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Offering a Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) programme for adult women with complex personality disorders, Ashby, formerly Spring Hill House, offers a modern environment for DBT rehabilitation. Ashby is located within Isham House on our Northampton site, and brings together our other relocated DBT services, now called Naseby and Upper Harlestone, under one roof allowing patients to benefit from a consolidated clinical approach in one specialist DBT hub.
For 25 years we have provided specialist care for women with borderline personality disorder and complex mental health needs. We were among the first to have therapists accredited by the Society for DBT and our MDT consists of established, specialist DBT therapists.
Newly located, our specialist Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) hub supports women to develop community living skills with the aim of enhancing independent living and achieving a sustainable discharge at the earliest opportunity.
Our services for Women with Personality Disorders now consists of:
Naseby – 12 beds - Comprehensive DBT programme, assessment, rehabilitation and recovery
Ashby – 16 beds - Comprehensive DBT programme, assessment, rehabilitation and recovery
Upper Harlestone – 10 beds - Comprehensive DBT programme, for PD and associated eating disorders
Women over the age of 18 who have:
Our comprehensive DBT programme was one of the first DBT programmes to be used in an inpatient setting in the UK.
DBT is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) designed for individuals with complex needs. It integrates strategies from CBT with strategies of accepting reality as it is ‘in the moment’ (mindfulness).
Our treatment programme includes all five functions of a comprehensive DBT programme:
• enhancing capabilities - twice weekly skills training groups
• enhancing motivation - weekly individual therapy sessions
• ensuring generalisation - skills coaching
• structuring the environment - homework groups community meetings and staff training
• DBT consultation - (with peer group supervision) for the DBT therapists delivering treatment.
Ashby in Isham House benefits from being embedded within the local community of Northampton, and is close enough to utilise all the facilities that the Northampton main site has to offer including our Workbridge vocational pathway.
Discharge is considered from admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers to support safe and successful transition.
At the point of discharge, patients at Ashby will have successfully gained skills through the structured DBT programme. This enables them to address the cycle of behaviours and suffering associated with BPD in order to make a successful transition back into the community.