Psychologist, Brainspotting Practitioner

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My dedication for Brainspotting derives from an ever-present passion for the inifinite nature of the human psyche.

Initially, I was drawn to transpersonal psychology, therefore I completed a prenatal psychology training (the so-called ‘mother-fetus relational analysis’ or ‘prenatal bonding’ course of two years), studied astrology and Rebirthing-transbreathing. I also acquired theoretical and practical knowledge in Gestalt therapy and family system constellation.

The possibilities inherent in alternative states of consciousness directed my attention towards relaxation and symbol therapy, as well as integrative hypnotherapy, where I was able to delve into the Jungian interpretation of symbols and learned autogenic training and other relaxation techniques, including Leuner’s guided imagery, Ego-State technique and NLP.

As a member of the Borderline and Trauma Working Group, I delved into the realm of psychotrauma, and although I am not a clinical psychologist, under the supervision of my consultants, I gained a clinical psychological insight into trauma processes. To mitigate the consequences of psychological traumatization, I studied schema therapy and Brainspotting. Emotional disregulation, as a frequent accompanying phenomenon of psychological stress, also became the focus of my professional interest, therefore I participated in numerous workshops relating to this subject-matter, including DBT, polyvagal theory, psychotrauma, childhood traumatization, Somatic Experiencing, emotion regulation and stabilization techniques. (For details, please see my Credentials.)

Lifelong learning is a fundamental principle for me, which applies not only to my professional education but also to the constant development of my own self.

You may learn more about my non-Brainspotting work on my psychologist page.


How I came accross Brainspotting

All along, I knew I cannot give up. I simply cannot stop searching for something more than understanding, compassion, acceptance, self-awareness. These are wonderful tools of traditional psychotherapy, making life easier, adversities more bearable. They will, however, never make you completely whole.

After nearly 15 years of psychological practice, I felt not simply burned out emotionally, but hitting a glass ceiling professionally. I felt that I have reached the end of a road as far as healing options are concerned. All I could offer to my clients was a very intricate explanation of how complex traumatization has ruined them for life and how they can learn to live with the consequences. (Please bear with me for some exaggeration for dramatic effect.)

But as adamant as I were, luckily, I gave Brainspotting one last chance. And there it was. Everything I was hoping for. A method, where I can integrate all my psychological knowledge without actually having to use it actively. All I have to do is sit with another person and trust that he/she will know how to heal him/herself. Completely.

I will be forever grateful for being able to see wholeness developing right in front of my eyes. This is grace.

Years of experience

Hours of counselling

Brainspotting sessions


Brainspotting was elusive ... [kisebb typo]

Brainspotting was elusive to me at first. Why am I sitting here? What is going to happen? Am I even doing it right? Then something changed. Answers to vague questions popped up spontaneously, naturally, out of thin air. Painful, agonizing feelings melted away in seconds. Energy boosts flushed in to carry me further. It was like entering another life. After an incredibly bad period, I have the energy, creativity, and motivation to do things again. My life is changing.

What I like about Brainspotting ... [kisebb typo]

What I like about Brainspotting is that I don't have to talk. It is often difficult for me to describe what is going on. And with this method, bad and distressing feelings dissolve in me in a way that I can't really explain. The cycles just keep going on and on and I'm getting better and better, while everything around me is getting clearer. Even my hearing and vision are getting sharper. 🙂

Christmas lights ... [kisebb typo]

My experience with Brainspotting is similar to an old string of Christmas lights coming out of the box tangled up unusably, but when I take it to a session, after each session I come out with smaller and fewer knots. After a while, it completely unravels and shines better than when it was new. This is roughly how Brainspotting affects my feelings, thoughts, and life. There are times when I have no idea what happened or how it happened, but the tangles are resolved! Thank you for the experience!

Beating the bush ...

I find Brainspotting helpful because it takes me directly into the uncomfortable emotions I am prone to avoid. If I just talk, it is often not enough, because it is just beating around the bush intellectually, not bringing any resolution.

Can lift burdens ...

A single session can lift burdens from me which I thought I should carry forever. One of the most effective methods I have come across so far. An exciting inner journey that cannot be compared to anything else. I can only recommend it!

Smooth World ...

I like this technique because the world always becomes smooth at the end of the session. Afterwards, I feel relaxed and stable for days, even weeks. It's invigorating.


Blog Posts

Why use Brainspotting for traumatic material?

Why use Brainspotting for traumatic material?

Traumatic experiences are overwhelming, beyond the brain's processing capacity and become compartmentalized. These "trauma capsules" (term by Robert Scaer) take up energy and hinder homeostatic functioning physiologically and trigger maladaptive responses...

What does a Brainspotting session look like? A Step-by-step guide.

What does a Brainspotting session look like? A Step-by-step guide.

Here's a step-by-step guide to what a typical Brainspotting session might look like: Introduction and explanation: The therapist will begin the session by explaining the basics of Brainspotting to the client. This may include a brief overview of the theory behind the...

What are the differences between Brainspotting and talk therapy?

What are the differences between Brainspotting and talk therapy?

Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a form of treatment that involves talking with a mental health professional to address psychological or emotional issues. It is one of the most common forms of therapy and has been used for decades to help...

What are the possible benefits of Brainspotting?

What are the possible benefits of Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is gaining popularity due to its effectiveness in the following areas. 1. Brainspotting reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD Research has shown that Brainspotting can be particularly effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, as it provides...