THERE COMES A TIME…
When the truths you’ve been holding onto are harshly shaken.
When following your idols makes you forget your own story.
When you hit massive setbacks despite your hard work and dedication.
When you lack inspiration and you struggle to break through.
When you are confused about your direction in life.
When you loose sense of who you really are.
When you care way too much of what others think of you.
When you struggle to understand the others and the world around you.
When you feel tired of moving through pressure and conflicts.
When you wish to nurture positive and satisfying relationships.
When you dream about healing your inner wounds.
When life becomes so much more than just being positive.
When you can’ tolerate the self-deceit anymore.
When change is deeply wanted, but feels so difficult.
When you are questioning what brings meaning and purpose to your life.
When you feel deep inside you that life could be much more than this.
THAT IS THE TIME FOR THE NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. IT IS THE TIME FOR A REAL JOURNEY WITHIN.
I AM OFFERING YOU 6 TALKING THERAPIES IN 1 POWERFUL & TRANSFORMATIONAL WELLBEING PROGRAMME
BASED ON MY ORIGINAL “PERSONAL EXPLORATION MODEL”, A VERY MODERN APPROACH TO TALKING-THERAPIES.
From my consulting room ⇨ to your place of choice
From 50 min weekly sessions ⇨ to packages tailored to your needs
From the “expert” led work ⇨ to your intuition & wisdom
From labels & evaluations ⇨ to natural human manifestations
Slow-paced programmes tailored to your unique being.
100% original, powerful and transformational.
A modern approach to talking-therapies.
For anyone 16+.
The next level in personal growth & development.
In your place, in the nature, in my 3 practices.
Flexible sessions. You control the speed.
Go as deep as you wish. You control the intensity.
Face to face | Online.
EXCLUSIVE wellbeing packages
4 intensive programmes designed especially for you.
100% original, powerful and transformational.
⇨One Off focused Session
⇨One Day Mindfulness Retreat
⇨3 Days Intensive Self-Discovery
⇨1 Week Deep Inner Search Holiday
For busy and demanding lives.
Quick and life changing results.
Face to face only | Worldwide.
WHO AM I AND HOW I GOT TO THIS POINT
I’m Nicoleta, a wellbeing advocate with extensive training and work experience in psychology and associated disciplines.
I spent 15 years in universities learning about the human mind and I dedicated close to 2 decades working across cultures with people from all walks of life, looking to gain insight into our human nature and understand the impact of the social world on our wellbeing.
Inspired by my learnings, in time I created a powerful and original wellbeing programme called the “Personal Exploration Model”, I authored 4 transformational Exclusive Wellbeing Packages and I founded The Significant You platform.
Nowadays, I run an international therapy & coaching practice and I guide busy creatives & entrepreneurs overcome their biggest life challenges, achieve their goals and fulfill their life dreams.
I guide them search within to find out who they really are, learn about others and the world around them, find clarity and direction in life, move through conflicts, nurture positive and satisfying relationships, heal inner wounds and create lives they love living.
THE SIGNIFICANT YOU STORY
I founded The Significant You platform to spread goodness and wellbeing in the world.
Many years back I worked as a clinical psychologist in a palliative care clinic. Most of my dying patients were voicing out their upsets and regrets for the first time in their lives.
I was deeply moved by those experiences and I searched to find out what makes us humans move through life with the flow, disconnected from who we really are inside. Over the years, I learned that most of our struggles are rooted in our programming.
We learn to “be” and “become” observing and imitating the world around us which naturally becomes our “default” functioning.
Family is protecting us from seeing the reality of our world and the school is teaching us many sciences, yet none will introduce us to wellbeing, self-care and self-compassion.
Shaped by our modern society, we live under the pressure to perform and achieve and we are defined by “having” and “doing”, finding very little time for “being”.
We are taught to master our emotions, to restrain, to follow more rules and to work harder. Our fast, artificial and challenging world does not encourage self-awareness and sometimes we struggle to find genuine purpose and meaning in life and to appreciate what we have.
