Borderline Personality (BPD) Counselling in Guildford

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Julie Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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I work with adults (16 plus), presenting with various problems such as anxiety, depression, berevement, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. I have experience working with students in higher education, where mental health difficulties are impacting on academic performance. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with BPD /EUPD, I can also offer dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). This will include individual sessions, in addition to a skills training element.
01483 967234
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Guildford GU3
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Jo Gee
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
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I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health and adolescents, individually and through groups. My specialist areas include women and mums (pregnancy, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression and birth trauma), and personality disorders online and in Surrey and London. I am BACP and UKCP accredited, having completed a PhD and MSc at the University of Roehampton, alongside BI DBT Intensive Training and MBCT Training. I have a wealth of experience in NHS, forensic and private settings, including the Priory Group, and work alongside psychiatrists and mental health teams in Surrey and London.
07400 297958
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Guildford GU2
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Craig Coventry Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, trauma therapist and EMDR practitioner. I am registered and accredited member of the BACP. My primary way of working aims to work with the individual as a whole, through helping the client understand their thought and emotional processes. I work on the basis that each individual is able to direct themselves through their difficulties in the best way for them, and that my work is to help deepen their self-exploration and exploration of their difficulties so that clients are better equipped to navigate through their difficulties.
07480 488503
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Guildford GU2
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Dominik Czekman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an integrative therapist, I utilise a range of techniques from various theoretical models, tailored to your individual needs. I have experience providing short term and long term therapy for adults, children and young adults from various backgrounds and cultures and my expertise can help support those with a variety of concerns.
0121 728 2348
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Guildford GU1
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Hypnotherapy4women
Sleeping disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic stress, Chronic pain, Psychogenic Infertility, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Traumas/Complex Trauma, PTSD related to sexuality, religion, gender, relationships, childbirth… You can unload your burden with no judgement, learn to manage your symptoms in a gentle and realistic way. Your brain, your conscious and subconscious minds and your body are taken into account using the latest research in the trauma field. All wrapped up with common sense and gentle humour. I am also a Social worker, life coach, Psycho sociologist
01483 924566
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Guildford GU1
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Penny Simmonite
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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You may be feeling life is just too much to manage right now, perhaps you've had a bereavement or loss, or maybe something from the past is impacting on how you are feeling. Asking for professional help can feel daunting, but once you've made that decision, it can bring relief and then finding the right person, who can hear your concerns and support you, is really important. I can offer a safe, confidential space and give you the time and space to explore what is going on for you, to help you gain awareness and insight into what's troubling you and help you reach your goals.
01372 236068
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Guildford GU2
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Rodney Dee
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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Starting therapy can be daunting so it’s important that you identify a therapist and an approach to working that feels right for you. As an art psychotherapist, I am open, honest and inclusive with considerable experience supporting children, adolescents and young adults in schools and community settings. My approach to working is psychodynamic - I’m interested in how past events may have affected you, both consciously and unconsciously, influencing the way you think, feel and behave. Should talking about your experiences be too difficult, I may encourage you to try different creative techniques as an alternate means of expression.
01252 988513
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Guildford GU1
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May Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
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Hello. I am NHS trained and experienced in working with broad range of symptoms, behaviours, mental health and emotional problems. You may be looking to understand extremely strong and exhausting feelings, or why it is you seem to feel little about anything. It may be that you are experiencing troubling negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself, others, or both. Or it may be you have noticed that some of the things you do in personal or work relationships, or to yourself, are destructive and unhelpful. And it may be all of the above, or just repeated sense that something just isn’t right - but your not sure what.
020 3974 1917
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Guildford GU2
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Annika Savage
Counsellor, MBACP
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You may be feeling low, depressed, anxious, angry or experience bereavement or grief. This can feel overwhelming and leave you needing some support and you may find at this time counselling could help. My approach is warm, emphatic, and confidential giving you an opportunity to feel heard and supported. I understand how hard it is to make that first contact and to talk about what is troubling you and I aim to make that first conversation as comfortable as possible.
07723 575503
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Guildford GU4
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Emma K Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Are you experiencing a difficult or challenging time in your life? Perhaps you are feeling stuck and unable to move forward? Whatever your reason for considering therapy and viewing my profile, it is often the case that we 'hit the wall' or 'crash' emotionally before we can identify that we may need professional support. When our usual coping mechanisms no longer work the struggle can be overwhelming. As your therapist I recognise this as your first and critical step toward positive change. You are I'm sure familiar with the phrase 'if you do what you've always done...you get what you've always got' and how true it is.....
