Works as Psychological Counsellor at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She works with a wide range of issues and problems including: depression / low mood; anxiety; body image issues and eating disorders; stress (including exam stress); obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); panic; loneliness; abuse in adulthood and childhood (physical, domestic, sexual, and emotional); assertiveness; trauma / PTSD; self-harm; borderline personality disorder; chronic illness; delusional disorders; low self-esteem; neglect; thought process issues (worry and rumination, perfectionism, need for control, and intrusive thoughts); and many other issues.
She has a particular interest in working with trauma survivors.
Zivile's way of workingZivile uses a number of approaches in her therapeutic work including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), counselling, person-centred therapy, and psychotherapy. She tailors her approach to meet the requirements and preferences of each individual and will work to build and maintain a trusting and genuine relationship with each client with the aim of providing a safe environment in which they can grow and develop their full potential.
Zivile is fluent in Lithuanian and is happy to work with people who would prefer to work in this language.
Zivile's background and trainingZivile has experience of working: with survivors of childhood sexual abuse; within a medical practice where she worked with clients referred by their GP; in a clinical role within a university setting; and with people who have experienced homelessness. She has also worked within the NHS as an Assistant Psychologist and an Occupational Therapy Assistant, as well as working as a support worker for mental health charities and as a Samaritan.
Zivile has an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen and she is currently a third year trainee working towards a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University.
She is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a graduate member and a Counselling Psychologist in Training.
Zivile charges £60 per session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.