The purpose of counselling is to get a better understanding about your difficulties and find ways to ease them. You might have various reasons to make an appointment with a psychologist: from
mental disorders or adaptation problems to temporary crises or feelings of loneliness or emptiness, wanting to understand yourself better or to be able to connect with others in deeper, more
Firstly, we will work to form our goals, which generally takes 1 to 4 sessions. We will then talk about what is important to you. You might come to a session already knowing what topics you want to cover or you might participate spontaneously, bringing in whatever comes to your mind – both ways will sooner or later bring us to an important place. You will probably experience me listening more than talking as I will try to understand you, asking questions and sharing my observations from time to time. I might sometimes recommend you a specific method, a book or any other additional help that could potentially help in advancing you closer to your goal. Once the goals are reached, I normally reccommend 2 to 4 sessions to summarise our work and crystalise the results.
The number of sessions required to achieve desired outcomes depend on a person, a type of problem and intended goals. Councelling length may vary from just a couple of sessions to several months or years if the circumstances are difficult. It takes less time to address a temporary crisis, but it might take long therapeutic work to discover and manage major underlying difficulties, affecting your life.
My professional practise started with volunteering in Vilnius mental health center and Crisis intervention center. Later I expanded my experience working in palliative care hospital and in Mental health Clinic in Vilnius. In 2016 I started my private practise. I also keep my knowledge and skills fresh -I regularly supervise my practise and participate in trainings, conferences. At the time I am studying psychodynamic group therapy at Vilnius university.
All these experiences helped me to meet people with various difficulties and strenghts. In my practise I pay close attention to both of these sides – it’s important to understand your own difficulties without neglecting or denying them to be able to do something with them, but it is also important to be able to see, take care of and grow your strenghts and resources to strengthen your resilience for later crises.