Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a type of talking treatment. It’s based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but has been adapted to help people who experience emotions very intensely.

It’s mainly used to treat problems with Borderline a Personality Disorder but it has also been used more recently to treat a number of other different types of mental health problems.

During DBT the therapist helps you learn ways of regulating emotional distress and teaching you ways of accepting yourself and improving relationships with others.

DBT involves regular sessions over a period of 12 to 18 months.

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