I believe in integrating Left & Right Brain processing. I use person centred talk and neurobiological tools for a 'physiological treatment with psychological consequences'.

Welcome to Lisbon Counselling! Let me tell you a bit about me and what I can offer to you, in online therapy or face to face sessions in Lisbon.

I am an integrative therapist with a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from England and a MSc in Clinical Psychology from Poland, as well as a certified
Brainspotting Practitioner. In my therapeutic work I use a unique blend of person centred interview with brain-based BSP approach, which utilises points in the client's visual field to access unprocessed material in the subcortical brain and to help regulate their nervous system.

I use my experience in the National Health Service in England and in private practice to work with the symptoms of:

Hello, I'm Alicja.

Welcome to Lisbon Counselling! Let me tell you a bit about me and what I can offer to you, in online therapy or face to face sessions in Lisbon.


I am an integrative therapist with a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from England and a MSc in Clinical Psychology from Poland, as well as a certified Brainspotting Practitioner. In my therapeutic work I use a unique blend of person centred interview with brain-based BSP approach, which utilises points in the client's visual field to access unprocessed material in the subcortical brain and to help regulate their nervous system.

I use my experience in the National Health Service in England and in private practice to work with the symptoms of:


Left-Brain and Right-Brain In Therapy.

The human brain is an incredibly complex organ within the nervous system. The left hemisphere of the brain is responsible for rational, logical and abstract cognition and the conscious linguistic self. The right hemisphere is associated with the physical and emotional self. Strong feelings activate the right brain and the limbic system - in that sense emotions are 'felt' in the body. Each hemisphere is stimulated in a different way. For example, talking therapy and mental exercises engage more the left brain whereas Brainspotting therapy works with the right brain. Findings in neuroscience indicate that the integration of both right- and left-brain processing is important for effective psychotherapy.


"Where do I begin?"

You can request a free no-obligation video call to discuss what you are looking for in therapy, how I work with clients and to ask any questions you might have. Book a free call online at a time that suits you.


As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I conduct a safe and professional private practice and I hold professional indemnity insurance for my services. For more information about my background please visit about me page.

I usually work with English speaking clients but I am also a Polish speaker. For information in Polish, check out this page.

Testimonials

Ali is a gifted therapist and a phenomenal human being. In her work with clients she is curious and playful yet professional and knowledgeable  - which are ideal characteristics for a therapist to have. She is easy to talk to and has a confident Self presence which immediately puts others at ease. I would highly recommend Ali for anyone who is intrested in self-exploration work.

Ania Halls, PgDip, BSc, MSc Psychology EMDR, IFS & BSP therapist in Private Practice

When I met Alicja, I had no clue how I was going to get better but I knew that I desperately needed professional help. Alicja’s kindness and clear guidance with the combination of brainspotting has completely changed the way I view myself, navigate relationships and handle my emotions. She created a safe space for me where we can make sense of my experiences and taught me tools that allow me to exist and feel with more ease outside of therapy. I will be always grateful for her impact on my life.

Laura C. (Client)

Alicja has been a valued member of the In-House Counselling Service team here at York Medical Group, contributing not only her skills as a counsellor for the GP Surgery patients (our clients), but with her thoughtful observations around how to improve aspects of the service we offer. She will be missed.

Howard Corrin MBACP, PGDip, BEd (Hons) Health & Wellbeing Coach (Person-Centred Counsellor), York Medical Group

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the help and support you’ve given me through our sessions.

My parents are visiting until Monday and I’ve seen them a few times. I really enjoyed the visit because I was much less triggered and I was able to regulate my emotions much better around them.  I feel more confident and comfortable in myself and I know it’s because of our sessions! I have had a few emotional wobbles where I need to remember the technique you taught me to help me relax my body so that I can process better and it’s helping, I think!

Thank you so so much! I hope I never have to be in the position where I need to come back, but I am happy to know that I can if I need to. Thank you! 

Sharon B. (Client)

Get in touch

Please feel free to call/WhatsApp, email me or use the form.

I will aim to respond within 24hrs Monday - Friday. For mental health emergencies please contact your local health centre.

In-person sessions are available by prior arrangement at:

Nearest Metro stations: Avenida and Marquês de Pombal.

Thank you. I will get in touch with you within 24 hrs Mon - Fri.
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