About me

Every therapist is determined by his/her training, personality and past experiences. These factors influence the way she thinks, acts or reacts. The most important message I have received during my studies is from Erikson who said that „people don't turn to a counsellor to cast light upon their unchangeable pasts, but because they are dissatisfied with the present and would like to better their futures.”

Throughout my work I focus on the present (which always contains traces of the past) and the future, that is determined not so much by the past but by the present that will become the past in the future. I believe that more often than not, the way out is through – and that it is my responsibility as a therapist to build confines that will support and hold even when the road becomes rough. Therefore, besides the problem presented, the therapeutic relationship forming between me and my client is equally in focus.

Multiculturalism has always been a part of my life: I've studied in Australia and Rome, I live in a bilingual family  with my Italian husband and our children, I've been teaching international students at Semmelweis University for the past decade, and have been giving a helping hand to an increasing number of expatriots visiting my private practice.

I believe that we are all unique, special, that our inner strengths, experiences, and truths cannot be lost, destroyed, or taken away. I believe that every person has an inborn worth and can contribute to the human community. I think that we all can treat one another with dignity and respect, provide opportunities to grow toward our fullest lives and help one another discover and develop our unique gifts. We each deserve this and as a psychologist I see it as a part of my work to extend it to others.

“Out of clutter find simplicity; 
From discord find harmony; 
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

A. Einstein

Work experience

Individual practice

  • since 2012

Invited lecturer

  • at Semmelweis University (SOTE), Budapest since 2011

    • Psychology 1-2 for medical students

    • Psychology for dental students

    • Doctor-patient communication for medical students

  • at the University of Pécs (PTE) 2012-2014

    • Counselling psychology

    • Interview techniques

  • at Károli Gáspár University, Budapest 2011-2013

    • Psychology of expression

  • at King Sigismund College, Budapest 2012-2013

    • Evolutionary psychology

    • Economic psychology

  • Co-translator of the book “Social Mind” written by Joseph P. Forgas

  • Counsellor

    • working for the reintegration of the unemployed (EU Program for the employment of the disadvantaged),2011

  • I regularly accept media apperances, give radio interveiws, speak at conferences and hold workshops

Professional training

Degrees

  •  PsyD in Counselling Psychology (specialization in couple and family therapy) - Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest

  • Visual and expression psychology Specialization Course - Károli Gáspár University, Budapest

  • MA Psychology degree, Organizational and personal Counsellor Psychologist - Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest

  • MA English studies degree , specialization in Australian Culture and Literature - Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest

Method specific studies

  • Autogenic Training Relaxation Technique (150 hrs Training Course) - Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest

  • Projective Visual Diagnostics (70 hrs Training Course) - Zoltán Vass, Phd (International Scientist of the Year 2002)

  • Erasmus/Socrates’ Programme in Rome, Italy - Universitá Degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Facoltá di Psicologia

  • Couple-, and Family Therapist training - Hungarian Family Therapy Association

  • Creative Family Self-recognition Group - Hungarian Family Therapy Association

  • Somatodrama, Body-psychotherapist training - Hungarian Association of Somato-psychotherapy

  • Tale therapy techniques (Hungarian masters: Márta Antalfai, Ildikó Boldizsár; Italian masters: Alba Marcoli, Paola Santagostino)