01689 666191
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Guildford GU1
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Naomi Brewer
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
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You are brave to get this far, I am here to help you go further; to become strong in your mental and emotional health. I believe that when pain we carry is faced in counselling, with insight, gentleness and compassion, healing comes. Healing then releases energy which enables you to be and to live well. Many people survive through not just childhood, but large junks of their lives and need to re-learn how to thrive instead. At times your true self and needs are so removed from your focus that functioning on a daily basis isan uphill challenge as you carry anxiety, depression, PTSD or battle negative feelings or feel misunderstood.
0121 728 2349
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Guildford GU1
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The Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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We can all have difficulties in everyday life and encounter problems that we simply find hard to cope with alone. You may feel worried, anxious, low, confused, isolated or may be experience difficulties in relationships. You may be suffering from feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, or maybe you are just feeling sad. When these feelings and thoughts persist and become overwhelming it may be difficult to know which way to turn.
07480 486415
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Guildford GU1
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Claire Millar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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I am an experienced clinical psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor with an MSc from the Metanoia Institute. My private counselling and psychotherapy practice is in Guildford where I see individuals and couples. I offer short and longer term therapy as required. We all experience challenging times in our lives: it takes bravery and honesty to accept that you need a guiding-hand to help you through this. I will work alongside you to help identify the solutions to your problems, drawing on all my experience to offer an approach to suit you as an individual.
01483 917669
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Guildford GU5
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Amanda Wayling-Yates
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
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We are living in challenging times and life is not always easy or rewarding. I would like to offer a safe space for you to talk and to feel heard. My counselling space is there for you to explore thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and empathic environment, working towards building a trusting and collaborative relationship.
01483 968508
Guildford GU2
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Tim O'Neill
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
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My name is Tim. I have 26 years experience as a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I offer counselling to adults of all ages and young people. I also offer online sessions and Walk & Talk therapy. The areas of counselling I have specialisms in are young people, various Anxiety disorders, Stress, Depression and Bereavement. I also offer counselling to trainee counsellors. I am a qualified supervisor of experienced and trainee counsellors. I also have BUPA recognition. Other Issues i work with include: family issues, relationship breakdown, panic disorder and self-harm. I offer a Free initial 20 min phone consultation.
07723 428530
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Guildford GU2
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Gillian Clay
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I consider myself to be a warm, caring and approachable person. I know that coming for counselling takes great courage and I will do my utmost to help you feel at ease. I trained in an integrative approach to counselling, this allows me to tailor therapy, to meet each individual client's needs. I believe that people are unique human beings, who have the potential to make the most of their lives. I have considerable experience of working with nervous illness including, anxiety, depression, OCD, diversity, age related issues and also a wide range of personal problems and relationship problems.
07480 788326
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Guildford GU2
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Promis Clinics
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We offer intensive residential treatment with 24-hour nursing and medical care alongside psychological, psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services all within a caring and stylish homely environment.
020 3958 4322
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Guildford GU1
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Kirsty Bunce
Counsellor, MBACP
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Struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings can be horrible, but asking for help and embarking on change can be scary too. I can help you to discover a way forward from where you're feeling stuck, be the person who truly listens and understands your unique experience, and helps you to understand it. There may be lots of reasons why you're considering counselling - difficulties or worries in your emotional life, feeling distressed and needing help with a specific issue, struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event or loss, or seeking a clearer perspective on your life, I can help you to explore and move on with living.
01252 942442
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Guildford GU1
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Martin Weaver
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
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There are many forms of psychotherapy and counselling, but at heart, they are all simply ways of understanding what we want from our lives and improving how we go about achieving those goals. During my more than twenty-five years working as a therapist & supervisor in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, I have developed a wide range of skills and techniques that I offer to clients. In doing so, working closely with you as a client, I'll help you to ensure that the issues and concerns that you want to deal with are explored in a manner that secures the changes that you want to achieve, as quickly as you want them.
020 4538 6784
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Guildford GU2
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The Psychology Company
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
01483 363058
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Guildford GU1
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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.