Recoveryour innerbalance


Brigitte Favre

  • Psychologist specialised in psychotherapy FSP
  • Supervisor
  • EMDR Therapist Practitioner
  • ASPCo Ordinary member
  • Psychotherapist within the DELTA Network
  • Career & Education Counsellor
Convinced that everyone has the inner ability to cope, I help my patients find and tap into their own resources. With this in mind, we set achievable goals together.

Illness not only changes our way of thinking, but also our behaviour. Hence, a depressed person may think she is worthless, and end up isolating herself, or refusing a promotion because she feels unable to perform. My clinical work has shown me that there are ways to break this vicious cycle.

From my experience in end-of-life care, I realised that it is never too late to change, that the ability to question ourselves and evolve remains with us until our last breath.

Thanks to these experiences, I guide my patients along their own paths. In addition to my basic training in cognitive and behavioural therapies, I use several valuable therapeutic tools. These different approaches allow me to treat various psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), BDD (body dysmorphic disorder), ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), different types of dependence, burnout, or trauma. I can also help you deal with challenging events (failure, bereavement, separation, physical illness), emotional difficulties, or hardship in your studies/professional activities.

Sessions in English/French, from age 15, by appointment only.

FSP

The Swiss Federation of Psychologists. The FSP is the umbrella association for practising psychologists in Switzerland

AGPsy

The Geneva Association of Psychologists, affiliated to the Swiss Federation of Psychologists.

ASPCo

The Swiss Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. The ASPCo is a member of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT). It is also affiliated to the Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (SSPP), and to the FSP.

DELTA Genève

The Geneva Branch of the Delta health Network which englobes GP’s, dieticians and psychologists.

EMDR Suisse / Europe

The Swiss Association of EMDR psychotherapist practitioners, whose credentials are in line with the quality requirements of EMDR Europe.

LIFESPAN INTEGRATION International

Lifespan Integration. Link to the website of Peggy Pace, the founder of the method.

IADC International

Induced After Death Communication. Link to the website of Allan Botkin, the founder of the method.

Diplomas and certificates

  • ASPCo Supervisor (in training)
  • Brainspotting® Therapy certificate
  • Lifespan Integration (LI) certificates - levels I & II
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) certificates - levels I & II
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in cognitive and behavioural therapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in behavioural and cognitive intervention methods
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis certificate
  • Person-Centred Approach certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Masters in Psychology, spec. in education and career guidance
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (U.K.)
Clinical experience

  • Own private practice since 2007
  • Private practice of Laurent Thévenin, psychologist spec. in psychotherapy FSP
  • North Broye Health Netwok (Réseau Nord Broye)
  • University Hospitals in Geneva (HUG)

Why consult?


  • If sorrow, anxiety, anger or despair are your daily companions
  • If you are suffering from anxiety or panic attacks
  • If you are tired all the time, without a medical reason; if you feel highly demotivated, or are unable to enjoy the activities you used to like
  • If you feel that past or recent traumatic events continue to make you suffer despite the time that has passed
  • If you are suffering from obsessive thoughts, or have to perform time-consuming rituals which negatively affect your private, social or professional life
  • If you hate parts of your body and do your utmost to hide them, while people around you don't understand your attitude
  • If you are experiencing bizarre or strange thoughts
  • If you are addicted to drugs/alcohol, behaviours, or relationships
  • If you do not understand what's going on in your life, and feel you are losing control
  • If you are facing hardship, and feel everything is too much, or that you cannot cope anymore
  • If you often hear the advice : " Go and see a psychologist!"

It's time to seek professional help!

Whom to consult?


If you decide to consult a psychotherapist, it is important you see a qualified specialist, that is a doctor specialised in psychiatry, or a psychologist specialised in psychotherapy.


The relationship you will develop with your psychotherapist is central to psychotherapy. It is important you feel you can trust and open up to the professional you are consulting.


In my practice, I always go over these points with my patients at the start, and propose regular assessments about how the psychotherapy is evolving.

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”

– Emily Dickinson