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 at Zwavelstream Clinic (off Atterbury Road) 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.