When you suffer with a personality disorder sometimes it may feel like if you have no way out. Intense feelings of isolation, anger, shame and resentment can build up with explosive consequences for you and for the people around you. Yet, with the help of the right counselling many individuals are able to change the way they think and behave, paving the way for a more fulfilling life.
There are different therapies that a counsellor will be able to propose you such as dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) that was developed specifically for those suffering with borderline personality disorder, yet its ability to help manage emotions and improve interaction has had significant benefits across the personality disorder spectrum as a whole. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy have also seen success in helping individuals challenge rigid thoughts and attitudes, manage relationships, and improve the way they feel about themselves. Consequently, there is a wide range of options available and they can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Through the course of your therapy, you will better understand yourself so that you can learn to communicate and form fulfilling relationships with those around you and learn to turn destructive behaviours into more constructive responses. As you make progress, your therapist can help you to remain on track by providing ongoing emotional support and helping you to identify and work through obstacles to change.