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Poetry performance & Book Launch
by Bristena G. Mantu

20th August 6.15-8.30pm - Jackson's Lane Arts Centre
Tickets & Info here

Bristena Mantu
Psychosynthesis Counselling & Psychotherapy

A safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can be seen and understood, held and supported, where you can reconnect to what really matters to you. 

As a counsellor & psychotherapist in training at the Institute of Psychosynthesis London & UKCP student member , I am available now for low-cost weekly online slots. Please get in touch via email at and arrange
your first free 20-minute telephone consultation.

Some of the issues I

can help you with:

stress / anxiety



guilt and shame

low self-esteem


communication issues

trust issues

poor boundaries

attachment issues

identity crisis

confusion / frustration

lack of direction

life purpose / meaning

healing trauma

awakening spirituality


My aim is to welcome all of you, all parts of you, in all your condition. I believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your issues are, your potential for positive change is limitless when rightly acknowledged and facilitated.

Together we can create a safe and confidential container to explore your needs, issues, struggles, longings and aspirations. We will identify your blocks and take steps to address them in a way that's most appropriate to your unique experience. 

My offering to you consists of a keen listening ear, an open mind, a compassionate heart, a staunch belief in your ability to transition from where you are to where you wish to be, as well as an effective framework to help work your issues through. It is my quest to help you transform your suffering into nutrients for the new seeds of life that may be ready to sprout from within you.


Read about psychosynthesis counselling & psychotherapy.



After working with Bristena, I felt a major improvement in my life. I decided to make MY life about MY well-being first and not let other people get me down. Adopting and implementing this attitude in my daily life made me feel empowered, liberated and more self-caring than I have ever been. Thank you, Bristena!  
(Gustavo, Portugal)

Bristena's calm, gentle approach melted my fears away. Her patience and skill helped me to not only identify the deep-seated trauma that's affected every aspect of my life but also accept and work with the emotions connected to key incidents. Now I view life as an adventure, knowing I can trust my heart, body, mind and soul. Thank you Bristena!


(Georgiana, U.K.)

Got stress? Good. I had many sessions with therapists, but I was never this relaxed like I am now, after a session with Bristena. In fact, I've never been this relaxed in my whole life. Anyone who is going through some emotional pain right now should immediately contact her. As a future psychiatrist, I have a lot to learn from her... the mother of relaxation! 


(Ermal, Kosovo)

Limited offer available 

As a counsellor & psychotherapist in training and under supervision,

I am currently offering low-cost sessions at £45 ph.

To make an inquiry or book your initial 20 min free consultation,

please send an email to,

call the U.K. number +44(0)7463428999 or fill in this contact form.

 Psychosynthesis is talk therapy. Read the FAQs  for more information.

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I am here to assist you with some of these symptoms/scenarios: 

you're at a crossroads in life, needing clarity and guidance in moving forward


you feel overwhelmed by life, can't stay "on top of things" and just need to let it all out 


you feel exhausted, all your efforts are going down the drain and things are only getting worse


your emotional and mental instability is having a negative impact on those around you, yet you have little to no control over it

you experience a sense of pointlessness, unreality or emptiness of ordinary life, as if nothing you do fulfils you any longer in the way you were hoping for

you feel restless and disoriented at times, as if catching glimpses of a better life, only to find yourself back in the same rut every day 

you ache with a sense of dissatisfaction, of lack, but not of something material or definite; rather, of something quite vague and elusive, difficult to describe 

you feel disappointed by people and life, wishing for things to be different but not sure if you can still believe that to be possible 

you feel a yearning and a desire for something more meaningful, yet are unsure how to go about making that happen


you hope there is a way out of a kind of suffering that feels almost unbearable, and are willing to try anything to get to the other side


you are in a moral crisis or metaphysical search for deeper truths, as if the intellect has failed to provide you with the answers you were looking for

the list can go on...

If these symptoms resonate, take a deep breath... They are increasingly common.

If you feel a stirring in the pit of your stomach or a sense of panic rising up in your system, take a deep breath and feel your feet on the floor. These are heavy thoughts and feelings not often shared publicly. Yet more and more people experience them nowadays, which is why this phenomenon has been studied in depth by thought-leaders in psycho-spiritual and transpersonal psychologies. 

‘The incidence of [psychological] disturbances having a spiritual origin is rapidly increasing nowadays, in step with the growing number of people who, consciously or unconsciously, are groping their way towards a fuller life.’  ( Roberto Assagioli, founder of Psychosynthesis)


Don't worry, you've come to the right place. The very fact that you're searching for help means you're ready to work through these issues and take steps to recreate your reality in a way that feels more meaningful. 

My story in brief

In 2014 I had a major psychological breakdown. I suddenly felt catapulted into this vortex where nothing I knew made sense anymore, inside which I had to surrender my tightly held beliefs and notions about who I was, what I was doing and where I was heading. 

Ever since I've been rebuilding and recalibrating myself and my life in a way that feels completely authentic to the person I know myself, deep down, to be - as well as to my true values and purpose. 


I had to sift through layers of conditioning, illusions and dysfunctional patterns in order to arrive at a more peaceful place inside myself. It hasn't been easy, but it's certainly been the best journey I ever decided to embark upon. I would never go back to how things were before. 

To read more about my story and philosophy, visit this page

We're in this together

I wish I had more guidance at the beginning of this process, as it felt terrifying and lonely at times. It is my wish to assist you in this process of self-discovery and self-regeneration, in the same way that I hope you will be able to pass this on when your time will come.

The whole planet is surfing a monumetal wave of collective transformation. So much is coming up to be revealed and, hopefully, overcome. Only through actively and consciously engaging with this process of transformation does humanity truly stand a chance of making it through.


Can you feel this too? If yes, I invite you to join me on a life-changing and one-of-a-kind journey. 


The only way out is through.

I am here for you.


To make an inquiry or book your initial consultation, please send an email to, call the U.K. number +44(0)7463428999 or fill in this contact form

With care,

Bristena Mantu, Psychosynthesis Counsellor & Psychotherapist

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?