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A warm welcome from Gabriella Bréda Kis!

I am licenced Hungarian Psychotherapist (Therapist) and Clinical Psychologist, specialising in short and long-term Counselling, Psychotherapy in Budapest. I am offering professional, trained and confidential consulting services, counseling and psychotherapy both in English and in Hungarian for issues like premarital, marriage, family, work, carrier, stress related problems, cross cultural issues. If medication is needed I can make reference to a psychiatrist. Most of my English speaking clients are healthy people facing difficult times abroad, adults who come to counseling for help in understanding cultural differences and resolving their problems. I have lived two years in the USA and in Italy. Having lived and studied in other cultures has led me to work gladly with a variety of cross-cultural and spiritual diversity issues.

Travel therapy

travel therapy

We’re used to thinking of travel as ‘fun’. But besides enjoyment and relaxation travelling also does some very serious things for us. At its deepest, psychological level, travel can assist us with our psychological wellbeing. It can – when approached the right way – play a critical role in helping us to grow into better versions of our normal selves. Travel reveals its full potential to function as a form of therapy in our lives.

About gratitude

By definition gratitude is the strong feeling of needing to be as good as the other person was to me. It is a positive emotion, moral barometer and prosocial behaviour tendency.

Emotions and thinking

emotional brain

Many people, actually we all experience times in our lives when we feel olverwhelmed and need clarity - in depression, in love, in fights, with kids etc. This short video gives a very simple model for understanding how our body, emotions and thinking are related, how important is to stop, become centered and think when we are overwhelmed by our emotions. Also, maybe a good tool for parents to understand their kids behaviour. Thinking, reasoning, understanding is essential in times of emotional turmoil.
Listen to: DR Daniel Siegel presenting a hand model of the brain

How to live a long life - new approaches

Longevity project

The Terman Longevity Project placed earlier findings in different perspective. It is not enough to live a healthy marriage, in community, work without stress, do regular exercise, have good friends, eat good food, but being conscientious, enjoy what you do even if your work is not without stress, being goal-oriented and well-integrated into your community can have an effect on your longevity. It is important to listen to these advices of the psychologist society, but equally important to strive for one's individual path toward a long and meaningful life.
For more details and explanations see the original article:
Longevity Project

Counseling in English in Budapest, in Hungary

counseling in English, Budapest, Hungary, therapist, psychiatrist

As a result of its special geopolitical situation, we can say that being in the heart of Central Europe,Hungary plays an intermediary role in world-wide migration. Budapest is already a multicultural city, metropolis. Many expatriots live and work here on medium or longer assignments. Lots of foreign students come here to study at Hungarian universities. Investors from other countries own real estates, apartments in Budapest and at the lake Balaton. There is a growing number of businessmen who had set up companies, joint ventures in Budapest in the past decades. Pluss, multinational companies often bring their staff over to run the business and some bigger companies are setting up their employee assistance program to provide stress related prevention at the workplace. Of course the family is often following the foreing employee to Budapest, meaning that kids and wifes need special English speaking services also.
Although there is already a growing number of nurseries, schools, medical services, bars, pubs, restaurants in Budapest, where the staff speaks English - non Hungarian, especially English speaking professionals, services are more and more needed.
English speaking psychotherapists, professionals offering counceling services in Hungary are mostly residing in Budapest. For foreigners living outside of Budapest, looking for counseling there is the possibility of turning to an online counseling professional, who can either be a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist as well. (More: Online Counseling)
By the law in Hungary only those clinical psychologists or psychiatrist can call themselves therapists, who have taken the psychotherapy state exam. In Hungary drugs can be prescribed only by psychiatrists, but counseling can be practiced by psychologists (having an MA degree) who are registered by the state. Though many professionals speak foreign languages, the necessary fluency in English and cultural experience, knowledge for running therapy and counseling in English is yet not very common. You can search and find English speaking therapists, counselors in Budapest on the internet who are Hungarians studied or lived in some English speaking countries or who are themselves expatriots, American professionals. One example of list of English speaking counselors, therapists in Budapest: Expat Blog Budapest

It is also important to know that psychotherapy and counseling is not synonims of each other, they are different ways of helping psychological, lifestyle issues, problems. More: What is the difference between counseling and psychotherapy

It is normal – better said the normal is that someone leaving his/her home country for a longer time, will encounter cultural differences and will usually experience some kind of stress along the process of getting accustomed and learning about the new culture. Much depends on the social support available and prior experiences. But in some cases it is very helpful and wise to turn to a counselor or therapist if adjustment is too difficult or painful, where marital or relational problems arise etc.

How to choose a therapist, a counselor, a psychologist in Budapest?

Psychologist, therapist, counseling Budapest

It is well known that the success of counseling and psychotherapy does not depend on theory applied, or on special counseling, therapeutic technique. But it depends very much on the therapist's ability to understand intuitively and accurately the patient, and to see what truly the patient's problem is. Theory is a great help, and most of the theories of psychotherapy and counseling can equally solve the same kind of problem effectively (e.g.curing depression).