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