Bristena's Story & Philosophy

Hi, I am a counsellor & psychotherapist in training at the Institute of Psychosynthesis London, aiming to finish my UKCP accreditation by 2022. I was born in Romania and moved to London at 19, where I have been studying and working ever since. As a holistic massage therapist, I have delivered over 2,500 sessions since 2015. I am also a qualified Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting practitioner.

In 2014 I experienced a major inner crisis, a complete psychological and spiritual upheaval. Leaving all sense of familiarity and security behind, I discontinued my law studies at King's College London and embarked in deep and tumultuous pursuit of self-inquiry. I have explored a variety of fields of personal development, healing, spirituality and therapy. As a highly sensitive, empathic and caring person, I realised that my calling in life is to facilitate healing, growth and transformation in the lives of those who are ready and willing to make a change for the better. 

I believe that we all have an innate evolutionary potential that longs to become fulfilled in our lives, and that it is our sacred duty to allow it to manifest. Each of us is the hero of our own story, which consists of trials and obstacles as stepping stones for growth and maturation. I also think that life’s search for meaning is, in fact, a search for becoming the best version of ourselves, with our own unique combination of gifts, talents and purpose.

My personal practice is an on-going mix of reflective writing, meditation, yoga, authentic relating, group training, personal therapy, poetry and dancing. Weaving these strands together, I like to experiment with consciousness, following my inner guidance as I face the joys and struggles of life. 

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"Bristena's capacity to be herself always and show up completely is inspiring and encourages me every time I see her. In a way, she's given me strength as I witnessed her. I think Bristena has a special mind and she is using it for the benefit of all. She helps me see clearly what I may not have before."  (Billy)

"Upon meeting Bristena, I knew I was in the presence of someone who knew herself on a deep and heartfelt level. I could feel myself becoming more aware of parts of me which I never understood before. Being around someone who was so sure of their own path, made me go deep inside my own heart, and become sure of mine." (Omar)

"I love how eloquently Bristena expresses herself and at the same time brings something really eclectic. I also appreciate her inquisitive nature, I see the deep inquiry in her eyes. I feel this reflects Bristena's wish to really understand and understanding is where healing begins." (Karen)