At DBT London, we offer group and private DBT therapy in a safe and secure online setting, to patients in all areas of the United Kingdom. We also welcome patients from Ireland and further afield.
If you suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and you would like to learn how to control your thoughts, moods, emotions and behavioural patterns more easily, please feel free to book an assessment now so we can determine the best treatment option for your condition. Assessments are also conducted online and the cost will be deducted from your first treatment invoice if you decide to proceed.
Is Private DBT Therapy the Best Choice for You?
The majority of patients that we treat choose to attend group therapy sessions as they have proven to be so effective in the treatment of BPD. However, we understand that not everybody is comfortable in a group setting, which is why we also offer private treatment sessions. If you are not sure whether private DBT sessions are right for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be very happy to explain all of the available treatment options and help you to choose the one that meets your needs perfectly. In the meantime, by thinking about your answers to the following questions, you should be able to get a better idea of whether private DBT therapy is right for you:
- Do you have a very busy schedule? – If you have a demanding job and perhaps a growing family to look after, it may be difficult for you to commit to attending group sessions at the same time every week. If this is the case, the more flexible nature of 1-2-1 counselling could make it the best option.
- Is Cost an Issue? – If you are looking for the most economical treatment option then group therapy is almost certainly the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you are happy to pay a little more for private sessions, this will not be a factor you need to consider.
- Do you find it traumatic to participate in group activities? – If the nature of your condition means that you are not able to participate in any kind of group activities at the moment, private therapy would definitely be the most suitable form of treatment.
- Do You Wish to Discuss Personal Matters? – DBT therapy focuses on learning new skills and making a difference to your life now rather than trying to analyse events that happened in the past. This means that patients are able to benefit from group therapy without having to worry about their privacy being compromised. However, if you have some very personal matters that you really want to discuss with your therapist, a private setting would naturally be more appropriate.
- How Severe Are Your Symptoms? – Somewhat counterintuitively, patients with less severe symptoms often find that private DBT therapy is the most effective treatment option. It may also be a good choice for patients who have completed a full course of group therapy but still need some help learning how to apply the skills they have acquired.
If you are still not sure whether to choose private or group therapy, you are welcome to call and speak to us or to send us a message letting us know how we can help.
How Does Private DBT Therapy Work?
If you decide to opt for private therapy, you will learn all of the same skills and techniques that are taught in group therapy sessions. Whilst the DBT groups meet every week at the same time, private therapy is more flexible. You can work out a schedule of treatment with your therapist that fits in with your lifestyle and allows you to make good progress without disturbing your home or work life. Each private therapy session lasts for 50 minutes and you may decide to have one or two sessions a week, depending on your specific needs and circumstances. In either case, you will cover all of the 4 core DBT modules in depth and, in the process, learn how to control your moods and emotions more effectively.