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The Glow DBT team is dedicated to excellence in delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

We are highly trained and experienced mental health clinicians who are dedicated to improving lives and building skills to navigate complex emotional and behavioural problems

DBT endeavors to equip individuals with practical skills applicable to their everyday experiences, enabling them to effectively handle emotions, nurture positive interpersonal relationships, tolerate distress, and avoid behaviours that are harmful or detrimental to their quality of life.  The overarching objective is to assist those with significant emotional regulation problems change patterns of behaviour, thought, emotion and interpersonal dynamics associated with their daily struggles.

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is recognised as the gold standard psychological treatment for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It was originally developed by Dr Marsha Linehan. Research has shown that DBT is also effective in treating a wide range of other problems such as substance dependence, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and anger.


DBT is a comprehensive, intensive treatment that changes lives.


DBT involves a number of elements:

  • Skills training in groups

  • Individual therapy

  • Between-session coaching

  • Consultation team (DBT treating team)

Who can benefit from DBT?

  • People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • People experiencing difficulty managing anger and other intense emotions

  • People with intense interpersonal difficulties

  • People with problems with impulsive behaviours, such as overspending, overeating, substance use, self-harming

  • People with suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Skills taught in DBT

In standard comprehensive DBT, as developed by Dr Marsha Linehan, skills in four core areas are taught:


Skills for reducing suffering and increasing happiness, increasing control of your mind, and experiencing reality as it is

Distress Tolerance

Skills for surviving emotional crisis situations without making them worse, and accepting reality when you cannot change it

Emotion Regulation

Skills for understanding your emotions, decreasing the frequency of unwanted emotions, decreasing emotional vulnerability, and decreasing emotional suffering

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Skills to help you get what you want and need from others, build relationships and end destructive ones, and walk the ‘middle path’ in relationships

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