Psychotherapy in English – it is a form of psychotherapy for foreigners living in Lublin, students and those working here, who need help in their psychological, emotional and personal problems such as: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, low self esteem, problems in relationships.
My name is Helena Kistelska-Sikora. I work as a psychologist and psychotherapist in Lublin, Poland in a private practice. I graduated in Psychology (MA) at the Catholic University of Lublin, as well as in English Philology (BA) and Philosophy (MA). In 2019 I defended my PhD degree.
To become a psychotherapist I finished a course of psychodynamic psychotherapy (Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow; 2014-2018) and a course of therapy of couples and marriages (Krakowska Fundacja Rozwoju Psychoterapii, Cracow; 2019-2020).
I work with adults, teenagers and couples, conducting individual, group and couples therapy. I work under the supervision of specialists of Polish Psychiatric Association (PTP). I work with number of issues such as: affective disorders (e.g. depression), personality disorders, crises, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders or problems with establishing and staying in satisfying relationships. Psychotherapy provides a safe space to allow client to talk one-to-one with a trained professional about his/her feelings and concerns. It is crucial to talk both about past events that have caused difficulty in your life and which still affect you today, as well as about your present relationships and emotions.
The role of psychotherapist is not to give advice or to solve your problems for you; it is to listen to your story, helping you to understand yourself better. Looking for a therapist is a difficult task, since you may feel nervous and uncertain about your choice. Making the first step is always the most challenging. The first diagnostic meeting is a great chance to check how you feel in the company of the psychotherapist. Safe therapeutic relationship is the key to effective psychotherapy.