What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health condition characterised by persistent patterns of dramatic, impulsive and often chaotic behaviours. It is estimated that 1–2% of people suffer from BPD, making it one of the most common types of personality disorder. People with BPD may experience extreme emotional instability, have difficulty regulating their emotions and may experience intense, conflicted relationships with other people.

People with BPD are more likely to engage in self-harming behaviours, substance abuse and suicidal behaviour than those without the disorder. They may also have difficulty controlling impulsive behaviours such as binge eating, alcohol or drug abuse, gambling or spending. People with BPD may also find it hard to form and maintain meaningful relationships.

There is a range of treatments available to help people with BPD. These include medication, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mentalisation based therapy (MBT), therapeutic communities, arts therapies and group therapies. All of these treatments focus on helping people with BPD to better understand their feelings and behave in a more adaptive way.

Long-term treatment for those with BPD is essential, as it can help improve quality of life and reduce the risks of relapse. Mental health professionals are trained to provide support and treatment for those suffering from BPD. It is also important that people with BPD have a good support network to provide them with the necessary help and care they need.

By learning how to manage their emotions, regulate their behaviour and build more positive relationships with others, people with BPD can take back control of their lives and live life to the fullest. With proper treatment and support, it is possible for individuals with BPD to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

If you believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from BPD, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. There are many resources available to provide advice and support for those living with BPD and its associated symptoms.

BPD Private Treatment UK

Private treatment for BPD is available from a number of specialist providers. Private treatment typically includes one-on-one therapy sessions as well as group therapy and other treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). This type of treatment can be beneficial for those who are unable to access NHS support or who wish to receive more intensive and tailored help. It is important to bear in mind, however, that private treatment can be expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. In some cases, it may also be necessary to seek out a specialist provider as not all therapists are qualified to treat BPD effectively.

It is essential that anyone considering private treatment for BPD chooses a qualified and experienced therapist who is knowledgeable about the condition. This will ensure that they receive high-quality care and support tailored to their individual needs.

In summary, private treatment for BPD can provide more intensive and tailored help than NHS services may be able to offer. However, it is important to remember that it can be expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. Furthermore, it is essential to ensure that a qualified and experienced therapist is chosen in order to receive the best possible care.

By seeking help early and receiving appropriate treatment, those with BPD can learn how to manage their symptoms and live better lives.

About Online DBT

We are an experienced compassionate team of therapists, psychologists and other mental health experts who are fully accredited and here to help you. We run a range of online courses, both in groups or individually for a wide range of issues.

We offer DBT individual sessions and DBT informed therapy sessions online for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), EUPD, impulsive and addictive behaviour, and more.

We offer a DBT crisis coaching skills service option for those attending our online DBT sessions. Should you be struggling to change behaviours and put skills into practice, this would give you therapist access between sessions, with the sole goal of getting skills coaching.

Get in touch with us so we can assess your needs, set goals and help improve your life and outlook. Give us a call or email us today!


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