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How is borderline personality disorder treated?

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London-based private psychology Elena Touroni explains how various treatments now exist for borderline personality disorder, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy and Schema Therapy. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://staging-thechelseapsychologyclinic.kijodev.com

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The borderline personality disorder, for a very long time, was being seen by professionals as a condition that is impossible to treat. These days there are many very good evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder. The three main ones are the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and that tends to be a therapy that focuses on people reducing impulsive behaviour, self-harm, and learning new skills to regulate their emotions. There is Mentalisation Based Treatment that focuses on helping the person develop an understanding of their mind and the mind of other people. And then there’s Schema Therapy, which tends to help people engage in much more meaningful relationships and break long term, lifelong patterns of relating to others that can be incredibly unhelpful to them. All these three approaches have very, very good evidence for being effective with borderline personality disorder, and we tend to choose depending on which area the person’s difficulties are mostly located in. So if they have lots of impulsive behaviours, then we are more likely to choose something such as the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, whereas if their difficulties are more relational, we tend to make a choice between Mentalisation Based Treatment or Schema Therapy.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.