We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to support those struggling with emotional issues

If you are looking to build skills like mindfulness and be better at managing your emotions, DBT skills could be a good option for you. Especially, if you are overwhelmed and feeling like factors outside of your control are negatively impacting your quality of life, health, or relationships.

Marsha M. Linehan is an American psychologist and author. She is the creator of dialectical behaviour therapy, a type of psychotherapy that combines behavioural science with concepts like acceptance and mindfulness.

We are getting asked about DBT more and more. It’s hard to access DBT on the NHS and often there is a long waiting list, so we are pleased to be able to provide this much needed service.

Research shows that DBT has been used successfully to treat people experiencing depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse1.

It’s not a quick fix but it can help change behaviour in the long term. Clients who have DBT skills training will be supplied with a DBT workbook that we will work through together at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. It typically consists of individual therapy sessions, one-to-one contact, ensuring that all therapeutic needs are being addressed. We help the client stay motivated, applying the DBT skills within daily life, and addressing obstacles that might arise over the course of therapy.


What’s the difference between CBT and DBT?

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a specific form of cognitive-behavioural therapy. Whilst similar there are some important differences. DBT seeks to build upon the foundation of CBT, to help enhance its effectiveness and address specific concerns that the founder of DBT, psychologist Marsha Linehan, saw as deficits in CBT2.

If you are struggling and would like to talk to a therapist, please call 07394 983328 or email info@counsellinginaction.co.uk.

By Sally Taylor


1 Psychology Today

2 PsychCentral


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