Annabelle Stephenson

Accredited DBT Therapist | DBT Supervisor | Group Analyst | MBT

Annabelle Stephenson

About Annabelle Stephenson

Meet Annabelle, a dedicated trauma therapist who specializes in working with women and men facing Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). With extensive experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), she guides her clients through their healing journey while also leading analytical groups as a qualified practitioner with the Institute of Group Analysis. Annabelle received her training at the Linehan Institute in Seattle in 1999 and holds accreditation with the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She has a postgraduate degree in DBT, showcasing her commitment to providing top-notch care.

Having a profound connection with this patient population since her time in a forensic setting, Annabelle is passionate about offering trauma-informed care and breaking the stigma surrounding EUPD. She understands the challenges individuals face in feeling validated, seen, and heard and delights in witnessing their progress with the help of DBT.

With over 32 years of experience in mental health, Annabelle's journey began as a mental health nurse, evolving into a therapist after 20 years. She has worked in various settings, including community mental health, and eagerly anticipates delivering trauma-informed care in a group practice environment.

Annabelle's resilience shines through in her approach, emphasizing understanding without judgment and the power of patience in fostering growth. Her background as a black woman has moulded her empathetic and challenging stance in trauma therapy, driving her to guide individuals towards healing through introspection and progress.

Apart from her therapeutic endeavours, Annabelle prioritizes self-care to prevent burnout, engaging in activities like spending time with friends, exercising, and pursuing hobbies like knitting and Olympic lifting. She encourages you to find pride in your abilities and defy limitations. Annabelle is here to support you on your journey - reminding you that your resilience is stronger than you think.

Annabelle's Education & Training

Nursing Midwifery Council -NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse-RMHN
Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - SfDBT. Accredited PG Diploma Dialectical Behaviour Therapist and Supervisor 
Group Work Practitioner - Associate Member, Institute of group Analysis -IGA.

Mentalisation Based Treatment - MBT Practitioner
Membership of the British Psychological Society - BPS