Michael Atar

Michael Atar

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
079 0623 0712

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Therapist - London

London NW4
079 0623 0712
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am Professor Michael Atar, a psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapist. I work with families, parents, carers, and their children, drawing on my expertise from various life experiences such as my medical background, working as a paediatric dentist for over 25 years, and being a father of a large family with children of various ages.

Whilst I do adopt a psychoanalytic observational stance, I don’t approach therapy from the position of an “expert”. My belief in therapy is that it focuses on awareness, understanding, and gentle support. As the word therapy suggests facilitating and serving, my work emphasises a collaborative experience, whereby I will ask you to define your own targets and goals for our work; we will then do our best to achieve them together. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, welcoming environment. I work online via Zoom, and in-person in the comfort of your own home or at my place.

Practice description

I work with families of any size, couples, individuals in one-to-one sessions, parents or single parents, carers of any gender, together with their babies, infants, toddlers, or adolescents. I also work with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a variety of mental health issues such as postnatal depression, PTSD or borderline personality disorder. In addition, I address general issues concerning your child’s development such as difficulties connecting, eating, sleeping, or feeding issues and neurodiversity such as Aspergers or ASD. I accompany individuals before, during, and after pregnancy, offering prenatal and postnatal support. My main focus is the relationship between parents, carers and their children.

Within the UKCP, I am registered with the College for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies CCAP, as well as the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College CPJAC. I am also a member of the BACP and the UKCP.

I do hope I will have the privilege of working with you. Please feel free to contact me via phone on 079 0623 0712 or email on matar@atarfamilyoffice.com.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Trauma

Types of therapy


Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken

English, French, German