Michael Atar, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Michael Atar

London NW4
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Michael Atar, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Michael Atar

London NW4
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About Me

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 “expert”. My belief in therapy 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 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.
I work with whole 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 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.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Step Families
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

London Office

21 Shirehall Lane
London NW4 2PE
United Kingdom

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UKCP College

  • College for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies (CCAP)
  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Michael Atar

Michael Atar

London NW4

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