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
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • 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)
  • Neuropsychology
  • 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.

My Qualifications:

  • 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.