Strategies for coping with personality disorders

Coping with feelings of being trapped with no way out, isolated, misunderstood and resentful, with a sense of not being in control is often an everyday reality for those with a personality disorder.

Without the knowledge and tools to manage these feelings, difficult emotions quickly build up, leading to ever greater difficulties for you and those closest around you.

Personality disorders include:

  • Bi Polar Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Histrionic (Hysterical) Personality
  • Paranoid Personality
  • Schizoid Personality
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality

Counselling and psychotherapy can help you change the way that you think and react to the difficult emotions you have, we can achieve this by addressing rigid thoughts and attitudes towards relationships and interactions with others, leading to a far more fulfilling life.

Working together, we will gain an understanding of your potential stress triggers, examining your feelings, behaviours and unhelpful thoughts towards them. I will help you develop your own personal coping strategies by examining the painful and confusing emotions and experiences, thereby reducing the accompanying symptoms of anxiety, depression and often low self-essteem. I will also work together with you to develop strategies to improve your relationships, communication skills and your ability to get your needs met by expressing yourself in more positive ways.