English

Gábor Kuszing psychologist

I was born in Budapest in 1973. I received a diploma in psychology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and I completed a training in a psychotherapy method. I worked altogether seven years as a volunteer for a psychological hotline between 1996 and 2004. I have been working in the filed of women's and men's equal opportunities since 2000. I completed trainings of the Stop Male Violence Project and other orgaizations on how helping professionals, including psychologists, may treat perpetrators and victims of domestic violence. I have had a private psychology counselling practice in Budapest since 2006 under the quality control of and with training from a senior psychotherapist, Péter Szil.

In my work, I endeavour to take into account not just the personal psychological problems but also the social environment in which the problems come about and are maintained. Thus I pay attention to the exclusion of social groups; because of my past experience I am familiar with the effects of discrimination and violence against women, children, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

I was participating in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement in the 1990s and 2000s. I worked as a human rights trainer in the mid 2000s. I have been a member of the Stop Male Violence Project since 2006.

Psychologist services

I offer the following psychologist services in English and Hungarian.

Personal psychological consultation

for personal problems, such as depression, problems with self-worth, sleep disorder, stress, problems at work, dealing with psychological, physical or sexual violence, getting out of violence, sexual problems, problems with your partner, intimate partner violence, accepting lesbian gay or bisexual sexual orientation. Please feel free to contact me even if you do not see your problem listed here.

Instead of the usual 45 to 50 minute sessions, I usually hold double sessions for 1.5 hours. I usually meet my clients every two weeks, so there is more room to try out new ways of behaviour and relating to people if we arrive at something during the session.

Psychological consultation for parents - sometimes instead of child therapy

for parents who want to improve their relationship with their child. In many cases, the child displays some kind of psychological problem, but the parents are in the position to change the child's life. Thus it is worth coming for psychological consultation even if you think the problem is with your child.

Instead of the usual 45 to 50 minute sessions, I usually hold double sessions for 1.5 hours. I usually meet my clients every two weeks, so there is more room to try out new ways of behaviour and relating to people if we arrive at something during the session.

Talks, discussions, workshops

on the following topics:

  • Discrimination and violence against LGBT people in Hungary
  • Discrimination and violence against women
  • Domestic violence
  • The well working relationship
  • Why mediation, family group conferencing and family therapy are inadequate to deal with domestic violence
  • Men's role and responsibility in personal and social inequality