Brainspotting & Beyond

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.

Formal Education

Psychologist, MA, University of Debrecen
2004 – 2008

English and German Studies, MA, University of Debrecen
1992 – 1998

Trainings in various therapy methods

  • Prenatal Bonding, 2008-2010
  • Rebirthing, 2011
  • Integrative Hypnotherapy, 2013
  • Relaxation and Symbol Therapy, 2010-2013
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, 2013, 2016
  • System Modelling, 2014
  • Brainspotting, 2021-2022
  • Schema Therapy, 2021-2022

Other trauma-related workshops

  • EMDR: Introduction to Psychotrauma, Judit Havelka, 2014, Nyíregyháza
  • Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Conference, Debrecen, 2016
  • Complex Trauma-related Dissociation Conference, Debrecen, 2018
  • Dissociation in Childhood and Youth – Pre-conference Workshop, Dr. Renée Marks, 2018, Debrecen
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Early Trauma Workshop, Anke Eyrich, Debrecen, 2019, Debrecen
  • Healing Early Trauma (ages of 0-12) Workshop, Anke Eyrich, 2019, Debrecen
  • Emotion Regulation Workshop, dr. Mogyorósy-Révész Zsuzsa, 2019, Debrecen
  • Psychotrauma in Childhood Workshop, dr. Mogyorósy-Révész Zsuzsa, 2020
  • Motivational Interview Workshop, VIKOTE, 2020
  • EMDR Acute Stress Protocol, 2021
  • Somatic Experiencing, Introductory Workshop, 2021
  • Somatic Experiencing, Working with Sexual Trauma, Ariel Giaretto, 2021
  • Somatic Experiensing, Help for the Helpers, Ariel Giaretto, 2022
  • Somatic Experiencing, Crisis First Aid, Abi Blakeslee, 2022
  • EMDR Assyst, Acute Stress Protocol, 2022
  • Introduction to Sexual Psychology Workshop, 2022

Trainings in Brainspotting

  • Phase 1, 8th-10th October, 2021 (trainer: Monika Gos)
  • Phase 2, 24th-26th June, 2022 (trainer: Monika Gos)
  • Phase 3, 11-13rd November, 2022 (trainer: Dr David Grand) (participation as an interpreter)
  • Phase 4, 3-5th December, 2021 (trainer: Dr David Grand)
  • Brainspotting Kids, 6-8th May, 2022 (trainer: Monika Baumann) (participation as an interpreter)
  • Image Spotting, 21st January, 2022, (trainer: Cynthia Schwartzberg)
  • Brainspotting Intensive, 9th-13th August, 2022, (trainer: Monika Gos)

Trainings in Schema Therapy

  • Module 1: June 2021 (trainer: Andrea Bálint)
  • Module 2: Sept 2021 (trainer: Andrea Bálint)
  • Module 3: July 2021 (trainer: Andrea Bálint)
  • Schema Modes Workshop, Oct 2021 (trainer: Dave Edwards)
  • Training Program for Auxiliary Schema Therapists, July 2022 (trainer: Andrea Bálint) including:
  • Case Consultation: 18 hrs (6.5 individual) (trainer: Andrea Bálint)
  • Case Conceptualization Workshop, July 2022 (trainer: by Andrea Bálint)

Self-awareness therapeutic experience (own therapy)

  • Meditation-Imagination Symbol Therapy, 150 sessions in group setting and 70 individual sessions, therapist: Dr Csilla Pető
  • Individual Integrative therapy, 250 sessions, therapist: Dr. Ildiko Kuritarne Szabo, 2012-2017
  • Individual Schema Therapy, 50 sessions, therapist: Dr. Katalin Tolvay, 2017-2019
  • Individual EMDR Therapy, 50 sessions, therapist: Dr. Katalin Tolvay, 2019-2022

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.

A collection of my

Brainspotting Certificates


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.