KATALIN GÁRDOS   
Psychoanalytic psychotherapist
 

About Me


I was trained in Hungary as a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytical psychotherapist. I studied group analysis in the UK. After graduating in 2001 I worked in Budapest at a psychiatric department with in- and outpatients. I also worked at MentalPort, a psychoanalytically oriented private clinic. I lived in the UK for several years and worked with young people at the Brent Centre for Young People, with psychiatric patients at Arbours Association, and with students as a counsellor at City and Islington College. I had a private practice in Cambridge. I am a member of the Hungarian Psychoanalytic Sociaty.  Besides my private practice I teach clinical case analysis at ELTE and work at an outpatient’s psychiatric department.

The Way I Work


My approach is psychodynamic.  I use psychoanalytic principles in the following setting: we sit face-to-face and meet once, twice or three times a week with either an open-ended contract or for a fixed number of sessions (20-25) which we determine together at our first meeting.

The aim of the therapeutic process is to understand the patient’s inner world, especially their present and past relationships. The relationship between the patient and the therapist plays a crucial role in this process allowing the patient to reflect on other relationships.  The focus is on unconscious patterns: to be able to identify them and, in becoming aware of them, to develop the capacity to understand and change them.

I see patients with a wide range of difficulties, such as family-, relationship-, and child-related problems; depression, stress, and anxiety; dealing with difficulties in adolescence; and improving self-knowledge.

Contact

e-mail: gardoska (at) gmail (dot) com

tel. no.: +36 (06) 20 522 9719


Address

Kréné Psychotherapy Practice

Budapest, H-1136, Hollán Ernő utca 4.

Bell number: 14

Practicalities


A session lasts for 50 minutes and the fee for a session in English is 16.000 HUF.