Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a derivative of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that was developed expressly for the treatment of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) as it is also known.
If you or a family member suffers with EUPD, all these acronyms are probably already familiar to you. However, if you are confused as to what exactly they mean, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Alternatively, you can read more about our DBT for EUPD treatment programmes below.
DBT Specialists in the UK
As a group of fully qualified and experienced therapists, we have chosen to specialise in the treatment of EUPD using the latest DBT tools and techniques. We offer full DBT courses in an online setting. Meeting weekly on Zoom, our small DBT for EUPD groups are led by an accredited counsellor or therapist and are focused on teaching the skills that are needed to manage and regulate your emotions.
DBT has proved to be very effective for a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds, with the majority of patients making such an improvement that they no longer meet the criteria to be classified as having EUPD. If you enrol in a course with us, you will learn many new skills that help you to stay in control of your emotions, including the following:
- Remaining in the Present – The whole of the first DBT module is devoted to learning and practising mindfulness techniques that enable you to remain in the present, even at times of great stress. Once you are able to stay in the present moment at times of stress, you will be able to observe your emotions and control them more effectively.
- Tolerating Distress – There may be times in the future when you experience extreme emotional dysregulation, especially while you are still learning how to apply the skills that you study in your DBT group sessions. In the Distress Tolerance module, you will be taught techniques that help you to remain calm when faced with real emotional crises and dramas.
- Understanding and Managing Strong Emotions – Learning how to interpret your emotions and reduce their intensity when desired are two key skills that will be covered during your treatment programme.
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You will also learn how to manage your relationships in a healthier way and set boundaries when required. For more details of our DBT for EUPD programmes, please call or email us now.