Online psychotherapy or counseling
via Whereby, Zoom, or other applications.

My approach

The main characteristic of my approach is the focus on the spiritual aspect of our existence and the search for deeper meaning that is already present within us. However, this meaning is often overshadowed by our busyness and lack of awareness.

Initially, I discuss with the client about their issues, then I offer guidance on how to transcend limitations with mindfulness, including how to calm the mind through meditation and how to illuminate the spiritual aspect through the practice of mindfulness and contemplative thinking. Only in a state of inner peace can we begin to understand the workings of our minds. This allows us to gain better insight into our situation. Through intuitive exploration, we not only understand the structure of our existence but also find answers to our questions. Individuals thus learn to recognize and strengthen their ability to make free and responsible decisions. This leads to greater clarity and self-confidence, while gradually reducing the influence of external stimuli and easing feelings of anxiety and depression.

Therapies and Counseling

I continue my work as a pastoral counselor after 19 years of life as a Buddhist monk and a 6-year period as the head and teacher of one of the Buddhist monasteries. This valuable experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of spiritual paths and wisdom, and I now focus on helping others through counseling, psychotherapy, meditation, and mindfulness teaching.

I weave my knowledge gained during my monastic life with various philosophical currents, including Buddhism, existentialism, stoicism, psychotherapy-logotherapy, and others. This diverse range of knowledge enables me to delve into various aspects of human life and offer a holistic approach to counseling.

In conversations, I strive to create a safe environment where we can explore issues together. Each person is unique, so I dedicate myself to a deep understanding of the problem. With a logotherapeutic approach and the help of Buddhist wisdom, we not only solve problems but also seek new meanings and perspectives in life. We seek ways to alleviate suffering through a change in our way of living.

I am open to anyone who seeks conversation; I am here to help meet individual needs with the knowledge I have gained and continue to refine through the study of existential psychotherapy (logotherapy). Together, we can create meaning and harmony in your life.

I conduct my work under the professional supervision of mentor mag. Klemen Kobal, a psychotherapist, logotherapist, and supervisor, and in collaboration with his company KO-DAM d.o.o. and the Forest Buddhist Monastery Samanadipa. I adhere to the ethical standards of the Slovenian Society for Logotherapy – the Logos Society, which operates under the auspices of the Slovenian Umbrella Association for Psychotherapy. I dedicate my time to voluntary activities, including serving as legal representative of the Buddhist monastery Samanadipa, in animal protection associations, and as a meditation teacher.

I can help you with...

  • Anxiety and panic attacks,
  • Various fears and phobias,
  • Depression,
  • Grief,
  • Feelings of shame and guilt,
  • Despair, lack of motivation, inner emptiness,
  • Low self-esteem and feelings of inferiority,
  • Insomnia,
  • Anger and aggression issues,
  • Problems in relationships, whether they are romantic, familial, or others,
  • Psychosomatic illnesses,
  • Managing stress,
  • Deepening understanding of your relationship with yourself and with others,
  • Improving the quality of your life.

The fist meeting

At the beginning of our first session, I want to dedicate a significant portion of our time to discussing your decision to seek help and the reasons that brought you to me. We will also focus on the circumstances relevant to your issues. This will provide better insight into what you can expect from therapy, while also helping me determine if I have the necessary knowledge and skills to assist you in achieving your goals.

Together, we will determine how often you will attend therapy sessions. For maximum effectiveness, we typically meet once a week, with each session lasting 60 minutes. Some may opt for a single visit, while others aim to address specific symptoms and may have multiple sessions (usually between 10 and 20), and yet others may choose a more in-depth treatment, which may take longer, depending on their distress and goals.

It’s important to emphasize that one visit lasting one hour does not constitute comprehensive psychotherapy; it can be considered an advisory session. Before starting the therapeutic process, there is no need to commit to the entire duration upfront. Based on your issues, expectations, and goals, we will formulate an individual agreement on collaboration without committing to a specific period in advance.

Subsequent meetings

Punctuality is very important. You should arrive for therapy sessions promptly at the agreed-upon time, not much earlier or later. Your regular attendance indicates a positive attitude toward therapy and the therapist. The therapist will not extend the duration of the session due to your tardiness, as they have other clients scheduled. Between therapy sessions, the therapist typically has 15-30 minutes to prepare for the next session.

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time (for example, if you have an appointment on April 2nd, you can reschedule or cancel the appointment if you notify us by April 1st at 3:00 PM; Sundays and holidays are not counted). Otherwise, the appointment will be forfeited, regardless of the reasons. If you cancel the appointment later, you will still be charged for the session.

Speak openly about yourself, without reservation or hindrance – the therapist is there for you. Without openness, it’s difficult to identify and resolve issues.

When you sign up for psychotherapy, you can choose a nickname and an email that doesn’t reveal your identity. On the other hand, it’s important to know that trust and honesty towards the psychotherapist are key to effective therapy and its success.

about the psychotherapist

I was born in 1985 in Ljubljana but grew up in the Dolenjska region. Most of my life has been spent as a Buddhist monk abroad, specifically in Great Britain, New Zealand, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. During this time, I extensively studied Buddhist teachings and developed self-reflection, which allowed me a deeper insight into the mind and psyche. My expertise primarily focuses on phenomenological exploration of the mind’s structure. After ten years of training, I attained the title of teacher (acharya).

In 2016, I founded the first Slovenian Buddhist monastery, Samanadipa, in Goljek near Trebnje, where I served as the head and teacher until my disrobing in 2023. Since then, I have been acting as its legal representative.

Additionally, I am known for my contribution to Buddhist literature. As the chief editor of Path Press, I am the author of two biographical books, ‘The Hermit of Bundala’ and ‘The Island Within’, as well as a translator of ancient Buddhist texts. I continue to work actively as a pastoral counselor and have been specializing in logotherapeutic psychotherapy since last year. I regularly lead meditation retreats and give lectures on meditation in Maribor and Ljubljana.

Seek help

Schedule your first session.

Have you already scheduled an online meeting?
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