Alina-Mihaela Croitoru

Alina-Mihaela Croitoru

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO1
Sessions from £40.00


  • Concessionary rates


No availability for October 2020.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor working in private practice with adults.

The psychodynamic approach to counselling derives from psychoanalysis, the original type of talking therapy. Understanding the role that unconscious processes and early life experiences can play in one’s current life represents the core of this approach. The aim of this type of counselling is not only to help manage symptoms, but also understand why you might experience such symptoms and what they mean to you. 

While in therapy with me, you are encouraged to tell your own story in your own way. We will reflect on it together, often making connections between past experiences and present ones in order to gain insight into your internal world and external presentation.

During the sessions, we will be looking at past and current experiences to understand more about your ways of feeling, thinking and relating. We will pay attention to everything you bring, from feelings and thoughts to dreams and fantasies, as well as to the way you relate to such psychological contents.

By understanding the root cause of your difficulties and by becoming more aware of the underlying psychological processes, you can start feeling more in charge of your own life.

Practice description

I run my face to face private practice from a welcoming and confidential space in Colchester town centre. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have some availability for phone/videocall sessions. 

My working style is non-directive and relationship-oriented, which means that the work we do is a collaborative effort, based on mutual trust. While I might occasionally ask questions and offer interpretations, my main role is to listen to you and support you in connecting the dots.

My first session

If you decide to try psychodynamic counselling with me, you will be offered an initial appointment to discuss what brings you to therapy and what your current therapeutic goals are. This first session lasts for 50 minutes and will give us a sense of what working together might be like for both of us. After this, you are invited to reflect on our meeting and then contact me to let me know if you want to proceed with weekly sessions. If you choose to continue, we will be working with an ending in mind, but you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you need, for as long as you want.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

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Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling