Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)

Mentalizing , in the words of the Anna Freud Centre (the UK’s leading centre for MBT treatment and training programmes), “refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and in others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states.  A focus on this very human activity as a therapeutic intervention forms the core of mentalization based treatment (MBT). MBT was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders. Mentalization Based Treatment is an evidence based psychological therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD).”

Katy Baboulene, our clinical director, is the only accredited Mentalization Based Therapy Practitioner in East Sussex. Please see this link for details - http://www.bpc.org.uk/mbt-roster