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What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a treatment that is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has been adapted to address emotions of a higher intensity that what CBT addresses.  DBT goes beyond focusing on the way of thinking and behaving and incorporates acceptance of self in the present sense. DBT utilises a combination of acceptance and change techniques to regulate emotions and change behaviour.

DBT will allow you to practise regulating emotions, utilise mindfulness and increase tolerance of distressful situations. DBT may be practiced in individual sessions and group sessions. DBT focuses on creating stabilisation and safety so that you may achieve a degree of control in regard to problematic behaviour. Then building upon this, focusing on recognition and management of emotions. Followed by promoting happiness and stability and learning skills to utilise in and outside of the office.

How does Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) work?

  • You and your therapist will engage in an assessment to discuss the model of DBT and the effectiveness of the modality for your treatment. You will establish a list of goals for treatment.
  • You will be asked to participate in activities in and out of the office (referred to as homework). You may be asked to track thoughts and behaviour in the form of journaling, creating lists, or completing worksheets. This can include identifying triggers for behaviour and identifying patterns.
  • You may be asked to participate in skills training groups (known as group therapy). You will work with peers and learn skills to use outside of the office. These skills commonly consist of techniques to include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotional Regulation.
  • You will participate in sessions that occur one time per week and last approximately 50 minutes.


We offer Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) at our Clinics in London Bridge, London MaryleboneLondon Oxford CircusRome San GiovanniRome Garbatella and Rome Piazza Bologna.


All our Therapists offer Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Click here to meet the Team.


You can find out more about our fees on our Fees PageContact us for a quote on peak and off-peak appointment times and fees. We offer 20% discounts to students and those on low income during off-peak times.

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