Pritiva Attiken MBPsS MBACP (Accred); Bupa recognised
My practice involves broadening the range of healthy responses that an individual can give to the issues s/he experiences. The brain and body comprise profound systems of protective mechanisms, learned since conception. Sadly, a lot of these - while necessary in helping us survive our early years - are often unhelpful and self-limiting in adulthood.
I am an approved adoption and attachment focused therapist. The removal of a child from birth family is an enormously traumatic event, and working with foster and adoptive parents legally requires specialist training, which I am privileged to have. I also work with biological parents who want to deepen their understanding of their child's trauma and loss, be it through the difficulties of separation, divorce, bereavement, illness, etc.
My current area of interest is in meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained my BSc (Hon) Psychology from Goldsmiths College (2004), and my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy (2010). I am also a Barnardo's LINK Adoptions and Attachment Therapist (2013).
I am self-employed, and have counselled in educational and charity settings, and am recognised by Bupa. I have been in private practice for 10 years, and am DBS checked and 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)).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
£40 per hour (individual)
£45 per hour (agency)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client