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About me

Education

In 2008, I graduated in psychology at the University of Gdańsk. I have completed one-year post-graduate studies in clinical psychology at the Medical University of Gdańsk.

In the years 2006-2008 I participated in the Study of Sociotherapy and Interpersonal Training at the Gdansk Center for Psychotherapy.

I have completed a 4-year training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy School “Trójmiasto”, accredited by the Polish Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I also completed a 2.5-year training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy of children and youth organized by the above-mentioned association.

I am an extraordinary member of PTPP.

I am currently in the process of certification.

Professional Experience

I have been working as a psychologist and psychotherapist since 2008.

In the years 2008-2014 I worked in the Mental Health Center for Children and Youth and on the Daytime Psychiatric Ward for Children and Youth in the Gdańsk Health Center, where I consulted children, young people and their parents and provided individual and group therapy and family consultations.

Since 2014 I have been professionally connected with the Gdańsk Psychological Aid Center for Children and Youth. I provide psychological consultations there, individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults as well as consultations for couples. I am currently on parental leave.

In 2013-2016 I was associated with Kolektyw Teraeutyczny, a private office in Gdynia. I provided, among others, psychotherapy of children from care institutions.

I worked with the Sopocki Dom Association, where I ran a support group for the parents.

I also provide psychotherapy in English. I have experience in working with foreigners, both with children and with adults. I also deal with translating scientific texts in the field of psychoanalysis. My English knowledge is confirmed by the Certificate of Proficiency in English issued by Cambridge University.

I work with the magazine “W stronę dziecka“.

I am professionally interested in perinatal support and development of small children as well as adolescence disorders.

In my work I care about the ethical standards of the Polish Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, which oblige the therapist, among others, to maintain confidentiality, constant supervision of their work and also to go through their own training therapy.

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About psychotherapy

Psychoanalysis is a treatment method created by Sigmunt Freud about 150 years ago. Freud’s findings on the functioning of the human psyche are nowadays confirmed in research on the human brain, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a recognized and effective method of treating mental disorders and emotional problems.

During psychotherapy, the patient has the opportunity to share all the thoughts that are important to them. They talk about current events, emotions, dreams and associations as well as their life history. The subject of the study is also the patient’s relationship with the therapist which can provide valuable information about how they function in close relationships.

Meetings are frequent (1-3 sessions a week), are held at a fixed time, and therapy is usually a long-term process. Thanks to this, a close relationship is established between the therapist and the patient, which gives the opportunity for a safe and trust-based study of the psyche. Getting to know oneself and the opportunity to work through difficult experiences with a trusted person leads to improvement of the quality of life, resolution of symptoms and change for the better in close relationships.

Psychotherapy of children

Psychotherapy of children assumes similar goals as adult therapy. However, it is based mostly on play. During spontaneous play, the children express their emotions, desires and fears. The therapist creates a close relationship with the child and provides them with a sense of security, talks with them about what is happening in the office and about important matters in the child’s life. Naming the child’s difficult emotions and their fears contributes to the improvement of functioning in the family, school and peer areas as well as to the reduction of symptoms.

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For whom?

I provide help in the following areas:

Children / Youth

  • upbringing problems
  • family problems (divorce, conflicts, patchwork family, single parenting)
  • the effects of traumatic events
  • developmental problems
  • school problems
  • troubles in dealing with peers
  • separation anxiety
  • problems with sleeping and eating
  • risky use of psychoactive substances
  • abuse of electronic devices
  • fears, depression, behavioral disorders
  • other mental and emotional disorders

Adults

  • anxiety, depression
  • personality disorder
  • other mental problems
  • problems in intimate relationships and in social contacts
  • parenting problems
  • excessive stress
  • psychosomatic disorders
  • other difficult life events

My practice is LGBT friendly.

I start every contact starts with consultations (usually 3-5). The consultation is aimed at defining the problem with which the patient has come and discussing the most suitable forms of help.

For children and adolescents under the age of 18, both parents / legal guardians are invited to the first meeting without a child (or, if necessary, with a child).

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Perinatal help

This is a special form of help intended for pregnant women or within one year after delivery.

In an exceptional but very difficult period, which is the first stage of motherhood, young mothers are particularly vulnerable to fatigue, stress, feelings of alienation and other emotional problems such as anxiety or mood swings. About 10-20 percent of women experience postnatal depression. Mother’s emotional states affect her newborn child and may contribute to the difficulties of daily care over the baby. Activities such as feeding or putting to sleep may lead to stress and sense of failure. This, in turn, adds to the mother’s sadness and guilt.

It has been proven that even short-term psychological help for mothers with children during this period contributes to the improvement of the mental state of mother and child, and can also reduce difficulties in breastfeeding, sleeping and excessive crying in an infant.

Perinatal assistance includes:

  • consultations for pregnant women
  • consultations during one year after delivery
  • individual short-term or long-term psychotherapy

If necessary, an infant and / or partner can participate in the meetings.

 I provide help in the area of:

  • excessive anxiety related to pregnancy / childbirth
  • postpartum depression
  • difficulties in caring for a child
  • other emotional and mental problems related to pregnancy and motherhood.
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Fees

Consultations/ Psychotherapy in Polish

50 min – 110 PLN

Consultations/ Psychotherapy in English

50 min – 140 PLN

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Agnieszka Ślebioda
Ul. Kochanowskiego 21/3
81-850 Sopot

Email: kontakt@psychoterapiawsopocie.pl
Phone: +48 508044482

There are free parking spaces near the office.

The office is located about 15 minutes away from the SKM station Sopot Wyścig/Sopot Główny and about 5 minutes from the bus / trolleybus stop line 181, 31, S, 21, 122 and 144.

Registration takes place only by phone.

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