Brief dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT)

Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy or DIT is a time limited and structured psychotherapy, typically delivered over 16 weekly sessions. It aims to help patients understand the connection between presenting symptoms and what is happening in their relationships through identifying a core repetitive pattern of relating that can be traced back to childhood. Once this pattern is identified, it will be used to make sense of difficulties in relationships in the here-and-now that contribute to psychological stress. A DIT therapist will also help individuals to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and experience, with the goal of helping them to establish more helpful ways of being in and managing important relationships in their life.

Please note that the availability of DIT varies according to our staff in post. The service will think carefully with you about your treatment and only suggest therapies where there is a good clinical rationale for selecting one therapy over another that may be far more available.