Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Geneva

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Photo of Olivier Bauduin, Counsellor in Geneva, Geneva
Olivier Bauduin
Counsellor, ASP
Verified
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In my Therapy, counselling, & coaching practice I encourage and enable people to discover their inner strengths to face and overcome problems and difficulties, and engage in a fulfilling self-development journey…
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078 245 24 71
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1205 Geneva
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Tony Thierry Gaillard
Psychotherapist, MA Psyc
Verified
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Are you struggling with repetitive pattern, or symptoms, emotional, affective or psychological issues ? Rather than taking medication and treating the issue on the surface, would you prefer to better understand why this is happening to you, and why it happens ? With more than 23 year of private practice of psychotherapy, I can help you to cope with your situation and, most of the time, turn it into a positive experience. My work focuses on qualitative change, and for that we'll analyze things under the surface.
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078 616 03 30
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1202 Geneva
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Ethel Engo Sarrio
Psychologist, MSc, FSP
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My name is Ethel and I am a clinical  & forensic psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working in Spain, the UK, and Switzerland. I have worked with people presenting a different range of psychological problems, from long-term mental problems, and personality disorders to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, low self-esteem, and many other conditions that trouble the modern world. I have also experience working with adolescents with complex presentations, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and their families or careers.
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078 673 91 77
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1207 Geneva
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Sarah Hargreaves
Counsellor, MA
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My way of working focuses on (re)connecting our minds, hearts and bodies so that we can have more ease when relating to ourselves, others and the various aspects of our lives. I work with older adolescents, young adults and adults, and also with parent - child relationships. I'll commit to having a collaborative and respectful therapeutic relationship with you where you are the expert in your own inner world and life experiences. I'm here to support you to explore what is getting in the way of you having what you most want for yourself. We will look back on your life, but will mostly work on your experiences in the here and now.
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078 855 65 18
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1201 Geneva
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Somatic Psychology and Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, FSP
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Have overwhelming events of the past marked your relationships with yourself and the world? Does your present life context trigger difficult emotional reactions, interpersonal or professional challenges? Do you suffer from lingering mental health issues and want to improve your wellbeing? Therapy can provide a safe transformational opportunity to explore and heal what is difficult in your life. My role is to offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space for understanding, processing and learning how to manage unresolved, often conflicting feelings, thoughts and actions which impact quality of your life and relationships.
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1202 Geneva
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Jean-Jacques Joris
Counsellor, MA Psyc
I am a Swiss-American counselor and certified coach, with 13 years of clinical and teaching experience as a psychotherapist in the USA (www.twinoaksfarm.com). I offer online, in-person, and equine-assisted services in the Geneva-Lausanne region. As a former diplomat, I know what challenges expatriates face, as well as professionals dealing with high-stress - primary responders, humanitarian workers, military personnel, etc. My clinical specialty and passion is helping individuals struggling with anxiety, PTSD, or relationship issues reconnect with their strengths to live a fulfilling, balanced life, in alignment with their values.
Reveal Phone Number
079 278 82 46
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1205 Geneva
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Laura L. Stryker
Counsellor, MA, ASP
Verified
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Hello, I'm Laura and a qualified therapeutic counsellor in Transactional Analysis, living in Geneva. I trained at UK's Metanoia Institute London and currently in advance training towards a MSc in TA Psychotherapy. I became a therapist after experiencing my own personal therapy as life changing. I wish to help others in the same way. Investing in yourself can become your greatest gift. You do not have to struggle alone. In our work together, you will be supported in making the life changes you long desire.
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079 694 28 05
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1204 Geneva
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Sanam Bamshad
Psychologist, PhD, FSP
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I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families. I work through a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) framework. I view each of my clients as unique and thus their needs and presenting problems as unique. Therefore, I do not believe that one method or technique works for everyone. I strongly believe in collaboration, and transparency with my clients. I firmly believe that each clients is the best expert in their own lives and I see myself as an agent who can assist them in reaching the goals that they set for themselves.
Reveal Phone Number
076 810 89 82
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1201 Geneva
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Natalia Braun
MSc
“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” Sigmund Freud. I would like to invite you to a safe space of a co-created relationship, where you can talk without being judged, make meaning of what you have been going through, and co-discover this meaning in free association. I am trained in contemporary psychoanalysis, gestalt and expressive arts therapies as well as crisis interventions.
Reveal Phone Number
078 910 25 73
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1200 Geneva
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Barbara Tresca
Psychologist, FSP
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We experience difficulties in different ways. Often people seek therapy when they have been feeling feeling more anxious, stressed or frustrated more than usual, sometimes indicating a life transition such as relationship problems or difficulties at work. At other times clients get in touch when they noticed that something does not feel good but are still unsure of the reasons that may lie beneath and are keen to develop insight. We will build a shared understanding of current difficulties, and together will identify your hopes, goals and needsI draw from psychological evidence-based approaches to inform your unique treatment plan.
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1200 Geneva
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Katia Voutsa
Psychologist, FSP
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worked as a mental health professional in public & private institutions (general psychiatric & psychotherapy services, psychosocial integration, as well in specialized services for victims of collective violence & trauma). During an collaborative psychotherapeutic process, the identification & analysis of underlying behavioral, emotional, interpersonal dysfunctional patterns can help discover more adaptive ways to deal with reality & life as well as reconstruct & restore meaningfulness. Healing is thought to be a result of introspection, insight.
Reveal Phone Number
077 494 06 15
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1201 Geneva
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Carolina Toscano
Psychologist, PhD, FSP
Verified
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I offer psychological counseling and intervention to children, adolescents, and adults in English and Portuguese. A space for personal growth aimed at promoting well-being and enhancing coping strategies for situations such as anxiety, depressive mood, interpersonal issues, low self-esteem, adapting to changes, among others.
Reveal Phone Number
077 813 23 80
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1200 Geneva
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Aleksandra Jeka
Psychologist, FSP
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My work style is based on the cognitive-behavioral approach and the inner child theory. I specialize in difficulties with interpersonal relationships but also the relationship with oneself. I help my clients to get in touch with their inner child, learn how to listen to their emotions, how to validate them, and how to autoregulate in a safe, healthy way. I also help them with escaping vicious circles. To do so, we work together on the problematic behaviors and beliefs relying on openness, kindness, and lack of judgment.
Reveal Phone Number
078 675 33 41
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1200 Geneva
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Soraya McMurray
Counsellor
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Hi there and welcome to the first step in making a positive change. My name is Soraya McMurray I am a professional counsellor and life coach with 12 years of working with people from all cultures and backgrounds. In the past, in a variety of settings such as a GP’s surgery ,community centers and private practice. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are presenting issues such as developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome, self-harm, relationship and family issues, PTSD, self-esteem and self-identity issues, and life changes.
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076 579 72 16
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1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
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Dr. Lauren Deimling Johns
Psychologist
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Emotion complements reason in ways which can be confusing, especially considering the social animal we are as humans: living with remarkable sensitivity to one another. Emotion guides us toward knowing our unmet needs. In therapy, only you can be the expert of your inner world's path. It is an honor to accompany you while maintaining focus on your goals, limiting distraction and avoidance behaviors, and fostering opportunities for appropriate self advocacy and self compassion.
Reveal Phone Number
078 977 91 19
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3011 Bern
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Borderline Personality (BPD) Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating borderline personality disorder?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is considered the gold standard of treatment for borderline personality disorder. An evidence-based treatment, it addresses the extreme emotional reactivity, the relationship difficulties, and the acts of self-harm that create so much distress for BPD patients. DBT is a comprehensive program that includes both regular individual psychotherapy sessions and weekly group sessions of skills training.