This is why I created this practice-informed platform for personal exploration & development: TO BRING THE FOCUS BACK TO THE SIGNIFICANT YOU.
⇨ To inspire you create time and space in your life to find out who you really are, who you want to become and how you want to live your life.
⇨ To encourage you shift your understanding of human life from the theories from books to your living experience, intuition, wisdom & infinite resources to grow.
⇨ To empower you step out your default functioning and edit your being to create that life you love living.
HOW I WORK
I’m a strong believer in freedom & authenticity and I embrace a holistic approach to wellbeing, considering physical fitness, spiritual harmony and psychological comfort.
My movement from clinical psychology to psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy, mindfulness and coaching has been a journey of awakening and enlightment.
Somewhere on the way, I removed myself from the polarized view mental health vs mental illness and I started to look at our mental wellbeing as a natural human manifestation that oscillates on a continuum of experience back and forth between well and unwell.
Inspired by the fantastic results in my work, I gradually integrated what is best in the practice of psychology, transpersonal psychology, coaching, mentoring, mindfulness, counselling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy into an original wellbeing programme, which is a fresh, modern and creative approach to talking-therapies.
I call my wellbeing programme The Personal Exploration Model, and I developed it as a natural professional progression, informed by my work with clients and the feedback I received from them.
The Personal Exploration Model is a very powerful tool that works with your wholeness & depth, beyond the medical model and away from labels, diagnosis and evaluations.
It creates space to connect with your real self, discover the inner peace you are longing for, achieve your goals and fulfill your life dreams.
It is the next level in personal growth & development and can be followed either as a slow-paced or intensive self-discovery journey.
HOW IT HELPS
WHO IS IT FOR?
- The Personal Exploration Model is suitable to everyone 16+.
- Perfect for deep thinkers & deep feelers.
- For those looking for real life-long change.
- For people who want to design their own life.
- For those that want to live in their own terms.
- For people discovering self-care & self-compassion.
- For those ready to create space for a renewed sense of self.
- For people fed up following the crowds.
- For the next level of growth & personal development.
Not that easy to choose your path in life
Very often in life we get trapped in beliefs and behaviours that do not align with who we really are within and we struggle to find a way out.
There are many avenues to search for solutions to our struggles in life. Maybe too many.
It can be confusing to choose between the big promises created by our modern world.
Too many self-help books, motivational speakers, coaches, therapists, personal development courses, astrologists, palm readers, spiritual healers and so on.
In our search for direction and healing we try them all, but sooner or later we learn that they only touch the surface of our being. They keep us distracted, they prolong our delusion, but they do not transform us.
To achieve real life-long change we need to go deeper. We need to go to the next level. We need to take the journey within.
No one has the answers for you. Following idols and charismatic voices moves you even further from who you really are inside.
Everything you are searching for is already within you.
All you need is someone to guide you access those amazing resources. Someone that knows how human mind works, understands our human nature and can guide you make sense of how you’ve been shaped by the world around you.
Start your journey of personal exploration now.
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Client Success Stories
Male, 64, CEO
“I’ve always been a leader and my passion in life has been to create change. Always driven by high-impact success outcomes and achievements, my life has been very busy, to say the least, and without knowing I found myself approaching the retirement age.
Coming out of nowhere, on my way to the office one morning I had this realization that I am coming close to the end of my career which was not pleasant at all. Within the space of days my entire focus moved from the important items on my agenda to retirement and it made me so depressed that I decided to do something about it.
I found Nicoleta through recommendations and I am glad I did. I was stunned by her ability to discern between personal and professional problems, and to extract the subliminal message from my narrative.
A few meetings I kept talking about the loss of my creativity, the lack of vision for my next project and goals in life and how I find myself accountable for this impasse in work. Nicoleta listened to me patiently and communicated understanding to my circumstances stating that for my entire life I kept raising the bar and now I must feel like there was nowhere else to go. That was exactly how I felt.
Nicoleta helped me identify and overcome my blocks, explore how my skills set could be used from a consultancy perspective and reminded me of my capabilities and my worth outside of my professional role.
We explored the loss of status anxiety underlying my retirement and I learned to re-center my life on the present, celebrating my accomplishments and planning a gradual retirement process to avoid further distress and disruptions.
The conversation was fluid and one topic led to another in an organic way. I’ll find it difficult to explain if that was coaching or therapy, maybe a mixture of both, but I certainly enjoyed that approach and I feel there is value in that style of work.
Nicoleta made me feel a partner in the conversation and not a client and she behaved like we were heading towards a mutually satisfying outcome which was extremely helpful. I am confidently recommending Nicoleta for any life inquiry. She is very skillful, resourceful and insightful and she will make it easy for you to find clear direction in life”.
Female, 27, Singer-Songwriter
“I’ve had a stupendous life. Successful, thrilling, in the spotlight. But there was a part of my life where I always struggled: love.
My love life has been full of losses and breakups, followed by long periods of singlehood. Work and travelling filled my life for years, but after the shows I always felt lonely and sad. When I met Nicoleta I was a powerful singer on stage, but had no voice to talk about my private life.
We worked extensively on how my career kicked off and how much I wanted to make it in that glamorous world and it took me a few intensive sessions to realize that Nicoleta was looking to help me reach that essential part of me that I never connected with. I entered the entertainment industry very young and I was transformed by it so radically that the real me stood no chance to develop.
Nicoleta managed to guide me through that journey and although it was not easy, we found a way to break through the confusion and get to the bottom of me. I felt so emotional when I got closer to that vulnerable side of me.
That process was fantastic and I cannot thank Nicoleta enough for her patience and encouraging support. Knowing myself helped me figure out the impact of my work on my private life and clarified what I wanted from a partner and what went wrong in my past relationships. I did not longer look in the wrong direction and very shortly after I started dating a childhood friend who is now my fiancée and soon husband to be.
Today, I am learning to be myself in my real life and switch to the singer role when I go on stage. Wish I met Nicoleta a few years back”.
Male, 33, Regional Sales Manager
“When I contacted Nicoleta I was dealing with a very stressful work environment. I found myself hating not only going to work, but even waking up in the morning.
It took me long time to seek help as I did not like the idea of talking to others about my problems. In fact, I never had any therapy in my whole life and, somehow, although I never said it out loud, deep inside my heart I did not trust it. However, I got to a point where I could not handle it anymore. I could not sleep at night, I called in sick often and I started losing my clients which was a big mess not just for the company, but also for myself as I worked in sales and I gained most of my income through commissions.
One day my sister came over early afternoon and she found me in bed, overly depressed and almost suicidal. And that was it. She shook me really badly and forced me to take action. I am so grateful to both my sister and Nicoleta for supporting me throughout this journey. It saved not only my 11 years career, but potentially even my life.
Working with Nicoleta was such an eye opener. I must confess it felt so humiliating at times to speak about myself and we literally spent half of the time working around my sense of self-worth which despite my confident and balanced exterior was a bit insecure and uncertain inside.
I never imagined I would say this but I actually liked the sessions and I found it such an interesting venture to discover myself, well some parts of myself, as I thought in my ignorance I perfectly knew who I was. But then Nicoleta had such a natural way of guiding me through myself that it felt tireless and just humane.
I am a different person now. I do not have to pretend I know everything or I can achieve anything, and I am learning to accept my weaker sides and nurture them in a way. What was mind blowing was to be guided to explore my thoughts and emotions and realise I can live with the fact that new waves of young people will continue to invade the sales environment, which was a type of very subtle anxiety I was not aware I had.
And lastly, I can say that my low mood has disappeared as soon as I started building some strength in my sense of self and practice mindfulness with Nicoleta. Overall, a very good experience, highly recommending Nicoleta for her skills and expertise”.
