Hello, I'm Alicja.
I am an integrative therapist with a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a MSc in Clinical Psychology and a Brainspotting Practitioner. In my clinical work I use a unique blend of person centred talk and creative therapy 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.
Click below to see how I use my experience in the National Health Service in England and in private practice to work with those issues:
Hello, I'm Alicja.
Welcome to Lisbon Counselling! Let me tell you a bit about counselling and what I can offer to you, in online therapy or face to face sessions in Lisbon.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a MSc in Clinical Psychology and a certified Brainspotting Practitioner. In my therapeutic work I use a unique blend of person centred talk and creative therapy 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:
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 and creative therapy work 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. Use the form to let me know when you're available and I'll get back to you with some options.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I conduct a safe and professional private practice. I am also a member of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA) 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.
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:
Rua Rodrigues Sampaio N 76 1º Andar, 1150-281 Lisboa.
Nearest Metro stations: Avenida and Marquês de Pombal.