Nicoleta Porojanu is an international psychotherapist & coach with background in clinical psychology and a passionate practitioner researcher searching to discover the missing pieces in modern human psychology.

She spent 15 years in universities learning about our human mind and 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 mental wellbeing.

Inspired by her learnings, in time Nicoleta created an original and transformational therapeutic modality called Expansive Psychotherapy, a unique, modern and creative non-medical approach integrating the science of psychology and 6 talking therapies to guide people reconnect with their wholeness and depth, heal, grow and create happy and fulfilling lives.

Nicoleta is also the founder and chair of trustees for The Significant You Charity Trust. You can learn more about Nicoleta’s professional journey here


MSc in CBT

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

PgDip in Clinical Hypnosis & Ericksonian Psychotherapy

PgDip in Therapeutic Counselling

AdvDip in Hypno-Psychotherapy & Mindfulness






Mindfulness practitioner

Life & Executive Coach


BPS – British Psychological Society

BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

UKCP -United Kingdom of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

NSHPM – National Society  of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness

CNHC – Complementary and Natural Health Council

CPR – Council of Romanian Psychologists

Professional Standards Authority – Accredited Register

Personal Bio

I was brought up by a wise grandfather and a mystical grandmother at the country side. They instilled in me the desire for knowledge and spiritual connection, also the need for freedom and space for exploration.

Born under the Cancer sign,  I am naturally intuitive, emotional and sensitive, also very loyal, imaginative and sympathetic.

I love to immerse myself in every single experience with intense energy and passion for life. I lived the natural highs and lows of life and I survived communist oppression, childhood trauma and TNBC.

To relax and bring a sense of order in my mind, I love to cook, clean, dance, listen to music, read and write. 

My ideal lifestyle combines quality time at home with travelling and spending time outdoors. I love walking, hiking, cycling and roller skating. I also find great pleasure in gardening, painting and wood carving.

I care about the environment and I am into healthy eating. 


“All my life I paid attention to the thinking in my brain and that was my addiction.

I stayed trapped into the same pattern of thinking because this is what I learned and now I can see that I was pretty much directed in life by my ego.

My ego kept me busy all the time focused on resolving my stupid conflicts from the past and pushing me harder to achieve more in the future.

I was trapped in that delusion and I never lived in the present where my life actually happened.

There were tears in my eyes when I realised I have not seen the sky, the trees or the flowers around me for so many years.

I felt overwhelmed by the noise of my constant thinking and the noise of the outside world and I would probably still be there if I would not have met you Nicoleta to challenge me to observe my thinking, alert my consciousness and awaken.

Thank you for not giving up on me when I resisted myself so badly. You’ve been so insightful and sincere, yet open and compassionate and you helped me learn to stay still and to reconnect with my body and soul.

I had too much garbage in my mind and there was no room for genuine human connection and real relationships, just space for blaming and judgement.

It came at a cost, but I am grateful for this journey. I no longer believe my problems come from my parents and I have now regained control over my life.

There are no words to describe how I feel within me now and what a difference it has made to my wellbeing to reconnect with myself and heal the hurts from my past.

I grew so much as a person and artist in such a short space of time. Absolutely unbelievable…”

Female, 39, Artist

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