Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT) is a new evidence-based treatment for disorders characterised by excessive over-control. It has been informed by over twenty years of clinical and experimental research. RO-DBT is a 30-week programme consisting of individual therapy and skills classes and it is suitable for people who experience difficulties in the areas of:

  • forming and maintaining satisfying relationships,
  • chronic feelings of anxiety, including social anxiety,
  • prolonged periods of lowered mood and chronic depression,
  • anorexia nervosa and eating disorders,
  • obsessive compulsive personality disorder,
  • autism spectrum,
  • avoidance, rigidity and low openness,
  • loneliness,
  • emotional constriction,
  • personality difficulties and unhelpful patterns of behaviour, including self-harm,
  • forgiving and letting go,
  • tolerating imperfection.

RO-DBT was originally developed for people with treatment-resistant chronic depression and anorexia nervosa, however, research results suggest that it is effective in treating difficulties associated with obsessive compulsive and avoidant personality disorders, autism spectrum disorders and treatment-resistant anxiety. For further details on this innovative type of therapy please visit www.radicallyopen.net.

Radically Open DBT programme is currently run independently of Mind-Reframed and is facilitated by Helen Brice, an associate therapist of Mind-Reframed, and Dr Alex Fowke who was involved in the original REFRAMED study, a randomised controlled trial of RO-DBT for treatment-resistant depression. Weekly classes are held on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm at 1 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9QL. The fee is £85 per 2-hour weekly class and it's payable for five classes in advance. Please note it is only possible to commit to the full RO-DBT programme, which entails both individual therapy and the RO-DBT skills classes. Please email us to find out when the next entry point is or to make arrangements to reserve your place.