Assessment and Pre-Treatment
You will need to have an Assessment which will indicate whether Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is suitable for you and if so, which treatment package would best suit your needs. During the assessment phase, any current difficulties you are currently experiencing will be explored as well as past conditions and previous treatments. The therapist carrying out the assessment will be able to advise you on what they think is going be the most effective form of treatment, however, your views and wishes are always paramount and we will work with you to create a tailored package that meets your needs and financial circumstances.
Before starting the DBT programme all individuals are required to take part in pre-treatment work, this will involve working on your goals and motivation to ensure that you get the best possible outcomes from your treatment. Your therapist will explain the DBT programme in full, answering any questions you might have, it may involve exploring DBT concepts and skills. Pre-Treatment usually involves an initial Assessment (2hrs) and two (1hr) appointments and you may be asked to join a getting ready group.
Please note group admissions are in between each DBT module, your therapist will advise you of the timescale and plan the assessment and pre-treatment accordingly.