Welcome to the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy Clinic
The DBT and Schema Therapy clinic is specifically designed to help people with longstanding difficulties in emotion regulation and self-esteem who are not easily treated by short term therapy.
We have more than 10 specialist Psychologists working in different locations in the practice who are able to offer individual treatment using DBT and Schema Therapy. We can also work with family members who might be struggling to understand their loved one's difficulties.
We are able to offer Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) which is also recommended for these types of difficulties.
We are highly qualified Chartered Psychologists, HCPC registered and experienced in delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.
Important please note : we are unable to offer the group skills component component of DBT at this time, we can only offer it individually, so we cannot provide 'full' Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. If you decide to see us individually the work you do with your psychologist will be informed by the recommended DBT programme but if your difficulties are severe the recommended course would still be to participate in a full DBT programme.
We work in an open, collaborative and non-judgemental manner, exploring treatment options with you and encourage autonomy and choice. By doing this we are able to work with you or your loved one in an atmosphere of hope and optimism because we know that recovery is possible and attainable.
We are able to offer assessments to you or your loved one to consider the particular pattern and range of difficulties being experienced; assess for complex difficulties that may impact on many different areas of life and co-existing symptoms; and the severity of any damaging/risky behaviours present. While we can offer a diagnostic service, importantly we tailor psychological treatment to each person by developing individualised formulations tailored to suit each individual’s needs.
In other words we develop a way of understanding the relevant factors that contributed to the development of the problems, the initial triggers, the factors that keep the difficulties going and any strengths and weaknesses which could influence the individual’s capacity to benefit from therapy.
Who We Can Help
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Compassion Focused Therapy
Who We Are
The Core Team
Other Clinicians Able To Offer DBT
Talk To Us
How do I make an appointment?
The first step is to call us on 01420 540274 or fill in the form below. We always try to respond to contact form messages within the day.
Our helpful and friendly practice administration staff will ask you some initial questions about what you would like help with and which location or locations you could come to. They will also talk with you about which of our psychologists will be most appropriate and their availability.
Once you have decided who you’d like to see we will arrange a suitable time for you to talk to each other. Ideally this will be within a day or two. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions or address concerns that you may have before making an appointment.
We know that it is not always easy to get to the point of making the decision to contact someone for help. Louisa and Janet are there to help you through the process of finding the right person to speak to.
You will be asked for some personal details during this process. All information shared with us will always be treated in the strictest confidence. Needless to say, all our people are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act (1998).
What happens next?The initial assessment appointment.
The next step is to meet with your Psychologist or Psychotherapist for an initial consultation or assessment. You should usually allow around an hour to an hour and a half.
The purpose of this session is for you to be able to explain what you would like help with, ask questions, provide some background history and define your goals for therapy. We also discuss the most effective course of therapy, how it would work, what you can expect from us and what would be expected of you.
At the initial assessment we will be able to give you a more accurate idea of the duration and cost of your therapy.
Please fill in all the fields below. It may seem like we're asking for a lot of information but we will call you back to help decide the best course of actions.