Serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Oakville, London, and the surrounding areas, Anchoridge Counselling wants to help you if you are living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
It’s almost an empty feeling. You’re not sure exactly what’s going on inside of you, but you just know it doesn’t feel good. Your thoughts seem to jump a million places during the day. Something small, like looking at your messages and someone not responding, it seems like the end of the world. You feel sad, and think they hate you and will abandon you. Other times, you feel paranoid, that someone is out to get you, or your thoughts can be heard and are feeling watched. Emotions are scattered everywhere, and it can be hard to put into words how you deal in your daily life. And when you feel, it is in extremes – sometimes really good, other times it is really bad. Then it is the desire to stop these overwhelming emotions with unhealthy coping behaviours.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder that causes intense mood swings and impulsive behaviours that have an impact on your relationships, work and self-worth.
Everyone has problems regulating emotions or behaviours sometimes. But if you have BPD, the problems are severe, repeat over a long time, and disrupt your life. Symptoms can include:
Intense emotions and mood swings
Harmful, impulsive behaviour (including: substance abuse, binge eating, risky sexual behaviour, reckless driving, self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts or attempts)
Fear of being left alone or abandoned
How do I work through BPD?
Borderline Personality Disorder can be very difficult. At Anchoridge Counselling, we understand that the feelings and behaviours associated with personality disorders are very difficult to live with, and everyone deserves understanding and support. Our team of therapists will evaluate each person individually to determine what type of treatment and therapist is best. Treatment is customized to fit the specific needs of each person, couple and/or family. We use psychotherapy methods such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and supportive talk therapy to help individuals heal and break the dysfunctional patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are causing distress. You are not alone, and can take steps to feel more in control of yourself and your life.