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About Me – Each Person Counts

About Me

[vc_row content_placement=”middle” centered=”yes” sd_margin_top=”25″ sd_margin_bottom=”10″ padding_right=”20″ padding_left=”20″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”429″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Hi my name is Kate Emily Brinly. I’m a qualified and experienced BPD Recovery Coach and Senior Peer Facilitator. I’ve founded Each Person Counts and from my own lived experience, I coach people through the distressing rollercoaster ride that is a life labelled with Borderline Personality Disorder. I also advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and people experiencing Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

I’m really passionate about raising awareness that the symptoms of BPD are usually very normal and ordered responses to different forms of childhood trauma. In my work I refer to research and studies that support this view which is also shared by many other people in the helping professions.

People with BPD may or may not be consciously aware of their unresolved childhood trauma because this is the nature and effect of traumatic experience particularly that experienced in early childhood.

75% of people with BPD attempt suicide and 1 in 10 are so distressed, that they kill themselves. This is a tragic global statistic that highlights the extent of suffering currently being experienced by people with BPD.

I personally feel that the current Borderline Personality Disorder label is inappropriate and contributes to the stigma and misinformation surrounding BPD – however, I can only work with what we’ve got at this time.

I’m also passionate about raising awareness that BPD is a fully recoverable condition. It is not a life long experience. In time, the majority of people go into remission from BPD. We can learn emotional and thought regulation skills that allow us to not only live a life worth living but thrive.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is the most evidenced based form of treatment for BPD and I can personally attest that a quality program I completed has worked for me.

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I’ve found all of the work that I’ve engaged in to be intrinsically rewarding and valuable.

These same principles drive me in my current role as a BPD Recovery Coach.

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