What is DBT?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was created in the 1970s by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington.

Initially intended to help women diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, the evidence base for its effectiveness since expanded considerably, and DBT is now widely used for the effective treatment of personality disorder traits, anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.

Described by Ms Linehan as a “synthesis or integration of opposites”, DBT helps people understand and manage their emotions, cope with stressful situations, improve communication and relationships, and increase self-worth and confidence.


Distress tolerance

Emotion regulation

Interpersonal effectiveness

DBT Online

Courses for you

If you struggle with regulating and understanding your emotions, become easily distressed, use unhealthy coping mechanisms, or struggle to maintain meaningful relationships, our DBT programme might be beneficial for you.

Our courses are conducted exclusively online via Zoom and are facilitated by BACP Accredited therapists Sarah Turner and Sheree Irwin. To find out more please select a course from the menu below.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Step Down

for young

DBT for young adults – step down skills


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