Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

This is an innovative form of cognitive-behavioural therapy that was originally developed for individuals who engage in deliberate self-harm but was later shown to be highly effective for clients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

DBT is particularly useful for individuals who engage in multi-impulsive behaviour (self-harm, misuse of drugs and alcohol, eating disorders) as a way of managing or escaping from overwhelming emotions.

During the therapy, clients learn new skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation and the therapist coaches the client to use these new skills in situations in everyday life.