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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Glasgow

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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy primarily used to manage personality disorders. There is strong evidence that it has been found helpful for treating mood disorders and suicidal tendencies. DBT combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques with other psychological interventions that promote acceptance and awareness.

Four modules form the core of DBT treatment. Patients undertaking a course of DBT are encouraged to be mindful of powerful emotions, accept the essence of change, tolerate distress, and regulate emotional changes. For DBT to be successful, there must be a strong bond of trust between the therapist and the patient. In most circumstances, DBT takes around six months to a year to be effective. Each individual responds differently to a course of DBT, but there is strong evidence that indicates that most patients can manage disorder-related behaviours long after treatment.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Glasgow

Identifying and regulating destructive behaviours can be challenging, especially when you may not know the root cause. At Psychology Scotland, we understand that every person faces unique problems that are difficult to define. One of the major priorities has been to create a welcoming environment so that you can start a form of therapeutic intervention without any unnecessary stress. Our friendly and hospitable psychology centre is accessible to all walks of life. Whether you are new to therapy or have existing experience with counselling services, you can be assured that we are here to support you through your journey.

Our professional team of therapists will advise you on the best course of action. After initial assessments and a conversation with some of our colleagues, you will be offered a therapeutic intervention that directly matches with your needs. All our psychological programmes are rooted in strong empirical evidence and have been proven to work over the course of many years. The services we offer will equip you with the right tools to maintain an improved state of wellbeing. Once you have completed your treatment at Psychology Scotland, you will understand how to make positive decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

If you are advised to take a course of DBT, you will learn to accept who you are and the challenges you face. The decision you make and how you regulate your behaviours will improve throughout the programme. DBT is effective in treating anyone with drug and alcohol problems, compulsive disorders, and patients who self-harm. If these problems impact your life, then it is the right time to seek out psychological intervention. Taking the first step towards therapy is the hardest, and at Psychology Scotland, we acknowledge the size of this challenge. Not only will you be supported on the path to recovery, but you will also be encouraged to live a healthier life. Our mission is to work closely with our patients no matter how difficult their problems may seem, and we are ready to accept you into one of our treatment programmes.

Testimonials about our Counselling Services

I would highly recommend the Psychology Scotland team, especially if you are someone who hasn't had experience with therapy beforehand.

Could not recommend higher. Always super friendly, professional and Fraser makes you feel at ease the moment you start talking to him. Would give six stars if I could!

Very professional and helpful team, Fraser helped me when dealing with loss of family members due to cancer and also provided guidance when dealing with other personal challenges. Have recommended him to other men and they have also been grateful to him for his support

Excellent space to reflect and receive professional and empathetic support - I highly recommend to anyone still considering!

Fraser is a lovely guy who is very professional and compassionate
and I can highly recommend

I have found the therapy offered by Psychology Scotland very helpful and the trainer counsellor to be engaging and supportive

Friendly and professional. Always helpful, attentive and caring.

My whole experience with Psychology Scotland was professional and incredibly helpful. From the booking process to working with my psychologist. The whole process was brilliant.

Contact our Glasgow Psychologists

Psychology Scotland
7 Buchanan Street
G1 3HL