Dr Avantika Bhatia

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London NW10 & NW6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I understand how it can feel challenging to begin work with a therapist, and I aim to create a space that feels safe, accepting and non-judgmental. I work closely with clients to understand their goals, so I can tailor treatment plans based on each client's unique needs. I focus on deepening my clients' understanding of themselves, with the goal of helping clients experience the sense of empowerment and freedom that often comes with deeper self understanding. I have helped clients with a range of concerns, such as relationship difficulties, women's health, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, parental concerns, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, cultural issues, self-esteem, adjustment and exploring identities. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a PhD level psychotherapist, with 15 years of experience providing therapy to adults and young adults. I completed my  PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. I have also completed Masters degrees in Rehabilitation Counselling (also from UMD) and Clinical Psychology (from Delhi University). I have worked as a psychotherapist in the United States, India and the UK. I am also a university lecturer and a psychotherapy researcher, which contribute to my expertise areas as a therapist. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


Additional information

I offer concessionary rates.

Further information

I can meet for individual therapy sessions in person (in Queen's Park NW6) or online, over video call. 

London, Greater London, NW10

20 Lonsdale Road, London, Greater London, NW6 6RD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Dr Avantika Bhatia
Dr Avantika Bhatia