Pritiva Attiken - Counselling Adults, Young People & Children
22a Holme Lane
Wellspring Complementary Health Centre
I enjoy a specialised practice of one-to-one work with adults, young people and children. My current area of interest is in spoken techniques of meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.
My counselling practice with adults involves broadening the range of healthy responses a client can give to the issues s/he experiences. The human brain is an amazing database for protective mechanisms, learned since conception. Sadly a lot of these are often unhelpful and self-limiting in the present moment.
Child counselling involves creative tools such as art and collage, dolls and puppets, work with clay, sand trays, and therapeutic play techniques. Most often, talking about problems feels threatening and even impossible to a child. Creative therapeutic skills allow the practitioner and child to explore and understand difficult and painful issues in a safe way. 'Talk therapy' typically works for some (usually older) children, young people, and adults; and creative work is a very powerful tool for adults and young people too. My integrative modality allows the individual to explore issues in a way that suits their needs, safely and ethically, at whatever age.
I am an approved adoption and attachment focused therapist with Barnardo's. The removal of a child from birth family is a profoundly traumatic event, and working with foster and adoptive parents legally requires specialist training, which I am privileged to have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained my BSc (Hon) Psychology from Goldsmiths College, and my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling specialising in work with Children & Young People, from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy. I am also a LINK Adoptions and Attachment Therapist.
I am self-employed, and have counselled in educational and charity settings, including the NSPCC and Catholic Care, and work with children, young people and adults. My practice is fully insured.
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP(Accred)) for work with adults, young people and children.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Parenting difficulties - for birth parents & adoptive parents
- Child behaviour problems
- Identity issues
- Issues with guilt and shame
- Workplace bullying
Sliding scale: £25-35 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays and Saturdays
Types of client