My name is Mioara Crenganis, I am a private practice counsellor/clinical hypnotherapist serving clients in and around London, England, as well as online as needed. I graduated with BA Counselling from Glasgow Caledonian University, and Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychology (ACCPH Qualification) with International Career Institute and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma with Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy&Psychotherapy..
In addition, I have completed Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy, Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring with London Institute of Business and Management, Diploma in Psychotherapy, NLP Practitioners Certificate (NLP Cert),
EMDR Plus Practitioners Certificate (EMDR Plus Cert),
EFT Level 1 & EFT Level 2 Practitioner Certificate (EFT Practitioner),
Solution Focused Certificate Therapist (SFT Cert) and
Positive Psychology Certificate
As an experienced counsellor/clinical hypnotherapist, it is my honour to assist you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. Utilizing a variety of approaches including Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioural and Person-Centred, I will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances.
The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as well as become a more productive and happier person.
I use a variety of approaches to address my client’s unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of cognitive/cognitive-behavioural, eclectic, person-centred therapy then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.
A Few More Words About Me
My curiosity and the need to understand myself guided me to the psychology faculty. Over time, this interest has transformed into the profession that I practice today. I always try to understand the suffering of my clients and seek, together with them, ways to overcome it. I am there with them in this delicate endeavour. For me it is a privilege to get so close to people's souls, to be with them and to guide them on this fascinating path of self-discovery. I am grateful to them for their trust.
I started my career practicing cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, with which I learned how we can easily become prisoners of thoughts that we are not even aware of, but especially how much we can suffer because of them. I have also learned that thoughts can be made aware, critically examined and in this way our experiences can change. Over time, however, I noticed that this is not enough, that certain patterns are too strong, their effect on us sometimes devastating or that it is too difficult to get out from under their stigma. This has made me look for other approaches, other ways in which to change these beliefs that I have encountered with myself and my clients, and which make us so bad because they always demand generous slices of our existence. This is how I came to schema therapy, namely acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). If ACT has a fascinating way of transporting us now and reminding us of what really matters to us, schema therapy clarifies how patterns acquired throughout our lives sabotage our basic emotional needs. These two therapeutic schools have increased my desire to deepen my field, fortunately a complex one, a fruit of the contribution of many talented specialists, my mentors.
How did I get here and why do I do this?
I studied psychology and counselling out of curiosity, but especially from thirst for self-knowledge. An episode of adolescent depression, accompanied by emotional experiences foreign to me, led me to a very skilled therapist who aroused my admiration by showing me how someone from outside can get very close to your soul but also that the pain is not without the end. This was the beginning, after which I realized that I can and want to do more, that I see my existence helping people like me to accept themselves, to consume their pain without being overwhelmed by it, to help them to taste more of everything that has a beautiful life besides all its whims and limitations.
Bachelor of Art in Counselling
Glasgow Caledonian University