Grigore Pitis Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor MBACP
I was born in Romania, and here I stand proudly today, as a British resident and a successful Psychotherapist. I never imagined the journey my life would take me on, or that I would be living away from my country of origin…
I was born in Romania into relative hardship under a dictatorship. In my young adult life, I worked as a builder. I moved on my own from Romania to Hungary to earn enough money to send home and support my family. At age 23, I was subscripted to the Romanian Armed Forces for National Service, after which I lived and worked in France, again to support my family.
Uprooting your life and starting from scratch, reinventing yourself again and again is not easy, but it also provides fantastic opportunities for growth. With a new self-awareness, I studied Psychology, eventually qualifying as a Psychotherapist in England, specialising in Transactional Analysis. I later qualified as a clinical supervisor.
From my humble beginnings, living in fear under a brutal regime, I now feel proud and privileged to work in the field of Psychotherapy.
Life has brought me many riches, but none as great as those which my clients and supervisees bring every day in my counselling room. Being in a position where I can empower others to challenge their own limiting beliefs, and witnessing their journeys of growth is the best reward I could envisage.
I specialise in working with felt sensations within the body. Traditional talking therapy still has its place in my counselling room, but what I also know is that the body keeps the score and if we ignore the felt sensations, we miss the opportunity to fully connect with our unconscious processes or to release trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in advanced Transactional Analysis from an Integrative Perspective (Post Graduate Diploma Level 7- Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
Certificate in Supervision Post Graduate Level 7- Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
BACP Individual Member 00930113
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Suicidal thoughts
Parking places are available to the rear of Stricklandgate House.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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9am - 7pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
My aim as a supervisor is to help you grow your professional confidence, broaden your skill set,and to equip you to help your clients.View supervision profile