Training

Understand what sits behind the diagnosis of BPD

This training will give a unique and powerful perspective on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

The trainer 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 what sits beneath the behaviours that someone with the disorder might 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 with or care for with the disorder.

Here is just some of the subjects covered…..

  • What does Borderline mean & where does it come from?
  • Medication
  • Diagnosis, helpful or not?
  • Bipolar disorder vs Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria & symptoms explained
  • Generational trauma & emotional neglect
  • Diary entries
  • Working with immediate distress
  • Using a directive approach
  • Behaviour change

Interwoven throughout this insightful training is the exceptional recovery journey of one woman who gives hope for other BPD sufferers and a complete change of perspective for anyone working with or caring for a loved one who suffers with the symptoms.

This training has successfully been delivered to Greater Manchester Police, Stockport & Manchester Mind, Stockport Mind Carers, and Pennine Care, Coffee4Craig & other organisations & charities.

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

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

I learnt that recovery is possible.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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.

Counsellor

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

Anonymous

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

Therapist

Anonymous

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

Counsellor

Anonymous

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

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