Common problems & solutions
If you seek to replace despair with hope, stagnation with growth, and isolation with engagement, you are at the right place! You will find our meetings useful if you would like to:
Dimensions of Growth
What to expect?
BackgroundIn our close relationships, we all follow certain patterns we have learned as children. If our parents treated us with warmth, understanding, respect and reassurance then we have a positive image of ourselves and the world. If these were damaged in any way, our connections will be insecure today. Read more
What to expect?Our joint work is a process in which we usually meet once a week. The first 1-4 occasions consists a psychological assessment and we also determine what could be the purpose of our work, how long would it take, how often could we meet and what methods we would work with. In some cases, we decide in advance how many times (e.g., 4, 10, 20) do we meet. Depending on the nature of the problem, it might not be possible to provide such a number, so we will review the results of our meetings at regular intervals. A session lasts 50 minutes including arrival and departure. If you need to cancel one of our meetings, you should do it as soon as possible: 72 hours in advance, because otherwise an availability fee will be charged. If this latter happens more than once, it hinders our common counseling work, so we will review continuation. Our joint work is not about giving advice. Problems you face aren’t likely to be solved with simple advice – if they were, they could have been solved by suggestions from friends and acquaintances. However, they can be solved by understanding your emotions and recognizing your motives, with the help of which you can make better decisions for yourself. Neither the psychologist nor anyone else knows better than you.
Potential difficultiesYou start the sessions and talk about anything that concerns you. Clients are often afraid of having nothing to say and may even rehearse what to say at the next psychological consultation. However, you will soon realize that it is not difficult to talk about what is within yourself. The psychologist helps you to focus on the important things and discover your thoughts, emotions, bodily feelings, relationship patterns, moods that affect your everyday life. During our meetings, strong positive or negative feelings may appear inside you towards me. This is perfectly fine and it is one of the most important parts of our work, as they run in parallel with your usual ways of connecting. You may also want to cancel our next meeting. However, when difficult feelings appear (such as anger, anxiety or shame), it is very important to meet and talk about those feelings. This is what will be really useful for you! We will also talk about the process of ending our meetings and optimally, you will be able to turn the emotions that come with closing to your own advantage.
Competence and boundariesDuring psychological counseling the focus of is on your everyday problems – I don’t treat mental disorders (psychopathology). Psychological counseling is a psychological intervention that works with a counseling focus, based on a situational diagnosis and aims to solve your current life situation, improve self-confidence and coping. In case of a problem that exceeds my competence, I will refer you to an appropriate specialist (like a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist, in the case of a pathology).
Kata Tamás - Psychologist
I have 8 years of experience working with adults in university, hospital, psychiatric, private practice settings and via telehealth.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably craving for something – like understanding, processing, help, acceptance, forgiving or connecting.
I believe that everyone has their own path of development – there is no paved highway of improvement, there isn’t a ready-made recipe or a solution formula that is useful to everyone. Accompanying you on your own completely unique path, I can give you a deeper insight into how your connections work and help you to get you closer to your goals. I confess that the most profound changes can be achieved by mapping out our patterns of connection to ourselves and others – this is what I am most happy to help you with.
I love psychodynamic thinking, developed a motivational theory, and studied a therapeutic method working with metaphors and symbols in the USA and England. I have worked 4 years in university counseling (KRE SOULító Kortárs Segítő Szolgálat) with the training and supervision of Dr. Nóra Mailáth, an adult clinical psychologist. I have worked 2 years as a volunteer in the famous Thalassa Ház. I have a strong relationship with the US community of psychologists, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists: in 2014 I joined a team of researchers in Charleston (South Carolina, USA) to work with people suffering from severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or in 2017 I attended the 62. congress of the American Academy of Psychotherapists. I have 5 years of experience leading soft-skill training groups (assertive communication, conflict resolution, active listening). I am learning toward a postgraduate degree of Clinical Health Psychologist at the University of Szeged. Are you looking for a psychologist or counselor in Budapest? Take a look at my CV here.Read more
book an appointment!
I am available for in person (1122 Krisztina körút 7., directly on Széll Kálmán tér) and online consulations (via Zoom/Skype) as well.
Weekly sessions are available between 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Psychology counseling sessions are 50-minute long and costs 15.000 HUF / 50 EUR.
Call me to arrange an appointment at +36 30 364 0 364, or send an email to .