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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

DBT is a talking therapy which aims to stabilise an individual’s emotional state. DBT can be useful for conditions like personality disorders. At HSR Psychology, we provide DBT which can be tailored specifically to the individual’s needs.

Who is suitable for DBT?

DBT may be suitable for individuals who: 

If you would like more information on how DBT could benefit yourself, your loved ones or other people in your life then please contact us if you would like to find out more.

What are the benefits of DBT?

DBT with HSR Psychology can bring many benefits for the child, teen or young adult including:

Following DBT, recommendations will be given to support the young person. Recommendations may include goal-setting suggestions and how to talk to the individual about their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

What happens prior to DBT?

DBT can be planned following an initial discussion in one of our clinics, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during DBT?

During DBT, the young individual will be able to explore different emotions which they experience in daily life. The individual will work with the HSR Psychology professional in learning to recognise the emotions they are feeling and accept them without judgement. The HSR Psychology professional and the individual will discuss thought processes and how they affect our behaviour and emotions. The individual will be able to recognise when their behaviour is unhelpful e.g. impulsive behaviours and use effective techniques for regaining control. 

What happens after DBT?

After DBT we will have a comprehensive idea of which techniques are most effective for boosting motivation and acceptance in the child or young person. Following DBT it may be recommended that we set up follow up sessions, if required. Outcomes from DBT can be provided during a feedback session, or in a written report, if requested. We support all children and young people throughout the whole intervention process meaning we offer the option to give follow up support too.

Does DBT come with a report?

We always recommend a comprehensive report following an intervention, which includes what happened during intervention, the impact of the intervention and recommendations for the future. Reasons for requesting DBT can differ. If a written report isn’t requested then verbal feedback can be provided alongside a brief summary.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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