Anna Dobos

Anna Dobos

M.C.P., Registered Clinical Counsellor

RCC #19150

Expertise and Specialization:

Trained by best-selling author, Candice Plattor, Anna specialized working with the Loved Ones of those who struggle with addiction and depression, as well as Loved Ones of ‘difficult’ teenagers and ‘difficult’ family members. Anna is also experienced working with Trauma, Relationships, Depression and  Big changes in Life. She offers counselling in English and Hungarian.

Therapeutic Approaches:
  • EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
  • EFIT (EFT for individuals), Level 1
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Positive Intelligence Coaching
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness somatic thearapy
More About Anna:

Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Anna immigrated to Canada over 30 years ago. She earned her B.A. in Psychology in Ottawa, her masters in Sociology in Budapest, and her master’s in counselling psychology in Fredericton, Canada. Anna is also a yoga instructor E-RYT-500, a Mythical Story Therapist, and an Expressive Movement Facilitator.

In Anna’s Words:

“Throughout my sessions, I focus on the needs of my client. I don’t bring an agenda but follow my client’s needs and apply the modalities and interventions that the space needs. I have a special focus on the therapeutic alliance, as I believe that we all heal through safe relationships. I’m very much aligned with Carl Rogers’s person-centered therapy, Bowlby’s attachment theory, and Sue Johnson’s Emotion Focused Therapy.

Through my own struggles with depression and childhood trauma, I learned to find myself underneath the layers of pain and self-limiting believes. When I sit with my clients, my approach, without exception is always non-judgmental. I create a space, where it is ok to be who we are. In the presence of acceptance change may begin. My job is to accompany my clients in their journeys out of the thick, deep forest, and find clarity.

I am kind, compassionate, and supportive. I provide a safe space where process can take place and tools and strategies that can help in coping with challenges.”

“The root of compassion is not empathy; that is kindness. Kindness is great, but it is not the ultimate compassion. Ultimate compassion relieves the suffering that comes from separateness. The suffering that comes from separateness is relieved only when you are fully present with another person, not when you are separately present.” – Ram Dass