My Potential – OT for BPD

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Life Beyond Trauma

My Potential is a mental health service that works specifically with adults who live with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and complex trauma. We provide training, counselling and education related to BPD and complex trauma.

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OT Trauma Tools

Mental Health Resources, Tools and Tips for Clients and Therapists

Visit our online store, where we provide practical and effective digital resources for mental health management. Our resources are designed by a professional occupational therapist with an extensive academic background in mental health studies and lived experience with PTSD.

We offer a range of tools to assist with managing moods, daily living, planning, and more.

Our Services

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Individual Therapy

My Potential provides counselling support for those living with BPD or a trauma-related condition. Support is individualised to your needs and goals. Laura our lead clinical is a mental health occupational therapist completing her PhD in Mental Health, BPD and OT.

  • Narrative therapy approaches to help you understand yourself and start living a new chapter
  • DBT skills to help you take control of difficult and challenging emotions
  • Occupational therapy to help you start building a meaningful and purpose-filled life
  • Telehealth options

Creative Therapies

My Potential uses creative interventions to promote positive experiences of mental health and well-being.

“Creativity is a life-force energy that flows like a river through each of us. Dam it up and we become physically ill, blocked and physically stressed” Rogers (1993)

Creative activities are essential for our health and well-being. They can help us build our self-esteem, provide motivation and hope and help us to problem-solve some of life’s difficulties


Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder Training. 2023 Events

Laura, an occupational therapist, will candidly share her recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Laura will also share her experience from practice and PhD findings on utilising occupationally-based strategies to help people with BPD build a meaningful and productive life. Other topics covered include the neurobiology of BPD, risk management, rapport building, creative and occupation-based interventions, and tips for preventing and responding to alliance ruptures. Laura will also discuss refreshing ways to use photo-elicitation and narrative methods to help people with BPD share, reflect and grow from their stories.  

Purchase the Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder Webinar Here

Title: Understanding BPD and Occupational Therapy Perspective

Length. 90mins + Notes

Presenter Bio:
Laura is a mental health occupational therapist who is completing her doctoral studies in Borderline Personality Disorder recovery. Laura lives in recovery from BPD and runs an NDIS private practice providing support for people living with BPD. Laura is an experienced educator and speaker, who teachers at Monash University in Frankston, Vic, Australia, The recorded Webinar was presented to OTs in Arizona at a special interest meeting.

Goals of the Webinar

  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to work in partnership with people who live with Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
  • Develop an understanding of narrative, trauma-informed and occupationally-based strategies and how to use these approaches.
  • To challenge misconceptions and held perceptions associated with this population
  • To gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the environment on people with BPD.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to work in partnership with people who live with Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
  • Develop an understanding of how to incorporate narrative approaches to help clients build their occupational identity
  • Learn occupational strategies for helping clients build and manage distress, regulate emotions, develop values and meaningful time use.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to empower people with BPD to create an environment of safe and comfort

Purchase Webinar Here

What People Say

Laura is a great resource for being able to gain insight and ideas as well as bounce thoughts around. Being able to chat with her has improved my confidence in myself for working with people with trauma-related illnesses.

Ash. S

You are an inspiration. Your strength is so tangible. I love that you have used occupation to motivate you on this journey and I am confident that, as you journey on, you will continue to grow and be an example for others. Well done.

Terry. M