Luminita Buzescu

  Master of Science in Systemic Psychotherapy, Ireland
  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philology
  Internationally accredited Professional Teacher Training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), IMA, Germany
  Diploma in Social Studies, IFAE

Luminita has practiced as a systemic psychotherapist in Ireland since 2005 in both public and private organisations, working with families, couples, and individuals, including children and adolescents. Previously she worked in the Education sector in her country of origin, Romania. She practices collaboratively and through a systemic and ethical perspective.

Luminita began studying meditation practices in 1995, which have been an ongoing inspiration in her life and work. This has led her to qualify as a teacher of Mindfulness meditation and Mindfulness – Based Approaches (including CBT), which she currently teaches to groups and individuals and enjoys integrating in her therapeutic practice, where appropriate.

Combining a holistic approach to well-being with a wide range of therapeutic skills including creative mediums for communication, she has special training and experience in the following areas:

  • Relationship issues
  • Family work
  • Work with children
  • Depression and low mood
  • Stress and stress-related matters
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Addiction and addictive behaviours
  • Immigration and multi/cultural related issues
  • Eating distress
  • Managing anger and other challenging emotions
  • Coping with illness and effects of illness
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Work-related issues
  • Being a carer/caring of an (elderly) family member
  • Life transitions

“Meeting you, the client, I aim to maintain a cultural awareness and respect for difference, along with the intention to support you, beginning from where you are in your journey to growth and well-being. Living and working in two different cultures for many years, I believe, through personal and relational experience, that life challenges can be transformed by engaging and integrating our whole humanness, who and how we really are moment by moment in all life roles. The work may include reflecting on the many aspects of being human such as personal beliefs, ways of seeing and being in the world and our habitual ways of relating to others. This is like rich soil for the growth of a new plant. A mindful integration of these gifts of our human nature allows for adaptation, change and personal/relationship growth. Watching how positive transformation takes place over time can be one of the most rewarding experiences. To the best of my ability I endeavour to facilitate you in approaching and working with the kinds of issues that matter the most to you.”

“Begin

Begin again to the summoning birds
to the sight of the light at the window, […]

Every beginning is a promise
born in light and dying in dark
determination and exaltation of springtime
flowering the way to work. […]

Begin to the loneliness that cannot end
since it perhaps is what makes us begin,[…] Though we live in a world that dreams of ending
that always seems about to give in
something that will not acknowledge conclusion
insists that we forever begin.”

From “The Essential Brendan Kennelly”

Publications:

  • Spring 2010: Published article: Reflections on Inhabiting Two Languages and the Spaces Between, in Feedback – Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 52-59
  • May 2006: Published article: The Place of Spirituality in Psychotherapy, in Feedback – Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 24-33

Professional Memberships:

  • Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI)
  • Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)
  • European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)
  • Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA), Germany
  • Irish Mindfulness Teachers Network