Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

DBT is the Gold Standard Treatment for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder but in recent years the treatment has proved to be highly effective for Adults and Adolescents with other conditions too.

There are a few places available in the UK that offer this treatment and unfortunately, in many areas, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy treatment is either not available or difficult to access through the NHS.

Here at Home Counties Therapy, we offer the package advocated by the author and lead in the field of DBT – Marsha Linehan. This involves a combination of Skills Training Group, One to One Therapy and Phone Support. We have been inspired as a team to offer the full DBT package to clients with complex mental health issues and adolescent with emotional and behavioural traits in line with BPD symptoms as this increases successful outcomes for our clients.

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    Who is DBT for

    • Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder.

    • Adults with Complex Addiction.

    • Adults and Adolescents with Behavioural and Emotional Dysregulation.

    • Adults and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD & PDA).

    • Adults and Adolescents with Depression or Anxiety.

    What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is a comprehensive therapy that is designed to help increase resilience to distress and give individuals vital crisis management skills. It is helpful for individuals with extreme and intense emotions, who self-harm or engage in parasuicidal behaviour, who have negative and impulsive thoughts, have difficulty managing relationships, or are dealing with past trauma.

    DBT helps establish coping mechanisms to reduce anxiety in situations and environments that elicit stress responses. It has been proven to be an effect way to shift negative and impulsive thinking instead building positive self-talk and mindful behaviours.

    The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy course

    Our Dialectical Behavioural Therapy course in Aylesbury is a 25-week module course during which time the client works on four skill-based areas in a group setting and working on individual issues with their designated therapist. Both components are necessary as clients become able to apply new skills in real life. It is highly recommended that clients complete the module twice. This is because learning to apply the skills during the first six months takes considerable effort and the second six-month period is where learning is compounded and becomes more integrated with the clients’ life and thinking style.

    Each client takes part in a 2½ hour small group session each week and has a one-hour session with a DBT therapist each week and phone coaching as agreed with your therapist.

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      What you’ll learn in the DBT modules

      The DBT course at our Aylesbury clinic is made up of 4 core modules. Each of them are designed to focus on different areas of skills training. The 4 modules of DBT are: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation & Interpersonal Effectiveness.

      MINDFULNESS

      SKILL TRAINING

      MINDFULNESS

      The foundation of DBT skills which allows you to become more aware, be able to focus on the present moment and skilfully attend to emotions, thoughts, and problems. Mindfulness is delivered in a practical and relatable way that allows you develop a sense of wise mind.

      DISTRESS
      TOLERANCE

      SKILL TRAINING

      DISTRESS TOLERANCE

      Crisis survival skills are taught to help members prevent and navigate crisis situations by building safe and effective methods to manage distress and anxiety without engaging in problem behaviours. Reality acceptance helps people to fully accept reality and provides guidance on how to respond to painful aspects of life.