MBT therapeutic programme
Mentalisation based therapy (MBT) is an evidence based psychological programme that was initially developed for people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) by clinicians and researchers at the Anna Freud Centre. Since then it's been proven to be helpful in supporting people with difficulties where interpersonal sensitivity is the core feature of their struggles.
There is no specific diagnostic requirement for participation in the MBT programme. If any of the following challenges interfere with the quality of your life, either in personal or professional contexts, MBT is highly recommended.
- Difficulties regulating intense emotions that lead you to behaving in ways you don’t understand.
- Chaotic relationships where you either frantically pursue or impulsively cut the other person off.
- Enormous fear of abandonment and trying to avoid it at all costs.
- Impulsive urges and risky behaviours that make your life unbearable or lead to feelings of self-hate or shame.
- Episodes of extreme emotional pain and attempts to stop it with self-harm, alcohol, drugs or sex.
- Rapidly changing moods for no apparent reason.
- Anger, emotional insensitivity and recurrent depression.
MBT has two components: individual and group therapy.
The MBT group meets weekly on Fridays between 17:00 and 18:30 and is facilitated by two experienced therapists. The group therapy sessions are different to individual therapy in that participants get a variety of people in the group who might evoke different responses and create opportunities for relational shifts. To find out more about the MBT programme, please visit www.mind-reframed.com/mbt.
This MBT programme is facilitated by Clyde Wright, Reema Patel and Claudio Parretti who are MBT-trained therapists with a wealth of experience in working with people who live with BPD and emotion regulation difficulties. To find out more about our team please go to www.mind-reframed.com/aboutus.