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DBT Skills Training in Gloucestershire

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills Training for Adults & Teenager


Hello, I am Jane Vickers and I offer DBT skills training. I am an accredited DBT Therapist & Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with extensive experience in helping people overcome a wide variety of mental health difficulties using DBT since 2005. I specialise with individuals who have Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (also known as Borderline Personality Disorder) but I also work with individuals who have difficulties with self-harm, depression, anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, low self-esteem & confidence, anger management difficulties, stress, life crises & relationship difficulties. I have worked for the NHS for the last 19 years and continue to work for the NHS as part of my working week.

What is DBT?

It is a therapy that aims to teach people skills to keep their emotions on an even keel and to build a life worth living. It is an effective and evidence-based treatment in helping people manage overwhelming emotions. It was initially aimed to treat people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder who experience persistent emotional & behavioural difficulties that interfere with their every-day living but the skills can be helpful for many other mental health problems.

The skills come from ideas that already have substantial research & practice to support their use. The idea is to learn skills to replace ineffective behaviours that are possibly harmful and cause us suffering and to address the problems that cause the difficulties in how we function in our lives.

What does a DBT session involve?

The skills are taught in modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Walking the Middle Path & Interpersonal Effectiveness. Diary cards and a skills manual are supplied that form the core of the treatment. Alongside skills teaching, chain & solution analyses are used to help recognise what led up to a harmful behaviour and how to prevent it happening again by learning what to do instead.

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