If you have BPD diagnosis, or someone you know has, don't worry. It is quite common, and there have been several effective non-medicative treatments developed to treat it.
These are all forms of talk therapy, which offer of you a space of listening and understanding. In therapy no one will judge you. In fact, a professional will work with you to understand your experience more. Together you set goals and outcomes that you can reach. And you also learn tools and techniques that you can use in your daily life.
The following are some of the common symptoms of BPD:
To be diagnosed with BPD you need to show 5 or more of these traits. So even if they don't all apply to you treatment for BPD may still help.
The causes of BPD are not well known. BPD appears to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Traumatic events that occur during childhood are often associated with BPD. Many people with BPD have experienced parental neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse during their childhood.
There are many treatments for BPD. These include music and art therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and therapeutic communities.
My approach draws on all three.
In therapy we will look at understanding your world and what is meaningful to you. Together we'll unpack how you think and feel in different situations. We'll find activities that will help you feel calmer and relaxed. Not only in normal life, but in in anxious situations too.
I understand that you might have grown up in an environment where those around you dismissed your emotions. And that you may feel vulnerable. For instance you may get anxious easily. You may find it difficult to trust others. This is especially so in groups or intimate relationships.
There are several challenges BPD clients face:
Here are some key points that may be useful:
Do look around the Peterborough area to see what therapies are available and try to find ones you think might be appropriate to you.
Read the NHS and Mind pages above and know what to expect.
Only work with a therapist you feel comfortable and happy with.
If you'd like to schedule a session with us, feel free to call or email. During your first session, you can share a bit about what's troubling you and I can answer any questions you might have. We'll discuss your goals and my approach and assess whether we are the right fit for each other. To schedule your first appointment, call 01733 639 040 email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm here for you.