Personality Disorder

We can help with assessment and treatment for Personality Disorders in our clinics in Godalming (near Guildford), Surrey and Haywards Heath in West Sussex or online.

The term Personality Disorder is a contentious one but essentially refers to a broad pattern of difficulties that are persistent over time, problematic (for both the person and often for relatives/friends) and pervasive (e.g. impact on a number of different areas of a person’s life for example sense of self, relationships, work etc).

We spend the time initially to understand the problems being experienced and then tailor an approach to help cope with symptoms of a Personality Disorder.

Treatment for Personality Disorders

There are a number of options available for treating Personality Disorders. Our Psychologists would discuss the best form of treatment for you but two of the most commonly used are

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has proved successful in helping people reduce impulsive self-harming behaviours, especially in BPD. DBT is designed to help you balance emotional instability, manage distress and build healthy stable relationships.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy has a strong and growing research base that shows it can be helpful in creating lasting change for people with longstanding and complex difficulties that are typical of personality disorder. Schema Therapy has been shown to be helpful for people with BPD but also the other personality Disorders.

Our Psychologists specialising in Personality Disorders

Dr. Olivia Thrift

Chartered Counseling Psychologist and Founder of The Psychology Company

Location: Godalming  (near Guildford) in Surrey

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Schema Therapy

Offers online therapy: Yes, predominantly in the evening for the convenience of working professionals

Justine Pulver

Consultant Psychologist

Location: Haywards Heath in West Sussex

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Therapy

Offers online therapy: Yes

Dr. Sarah Whitaker

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Location: Godalming (near Guildford) in Surrey

Specialties: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness

Offers online therapy: Yes

Dr. Rachel Seymour

Clinical Psychologist

Location: Southsea (near Portsmouth) in Hampshire

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioural TherapyCompassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy

Offers online therapy: No

Dr. Antonella Brunetti

Clinical Psychologist

Location: Petersfield in Hampshire

Specialties: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Autism Assessments. Dr Brunetti is Passionate about offering high-quality psychological assessment, formulation and treatment to alleviate suffering and help clients gain fulfillment in their lives.

Offers online therapy: Yes

Dr. Sonarzu Gullu-McPhee

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Location: Petersfield in Hampshire

Specialty: Schema Therapy as a long-term treatment to identify and target self-defeating patterns through cognitive, experiential and behavioral techniques

Offers online therapy: Yes

Hattie Hedgecox

Chartered Counseling Psychologist

Location: Godalming (near Guildford) in Surrey

Specialties: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy

Offers online therapy: No

Assessment & Treatment

We offer assessment and treatment for Personality Disorders in our clinics in Godalming (near Guildford), Surrey and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
If you would like to arrange an initial confidential telephone conversation for you or someone you know, please get in touch.

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