MIACP, M.A. in Mental Health, B.A. (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, B.Ed. in ELT
I am an IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited counsellor trained at Dublin Business School, Ireland.
I received my university training primarily in integrative, humanistic (person-centred) and psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy from 2012 to 2016, but the principles of other modalities, such as psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, existential psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), body psychotherapy and family therapy were also introduced. Besides I have a background in psychodrama and a special interest in Bert Hellinger’s family or systemic constellation method and its application to individual setting. All of these modules have given me insights into our unique attitude towards our own psychological and emotional pain and how it shapes our choice of behaviours in our lives.
As part of my professional development I was also trained in
- suicide first aid
- the stabilization stage of Babette Rothschild’s safe Somatic Trauma Therapy
- facilitating parents of adolescents
- couple counselling at the Counselling Academy, UK
My Experience as a Counsellor
I have worked as a counsellor in a community-based aftercare rehabilitation centre in Dublin, established to help young adults who have become involved with drugs. I have also worked part-time as a psychotherapist at Lir Psychological Services, Ireland.
At present I work online as a private counsellor and mental health professional based in Budapest, Hungary.
I offer general counselling services for individuals who are going through difficult times due to bereavement, loss, grief, depression, major life transitions, relationship issues, illness, loneliness, suicidal ideation and social isolation. Also, as a Central European myself, I can also provide guidance in relation to the challenges of cultural integration.
My interest in parental coaching or parents counselling gradually developed through the needs of clients who have come for support with their parenting issues. Both my training in facilitating groups of parents of adolescents as well as the several years of experience in the family constellation method contributed to my decision to expand my focus to couple, parent and family counselling.
My Background as a Teacher
In 1995, I received a B.Ed. university degree in English Language Teaching (ELT). I worked as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher mainly with young adult groups for more than 10 years in Hungary, the Czech Republic and eventually in Ireland.
My personal life experience and my work as a teacher gradually shifted my main focus from subject to the human psyche. I became more and more interested in how emotional and psychological issues develop into learning blocks in people’s minds. This led my way to train in psychotherapy.
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Fee per 50 minutes
To begin with, the first session is €40 during which an initial assessment takes place by means of a few questions about your history, and when you also have an opportunity to describe your reasons for seeking counselling.
Following this, the fee for the consecutive sessions will be negotiated based on a sliding scale of €45-60 depending on your circurmstances.