Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service

Location: Maudsley Hospital
Mode: Outpatient
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, GPs, mental health professionals, consultant paediatricians

Key areas: Anger, borderline personality disorder, emotion regulation difficulties, impulsiveness, self-harm, suicidal ideation

Overview

Our service specialises in the assessment and treatment of young people who have a history of self-harm and symptoms associated with borderline personality disorder such as impulsiveness, unstable relationships, anger, difficulties controlling emotions and feelings of emptiness.

We provide assessment, treatment, consultation and training. Treatment involves individual therapy and group skills training for the young person. The young person’s parents or carers also take part in group skills training.

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Charlie’s story (Eileen’s son)

I was sceptical about the programme at first and thought ‘what if it makes me worse?’, but I do really enjoy it. It’s useful and the skills are quite helpful…We all have different problems, so my individual therapy sessions are personal to me…

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