I graduated at the University of Debrecen (majoring in English-German in 1998 and in Psychology in 2008). In addition to Brainspotting, I have become familiar with various therapy methods and gained hands-on experience with many of them.
Psychologist, MA, University of Debrecen
2004 – 2008
English and German Studies, MA, University of Debrecen
1992 – 1998
I am not a psychotherapist and as such, I am not entitled to diagnose or treat mental disorders requiring psychiatric care. As a qualified and experienced psychologist, however, I can offer a reduction of distressing symptoms and other life-improving developments as listed under my post about the benefits of Brainspotting.
Brainspotting works with the principle of uncertainty, i.e. with the humble attitude of “our subcortex knows better.” In this sense, I do not need to be a psychotherapist as my job is not to tell anybody what I think is going on with them. My job is to be a knowledgeable psychologist to provide a theoretically adequate and emotionally attuned frame and to hold it as a safety net while my clients work out their own solutions for their problems.
Complex childhood traumatisation often leads to what clinical psychology calls personality disorders. I do not aspire to facilitate structural changes in personalities. I respect life and survival strategies enough to aim for acceptance and deal with what we have access to at the moment. I work with the present and only with as much traumatic material as pertains to the present. My stance is non-interventional and gently attuned to individual needs. Brainspotting is not simply a technique, but a mindset, where the relational aspect is just as important. Although our contract is limited to specific issues, when working with Brainspotting, I see our sessions in its continuity and my client in his/her wholeness.
Within my professional scope I am responsible for noticing if Brainspotting is not an adequate form of help for the person and I pertain my right to advise an alternative way of treatment.
In my dealings with clients, who vest their trust in me, I adhere to the Code of Ethics of both the Brainspotting organization as well as that of my profession as a qualified psychologist.