Giancarlo Cristea provides a warm, supportive and non-judgemental space where difficult issues and challenges can be safely explored together. He will walk with you on your journey using an integrative approach, drawing on various therapeutic modalities such as Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Transpersonal therapy. He will support you in seeing new perspectives, raising your self-awareness, discovering your strengths to facilitate positive changes, and making sense of your unique life experiences.He believes that everyone is able to overcome their issues and challenges through willingness for change and readiness to take responsibility for their own life. Giancarlo considers the client as the expert in their own lives and that therapy can support clients in developing their self-awareness.
Giancarlo has a background in the hospitality sector and in volunteering for various organisations, focusing on drugs harm reduction, social inclusion for marginalised groups, and human rights. He is currently volunteering for an organisation that works to engage patients, doctors and researchers to remove the stigma and barriers to access cannabis medicines within mainstream healthcare for chronically ill patients.
He has a particular interest in stress & stress-related disorders, anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome, life transitions and in near death experiences. Giancarlo is passionate about working holistically, connecting with both the mind and body, which he sees as strongly interconnected. His empathetic counselling method ensures that clients develop their sense of self-worth and feel comfortable discussing difficult and painful issues. Therefore, he supports his clients in resolving a wide range of issues arising from the past or present, from childhood or more recent trauma, physical illness, or even spiritual crises.
Giancarlo is an integrative counsellor and is a member of the British Association of Counsellors andPsychotherapists (BACP). He works within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Tooting and is currently working towards a BSc in Counselling and Coaching at London Metropolitan University.