About us

DBT UK are a privately run organisation offering a full online DBT Program for adults and adolescents, in addition to a family program, and mindfulness skills training.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a weekly programme of individual therapy and skills classes for people who experience difficulties in regulating emotions, including those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or traits. 

There is no specific diagnostic requirement for participation in the programme. But if intense emotions, unmanageable distress or problematic behaviours interfere with your ability to be an effective human being, perhaps in your personal or professional relationships, DBT might be just what's needed.

It will assist you in coping effectively with self-harm, extreme emotional sensitivity, mood swings, ADHD, eating difficulties, anger, depression, anxiety, intense relationships, impulsivity, and ultimately in building a fruitful, satisfying life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Darryl Christie is an accredited Dialectical Behaviour Therapist and expert in emotional dysregulation and personality disorders. 

Trained by the Linehan Institute in the USA, he was the Research Psychotherapist used in some of their biggest European studies. He has trained mental health staff in topics including understanding personality disorders, DBT, Mental Health awareness, Assessing Risk and Mindfulness. Darryl is an accredited supervisor with the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the UK and Ireland.

The profiles for our other team members can be located on our site: www.dbt-uk.com/our-team

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Additional information

Fees are negotiated at assessment.

Further information

The initial assessment takes place with Darryl Christie , or an experienced member of the wider team. This stage of the assessment allows us to begin to understand what has been going on for you and will ask you questions about your experiences as well as background information that helps inform our decision about whether we feel this is the best place to be able to offer the support you are looking for. It may also include completing some questionnaires. Following this initial assessment, we meet as a team to think carefully about whether we feel a further assessment is necessary or whether we feel that there may be an alternative service that could provide more specific support.  It is designed to explore whether you are suitable for the programme and whether you can relate to some of the therapeutic approaches used within DBT. It is also a chance for you to ask any specific questions you may have about the therapy. 

The program contains the 4 core modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotional Regulation.

3 The Square
Lybury Lane
St. Albans

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