DBT Team

We are a team of DBT therapists from diverse clinical backgrounds who are all independent practitioners coming together to deliver the comprehensive DBT programme. Back in 2015 we were the first private London-based ‪team providing model-adherent DBT as designed by Dr Marsha Linehan. Since then we have supported over 500 clients. We share Dr Linehan’s vision to make compassionate and scientifically valid treatments available to people with complex emotional difficulties.

Our service specialises in the assessment and treatment of people with a history of self-harm and traits associated with Borderline Personality Disorder/Emotionally Unstable Personality such as impulsivity, anger, unstable relationships, difficulties controlling emotions and urges and feelings of emptiness. Treatment involves individual therapy, DBT group skills training and access to phone skills coaching. To find out more about our DBT programme please visit the DBT Programme section.

Why you can have trust in our team’s work

  • Each of our team members have substantive years of clinical experience within specialist NHS and private services supporting individuals with severe emotion regulation difficulties and those who were given the diagnosis of BPD/EUPD (between 7 and 19 years)
  • Our training was with licensed providers of DBT training approved by the Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech
  • We are all members of the DBT Consultation Team of intensively trained DBT therapists which means that we meet weekly to discuss and improve the effectiveness of our work with you
  • We all have been supervised by an expert DBT clinician approved by the Linehan Institute or a DBT supervisor accredited with the Society for DBT in the UK. This entailed having our therapy sessions listened to and scored for adherence (i.e. how closely we follow the DBT model) by a senior DBT clinician
  • Our comprehensive programme comprises of the following four components, as set out in Linehan’s DBT model: individual therapy, weekly DBT skills group, phone coaching and DBT peer consultation team
  • We understand that many of our clients have been subjected to traumatic and invalidating experiences and we are committed to offering trauma-informed support and providing evidence-based therapies for Post-Traumatic Stress.

Please note that DBT was not designed to be provided by sole practitioners but by teams. When looking for a suitable DBT support do not assume that you are getting the comprehensive 4-part programme or an intensively trained DBT therapist solely because the name DBT is emphasised. You can, and should, ask questions to ensure you are partnering with an appropriately trained and experienced DBT provider.