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Alicja Therapy in Barcelona Collaborating Intern Therapist in her Own Words

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I aim to help you work through concerns that are holding you back from being happy.

To begin working with me, fill in the intake form.

Hello!

I’m Alicja, a Polish-Irish Intern therapist.

I moved to Barcelona because I had always wanted to live in Spain.

I’m originally from Poland but my family moved to Ireland when I was 13. These countries are culturally different and we speak completely different languages so the adjustment wasn’t easy. 

That’s why I am excited and equipped to accompany you in your journey in a foreign culture.

 

English and Polish

Adults

H. Dip in Psychology, MA Applied Psychology, MA Integrative Psychotherapy (currently completing)

Let me share a 'parts work' exercise from Internal Family Systems with you:

What does working with me feel like?

Kind. Your thoughts and emotions are validated and you will find me to be a compassionate listener.

I build an authentic connection with you. So we can explore together to help unpack and meet new parts of you.

I listen to you. To try and understand your perspective, how you see life through your lens.

I tailor therapy to suit you. I offer an integrative approach, combining tools from Person Centred, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Existential, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) frameworks.

I can help you with issues such as:

Stress management  |  Depression  |  Self-esteem  |  Decision making  |  Anxiety  |  Trauma | Grief and loss | Adaptation to new situations  |  Living abroad  |  Resolution of conflicts  |  Relationship issues  |  Existential crisis | Academic and work life challenges | Direction in life | Family issues | Mild anger management | Worry  Fears |  Imposter syndrome  | Attachment issues  Intimacy  | Social anxiety

Actually, my passion began with wanting to understand international politics – why do countries behave the way they do?

I thought psychology held the answer to the question of how the world works and I still believe it holds some of the key clues!

Ultimately, I would like to live in a world where people take more time to be mindful and tune into themselves.

Therapy helps to set us up to have healthier communication and fewer conflicts which may be the key to a better world. 

 

Is psychology my calling in life?

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details that have made me the therapist I am

I am multipassionate. I like yoga and meditate often but I also love martial arts! I am crazy about music and I play guitar and sing.

I overcame social anxiety.  These two truths worked very well for me: 1) what other people think of you is none of your business 2) you’re perfect as you are, all vulnerabilities included. 

My Polish and Irish bicultural identity. In place of a single geographical space for me to grow deep roots in, I’ve had to learn to form grounding connections with the people in my life instead.

 

 

Alicja's Fees

what clients
say about working with me

I really liked the first session because I felt comfortable in sharing the start of my story and I could see Alicja was paying attention to the details. I also liked the examples she provide when explaining certain patterns and why I feel certain emotions. I am pleased with the match and I look forward to my next session.

I felt comfortable talking and opening up to Alicja.

I really like the level of interaction I have with Alicja. I think it's a perfect balance of her letting me understand things by myself and her giving me insights and feedback.

It was a good first session, I felt very comfortable with Alicja and I look forward to continue to work with her.

I really like my sessions with Alicja. Sessions feel a little more personal and friendly than ones I've had with other therapists in the past, which works for me, and I'm never hesitant to open up and share. I like that in some sessions have begun to work with exercises and specific theories, and at other times it's more open talk.

Yes! I like how Alicja understood and heard me the first time she met me. I've said a lot in my introduction but she picked up all the points and I'm happy about that. I look forward to my sessions with her.

I'm quite sensitive and therefore it's trial and error in finding methods to help me cope. I find my therapist listens to what I have to say and is wiling to adjust based on my feedback. We have a very open feedback loop so I don't feel awkward sharing feedback with her directly.

Do you feel ready to be empowered?

Fill in the intake form and let’s begin.

The Intake Coordinator will contact you within 24-48 hours.

No matter what difficulty a client is struggling with, we seek a way we can work it out together so they can leave therapy feeling empowered.

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