Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Ioana Cirstea and I am a registered psychologist & coach in Brussel (Schuman/ Ambiorix neighbourhoud) and Koekelberg.
My mission is to help individuals facing challenges, such as anxiety, depresssion, private or professional life transitions, cultural adaptation, relationship building, change, improved communication, among many more areas.
I can help you get in touch with your internal resources, obtain clarity by prioritizing your life goals, re-establish your well-being, reduce your emotional pain, overcome the transitions or changes in your professional or private life and live better overall by using Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) life & career coaching (Strategic Intervention: Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes).
More concretely, my interventions cover areas such as:
- Private life difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, out of control emotions, intrusive thoughts, difficult relationships, life transitions, procrastination, feeling unhappy or unsatisfied with your life and much more.
- Handling traumatic experiences, such as accidents or aggression (using EMDR).
- Work related difficulties: stress, burnout, harassment, difficulties to express yourself (in public or in relationship with your manager or colleagues), improve your social or communication skills, change of career path.
- Difficulties encountered by expats and their families, such as cultural adjustment.
We begin with your current concerns, defining the objectives and orienting towards the future. Even if sometimes it is useful to understand the origin of a problem, it does not mean that the problem will be automatically solved. Together we will be looking for ways of improving your current situation in the desired direction, according to your objectives. Step by step, you will be able to start exploring new ways of behaving, thinking and feeling more congruently with your profound values and live a more alligned life.
I work with adults. I offer my services in English, French and Romanian (while improving my Dutch language skills).
Sessions are organised face-to-face or via Skype. The frequency of the sessions is determined during the first session and it can be adjusted later in the process, usually being once a week or every other week. The duration of a session is 60 minutes and the price is 60 Euro.
A missed or cancelled session with less than 24 hours in advance will be charged.
I am registered with the Belgian Commission of Psychologists. Some insurance companies cover the costs partially. Check the conditions directly with your health insurance company.