Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills
The path to a life worth living
DBT Skills Counselling in Lincoln
DBT Skills provides a set of tools to make “a life worth living”
Originally the focus of these skills was to help those who were experiencing the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder but they are now used to benefit a wide range of people.
You can learn these skills too.
Is it for me?
If you have experienced a lengthy period of any two of the following then it might be worth considering DBT Skills:
Efforts to avoid Abandonment
What are the skills?
There are 4 skills modules
The aims are to reduce suffering attached to emotions, put you in control of your mind and to experience reality in the moment.
These skills give an understanding of your emotions and provide the tools to reduce frequency and suffering from unwanted emotions.
To get through really difficult situations when you can't change the way you feel and to learn to accept reality.
How to ask effectively for what you want and to say no. The skills to build relationships and end those that are unhelpful.
To complete all of the modules will take approximately 24-26 sessions.
It’s hard work!
You need enough time to be able to practice the skills between each session.
There are worksheets to complete between sessions.
It’s hard work!
You will need to practice, practice, practice.
You should maintain any existing counselling and support
How can I get DBT Skills?
DBT Skills are currently provided by David from David Brown Counselling Lincoln.
This can be with a home visit or via online video.
The first session is an introduction and orientation to DBT Skills. There is no obligation to continue after our initial meeting.
Please note that this is not a crisis service. DBT Skills need to be practiced with the aim of achieving a life worth living.
If you are in a crisis you should contact your GP, your local mental health team, or the Samaritans on 116123