Frequently Asked Questions

 

How many weeks is primary treatment?

If patients attend all four modules then the total number of weekly treatment sessions would be 30. 

Do you offer all the DBT modules?

DBT London offer treatment across all of the 4 modules: Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness.

Can I attend just one module?

Yes patients can attend only one module, however we would recommend that patients complete all modules if they want to experience the maximum benifit from the DBT London Programme.

What are the fees for the 30 week DBT skills programme?

The 8 week modules Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness are costed at £960 per 8 week module. The 2 week Mindfulness modules are costed at £240. 

Please note that the fee includes:

1. DBT Weekly Skills group sessions

2. DBT 121 Crisis Coaching when needed

3. Mentoring via our DBT Buddies Support Group

4. Access to the DBT London WhatsApp Group

 

 

Do I have to commit and pay for the whole programme?

Patients only have to commit to one module at a time, invoices are emailed to patients one week before the start of each new module.

Do you refund missed sessions?

Patients complete a patient contract, this sets out that we require 48 hour notice if you wish to be credited for missed sessions.

Do you treat adolescents?

Yes we treat adolescents, however there is a different DBT programme for adolescents. Additional support is offered to parents and family. Please contact us for further information.

The DBT London programme for adolescents is delivered in 3 x 16-week cycles over 48 weeks. Not all patients will need to complete 3 cycles, we will review the treatment plan at the end of each 16-week cycle and discuss the treatment options with the family and patient. We recommend that patients complete at least 2 cycles.

Will DBT work for me?

We are often asked this question, if you attend all of the sessions and complete the assignments between sessions, then you will almost certainly reduce your symptoms to levels that are much easier to manage, in some cases this will be life changing. 

Do you offer face to face sessions?

Due to Covid-19 infections all Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) sessions will be facilitated via Zoom, we will review and follow government guidelines.We will resume face to face sessions when government guidelines permit.

We will now however always offer patients a choice, with an online service offered alongside in-person sessions, for now though we will only be facilitating DBT skills via Zoom.

Online therapy has been shown to produce the same positive outcomes as face-to-face therapy. Overall, patients receiving online therapy are very satisfied with their experiences, with many saying that the service is easy to use and means they don’t have to travel to appointments.

 

How can I access treatment?

All new patients are assessed to see if DBT will be the most appropriate modality of treatment for their symptoms. Assessments are costed at £85, we can usually assess new patients the same day, always within 24 hours.