Label Borderline Personality Disorder –
A Counselling Perspective Workshop


with Ruth Godfrey and Nicola Freeman




Course Title: Date: Price:
Borderline Personality Disorder –
A Counselling Perspective Workshop
Saturday 18th May 2019 £70
Workshop will be held at Church House
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Borderline Personality Disorder appears to be an increasingly popular diagnosis amongst psychiatrists and we are seeing more and more clients in counselling who come with this label.

This workshop will provide an introduction to working therapeutically with clients who present with a Borderline Process.

We will explore our own responses to labels and ‘disorders’ and how they may enhance or obscure our understanding of our clients.

We will develop an understanding of the possible causes of BPD, the symptoms clients may display in counselling and the relationship between BPD and complex trauma.

The second half of the workshop will look at ways of working with this client group, focusing on the particular challenges they bring and the impact this can have on us as therapists.


Our facilitators for this workshop are Ruth Godfrey and Nicola Freeman.

Ruth Godfrey’s therapeutic work spans 14 years with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and recent sexual assault both at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Guildford, where she is a senior counsellor and assessor, and as the counsellor at the Solace Recovery Centre at the SARC in Cobham. She is also an experienced independent Domestic Violence Adviser working in Surrey for 9 years.

Ruth has considerable experience of working with complex trauma, both in short term safety and stabilisation and in longer-term relational work. She has been a trainer for several years facilitating workshops on domestic abuse.

Nicola Freeman has been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the last 20 years and has extensive experience in mental health, both as counsellor and as a mental health caseworker for Citizens Advice.

Nicola has worked in a range of settings including therapeutic communities, student counselling and private practice and currently provides individual counselling to clients at Catalyst, a substance misuse/mental health project in Guildford and has just started doing some work at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Guildford.


About this course:
Lunch: This break will be approx. 45 minutes and we therefore suggest you bring a packed lunch.
There is a tearoom and two pubs on the High Street if you wish to explore the village.
Morning break: Teas, coffee, biscuits and cake