I am a licensed Psychotherapist in both Experiential Unification Psychotherapy (the Romanian Society of Experiential Psychotherapy) and Family and Couples Systemic Psychotherapy, being affiliated to the Romanian Psychologists’ College and the Institute for Couple and Family (Iasi).
Through my professional experience, I developed competences in working with individuals who have experienced severe psychological trauma. Given the difficulty and challenges of the domain but also out of the desire to provide services in line with the needs of the clients, I participated in numerous seminars and short terms trainings both in Romania and abroad (the Institute for the Research and Treatment of Trauma conferences, seminars organized by Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, from Great Britain, and meetings held by international organizations).
I work for the people, with respect for the needs, rhytm and personal resources of each client. I have a great trust in our healing capacities and in the right of each individual to feel better with themselves, to maintain close relations with their family but live autonomously, in agreement with their own life principles and not in opposition or identification with other persons’ choices.
I do not engage in judgemental attitudes and nor do I give advice; I try to create a comfortable atmosphere, to better help you feel safe in sharing the reasons which brought you in therapy. I acknowledge that the values guiding your life may be similar or very different from mine and therefore, our work together will take into account your beliefs in order to create and implement a functional solution. I do not hold any “univeral cure” solutions but show availability to work together and discover the solution tailored for you.
It is a „one-to-one” process, in which the client and the therapist work together to establish a therapeutic alliance in a setting that is safe, containing, confidential, fosters hope and inner growth and which allows the client to explore significant life experiences and relations, feelings, beliefs, relational patterns, helps the client give alternative meanings to difficult or traumatic experiences and integrate them in their self, fosters curiosity and a better knowledge of oneself, allows the person to bring change to their lives.Details
Individuals may feel hurt that their emotional needs are not (fully) met by their partners, may feel or anticipate rejection, even abandonment and tend to blame each other, this leading to circles of negative interactions in the couple.Details
Family counselling approaches the systems of interactions (relations) established between members, the way family life is organized and carried out, all these processes having as result to maintain a balance (homeostasis), this meaning to protect the existence of the family. Family relations play a key role in the emotional health of each individual and influence the perpetuation of relational patterns between generations, also influencing the couple and family life of successors.Details
It implies a therapeutic process at individual or group level (support group, self-development group) focused on tackling a specific, concrete situation the individual or group are experiencing, without exploring more profoundly the personal or family themes.Details
The ability to give and receive love is as important to the soul as inhaling and exhaling air is to the body. In addition, a mentally healthy person strives for a balance between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development and has a positive self-image. Such a person is willing to take risks leading to new possibilities even if they are totally unfamiliar; does not seek to preserve the status quo; and is constantly engaged in a process of sorting out and letting go of what no longer fits, while adding new things that may fit. Such a person is willing to live with some ambiguity and tries to be nothing other than himself. Such a person is able to practice the 5 Freedoms:
To see and hear what is here instead of what should be, was or will be.
To say what one feels and thinks instead of what one should.
To feel what one feels instead of what one should feel.
To ask for what one wants, instead of always waiting for permission.
To take risks in one’s own behalf, instead of choosing to be ‘only’ secure and not rocking the boat