Balázs Józsa

Balázs Józsa

pediatric and adolescent clinical psychologist, couples and family therapist

Consultation only in Hungarian

I completed my studies in Debrecen, then I gained professional experience at pediatric oncology and later at adult rehabilitation departments. After moving to Budapest, I started working as a school psychologist, later I worked at the Pedagogical Service. After obtaining my family therapist qualification, I started to perform couples and family therapies at a foundation where I did therapies with a dual system (male and female family therapist) based on the Milan method (systemic approach). I still consider this method important because it provides more space for family members in a supportive therapeutic relationship, thus facilitating positive change. Recently, I have started to master emotion-focused couples therapy (EFT) method which can help couples committed to the relationship with understanding their basic relationship patterns and attachment difficulties. I believe that both the relationship and the family are a system which strives for balance, and the people living in it interact with each other, so the difficulties that arise can only be solved together.

In my individual child therapic work, I represent a dynamic approach, and in close cooperation with the parent, I help children struggling with difficulties. In my professional opinion, alliance with the parent is essential for the extensive understanding of the child’s problem and for help.

In the case of both couples and family therapy, as well as individual therapy, there may be situations where it is not yet clear what therapeutic help would be the most appropriate to solve the existing problem. In such cases, individual and couples therapy consultations with system approach which aim to find the most appropriate form of support can help. Additionally, I am ready to provide educational counselling and parental consultations in relation to parental roles and educational issues.

In my work, I think that high professional standards and professional cooperation with other fields of specialties (psychiatrist, special education teacher, neurologist, etc.) are important. At the Panoráma Polyclinic, the regular group supervision makes this practice possible, where several professionals try to help the therapist by thinking together. In my personal opinion, the opportunities inherent in professional collaboration are present here in a way that is rarely possible in one clinic.