I'm a registered adult clinical psycholologist, a member of the Lithuanian Psychological Association. I have aquired my Bachelor's degree in Lithuania, Kaunas at Vytautas Magnus University. After graduating I have left my country and moved to Italy where after few years of work and travel I have learned italian and entered Sigmund Freud Privat University to study Master's degree studies in adult clinical psychology.
After my degree I have started research internship at University of Milano-Bicocca where I worked on topic of Online therapy and Use of Virtual reality in psychotherapy. This experience encouraged me to start providing my services online to support people all over the World.
Embracing new technology enables me to reach more people and I find it incredibly rewarding to be able to help people overseas who are struggling to find mental health services locally. As long as your internet connection is stable we can connect with each other and you can get the support you need.
Psychological counselling is often mistaken with advice-giving. In later a problem is ‘fixed’ or ‘sorted’ – a solution is found and that is the end of the matter. Counselling, by contrast, is always person-centred as well as problem-centred. In counselling, the aim is not merely to resolve a specific issue now, but to enable the person to learn enough to be able to cope with similar problems in future. Effective counselling therefore involves paying attention to the person’s repertoire of self-care strategies, and finding ways to support and extend them.
The person seeking counselling is regarded as actively engaged in finding ways of overcoming his or her problems, and as a co- participant in the counselling process, rather than as a passive recipient of interventions.
Counselling is not focused on symptom reduction, but on enabling the person to live their life in a way that is most meaningful and satisfying to him or her.
Mainstream counselling theory and practice is based on psychological theory and research.
As it is essential for each counsellor to develop his or her own personal approach, consistent with his or her own life experience, cultural values and work setting.
In my work I use integrated approach consisting of psychodinamic, cognitive -behavioural approaches' combination with particular attention on latest research.
Psychodynamic counselling involves a form of therapeutic helping that draws on the theories of psychoanalysis, as a means of deepening and enriching the relationship between counsellor and client, rather than being dominated by these theories.
Cognitive–behavioural approache principals, instead, are straightforward and practical, and emphasize action.
Counselling episodes are triggered when a person experiences a problem in living – a blockage, confl ict or absence within their life – that they cannot resolve by using resources that are immediately available to them. One of the main aims of counselling is to help the person to activate the personal, social and cultural resources that they require in order to resolve their current problem in living – effective counselling helps people to become more resourceful .Resolving difficult feelings and emotions
Undoing self-criticism and enhancing self-care
Negotiating life transitions
Dealing with difficult relationships
Coming to terms with bereavement and loss