Understand what sits behind the diagnosis of BPD

Do you support a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or are you a professional who works closely with those struggling to manage the symptoms of BPD? Are you on the front line of a service whereby the diagnosis of BPD continues to be flagged up? Maybe you have received the diagnosis for yourself or you resonate with the symptoms of BPD. If so, this workshop is for you.

The facilitator of this session wears her heart on her sleeve to share what it is like to be given the BPD label and her insights into the behaviours of the disorder. This inspiring and unique session will give hope for others as she shares her journey of recovery and successful qualification as a therapist. The workshop ends with a time for questions and answers, where you can ask any questions that you have regarding BPD. This workshop has successfully been delivered to Stockport Mind, Stockport Mind Carers, Greater Manchester Police and Pennine Care.

This session will give a unique and powerful perspective on the disorder. You will leave with important insights into the behaviours that someone with BPD would typically display. The understanding and insights that you will gain from this session will come with a renewed empathy and hope for those that you work/care for with the disorder.

Nancy Karvela

I most liked the sincerity & honesty of the delivery of the Q&A, and the sequence of delivery.
Greater Manchester Police

Meg Hughes

The presentation and their personal experiences were informative and showed a different side of BPD I have never heard before. It was inspiring!
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervisor

Jenny Clarke

Katie is an excellent speaker and very engaging liked the openess of the Q&A discussion.

Liaison practioner/Occupational Therapist

Katherine Ashmore

Learned about it from a patient’s perspective which was a great insight into a personal journey.
Liaison practitioner/occupational therapist


Everything felt new because I’d only researched it online so had a vague understanding. Kate’s real-life stories helped clarify the symptoms & understand the condition better from a place of empathy.


I learnt that recovery is possible.


Diary entries were captivating, felt really connected to the author as they were very personal.


I really appreciated the open and honest nature of Katie Cooling. Relating to her personal experiences was admirable and humbling to hear. Very informative.

Jo Jackson

The personal experineces/testimonies were incredibly powerful
Registered Mental Health Nurse

Aashiya Patel

I feel it helped to make sense of things a bit more, especially working with clients.


Jodie Howarth

Katie is a great speaker and I really appreciated her honesty and openness.

Community Inclusion Worker

Jeremy Holloway

I most liked the clear slides and information given, the personal lived experience of living with BPD and how best to support someone with this diagnosis.

Mental Health Practitioner


Length of training perfect plus a good combination of activities, presentation and activities.



You normalised and humanised your subject. Your growth towards recovery is an inspiration!



I could have listened to Kate’s session all day. Well explained and inspirational.

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