Dialectical Behavioural Therapy DBT
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy DBT

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT is a type of evidence based talking therapy, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),developed by Marsha M. Linehand, originally developed for borderline personality disorder.

In time, it has been specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely and there is evidence that it can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and behavioural related patterns.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT may also be helpful if:

  • you have a difficult time processing your emotions
  • your emotions are intense or explosive
  • you regularly experience mood ups and downs
  • your relationships feel like a roller coaster
  • you feel empty or hopeless
  • you’ve tried other therapies that haven’t worked
  • your life feels out of control or isn’t fulfilling
  • you’re using outlets to cope with stress or overwhelming emotions that could pose health risks, like substances or unprotected sex

 

“Dialectical,” captures the foundation of DBT:

  • All things are interconnected.
  • Change is constant and inevitable.
  • Opposites can be integrated to get closer to the truth.

The main skills of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT are:

  • Core Mindfulness Skills.
  • Distress Tolerance Skills.
  • Emotion Regulation Skills.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills.
  • Middle Path Skills.

The aim of Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is to help you:

  • understand and accept your difficult feelings
  • learn skills to manage them
  • become able to make positive changes in your life.

If you would like to find out more about how DBT can help you, get in touch :)