If you’ve been struggling with getting your emotions in order or acting impulsively, it has probably put your life and those of others around you at risk and has many negative consequences. If you struggle with these unhealthy urges and thoughts, you might require private DBT therapy. But before we go any further, we should learn more about DBT, how it works, and how our private sessions can benefit you.

Understanding Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

This therapy is a revised kind of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Still, unlike CBT which focuses on changing thought processes, DBT helps patients learn how to develop healthier and better coping mechanisms and moderate their emotions. Dr. Marsha Linehan, around the 1980s, developed the concept of DBT as a solution designed to help treat borderline personality disorder (BPD) in patients battling with unstable emotions. However, in more recent times, DBT has been known to also help patients struggling with other self-destructive conditions like anorexia, bulimia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse.

How Does DBT Work?

The word “dialectical” in DBT explains how this treatment method works. It draws inspiration from the notion that a person can have opposite thoughts that are valid. So, with this treatment, patients learn that they can accept themselves while still working on changing their behaviour. With DBT, it is entirely possible to achieve both goals simultaneously. So, you can manage your condition without it completely taking over your life. It’s the perfect treatment option for people who have experienced long or short-term trauma.

Techniques Used in Private DBT Therapy

DBT has been used to treat many mental health conditions, including in settings like therapy sessions and phone coaching. Here are some techniques that our team of experts would help you adopt:

  • Mindfulness

 The most important advantage our private DBT therapy sessions offer patients is mindfulness skills. This skill helps patients focus on the present and live in the moment. That means it’s easier for patients to pay close attention to what’s happening to them, including their emotions and thoughts. It also teaches them how to use their senses to be aware of their surroundings. Mindfulness is a very helpful skill, which can be extremely beneficial if you’re experiencing intense emotions. It can help you remain calm and prevent you from spiralling and acting impulsively.

  • Interpersonal effectiveness

You can learn to be more assertive in your interactions and relationships by learning interpersonal effectiveness. That makes it easier to tell others what you need and teaches you how to say “no” without being scared to damage your relationship. Not only would it help you learn how to become an effective listener and communicator, but it also helps you cope with difficult conversations while holding yourself in high regard.

  • Emotional regulation

Emotional regulation will help you identify and navigate any intense feelings. By being able to do so, you will learn how to know how you’re feeling and switch your emotions to help you cope. Learning to cope with these negative feelings makes you less susceptible or vulnerable and can help you switch and experience more positive feelings.

  • Distress tolerance

By learning distress tolerance skills, you will know how to accept yourself and your condition. Private DBT therapy sessions would provide several techniques to help you navigate a crisis, including self-soothing practices, improving the moment, distraction, and positive thinking. Distress tolerance skills will teach you how to prepare for a wave of intense feelings and will strengthen you to cope with them with a more positive outlook.

Benefits of Private DBT Therapy

  • Booking a private DBT therapy session with us can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Learning how to accept your situation and yourself while consciously trying to change the negative parts of your life.

  • Learning how to move on from difficult and painful events.

  • Excellent skills coaching to help you identify intense emotions and learn how to cope with those feelings. You will eventually learn to replace negative thoughts and feelings with more positive ones.

  • You will learn to identify harmful behaviours and impulses and spin those urges into more positive ones designed to improve your overall well-being.

  • You will see an improvement in your communication skills and how to better your existing relationships. You will also learn how to express yourself properly and stand up for yourself. It will also teach you how to collaborate with others, including your loved ones and therapists.

  • Our offered DBT sessions will also teach you several techniques you can use in various real-world situations. These new skills will also enhance your capabilities and make you a useful member of society.

  • There will also be an improvement in your overall general well-being.

Conditions that DBT can Treat

Our private DBT therapy sessions have helped many people and taught them how to enhance their coping mechanisms while changing their behaviours. Here are some conditions that DBT can help with:

  • Bipolar personality disorder

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

  • Eating disorders

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Suicidal behaviour/self-harm, and

  • Addiction

Remember that DBT will only work if you are ready to make and embrace these positive changes in your life. You must also be ready to take your therapy sessions seriously and complete any assignments. You must also focus on the present instead of dwelling on the past and your mistakes.

How to Get Treatment

Most patients are typically referred for treatment by a qualified medical practitioner or through the private sector. Still, treatment cannot be easy, as DBT isn’t available in many places. The waiting list can be extremely long if you use a public service.

The best solution to this problem is to seek private care. Fortunately, Online DBT can bridge that gap and give you access to quality mental health care. We work with people worldwide and run sessions from Mondays-Thursdays. Plus, you don’t need an official referral to seek our services, and all our sessions are fully virtual, whether group or individual.

While it’s not impossible, it might be difficult and overwhelming to learn certain DBT techniques by yourself. However, we are available to assist you. Contact us on https://www.onlinedbt.co.uk/contact to find out more.


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