Feedback From Our Customers

This training was overpowering and I have learnt a lot from the facilitator.  I have gained a lot from drawing sketches (rating and downrating), validation, accurate reflecting and control of presence; the chain analysis and finding self-strategies and solution helping patients at that crisis point.

I would highly recommend this training to those at the frontline workers like my colleagues working in crisis team/Home treatment team.

Beebee Sahera Sohomow
Crisis Practitioner

– DBT Skills and Strategies For Front Line Staff taught by Christine Dunkley on 18 & 19 May 2022

I really enjoyed the training and felt that it was fun and engaging, and above all greatly increased my skills and knowledge. I am really looking forward to putting my new knowledge into use helping my patients. I would recommend this training course to all those who work with patients who can experience difficult emotions and high levels of distress.

Daniel McBride
Community Charge Nurse
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

– Attended the DBT® Skills Essentials Workshop™ taught by Carolyn Hinds & Maggie Stanton on 25 & 26 February 2021

Despite working full-time as a DBT therapist in a dedicated Personality Disorder Service, it is still possible to become weary, particularly in the current COVID climate and remote working.
This training was the equivalent to being ‘plugged into a life source’ and was completely re-energising. Janet and Christine provide a genuine and thoughtful example of what it is to be a DBT therapist and provide something very clear and real to aspire to.
As a DBT therapist eager to increase my adherence, and hopefully become successfully accredited, this training was of significant help in my journey.
The organisation, and administrative support from biDBT was also second to none.
Immense gratitude to you all.

Sue McLure
Senior Practitioner
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Attended the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Upgrade Training with Janet Feigenbaum & Christine Dunkley on 22-26 February 2021

I have come away from the training feeling more equipped to complete adherent and meaningful chain and solution analysis and target hierarchies. I will now be using the target hierarchy as a tool to direct my sessions, feeling more able to link the purpose of completing a target hierarchy to my individual sessions with clients. A really valuable component of this course is the sharing of behavioural chains and targets, where we learnt how to analyse chains and solutions and think about which behaviour to target in a chain and why. The course structure and facilitation modelled and shaped us to use consultation more effectively, which I found helpful. My other big takeaway from the course was around validation and the power of being radically genuine and validating the persons truth, being less therapy and more real. I have always considered myself as someone who was very validating but this course helpfully challenged my perception of myself as validating and made me really think about what this meant. I have been a DBT therapist for a number of years and still feel like I took away lots from this training which I believe will help me to be a better therapist.

Nuala Ryan
Senior Practitioner/Occupational Therapist
Northants Personality Disorder Hub
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Attended the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Upgrade Training with Janet Feigenbaum & Christine Dunkley on 22-26 February 2021

This training was profound and helped me to 1) refine and develop my own DBT skills, 2) to think more clearly and precisely about how we need to deliver DBT in our service, and 3) how to effectively apply this life-saving, evidence based therapy.
Janet and Christine are absolute masters of DBT in terms of being able to zoom out and provide the big picture as well as being able to zoom in on the details of DBT delivery.

Dr Amory Y Clarke
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychology Lead for Acute, Crisis & Complex Care
South London & Maudsley NHS, Croydon Directorate

Attended the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Upgrade Training with Janet Feigenbaum & Christine Dunkley on 22-26 February 2021

I have been able to use my new skills effectively in practice, which is great! The training has come in very useful as I support many individuals with a Personality Disorder diagnosis, many of whom would benefit hugely from learning and using DBT skills. I also personally feel as though I have a greater understanding of this client base as a result (Although still more to be learnt I’m sure!!)

I do believe that essential DBT training like this, will improve the quality of care that our service provides and also potentially decrease judgement where it happens and increase levels of compassion and understanding. I know there were a few colleagues who wanted to attend but couldn’t due to the course reaching capacity! However, I was sure to pass on how much I personally enjoyed it to the rest of the team! Thanks again.

Kimberley Blay
Health Care Support Worker
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

-Attended the Skills Training: The Essentials™ in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy online led by Janet Feigenbaum Between the 7th and 8th December 2020

I have recently participated in a DBT skills training with Christine Dunkley and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I think this was possibly one of the best (if not the best) training courses I have been on in my 20 years practising as a nurse.

My initial anxieties about the content and what DBT entailed reduced almost instantly during the 2 days, whilst learning about the skills I can take into clinical practice.  I feel more equipped to start talking about change, to identify emotions and begin exploring regulation with the women I work with in the perinatal period.