Female, 41, Artist
“My work with Nicoleta was amazing. I had a lot of therapy in the past, but this time my mom died and I really wanted to work with someone that would relate to my pain. When I read on Nicoleta’s website that she lost her parent it felt like a good fit.
I cannot thank Nicoleta enough for being so flexible and accepting to work with me in various locations, otherwise with my demanding business travelling it would have been very hard. I was also very happy to find that Nicoleta offers various options and not only a 50 min session which was really nice, because when I talk about my mom’s passing, I am usually very emotional and quite tearful and would have been horrible to leave the sessions before I had the chance to calm myself down.
There is so much to say about working with Nicoleta, I don’t even know where to start. I found her intuitive approach very helpful, and I also appreciated her kind and caring nature, it meant so much to me. I also loved Nicoleta’s guidance to explore the meaning of this loss for me and at the same time celebrate the wonderful times I spent with my extraordinary mother.
It felt really soothing to learn to let go of inner pain and accept the loss at a deeper level, it certainly made me more able to handle my current life affairs, but also less scared of dying and more at peace within myself.
I was surprised to discover how much knowledge and understanding of human life Nicoleta has and how softly she guided me to realize how this recent loss connected with other experiences from my past.
It definitely opened my eyes to a new way of looking at life and I will see Nicoleta again when I’ll have other life queries because I know she can guide me there, too”.
Male, 55, Life Coach
“There are people and people, and there are professionals and professionals. Nicoleta is a rare person and most likely a rare practitioner. As a coach myself, having been in the helping professions for over 3 decades I feel I can make the difference.
I heard about Nicoleta’s work from a peer and it happened that I needed support in my personal and professional life at the time so I met her wanting to try something new. Her style of work is really interesting, right at the border between science and art and is flowing so well regardless the topic. I tried hypnotherapy for the first time and it was a pleasant surprise for me and very stimulating to explore my life difficulties and my work confusion from a novel perspective.
On a personal level, I loved the fact that Nicoleta places a lot of emphasis on human nature and the affairs of our social world. It offered me a new take on my life which I never contemplated before. My friends were awed to hear me talking about self-acceptance and self-compassion as I always came across as very rational and cold, but I suppose it’s never too late to learn about being human, is it?
The revelations continued with my work where I felt at times a bit old fashioned, maybe even underskilled nowadays when so many youngsters move into the coaching profession. Nicoleta has such an remarkable gift to make you see the big picture and gently guided me realise that there is a market for everyone and rewired my passion for work and the wealth of experience I accumulated over the years.
I used that opportunity to revise my business plan for the short and mid term future and we ended up with a very fruitful executive coaching experience. I value Nicoleta’s international experience, the psychology background and the holistic approach, it does make a difference and I hope she will continue to mentor me in the future”.
Female, 25, Medical Student
“It brings me great joy to write this review. I love psychology and psychotherapy and there was a time when I wanted to study it myself, buy anyhow I ended up in the medical school.
Overall, I managed the course really well but during my final year I started to feel tired, uninterested and very low on energy. I found Nicoleta on an online directory and I liked the fact that she had background in clinical psychology and was also local to me.
The process was smooth and I genuinely loved it. Nicoleta helped me deal with my procrastination and guided me inside where I found that underneath my blockage there was significant anxiety around graduating, starting seeing real patients, and generally practicing as a doctor.
Working with Nicoleta helped me understand why I loved psychology that much. We are so complex and beautifully crafted and we are so deep and multifaceted. I so much enjoyed exploring my hesitation and not in a million years would I have thought that what was behind it was actually anxiety. But yeah, this was the case and as soon as I realized that and I explored it with the help of Nicoleta I managed to overcome the irrational thoughts behind it and I felt relieved and transformed.
I am grateful to Nicoleta for introducing me to the concept of ‘manifesting’ and for helping me refocus and connect with my strengths (I am sure she will say she did nothing, I did all the work, she does like to give you credit as a client). Anyhow, I will confidently give Nicoleta’s details to anyone dealing with performance issues or general stuckness in life, because she really knows what she’s doing”.
