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Continuous Professional Development

for Therapists


The first thing we must understand in life is our mother.  Recognising her face, her expressions, the sound of her voice, and the meaning of her moods is essential to survival, and we do it automatically.  Children with borderline mothers begin their lives with an insecure attachment to an emotionally unstable mother.  Thus these children risk becoming impulsive, rage-filled,  oppositional, aggressive, depressed and violent.


The term borderline means the emotional state can border between psychosis and neurosis, particularly when faced with abandonment or rejection.  Adult children of borderline mothers enter therapy in order to understand themselves.  They feel fragmented, depressed, and confused.  They bring the therapist parts of a complex puzzle, twisting and turning pieces of themselves and their mothers to see what fits, unable to connect or separate parts that once formed a whole.  This workshop will explore how we may be able to help the healing process.


This workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand the developmental origins of Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Identify the symptoms and behaviours of the borderline adaptation

  • Explore four basic borderline profiles as perceived through the eyes of the borderline mother’s child:

         >     the Waif mother,

         >     the Hermit mother,

         >     the Queen mother,

         >     the Witch mother

  • Explore case studies of each profile

  • Fairy Tale fathers and the role they play



This is a 1 day workshop.  The next date for this training will be on:

Friday, 11 October 2019

Friday, 26 June 2020




£10 DEPOSIT required to secure your place

Please complete and submit the BOOKING FORM below and confirm your method of payment (you do not need a PayPal account to securely and conveniently make your payment here - select Guest checkout)

Balance of fees required not less than 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop










For our Training Terms & Conditions, please see here.


If this date is not suitable, please let us know by registering your interest in this training and we'll contact you when we have the next dates arranged.




Coleby Centre, Sidcup - 1st Floor, 2 Alma Road, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 4EA

Easy access from the A2 and A20, 30 minutes from London Charing Cross/Cannon Street to Sidcup train station