Borderline Personality (BPD) Counselling in Chelmsford

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Photo of Angie Smithson, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Angie Smithson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
01206 237459
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Chelmsford CM1
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Katie Carlyon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking those first steps can be sometimes confusing and difficult. Sometimes we can feel stuck, or sometimes we just do not know what our issues are, or how we have got to this point in our lives. As a counsellor I am here to offer you a safe and confidential space without judgement so you are able to explore and work through any issues you may feel you have in your life at the moment to help you gain some clarity and empower you to take those steps and move forward in your life.
01268 202560
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Chelmsford CM0
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Chelmsford Talking Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am the founder of Chelmsford Talking Therapy and an experienced, fully qualified Registered and Accredited Counsellor. Whilst my core approach to counselling is psychodynamic, I am flexible in my practice and always open to exploring client options in line with your own individual needs. My client base is wide ranging. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with acute anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, work related and personal stress, anger problems and difficulties relating to trauma/PTSD. I offer counselling to children, young people, Adults, couples and families, in person and online.
01245 945308
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Chelmsford CM2
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Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd.
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
01245 945426
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Chelmsford CM1
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Dr Karl Homans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Hi and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, I hope that you feel I can help. Acknowledging that you might need help and then looking for that help can seem like a daunting task and finding the right person to help you may feel even harder. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative and non-judgemental process where we build a trusting therapeutic relationship to understand and work through your difficulties with aim that you are able to improve your experience of your life. A key to this is listening to you as the expert of your own experience and finding the approach that best fits with you.
01889 227341
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Chelmsford CM2
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Rachel Maker
Counsellor, BACP
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This may be your first time seeking support from a counsellor, or you may have already experienced counselling before. Either way, I understand that looking for the right counsellor can sometimes feel a little daunting. I would like to reassure you that what ever it is that's troubling you, you don’t have to do it alone. We would work through your counselling journey together and at your own pace.
01245 945340
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Chelmsford CM2
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Karen Louise Hardy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
01621 730627
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Chelmsford CM3
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Jenny Wayne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I have over 30 years experience working with children and adolescents in various settings. I have worked on an adolescent inpatient unit at the Priory hospital, CAMHS, pupil referral units, youth offending and currently for Five River Childcare in fostering. I also run a private practice for children, adolescents, parents and adults alongside delivering training's to teachers, social workers and carers for local councils.
01245 943110
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Chelmsford CM1
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Leanne Pitts
Counsellor, MBACP
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As my client, I will provide you with the space and time to talk freely about your thoughts, feelings, history and experiences. By doing this we may learn more about who you are, your behaviour and crucially how you can become happier and more content in your life. I will support you to explore yourself more deeply and identify the hurdles that stand between you and your goals and ideals. My work has helped people who are suffering with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
01245 945553
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Chelmsford CM1
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Angela Boden
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
01245 673738
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Chelmsford CM3
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Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
01245 950892
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Chelmsford CM1
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Tamsin Cullen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
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I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
01245 673651
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Chelmsford CM1
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The Therapy Shed - Jane Jiggens, FD(Open)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I help people have better relationships with themselves and those around them. If you feel that your 'emotional suitcase' has become too heavy to lift, life may therefore feel overwhelming, relationships may feel strained or are breaking down, you may feel anxious, depressed, angry, lost or stuck. You may even have an inner voice that is really mean. All of this may create conflict, distance and pain, taking you away from yourself and those around you. Making sense of ourselves and the world begins to get really difficult. You may need some help to unpack that case, sort through the contents and find clarity.
01376 313348
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Chelmsford CM3
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Blossom Therapeutic Services
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I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
01245 950365
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Chelmsford CM2
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Cindy Yeates
Counsellor, MBACP
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I work with children, young people and adults. I provide a safe and trusting space to enable my clients to explore what it is that has brought them to counselling. I believe in empowering my clients so they explore their feelings and experiences, to work towards liberating themselves from these restricting and overwhelming feelings in order to live a happier life, with more self worth and confidence.
01245 968137
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Chelmsford CM1
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The Willow Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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BUPA vetted & registered practice. Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress and anxiety. Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training) Est. 2007).
01245 673748
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Chelmsford CM3
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Natasha Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
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I always believed therapy should be approachable if someone needed it ideally without a waiting list. The worst thing to happen when you finally tell yourself you are strong enough to ask for help is to be sat on a waiting list. It is also the case if you can see your loved ones struggling. I believe in providing a safe, confidential space where the client comes first. I keep my clients at the core of my therapy and whatever the issues it is treated with focus and empathy. To me, talking through things eases a large amount of the problem so I made sure I can offer that to others.
01245 945827
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Chelmsford CM2
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Dean Cashman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I am a psychodynamic Psychotherapist, qualifying at one of London's leading clinical and academic institutions, WPF Therapy. I also hold a voluntary position at an NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy service at a category B prison. My experience tells me through self-reflection and a solid understanding of our thoughts, feelings and intentions, we can all improve our quality of wellbeing. Through decades of working 1-2-1 with people, I understand that therapy provides a safe and supportive space that can help you grow as a person.
01245 209621
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Chelmsford CM2
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KJL Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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Welcome to KJL Counselling. I am a Registered Counsellor, providing advice, support and signposting for issues relating to Mental Health and Child & Family Practice. I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, families and young people experiencing challenges regarding their mental health and emotional wellbeing, specialising in working with Individuals, women and young adults (17yrs +). My approach focuses on integrated styles of working which means I can provide therapy that is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
01245 951131
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Chelmsford CM2
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5th Avenue Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
01279 351971
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Chelmsford CM2
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Borderline Personality (BPD) Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating borderline personality disorder?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is considered the gold standard of treatment for borderline personality disorder. An evidence-based treatment, it addresses the extreme emotional reactivity, the relationship difficulties, and the acts of self-harm that create so much distress for BPD patients. DBT is a comprehensive program that includes both regular individual psychotherapy sessions and weekly group sessions of skills training.

What happens in treatment of borderline personality disorder?

Treatment typically consists of weekly individual therapy sessions that last an hour and group skill-focused instructional sessions that may last up to two hours. Patients are typically given homework “assignments” in which they are asked to practice in their daily life the skills they acquire in therapy. Patients also keep a diary tracking their emotions and impulses as a way to know which situations are most problematic and to help them gain control over their own behavior. Difficult situations and feelings are typically reviewed in therapy sessions and more constructive solutions found.

What kinds of problems does BPD treatment help with?

DBT was initially developed to dampen the self-destructive impulses of chronically suicidal patients. It is now the treatment of choice for borderline personality disorder, a serious condition marked by extreme emotional reactivity, relationship instability, and self-injurious behaviors. Treatment of BPD helps patients tolerate the flux of emotions without acting on them, often with a specific focus on tolerating negative emotions. DBT addresses the core problems of BPD—fear of abandonment, low self-esteem, and impulsivity.

What is the goal of treatment in borderline personality disorder?

The goal of treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is to relieve the extreme emotional distress that patients experience—to curb their emotional reactivity, to minimize their inclination to self-harm, and to reduce their impulsivity. Toward these ends, patients are not only taught an array of new coping skills and techniques for emotional regulation, they are given opportunities to practice them. Another major goal of treatment is interpersonal effectiveness; patients learn and problem-solve ways to effectively communicate in relationships, especially how to ask for what they need as a way to minimize hurt feelings.