profile, do make a first session to see if working with Annie is going to make the difference that you want to see.