Mentalization-Based Treatment


MBT informed counselling is provided for both children and adults who present with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, such as emotional instability, anxiety issues and behavioural problems. They can derive from interpersonal conflicts as well as adjustment difficulties dealing with particular challenge such as divorce or bereavement.

What is MBT?

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) is an evidence-based, time-limited clinical approach to help individuals grow his/her capacity to mentalize, thus to understand thoughts, behaviours, intentions and emotions of others and themselves in order to improve our emotional life and the quality of  interpersonal relationships. The approach is also used in public mental health services in the canton of Geneva, such as Office Médico-Pédagogique (OMP).

How do we proceed?

  1. Initial meetings: What are the difficulties you face? What are the issues at home/ work? What would you like to improve in your life? We’ll take 2-3 sessions to understand the issues to be treated, followed by the discussion of whether or not this particular method is appropriate for your concerns.
  2. Formulating the issue: We will then specify the recurrent issues and formulate the pattern of such problems in order to set a clear target of our work together.
  3. Sessions and revisions: We’ll start working, applying specific methods of MBT for approximately 25 sessions, and at the end of the period we will decide whether or not further treatment will be necessary.


*For further information, do not hesitate to contact me at:
076 465 0117