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Relational Healing for the Borderline Personality – with Dr Ruth Birkebaek

September 11 @ 10:00 am-4:30 pm

£95 – £105

Live online event

Relational healing


For many psychotherapists and counsellors, borderline clients present a professional challenge because of their frequent relational conflicts, varying developmental levels of transference, and their polarisation of emotions, such as idealisation and hate, elation and despair, anger and dependency.

In this workshop, Dr Birkebaek will make use of a developmentally-based, relationally- focused Integrative Psychotherapy to explain the intra-psychic process of clients who suffer from early Affect Confusion and attachment disruptions.

Through lecture, case-vignettes, and clinical discussions, this workshop will focus on the significance of an involved therapeutic relationship while emphasising the in-depth methods of a psychotherapy that integrates client’s affect, cognition, physiology and behaviour.

This workshop will be useful to psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists.

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • understanding the aetiology of early Affect-Confusion and the formation of the Borderline Personality;
  • the significance of an attuned therapeutic relationship;
  • alternative responses to therapeutically relevant challenges;
  • calibrating for juxtaposition reactions;
  • responding to oscillating relational-needs;
  • the importance of a sustained phenomenological inquiry.

Ruth Birkebaek

Ruth Birkebaek is an Integrative Psychotherapist, having trained for 5 years with Richard Erskine. Additionally Ruth has trained in Psychosomatic Medicine, Jung Therapy and Transactional Analysis. Ruth started her career in Brazil in 1989 as a Plastic Surgeon. After graduating from medical school she became interested in the impact of the mind on the development of physical illness. She now works full time as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in London, and delivers training in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy. Ruth is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist, a Certified Integrative Psychotherapy Trainer & Supervisor (CIIPTS) by the IIPA (International Integrative Psychotherapy Association) and a Certified Transactional Analyst – Provisional Trainer & Supervisor (PTSTA).

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This is a LIVE ONLINE event with PowerPoint presentation, live interactive discussion and breakout rooms.
Open to psychological therapists (including trainees) from all modalities and health professionals.

Each delegate is responsible for self-care should material during the event trigger difficult personal feelings.

Book tickets

Live online event

£95 Early Bird booking before 11th August 2021

£105 from 11th August 2021

CPD certificates will be supplied

Alternatively to book: email or phone 07599 369566 with the name of the event(s) you wish to attend plus the following information: your full name; postal address; best contact telephone number and job title.

Postal address for cheques: Wendy Bramham, 47C Kingsbury St, Marlborough SN8 1JE.
A confirmation and receipt will be emailed to you.

Location: Live online event

Book tickets

Live online event

£95 Early Bird before 11th August 2021

£105 from 11th August 2021

“There was a very ambient, warm and inclusive feeling about this workshop which echoed the content of her relational approach. It felt much more personal than many other online workshops that I have been on. The organisation presented and hosted the workshop very competently.”

“Ruth is an excellent speaker and shows by example the value and efficacy of the truly supportive therapeutic alliance, which gives us such gentle guidance into seeing past the ‘headlines’ to the client’s story.”

“Very good speaker, good pace, very informative”

“Ruth had a very engaging manner and huge confidence / knowledge of her subject”

“Engaging information / theory; clearly presented; good collective atmosphere”


September 11
10:00 am-4:30 pm
£95 – £105


United Kingdom


Wendy Bramham
07599 369566