DBT Psychotherapist North London Jason Ward

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Why does DBT teach skills?

Problematic behaviours evolve as a way to cope with a situation or attempt to solve a problem. While these behaviours might provide temporary relief or a short-term solution, they often are not effective in the long-term. DBT assumes that clients are doing they best they can, AND they need to learn new behaviours in all relevant contexts. DBT helps enhance a client’s capabilities by teaching behavioural skills in areas like mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills help people develop effective ways to navigate situations that arise in everyday life or manage specific challenges.

I have been in practise for 20 years and have practising privileges at several Priory Hospitals in the South East. I am a fully accredited UKCP Psychotherapist and have been awarded an MA in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, DBT. I studied CBT at Surrey University and my MA was awarded by Middlesex University. I am a UKCP Approved Supervisor and have been awarded a PG Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision by Middlesex University.

Clinic Information is available here: https://dbtlondon.com

DBT skills group, the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group
Monday Cohort: 18:30 – 20:30
Tuesday Cohort: 18:30 – 20:30
We teach the dialectic behavioural therapy skills: Emotional regulation, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance skills. We are DBT psychologists and DBT Psychotherapists.
What is DBT? Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a type of talking treatment. It’s based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but has been adapted to help people who experience emotions very intensely. Please call us for an informal chat if you are considering DBT treatment.
What is the difference between DBT and CBT? CBT focuses on helping you to change unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving (see Mind’s booklet Making sense of cognitive behaviour therapy for more information). DBT also helps you to change unhelpful behaviours. Our DBT group program is now available in Hendon North London, it is a 16 week program.
We specialise in treating patients suffering from personality disorders, bipolar disorder and depression-anxiety We facilitate a 16 week evidenced based Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Program in North London meeting Fridays 18:30 20:30. DBT will provide you with tools to stabilise and manage your mood more effectively. Please call for additional information.
Internationally recognised criteria are used to diagnose BPD.
A diagnosis can usually be made if you answer “yes” to five or more of the following questions:
Do you have an intense fear of being left alone, which causes you to act in ways that, on reflection, seem out of the ordinary or extreme, such as constantly phoning somebody (but not including self-harming or suicidal behaviour)?
Do you have a pattern of intense and unstable relationships with other people that switch between thinking you love that person and they’re wonderful to hating that person and thinking they’re terrible?
Do you ever feel you don’t have a strong sense of your own self and are unclear about your self-image?
Do you engage in impulsive activities in two areas that are potentially damaging, such as unsafe sex, drug abuse or reckless spending (but not including self-harming or suicidal behaviour)?
Have you made repeated suicide threats or attempts in your past and engaged in self-harming?
Do you have severe mood swings, such as feeling intensely depressed, anxious or irritable, which last from a few hours to a few days?
Do you have long-term feelings of emptiness and loneliness?
Do you have sudden and intense feelings of anger and aggression, and often find it difficult to control your anger?
When you find yourself in stressful situations, do you have feelings of paranoia, or do you feel like you’re disconnected from the world or from your own body, thoughts and behaviour?
Years in Practice: 20 Year Membership: UK Council for Psychotherapy – Member Training: MA Psychotherapy – DBT – CBT – 2006

Costings

  • Avg Cost (per session): Assessment £85
  • Weekly 2 Hour Skills Group : £100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Groupama
  • Simply Health
  • Standard Life
  • Cigna