Pritiva Attiken MBPsS MBACP (Accred)
22a Holme Lane
Wellspring Complementary Health Centre
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.
My psychotherapeutic training included work with children and young people; this has been invaluable to my practice. As adults, we tend to overlook how early experiences shape our present-day selves; my training is invaluable in assessing how we absorb - and respond to - toxicity at all stages of life.
I am an approved adoption and attachment focused therapist with Barnardo's LINK services. 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 spoken techniques of meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.
Please visit my website (it's quite rustic as it's built by me), if you'd like to know more about how I work: www.knowyourmind.org.uk Thank you!
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained my BSc (Hon) Psychology from Goldsmiths College (2004), and my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling specialising in work with Children & Young People, from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy (2009). I am also a Barnardo's LINK Adoptions and Attachment Therapist (2013).
I am self-employed, and have counselled in educational and charity settings, including the NSPCC and Catholic Care. I have been in private practice for 10 years, and am of course 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
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays and Saturdays
Types of client