Anita Balogh Dip. Couns.
After graduating I worked in senior marketing positions with large multinationals in Europe. Following the birth of my daughter and living in a foreign country at the time, I found myself writing a cookery book on healthy and nutritious food for babies and toddlers. Following our move to the UK, I pursued my passion for cooking by studying for an Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts at Reading University.
We lived in several countries before arriving in Australia in 2007 and making the Sunshine Coast our home. These many moves have taught me to cope with the challenges of change, the necessity of making adjustments and the joy of finding supporting friends. Having had to re-establish myself many times, both socially and professionally over the past 20 years, I have come to understand what it takes to re-settle, re-start and re-connect.
I have a desire to help people facing emotional challenges by assisting them in discovering their inner resources to gain balance, stability and to move forward positively with their lives.
In my professional counselling, after mapping out my clients’ issues, I use evidence-based, person-centred psychological approaches such as Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Gestalt and Mindfulness tailored to the individual.
As a professional counsellor and a member of the Australian Counselling Association, I am required to undertake ongoing professional development and keep track of the latest best practices and research in the field of psychology. An important part of this is the professional supervision that I receive which helps me deliver high-quality service to my clients.
Diploma in Counselling - Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Arts with Major in English as a Foreign Language and Global Literature
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Telephone Crisis Supporter
Member of the Australian Counselling Association