This training is accessible and practical, even for someone who has never used DBT before.  Christine makes it relevant and fun.  I am already using the tips/phases she taught us and the manual is packed with useful information.  Christine’s passion for the subject area shines through;  a fantastic trainer who clearly has a wide knowledge base of DBT in clinical practice.

PS. I am trying out DBT skills with my adolescent children to help regulate their emotions – we all need a dose of DBT in our lives!!

Zoe Wakefield
Specialist Perinatal Nurse
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

– Attended an Online DBT Skills Essentials Workshop™ led by Dr Christine Dunkley on the 26th & 27th October 2020

Jessica, I just wanted to let you know that you have been very efficient in facilitating the
training application process for me at such short notice. You have been very lovely and it is so comforting to know that there are people like you who go beyond their duties to help
others. It has been the best training in these circumstances.

Raj Robertson
Psychological Therapist
Tees Esk Wear Valley NHS Trust

– Attended the  DBT Foundational Training™  online led by Janet Feigenbaum and Jim Lyng between the 21st and 25th October, 2020

I really enjoyed the two days and learned a huge amount. Christine was a brilliant presenter and educator and her passion for the subject was infectious. The longer breaks worked really well and helped keep me alert throughout the whole day.  Hannah made sure that it all flowed smoothly from a technical point of view.

Dan Watson
Care Coordinator
Worcestershire NHS Health and Care

– Attended the Regulating Emotions the DBT Way online led by Christine Dunkley between the 12th and 13th October, 2020

The British Isles DBT staff have all been extremely friendly and approachable. We moved
the timing of the DBT skills training on more than one occasion due to the Covid situation,
originally hoping that we could postpone it face to face, and then switching to a new date online. The organisation was very flexible about offering us alternative dates and moving the training online. The event itself proceeded very smoothly, with a dedicated staff member to organise the technical aspects of the virtual platform. The event accommodated over 100 people online, including exercises in break-out rooms and all of this worked very well. The facilitators managed to adapt their training to the online platform for a large number of people whilst maintaining interest and engagement over two days, through using a variety of presentation techniques and exercises, as well as incorporating decent length breaks.

Sarah Tarzi
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

– Organiser for the DBT Skills Essentials Workshop online led by Janet Feigenbaum and Carolyn Hinds between the 14th and 15th September 2020

Having attended in total 10-days of training over the past year, I have been fuelled with empowerment in working with client with a diagnosis of EUPD. The training itself was delivered to an extremely high standard, and the tutors were willing to answer any question relating to difficult examples that we had within our workplace in delivering DBT. The courses have been very intense, and yet comprehensive. There were lots of personal examples from the tutors’ previous clients and active participation to help enhance the learning experience in allowing it to be generalised for our own clients. I plan to continue my personal development with future courses by British Isles.

Tom Brown
Child, Family and Young Person Service
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

– Attended the DBT Upgrade Training in Chester led by Christine Dunkley and Amy Gaglia between the 24th and 28th of February, 2020.

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you and Amy for the DBT course we attended. I have to say I couldn’t help but hang on every word Amy said. It is not only how Amy presents training, but just the way in which she puts everything across. Amy is not only extremely knowledgeable but appears to pick up on everyone as an individual when answering questions. It was noticeable that she took the time to do that. Her presence in the room from the first day felt calming yet motivating. Leaving the training I felt reassured in the way I work with patients which I felt I used a lot of the ‘DBT’ way and didn’t realise. I felt I had picked up on a lot about myself, and I intend to use DBT on myself in the belief that it’s real and works. It takes a special kind of person to grab an entire room full of people’s attention and keep it. I really enjoyed the course and I intend on looking out for any further training or updates in the future for something that really makes a difference to people’s lives. I hope we are lucky enough to have Amy training again.

Amy Jordan
Health Care Assistant & PMVA Instructor
Priory Hospital Woking, The Priory Group

– Attended a DBT Skills Essentials Workshop™ led by Amy Gaglia on the 16th & 17th of January, 2020 in Cheadle.

I would like to feedback on the really informative DBT Training programme run by British Isles DBT Training. The trainer was excellent, knowledgeable, engaging and she explained the material brilliantly. I left motivated to use the learning in both group and individual work. It really made me think about possible scenarios in which I can apply the skills I have learnt and I am confident that it will enhance my clinical practice.

Dr Sarah Taha
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist H&F Perinatal Mental Health Team
Clinical Lead WLMHT Perinatal Mental Health Services
Chair of the Pan London Perinatal Mental Health Network
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

– Attended a DBT Skills Essentials Workshop™ led by Stephanie Hastings on the 9th and 10th of January, 2020 in West London.