Avantika Bhatia

Avantika Bhatia

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London NW10
Sessions from £130.00


  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a PhD level psychotherapist, with 14 years of experience providing therapy to adults and young adults. I approach therapeutic work with the main goal of understanding yourself better, so you are able to think about and live the life that seems most meaningful to you. I understand how it can feel challenging to begin work with a therapist, and aim to create a space for you that can feel safe, accepting and non-judgmental.

I have helped clients navigate and deal with several concerns such as depression, anxiety, eating difficulties, problems in relationships, changing identities, postpartum/perinatal mental health, grief, past trauma etc.

I am also a university lecturer and have a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. I previously completed Masters degrees in Rehabilitation Counselling (also from UMD) and Clinical Psychology (from Delhi University).

I am Indian by origin and am now living in London. 

The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.

Practice description

I predominantly use a relational, psychodynamic framework, though I have been trained in a number of different psychotherapy approaches and can work with you to see what approach would best fit your needs. I have worked as a therapist in the United States, India and now the UK and thus, pay close attention to the cultural context of the clients I work with. 

My first session

I offer a 15 minute phone consultation to see how I can best help you with your current needs. If you decide to meet after, we can set up an initial consultation in person or online. In this first session, I attempt to get a more detailed sense of your needs and hopes, and tell you more about what you can expect from therapy. I can meet online or in person or through a combination of both. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken