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I was born in Hungary, lived in the USA, Italy and now resident in Ireland. Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychological science. My life experiences shaped my empathy for people navigating transitions and relating cultures different than their own. I offer bilingual therapy both in English and Hungarian.
In therapy my goal is to create a supportive and accepting environment for my clients. I work with individuals and families from a systemic perspective, knowing we experience wounds through relationships but through relationships we can also find healing. In my work I use integrative approach, which means I combine elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, positive and humanistic psychology, mindfulness and play therapy.
My expertise also includes anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem concerns, relationship problems, acculturative and immigration stress. I also have experience working with children, adults on the autistic spectrum and supporting their families.
I am also trained in child and adolescence counselling and psychotherapy. I use a variety of methods to help children express themselves, learn coping skills, gain confidence and navigate school, peer and family situations.
I rely on play therapy tools to assist my younger clients.
I completed my Bachelor`s Degree in Psychology at University of Szeged, Institute of Psychology, Hungary.
Afterwards, I have earned my Master's Degree in MPhil Psychoanalytic Studies in Trinity College Dublin.
I studied Child and Adolescent counseling and psychotherapy in PCI college, Sport psychology in Dublin Business School, Cognitive Behavior Therapy in PCI College, Gordon method training in the Gordon Training School, Hungary, Psychometric Assessment (BPS Level A&B) in Kingston College, Dublin. I also completed Level 1 in the Gottman method couples therapy training. I received professional certificate in Counseling Psychology in Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Faculty of Psychology, Budapest. At the present I am a family therapist in training in UDC`s Msc in Systemic psychotherapy program. I am also training in Brainspotting.
Memberships of Professional organisations
Psychology Society Ireland
British Psychology Association
Graduate member: Clinical division, Counseling division
Irish Association for Play Therapy and Psychotherapy
Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
Hungarian Family Therapy Association
2015 - present
Counseling Psychologist, specialized in couples and family therapy.
2013 - present
Pre-accredited counselor and psychotherapist for adults, children, couples and families.
My expertise includes anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem concerns, relationship problems, acculturative and immigration stress. I also have experience working with children, adults on the autistic spectrum and supporting their families.
2012 - present
Pre-accredited therapist supporting children and their families with anxiety, anger management issues and challenging behavior, loss, ADHD and ASD by using play therapy and counseling techniques.
2012-2013, Placement in St. Patricks Primary School, Celbridge, supporting children and their families by using play therapy and counseling techniques.
2008 - 2011
Supporting patients and their families psychologically at Dr Katalin Csernai Hospice and Homecare LTD, helping psychologist to collect and analyze data.
2008 – 2011
Cognitive Neurology and Neuropsychology Research and Diagnostic Group, Szeged, Hungary.
Research topic: Implicit learning and working memory in Alzheimer’s disease/MCI/dementia.
Collecting data, analyzing data, reviewing and collecting literature in the topic, summarizing results and presenting them on national and international conferences.
2008 - 2010
Institute of Psychology, University of Szeged, Hungary.
Research topic: Color categorizations through EEG.
Collecting data by using EEG, analyzing data, reviewing literature, presenting results on national and international conferences.
2008 - 2009
Psychiatry department, University of Szeged, Hungary.
Research topic: Coping strategies and different influencing factors in alcohol addiction.
Collecting data, analyzing data, reviewing literature and presenting results on national conferences.
Szatlóczki, G., Rea, B., Janacsek, K., & Nemeth, D. (2012). Implicit sequence learning and working memory in dementia. In: Németh, D., Harsányi, Sz. G. &Janacsek, K. (Eds.). Szegedipszichológiaitanulmányok (Psychology Researches Szeged), pp. 33-46, JGYTF Kiadó, Szeged.
Kurgyis E., Rea B.& Dr. Csifcsak G. (2010). The effects of colors on the human N170 event-related potential during visual discrimination of normal and noisy stimuli. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2010, 77(3):335
Szatlóczki, G., Rea, B., Janacsek, K., Pákáski, M., Kálmán, J., & Németh, D. (2011). Munkamemóriaés implicit tanulásfeltérképezéseidőskorban. Magyar PszichiátriaiTársaság XVI. Vándorgyűlése (Hungarian Psychiatry Association Conference), Sopron, 2011. január 26-29.