Psychological healthcare services delivered by compassionate, personable and professional practitioners.

Mentalising is a psychological process that we all employ to various extents in our day-to-day lives and in our relationships with others. It is the capacity to understand how our behaviour, feelings and mental states can interact and also how these can influence our interpretations of others’ behaviours and intentions. 

For some, particularly those who have experienced emotional neglect or who have attachment difficulties as a result of childhood experiences, it can sometimes be very difficult to manage impulses and emotions and to engage in long-term relationships. Common experiences can include intense emotional distress and overwhelming anger which may lead to aggressive behaviour both towards ourselves and others. Other common experiences include difficulties in trusting others in significant relationships and feelings of betrayal or suspicion. 

The focus in MBT is to enable you to sift through the particularly distressing emotions or thoughts you may be having and, crucially, to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to others and to try and understand how our emotional states may be influencing both our behaviour and our interpretations of other’s behaviour or intentions. 

Katy Baboulene, chartered psychologist and clinical director, is the only accredited Mentalization Based Therapy Practitioner in Sussex. Please see this link for details -  

If you think that you or someone you may know could benefit from MBT then do not hesitate to contact the team to find out how we may be able to help you.

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  • Administration Team

    Our administration team are always around to help clients attend their appointments or when you need to contact the office. They are responsible for booking appointments, taking calls and payments and are always at the end of a phone during extended office opening hours to help with any queries you have. 

    Dominic Pearson   – Practice Manager
    Katy Linfield         – Administrator
    Sandra Jarrad         – Administrator
    Jack Hobbs            – Administrator

    Call +44 (0) 1273778123

Our head office is located in central Hove, a short walk away from the seafront and Hove train station. We are also able to offer services from Worthing, Eastbourne and Haywards Heath. On site and home visits can also be arranged
Contact Details
  • Psychology Sussex.
  • 6 The Drive
  • Hove, Sussex
  • BN3 3JA
  • Telephone +44 (0) 1273 778123
  • Fax +44 (0) 1273 776266

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Equal opportunities
Psychology Sussex is an equal opportunities practice and employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of disability, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. To find out more about a particular area of our work, or how we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us