About Me

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl R. Rogers

Kata Jaksa

Psychologist, Relaxation therapist, Grief Recovery Method® Specialist

My name is Kata and I was born in Hungary. After a couple years of working there as a psychologist I decided to move to the Netherlands. Moving to Amsterdam and setting up my life in a new country taught me a lot about myself. I have a great understanding of the challenges expats could face since I have first-hand experience of the struggles moving abroad brings.

I obtained my bacherlor’s degree in Psychology, and my master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology. I had the privilige to recieve self-knowledge classes at the university which made me realize how essential it is to understand ourselves, our reactions, our emotions and the ways we cope with stress and hardships. A deeper understanding of one’s self can lead to higher self-esteem, and helps to maintain healthier and happier relationships.

In Budapest, I worked with children and adolescents who came from different social backgrounds and socioeconomic status. I provided individual and group therapy to kids, and counselling for their parents as well. In these positions I gained experience working with children with ADD/ADHD, different learning and behavioral disorders and Asperger.

I have a special interest in working with underprivilidged people. During my studies I volunteered for different organizations where I had the opportunity to work with vulnerable groups such as oncological child patients or homeless people.

On a regular basis I attend supervision, which I consider indispensable to my job in order to further progress my professional expertise and ensure good service to my clients.

I am a registered member of The Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP), and abide by their ethical guidelines.

Education and Trainings

Grief Recovery Method® Specialist – Grief Recovery Institute, Hungary.

Animal Assited Therapy traning – Hungarian Association of Complex Psychotherapy, Hungary.

Psychodrama training – Hungarian Association of Psychodrama, Hungary.

Relaxation Therapist – Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy, Hungary.

Master’s Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest.

Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Studies, Eötvös Loránd Unversity, Budapest.

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