Dr Biva Naik
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Pretoria East. With a passion for helping people reach their full potential, I currently consult adults, teenagers, children and couples facing a range of challenges that hold them back from living healthy fulfilled lives.
My areas of interest include:
- Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress
- Grief and loss
- Bipolar mood disorder
- Emotional eating
- Stress and Burnout
- Psychological coaching for work-family enrichment
- Divorcing families
- Women’s mental health (fertility related issues, post-partum depression)
- Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT)
- Clinical hypnotherapy
- Couples therapy
- Solution-focused therapy
- Forensic/psycho-legal assessments
I believe there is no place for mediocrity and as such I am inspired to do the best for my clients. For that reason I constantly look for opportunities to improve my skill set through new learning experiences.
To provide therapy which is innovative and cutting-edge, I keep abreast with the latest developments, research and training in psychology. In my quest for continuous professional development, I regularly attend local and international conferences and training courses.
- BSocSci Psychology (UKZN)
- BSocSci (Hons) Psychology (UKZN)
- BSocSci (Masters) Clinical Psychology (UKZN)
- PhD Clinical and Consulting Psychology (UNISA)
Dr Biva Naik offers psychotherapy to children, teenagers, adults, and couples, and medico-legal assessments.
About my Practice
My practice is based in Moreleta Park in close proximity to surrounding suburbs of Woodhill, Mooikloof, Menlyn, Waterkloof, Brooklyn, Garsfontein, Faerie Glen, and Olympus.
I work on the premise that clients are unique and treatment approaches are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of clients. Facilitating the process of self-exploration and growth, therapy with me provides the opportunity to explore and understand experiences and personal challenges within a professional relationship of confidentiality, trust and acceptance.
I aim to help clients free themselves from the hurts of the past so that they can live healthier, meaningful lives in the present. As such my approach is eclectic and I draw on tools and techniques from various approaches based on best practice and client needs. These tools include BWRT, hypnosis, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy, among others.
Passionate about improving relationships, I also work with couples in the varying stages of their relationship including pre-marital therapy, couples in distress, and divorcing couples and their children.