Couple and family therapist
I graduated from Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. My qualifications are Special education needs teacher specialized in children with learning and behavioural difficulties. During my studies I started to work at Ferencvárosi Tanoda where I was tutoring underprivileged children after school and helping wherever I could. I also had a great chance to spend a year in Holland with an internship working at a school gaining a lot of experience. It was uplifting to see how effective it can be when the school system also works with the child’s surrounding, especially with the family in order to help and find the best way through different channels. This was the first time when I really met ‘systemic therapy’; which is the base of couple and family therapy. In this method the focus is not only on the individual level, it also takes into account the person’s relationships, dealing with the interactions of groups and interactional patterns and dynamics. After I graduated I worked as a special needs teacher at a school for children with special needs. I had to work closely with the parents in order to help the children in the most effective way. The power of the family in the individual’s life is huge and cannot be left out if you want to see the whole picture. It became clear if one of the family members has a problem, it effects the whole family. I also had the chance to learn from these children how to see the world through their eyes in order to understand them, which still helps me to put myself more easily in others’ shoes.
I did my training at the Hungarian Family Therapy Association and since then I have been working as a couple and family therapist. Besides my academic training all interactions with people teach me something as a professional and as an individual and these observations, experiences broaden my horizon in all kinds of ways. The couples and families I work with also have a great impact on me as it is not just me who affects them.