DBT is the Gold Standard for people with Borderline Personality Disorder but in recent years the treatment has proved to be very 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, DBT treatment is either not available or very difficult to access through the NHS.
Here at Home Counties Therapeutic Consultancy, we offer the package advocated by the author and lead in the field of DBT – Marsha Linehan. (USA). This is 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.
DBT is a 26-week module course during which time the client works on all five 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 due to the fact that 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.
There are three price options:
You will need to have an Assessment which will indicate whether DBT is suitable for you and if so, which treatment package would best suit your needs. During the Assessment phase, any current difficulties you are currently experiencing will be explored as well as past conditions and previous treatments. The therapist carrying out the Assessment will be able to advise you on what they think is going be the most effective form of treatment, however, your views and wishes are always paramount and we will work with you to create a tailored package that meets your needs and financial circumstances. Before starting the DBT programme all individuals are required to take part in Pre-Treatment work, this will involve working on your goals and motivation to ensure that you get the best possible outcomes from your treatment. Your therapist will explain the DBT programme in full, answering any questions you might have, it may involve exploring DBT concepts and skills.
Pre-Treatment usually involves an initial Assessment (2hrs) and two (1hr) appointments.
Sometimes individuals are recommended the Full Programme which involves attending Skills Training groups. You may be asked to join a getting ready group.
Contact us to book your assessment.
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