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Borderline Personality Psychotherapy in Reading: Find a Psychotherapist

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Everybody is different and every therapist is different so there are many different possible experiences during therapy. However there are a number of stages that you may go through.

Therapy is a positive and pro-active step, but at first you may feel nervous or shy, particularly if you have never done anything like this before.

You will be talking about things that are difficult. It may be the first time you have ever really talked about them so there's no denying that at times it will be hard. But because you are doing this in therapy you are not on your own, your therapist is there to help you and guide you. It's not uncommon to feel worse in the initial stages. You shouldn't feel put off by this. It means that something meaningful is happening, that the issues you are talking through are real and you are not avoiding the real problem. Stay with it, you will start to see a difference.

As time progresses you may start to experience a general shift in the way you think, feel or behave. Or, you may have 'breakthrough moments'. At those times something will suddenly make sense to you in a way it didn't before, or you will clearly see a way forward through a particular situation. The benefits of therapy will begin to take effect - you may see your symptoms start to decrease, you may begin to accept a difficult situation or you may begin to understand your own behaviour better and begin to be able to manage it positively. Overall you should be moving to a position where the issue that prompted you to seek therapy in the first place no longer dominates you.

For more information see "How Therapy Works" in the main menu.


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) information

Symptoms of Borderline Personality:

Anger, Anxiety, Avoidance, Depression, Disconnectedness, Belittlement, Idealisation, Impulsivity, Irritability, Paranoia, Suicidality and Instability

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends 2 Therapies for borderline personality:

1) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT evaluates your understanding of your thoughts and feelings. It encourages your finding of useful responses to your life. Dialectical behaviour therapy intends to help you enhance and maintain your coping abilities. View DBT Therapists for Borderline Personality
2) Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
Mentalisation is the ability to understand yourself and others. MBT seeks to help you improve your understanding, so you and your relationships are more stable. View MBT Therapists for Borderline Personality
In and near Reading

Kirsten Heynisch - Chartered Psychologist
Kirsten Heynisch
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  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Certificate MBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Multiple times available +
    • Tue
      6:30pm-9pm
    • Fri
      12pm-3pm
    • Sat
      11:30am-4pm
  • Individual 115
  • 22% of enquirers became verified clients
Within 47 miles

Tania Christoffelsz - Accredited  Counsellor
Tania Christoffelsz
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  • Accredited Counsellor
  • Certificate DBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • Blackfen Road, Sidcup, DA15 9NJ
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      10:30am-2pm
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      5pm-8pm
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      10:30am-2pm
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      5pm-8pm
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      10:30am-2pm
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      5pm-8pm
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      10:30am-2pm
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      5pm-8pm
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      10:30am-2pm
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      5pm-8pm
    • Sat
      10:30am-2pm
  • Individual 60 Couple 75
  • 29% of enquirers became verified clients
  • 1 verified review 
"Tania offers a very relaxed and cosy therapy setting, and she is excellent at giving practical guidance for using DBT skills to improve interpersonal relationships. For me personally I have been able to see the benefits right from the first session, and whilst in the sessions we have addressed some difficult and troubling issues, I have left every session feeling more positive than at the beginning."
Within 57 miles

Teresa Finlay - Registered Psychotherapist
Teresa Finlay
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  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Certificate MBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD
  • Multiple times available +
    • Wed
      6pm-9pm
  • Individual £55
  • Enquirers - no data yet
Within 72 miles

Maria Thompson - Chartered Psychologist
Maria Thompson
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  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Certificate DBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • Trym Lodge, 1 Henbury Road, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3HQ
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-8pm
    • Tue
      9am-8pm
    • Wed
      9am-8pm
    • Thu
      9am-8pm
    • Fri
      9am-8pm
    • Sat
      10am-4pm
  • Individual 80 Couple 130
  • 44% of enquirers became verified clients
Within 96 miles

Jane Roberts - Registered Counsellor
Jane Roberts
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  • Registered Counsellor
  • Certificate MBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • Radnor Cliff, Folkestone, CT20 2JL
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9:30am-7:15pm
    • Tue
      10:10am-7pm
    • Wed
      10am-7:15pm
  • Individual 85
  • 39% of enquirers became verified clients
Within 105 miles

Nigel Glaze - Registered Psychotherapist
Nigel Glaze
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  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Certificate DBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • Farley Road, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NB
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-9pm
    • Tue
      5pm-8:30pm
    • Wed
      5pm-8:30pm
    • Thu
      5pm-8:30pm
    • Fri
      9am-9pm
    • Sat
      9am-5pm
  • Individual £60 Couple £75
  • Enquirers - no data yet
Nigel Glaze - Registered Psychotherapist
Nigel Glaze
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  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Certificate DBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • School Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DY
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-9pm
    • Tue
      5pm-8:30pm
    • Wed
      5pm-8:30pm
    • Thu
      5pm-8:30pm
    • Fri
      9am-8:30pm
    • Sat
      9am-5pm
  • Individual £60 Couple £75
  • Enquirers - no data yet
Within 106 miles

Monika Friedrich - Chartered Psychologist
Monika Friedrich
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  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Certificate MBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • 11 Wessiters, Seaton, EX12 2PW
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9:15am-4:45pm
    • Thu
      6:30pm-7:30pm
    • Fri
      9:15am-5pm
  • Individual £55
  • 36% of enquirers became verified clients
Within 129 miles

Victor John Payne - Chartered Psychologist
Victor John Payne
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  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Certificate DBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • Princess House, Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 3LW
  • Multiple times available +
    • Tue
      10am-6pm
    • Wed
      10am-6pm
    • Thu
      10am-6pm
    • Fri
      10am-3pm
  • Individual 45 Couple 45
  • 49% of enquirers became verified clients
  • 16 verified reviews 
"John is very easy to speak to and provides a safe and comfortable environment to talk in. He is very understanding and compassionate and has helped me immensely in my recovery."
Within 133 miles

Victor John Payne - Chartered Psychologist
Victor John Payne
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  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Certificate DBT
  • Borderline Personality
  • 12A Alexandra Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4NW
  • Multiple times available +
    • Tue
      11am-7:30pm
    • Wed
      11am-7:30pm
    • Thu
      11am-7:30pm
    • Fri
      11am-2pm
    • Sun
      10am-3pm
  • Individual 40 Couple 45
  • 49% of enquirers became verified clients
  • 16 verified reviews 
"John is very easy to speak to and provides a safe and comfortable environment to talk in. He is very understanding and compassionate and has helped me immensely in my recovery."


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