Jason Ward

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DBT Therapist
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London N14 & NW4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Initial Consultation with DBT London

Begin your journey to improved mental health with DBT London's thorough, individualised DBT evaluation. After confirming your payment, you'll get a Zoom invitation for a private meeting with a seasoned DBT therapist, proficient in Emotional Regulation techniques and therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. In collaboration, we'll explore whether our online DBT program suits your specific requirements.

Cost: £85 for a 60-minute in-depth DBT consultation, including a tailored therapy plan.

Following a positive assessment, we'll invite you to a no-cost precommitment meeting to reinforce our shared dedication to your therapeutic progress.

Introductory DBT Online Precommitment Meeting

We provide a no-charge precommitment meeting before you begin comprehensive DBT online therapy. This initial step helps you gain a better grasp of the DBT approach, fosters a connection with your therapist, and sets clear expectations while addressing any initial questions.

Why This Step Matters:

Establishes Trust: Creates a solid rapport with your therapist.
Ensures Shared Dedication: Synchronizes your and your therapist's commitment to the therapy's success.
Sets Clear Expectations: Introduces the DBT method and addresses initial inquiries to ensure a smooth start.
Commencing the DBT Online Program

Embark on a 30-week focused online DBT program with your personal therapist from DBT London, aimed at equipping you with the skills necessary to manage emotional ups and downs and interpersonal difficulties.

What the DBT London Program Includes:

A 30-week intensive course on DBT skills in a group setting, with weekly sessions led by a pair of DBT therapists.
Weekly one-to-one online DBT sessions as part of the group program, with your personal therapist available for telephone coaching as needed.
A monthly online Family Support Group to include your loved ones in your therapy journey.


Embark on Your Path with DBT London

Secure your individualised DBT evaluation today and take the first step towards emotional resilience and healthier relationships.

If you would like a copy of our DBT London brochure please email us admin@dbtlondon.com or call 0800 061 4225 if you would like to have a chat about DBT or would like to go ahead with an assessment please let me know.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in practice for 25 years and have practising privileges at several Priory Hospitals in the South East. I am a fully accredited UKCP Psychotherapist and have been awarded an MA in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT ). I studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Surrey University and my MA was awarded by Middlesex University. Awarded PG Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision by Middlesex University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

£120.00 per session

Additional information

DBT Skills Group Programme
1. DBT Skills Group Training: Engage in our 30 week online supportive weekly group sessions with our expert DBT therapists.

2. Weekly 121 DBT Sessions: weekly with your dedicated DBT therapist.

3. Monthly Family Support Groups: Families participate in monthly group sessions, ensuring they know how to support you on your journey.

4. 24/7 WhatsApp peer support group.

Fees
The fee for the 30 week programme is £3,600 which is payable in 3 installments by debit or credit card.

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I am available online Monday to Saturdays 

Further information

The 9 traits of borderline personality disorder

Of the nine DSM-V criteria for borderline disorder, three fall into this group:
Affective (emotional) instability including intense, episodic emotional anguish, irritability, and anxiety/panic attacks. Anger that is inappropriate, intense and difficult to control, and.
Chronic feelings of emptiness.

Diagnostic criteria of borderline personality disorder*
A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by 5 (or more) of the following:

Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behaviour covered in criterion 5.A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.
Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.
Impulsivity in at least 2 areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behaviour covered in criterion 5. Recurrent suicidal behaviour, gestures or threats, or self-mutilating behaviour. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days). Chronic feelings of emptiness. Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights). Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.


*The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision.11 Copyright © 2000 American Psychiatric Association.

Bipolar Screening

Please answer each question to the best of your ability.

1. Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual self and..You felt so good or hyper that other people thought you were not your normal self or were so hyper that you got into trouble?

Yes - No

You were so irritable that you shouted at people or started fights or arguments?

Yes - No

You felt much more self-confident than usual?

Yes - No

You got much less sleep than usual and found you didn’t really miss it?

Yes - No

You were much more talkative or spoke much faster than usual?

Yes - No

Thoughts raced through your head or you couldn’t slow your mind down?

Yes - No

You were so easily distracted by things around you that you had trouble concentrating or staying on track?

Yes - No

You had much more energy than usual?

Yes - No

You were much more active or did many more things than usual?

Yes - No

You were much more social or outgoing than usual, for example, you telephoned friends in the middle of the night?

Yes - No

You were much more interested in sex than usual?

Yes - No

You did things that were unusual for you or that other people might have thought were excessive, foolish, or risky?

Yes - No

Spending money got you or your family into trouble?

Yes - No

2. If you checked YES to more than one of the above, have several of these ever happened during the same period of time?

Yes - No

3. How much of a problem did any of these cause you?

No Problem

Minor Problem

Moderate Problem

Serious Problem

Like being unable to work; having family, money or legal troubles; getting into arguments or fights?

If you answered:

  • “Yes” to seven or more of the 13 items in question number 1;
    AND
  • “Yes” to question number 2;
    AND
  • “Moderate” or “Serious” to question number 3;

If all three of the criteria above have been met your score is a positive for bipolar disorder.

A positive screen should be followed by a comprehensive medical evaluation for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder.

Acknowledgement

This instrument was developed by a committee composed of the following individuals: Chairman, Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, MD – University of Texas Medical Branch; Joseph R. Calabrese, MD – Case Western Reserve School of Medicine; Laurie Flynn – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Lydia Lewis – National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association; Robert M. Post, MD – National Institute of Mental Health; Gary S. Sachs, MD – Harvard University School of Medicine; Robert L. Spitzer, MD – Columbia University; Janet Williams, DSW – Columbia University and John M. Zajecka, MD – Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.

1 Hirschfeld, Robert M.A., M.D., Janet B.W. Williams, D.S.W., Robert L. Spitzer, M.D., Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D., Laurie Flynn, Paul E. Keck, Jr., M.D., Lydia Lewis, Susan L. McElroy, M.D., Robert M. Post, M.D., Daniel J. Rapport, M.D., James M. Russell, M.D., Gary S. Sachs, M.D., John Zajecka, M.D., “Development and Validation of a Screening Instrument for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder: The Mood Disorder Questionnaire.” American Journal of Psychiatry 157:11 (November 2000) 1873-1875.

The London DBT Clinic, The Bourne, Southgate, London, N14 6RA

Watford Way, Hendon, London, NW4 3AQ

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Supervision

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I provide formal clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists in organisations across the UK.

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