Male, 29, Actor
“I’m a performer and I reached a point when I did not know what was real and what was acting in my life . I lost track of time and I lost myself. I did not know who I was anymore.
My team did everything for me, I don’t think I lived in the real world for years, and even this service was organised for me. I did not want to go to see a specialist anyway because I did not think I had a problem, so I went to the “tester” meeting expecting to be out soon and click another engagement off my list.
Then I met Nicoleta and she spoke to me gently and slowly and I could sense how my breathing slowed down and my mind stopped running from one idea to another. It was the first time in many years when I stepped out of my manic life and I felt like me again. I left the first session feeling lighter and somehow energized, but I got back to my old routine within minutes.
A few weeks later I had a breakdown and the image of Nicoleta’s open, kind and passionate response came through my mind. This time it was me asking for another meeting. We spent a lot of time together doing intensive work and she brought me back to feeling alive and most importantly more in touch with myself.
During our meetings I learned more about myself than in my entire life and although it felt uneasy and challenging at times, I am proud I managed to feel humble about my life again. For many years I had no love and appreciation for myself and I relied exclusively on the applauds of the others.
Nicoleta helped me understand what was underlying my problems in life and discover why I chose to do what I was doing which was a staggering surprise to me. Yes, it was amazing.
Now I feel differently about therapy, well, about personal exploration, because we did not talk about illness at all, and this is what I liked most about working with Nicoleta, she made me feel so natural, so fine, so cool, like I am ok as I am.
I can definitely say it changed how I see life nowadays and it changed who I think I am (beyond the curtains, I mean). For me Nicoleta is my mentor and I trust her to be there for me when I’ll need it in the future. She lives and works in the real world, away from false promises and deceit and she even managed to stir my interest in spirituality. So stupid to think therapy was bullshit for so many years. I lost a lot of precious time hiding from myself”.
Female entrepreneur, 52
“My story is a bit of sour/sweet experience. I was in an abusive relationship for 12 years without even knowing it. On a surface level everything was so good, there was love, respect, attention and care on both sides, but one day I found out accidentally that my partner was cheating on me and has been doing it throughout all these years with virtually all my friends.
I felt like my life was over, that I lived such a big lie, that I am a nobody, a worthless person that values nothing, but I could not leave. He would show remorse and ask for forgiveness each time and I would believe him. Two years I lived like that and it’s been hell. Thank God someone gave me Nicoleta’s card and I called her to organise a meeting.
Nicoleta helped me get out of that hell and move on with my life, but it was horrendous. Me and my ex, we had many assets together, properties and business, and it felt impossible to not be in contact and not be tempted to hope for a reunion. Initially I did not understand what Nicoleta was trying to make me realise and I thought about quitting therapy, but then she wisely helped me clarify what I was feeling in that chaos of life I had.
I felt miserable, unwanted, rejected, abandoned, betrayed, humiliated, powerless and scared about my future. The therapy removed the blind from my eyes and I had to face the truth. That was not the life I wanted for myself. I deceived myself hoping he will stop each time, but it was obvious that he had no real intention to do it and that was very disrespectful towards me.
When Nicoleta explored that my ex-partner might struggle with love and sex addiction, I thought that was ridiculous, but then Nicoleta explained in plain words how this behavior starts and develops. When I heard her talking about other people she worked with it felt like she was talking about my own experience over the past 2 years when I tried everything I could to save that relationship. That was the wake-up call.
I felt relieved that at least I could understand what happened and I could accept that he did not do that to me but to himself, and I also felt a bit reassured that many other people are going through this hurdle in life and they survive.
I ended up loving my time with Nicoleta and her fantastic flexible and adaptable manner which helped me work long sessions at a time in my own space. I felt safer and more inclined to talk about my suffering in my place and that helped me heal the hurt.
Nicoleta helped me reconnect with myself, with my feminine side, with my value and worth and this is priceless. I will continue to work with her, she is very good in her work”.
Are you the next success story?