Personality disorders are a type of mental health condition in which a person has long-term patterns of behavior and thought that are unhealthy and inflexible. Personality disorders are rare and usually greatly interfere with life and cause serious problems with personal relationships and work. Generally, individuals suffering from personality disorders are socially isolated and distrustful. They may have difficulty making friends and tend to have mood swings, poor impulse control, turbulent relationships, and angry outbursts.
There are a number of different personality disorders (paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive) and the symptoms of each disorder are different and can range from mild to severe. Sometimes people suffering from a personality disorder do not realize they have one because their way of acting and thinking seems normal to them.
No one knows what exactly causes personality disorders, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Seeing a mental health professional is an important part of treatment for individuals who have personality disorders, which often get worse without help.
Therapists specialising in Personality Disorders
I am a qualified mental health clinician since 1995 and a cognitive analytic therapist and psychotherapist (since 2010) and work as a Psychotherapist in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couple...
NHS Mental Health Services for 25+ years in nursing or therapist roles. I have worked in children & adolescent mental health, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health, HIV and primary care.
Therapy TypeCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Emotionally FocusedHumanisticIntegrativeNarrative
I work with adults and children of all ages, helping them deal with almost all the issues that we humans face in our lifetimes. I value the power of a warm and accepting therapeutic relationship, sprinkled with a little humour. Although I use a variety of approaches, I am most interested in clearing...
I'm an Australian trained, British Registered Psychologist. I have been practicing psychology in a clinical setting for 35 years. in government organisations, including universities, colleges, the NHS, and private practices.
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Behavioural TherapyEclecticEnergy PsychologyGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSolution Focused Brief TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor (pgDip), registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development and I am in regular supervision for my client work. I am currently in my final year training...
My background and experience is very eclectic from many years working in the media and creative industries, to working as a gardener which I still do part time. I also work in a secondary school 1 day a week as a facilitator for an emotional intelligence program for 'at risk' youth and teach gender...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Compassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEclecticEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyExistentialExperientialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingPsychodynamic TherapyPsychosexual TherapyPsychosynthesisSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)Transpersonal Psychology
I am a qualified EMDR practitioner who specialises in working with trauma, attachment disruptions, loss and abuse in adults and adolescents. As an advanced trainee in Psychosexual Therapy, I also help individuals and couples struggling with sexual and relationship issues. I practice in a fully incl...
I have 10 years of clinical experience working within a variety of settings including the NHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, the social care sector and a London based private therapy clinic. My practice is culturally enriched by my experiences working in Canada, the United States and ...
Therapy TypeArt Therapy / PsychotherapyEclecticEMDRExpressive Art TherapyImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychosexual Therapy
I have been offering mindfulness based psychotherapy sessions to clients of all ages, experiences and walks of life . Having trained at the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University, I am finalising my MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a contemplative practice drawing on Buddhist principles and west...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCompassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEmotionally FocusedExistentialExistential TherapyExperientialHolisticHumanisticIntegral TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)EMDRExistentialExistential TherapyFamily TherapyGestalt TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychodynamic TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
I am an accredited psychotherapist and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer. I have trained in numerous psychotherapeutic approaches so now work integratively meaning I can tailor my approach to suit your evolving needs over the course of therapy. Read more here: www.positiveperspectives.co.uk
Psychology and Psychotherapy studies to MSc level working within the NHS and privately with adults and children.
Therapy TypeBrainspottingCognitive and Behavioural TherapiesCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Emotionally FocusedGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegral TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessNeurofeedbackPsychodynamic TherapySand TraySchema TherapySomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
I am a Person Centred Counsellor. This means that our therapy sessions aren't about me or my opinions. They are about you. I want to help you understand yourself more and help you recognise repetitive behaviour or cycles in your life that prevent you from moving forward. Working with me in counselli...
I am a full time professional counsellor in private practice. As well as my qualifications and training, I have personal experience of mental health and addiction issues. This helps me to genuinely understand the recovery process. My work has included training and working for Breakeven gambling ...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCollaborative Couple TherapyEmotionally FocusedHumanisticMindfulnessNarrative
I offer a free, no-obligation introduction call, where I can tell you about how we can work with your problems. So please don't hesitate to call me, I'm really happy to chat.