Personality Disorder Therapy

Personality disorders (PD) are mental health conditions where the sufferer's deeply ingrained patterns of behaviours, thoughts and emotions are causing problems in their lives.

People with a PD differ from the average person with their reactions and relatedness to others so their relationships are different from common, more healthy social relationships. Therapy can address this.

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS

If you think you may have a personality disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

TYPES OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS


CLUSTER A PERSONALITY DISORDERS

PDs where the person has difficulties relating to others as well as acts in ways others find odd or eccentric. Includes:

Paranoid personality disorder

Schizoid personality disorder

Schizotypal personality disorder

CLUSTER B PERSONALITY DISORDERS

PD where the person struggles to relate to others, resulting in erratic, threatening, disturbing and dramatic behaviours. Includes:

Antisocial personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder

Histrionic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder

CLUSTER C PERSONALITY DISORDERS

PDs where the person fears social relationships and may be anxious, withdrawn, fearful or reluctant to socialise. Includes:

Avoidant personality disorder

Dependent personality disorder

Obsessive compulsive personality disorder

COMMON FEATURES OF ALL PERSONALITY DISORDERS


Feeling overwhelmed by negative emotions like anger, distress, worthlessness and anxiety

Feeling emotionally disconnected and empty

Avoiding other people

Odd behaviour

Difficulties having stable and healthy relationships, especially with loved ones

Occasionally losing contact with reality

Finding it difficult to manage negative feelings without self-harming (e.g. overdosing, abusing drugs or alcohol, starving themselves) or threatening others

Substance misuse

Depression

Stress exacerbates symptoms

The severity of symptoms vary between people from mild to severe. A person who only has mild PD symptoms may only need help during very stressful times in life. A person with moderate or severe symptoms may need ongoing support.

People with PDs can have periods of remission where they function well

It's common for symptoms to start during adolescence and continue into adulthood, and many sufferers have experienced abuse and neglect in childhood

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in personality disorders and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

BENEFITS OF PLUSGUIDANCE

Get the support you need at a time and place that is convenient to you

Get access to a therapist right away, no long waiting lists

Browse through our extensive list of therapists and find one that feels right for you

Safe and confidential

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