Dr Avin Partavian

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DCPsych, MSc ; MSc; BSN; EMDR Therapist;. HCPC; GMBPsS
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile,

My name is Avin and I am a registered and chartered practitioner psychologist with many years of experience within different settings. I have worked with clients from different cultural backgrounds presented with a variety of mental health challenges and difficulties. I emphasise on the importance of multicultural perspective in psychotherapy and counselling. 

I am passionate about being a part of my client's recovery and healing process and to see them achieve relief from emotional, psychological, spiritual or relational pain. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is really at the heart of enabling change and progress. My clients tell me that they feel validated, understood and respected as I am warm, compassionate and sensitive to their needs and beliefs. 

I work from an integrative approach employing humanistic, psychodynamic, and 'Third' wave cognitive and behavioural therapy modalities to tailor support around each person's specific situation and needs. Furthermore, I have methodological knowledge of trauma exposure methods, especially EMDR, trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy.

Please feel free to visit my website www.rojtherapy.com and view my calendar and book a session that fits with your availability. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Dcpsych - Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy - Teesside University 
EMDR Therapist
MSc - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
MSc - Psychological Approaches to Health
Graduate Diploma - Psychology
Counselling skills certificate
BSc (Hons) - Nursing
​In addition to the above, I have also completed a range of Continuous Professional Development Courses.

Professional Affiliations
I am a chartered/accredited Counselling Psychologist and member of the following organisations;

The British Psychological Society (BPS)(accredited).
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate for working with Children and Adults.

Each of these organisations has a set of ethical guidelines set up to protect clients and therapists, which I endeavour to follow. Please feel free to follow the links below to find out more.

Partavian, A & Kyriakopoulos, A (2021), 'Therapist and Counsellors’ Experiences of Working with Asylum Seekers in the context of asylum-seeking processes in the UK', Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

I have extensive experience of assessing and providing psychological interventions for a range of problems including; depression, anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic, generalised anxiety), low self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, physical illnesses, personality difficulties and bipolar. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

At the moment I provide online psychotherapy and counselling in English, Danish and Kurdish. 


Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Feel free to visit my website (www.rojtherapy.com) and book a session with me for online consultation. 

When I work

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Further information

I emphasise on the importance of multicultural perspective in psychotherapy and counselling. The aim of multicultural therapy is to address the concerns of clients whose race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, income, disability status, or other social factor(s) falls outside of the majority or outside the dominant social group.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Danish, Kurdish, Sorani, Farsi

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