Bristena Mantu

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MA, BACP
Available for new clients
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London, SE15 3BS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you currently facing challenges in life that seem overwhelming? The demands of everyday life can be tough, and when combined with broken relationships, work issues, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, it can become too much to handle, leaving you feeling insecure and overwhelmed.

How you might be feeling

You may find yourself longing for deeper connections and struggling with self-criticism, mood swings, and a lack of self-care. You may struggle to voice your needs or assert your boundaries. You may be wrestling with questions about the meaning of life and purpose. 

When this happens, it's natural to seek a safe space for healing and recovery. If these descriptions resonate with you, I'm here to help.

How I can help

My goal is to help you safely explore and release your emotions, make sense of your suffering, and build inner security. Together, we can work on assertive communication, setting healthy boundaries, and regaining hope and empowerment.

I specialize in areas such as low self-worth, codependency, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, high sensitivity, and recovery from abuse.

I work in a non-directive way, empowering you to bring what's most important to you into our sessions. By fostering collaboration, open dialogue, and self-responsibility, we can find realistic solutions at your own pace.

Who I tend to work with

I enjoy working with individuals who identify as caring, sensitive and kind but struggle with overgiving, burnout and people-pleasing. I have experience supporting those in education, healthcare, social care, IT and management. I also enjoy working with psychology students, coaches, and spiritually or artistically inclined individuals who are highly sensitive and seek self-expression and inner peace.

If you're part of the LGBTQ+ or polyamory communities, I respect your right to be who you are and love who you want. I also understand the unique challenges faced by ex-pats and immigrants, as I am one myself.

Practical information

If you're interested in working with me, I offer both in-person and online sessions. My in-person location is in Nunhead, SE15 London. You can get started by booking a free 20-minute introductory call at https://www.bristenamantu.com/counsellingandtherapy

Together, we can work towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am qualified in the following energy healing modalities: Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting.
  • I am also a qualified counsellor with an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology.
  • I am in ongoing training and supervision to obtain a psychotherapy qualification at the Institute of Psychosynthesis London in partnership with Middlesex University.
  • I am the author of a bilingual book of therapeutic poetry, "Inner Callings - a pilgrim's diary", published in Romania in 2022.
  • As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), adhering to their ethical framework, I hold professional indemnity insurance with Balens.
  • Before studying therapy & counselling, I studied English & European law degree at King's College London for one year.

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Fees

£65.00 - £70.00

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Testimonials

"I feel very grateful to have received counselling, support and guidance from Bristena over the past few months. Her warm and nurturing approach made me feel incredibly seen, understood and safe. With her support, I've been able to connect the dots across my life bringing me a lot of clarity and awareness. I feel more grounded, safe in myself and aware of my energy - things I will always be thankful for."

"After working with Bristena, I felt a major improvement in my life. I decided to make my life about me and 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!"

"Got stress? Good. I had many sessions with therapists, but I was never this relaxed like I am right now, after a session with Bristena. I've never been this relaxed in my whole life. At first, I didn't expect much, but she blew my mind. She is very authentic and made me feel like it's okay to have all those feelings. We did some inner child work, which took everything to the next level. Anyone who is going through some emotional pain right now should immediately contact her and appoint a session. As a future psychiatrist, I have a lot to learn from her."

"I feel very grateful to have received counselling, support and guidance from Bristena over the past few months. Her warm and nurturing approach made me feel incredibly seen, understood and safe. With her support, I've been able to connect the dots across my life bringing me a lot of clarity and awareness. I feel more grounded, safe in myself and aware of my energy - things I will always be thankful for."

"Bristena's calm, gentle approach melted my fears away. Her patience and skill helped me 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. Throughout five sessions, a deep trust in Bristena developed and I was able to openly discuss intimate details. And now, I am so grateful to be able to view my life as an adventure, knowing I can trust my heart, body, mind, and soul. Thank you, Bristena!"

Benefits of my approach combining Emotional Freedom Technique & Psychosynthesis Counselling 

  • it helps you understand yourself on a deeper level so that you can make healthy and sustainable choices
  • it helps you work through difficult feelings safely so that you can feel free, happy and at peace
  • it helps you identify and take steps to shift self-sabotaging behaviours so that you can look after yourself & your life commitments lovingly and mindfully​
  • it helps you consolidate a sense of inner stability, resourcefulness and resilience in the face of life's adversities so you can feel empowered and capable of overcoming obstacles with ease and grace
  • it helps you make meaning of complex and confusing issues so that you can navigate through them with a sense of simplicity and mastery
  • it helps you find your YES and your NO so that you eliminate distractions and stay focused on the things that matter the most
  • it helps you make use of your imaginative and creative powers so that you can feel alive and spontaneous in your self-expression
  • it helps you reconnect to a sense of direction and purpose in your life so that you can feel energized and fulfilled​

About me

Born in Romania, I moved to London in 2013. In 2014 I experienced a major turning point. I lost all passion for the law degree I was studying at the time. I was desperate for more meaning in life, so I quit my studies at King's College London and embarked on a personal journey of self-inquiry and healing.

In my explorations, I came across various fields of personal development, healing, spirituality and therapy, as well as their interplay. When psychosynthesis came into my life, a light bulb went off, and I knew I had arrived "home". I have devoted my life to studying and applying its context and techniques for psychospiritual development and the evolution of human consciousness.

As a highly sensitive, empathic and caring person, I feel called to facilitate healing, growth and transformation in the lives of those ready and willing to change for the better. 

I have always sensed the innate evolutionary potential that longs to become fulfilled through human beings. We all seem to yearn to express our unique combination of strengths, interests and yearnings in service to the larger story of mankind. Our trials and obstacles are inevitable stepping stones for our growth and maturation.

"The wound is the place where the Light enters you", said 12th-century Sufi poet and mystic Rumi. My counselling and therapy practice is based on this philosophy - I am dedicated to helping people heal their traumas, shine their soul gifts and embrace authentic self-expression.

In my free time, I write poetry, dance, read, practise yoga & meditation, enjoy quality time with friends and walk in nature. I am currently based in South London with my beloved partner.

Bristena Mantu is also registered with Counselling Directory.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition, please consult your GP for advice before starting any new therapies.

96 Ivydale Road, London, SE15 3BS

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Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Additional languages

Romanian

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