Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was created initially to help treat individuals who are suffering with personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts.

It's based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but it's specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely.

The main aim of DBT is to help and teach individuals how to live in the moment, improve their relationships with others, cope with stress and regulate their emotions.


The aim of DBT is to help you:

  • Understand and accept an individuals challenging feelings
  • Learn skills to help manage and cope with these feelings
  • Be able to make positive changes in your life.

DBT similar to other therapies, can be effective in helping various different addictions.

There is evidence which shows that DBT can be beneficial to treating those who are suffering with mood disorders, suicidal thoughts and to help change behavioural patterns with addictions like self-harm and substance abuse.

To get more information on if DBT could help you or your loved ones addiction contact our team. They are more than happy to explain any questions you may have.