Personality Disorders

At Box Tree Clinic, we have several experts who treat clients with personality disorders as well as clients who are the adult children of a parent with a personality disorder.

Private Personality Disorder Therapy

Personality disorders will usually become noticeable in adolescence and continue throughout one’s life unless an individual obtains professional help. If you have a personality disorder, you may find it hard to maintain relationships and you may struggle to work with other people effectively. Living with a personality disorder can leave you fearing other people or feeling as if others do not value you. This can often lead to social isolation and in turn, leave you feeling alienated from others.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

[Sigmund Freud]

With the right support and information, you can start to understand what you are going through. You can learn how to build and keep relationships, how to understand yourself in relationship to others, cope with your feelings, and live a more satisfying life.

The DSM-5 lists 10 personality disorders and allocates each to one of three groups or “clusters”: A, B, or C.  Within each cluster, it is common and expected that some of the categories will blur into others. For example, it is typical that an individual who has borderline personality disorder (BPD), will have traits from other disorders in Cluster B, such as from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). The personality disorders are as follows:

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Cluster A (Odd, bizare, eccentric) Cluster B (Dramatic, erratic) Cluster C (Anxious, fearful)
Paranoid PD Antisocial PD Dependent Personality Disorder
Schizoid PD Borderline PD Avoidant Personality Disorder
Schhizotypal PD Histrionic PD Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Narcissistic PD

therapies that can help

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT includes group and individual therapy designed specifically to treat borderline personality disorder. DBT uses a skills-based approach to teach you how to manage your emotions, cope with distress and improve relationships.
  • Mentalization-based therapy (MBT). MBT is a type of talk therapy that helps you identify your own thoughts and feelings at any given moment and create an alternate perspective on the situation. MBT emphasizes thinking before reacting.
  • Transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP). Also called psychodynamic psychotherapy, TFP aims to help you understand your emotions and interpersonal difficulties through the developing relationship between you and your therapist. You then apply these insights to ongoing situations.

Contact us today to get expert help from a Box Tree Clinic therapist in Harley Street London.

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