“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anaïs Nin
After the initial contact whether by phone or email we usually arrange an initial session. The initial appointment is about exploring what brings you to therapy, your concerns, what you would like to achieve in the sessions and sharing some of your personal history. There usually are more questions from me to you than would usually be. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions you may have about counselling process. By the end of the session you might have an idea whether you would like to commit to further sessions.
If you choose to continue working with me we discuss details of how we will proceed. We establish the working contract that outlines our mutual commitment to meet at regular times, confidentiality and cancelations policy. The length of therapy will depend on your situation and needs, thus we will decide whether a set of sessions or an open-ended therapy is most suitable. I find it most important to crystallize the intent of being in therapy and what is it that you want to get from it. We continue reaffirming this by reviewing our work together.
I offer counselling in English, Lithuanian and Russian.