What happens in treatment of borderline personality disorder?

Treatment typically consists of weekly individual therapy sessions that last an hour and group skill-focused instructional sessions that may last up to two hours. Patients are typically given homework “assignments” in which they are asked to practice in their daily life the skills they acquire in therapy. Patients also keep a diary tracking their emotions and impulses as a way to know which situations are most problematic and to help them gain control over their own behavior. Difficult situations and feelings are typically reviewed in therapy sessions and more constructive solutions found.

What kinds of problems does BPD treatment help with?

DBT was initially developed to dampen the self-destructive impulses of chronically suicidal patients. It is now the treatment of choice for borderline personality disorder, a serious condition marked by extreme emotional reactivity, relationship instability, and self-injurious behaviors. Treatment of BPD helps patients tolerate the flux of emotions without acting on them, often with a specific focus on tolerating negative emotions. DBT addresses the core problems of BPD—fear of abandonment, low self-esteem, and impulsivity.

What is the goal of treatment in borderline personality disorder?

The goal of treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is to relieve the extreme emotional distress that patients experience—to curb their emotional reactivity, to minimize their inclination to self-harm, and to reduce their impulsivity. Toward these ends, patients are not only taught an array of new coping skills and techniques for emotional regulation, they are given opportunities to practice them. Another major goal of treatment is interpersonal effectiveness; patients learn and problem-solve ways to effectively communicate in relationships, especially how to ask for what they need as a way to minimize hurt feelings.