Dr. Amita Sehgal

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Amita Sehgal, MA, PhD, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with almost 30 years of experience working in the field of adult mental health. In her centrally-located London practice she sees couples, parents and individuals in-person or online via Zoom.

Her commitment to good mental health and emotional wellbeing underpins her work in her client-centred practice.  She offers a safe and confidential service helping clients develop emotional resilience, reduce anxiety-related symptoms, and strengthen their key relationships in creative and constructive ways.

Amita has extensive experience of consulting to high net-worth couples, and to family offices. She is sympathetic to the unique challenges they face, including generational and other tensions that can emerge when shaping the future of their family enterprise. She helps couples and individual family members manage these challenges with resilience, confidence and clarity, promoting harmony between their relationships with wealth and the people important to them.

Amita has published widely in the field of couple psychotherapy including New Associations, Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, and British Journal of Psychotherapy. Her edited book Sadism: Developmental Psychoanalytic Perspectives published by Routledge is now available in paperback.  She regularly delivers lectures and training workshops both nationally and internationally.  

Prior to embarking upon a career in adult mental health, Amita graduated with a PhD in Genetic Engineering from the University of Leeds. She subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships in immunological research at the Institute of Child Health, and also at St Mary’s Hospital, both in London.

Amita is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC 20392). She is Adjunct Faculty at the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI), Washington, D.C,; Family Consultant (Resolution);  a member of Tavistock Relationships Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (TRAPC) and a founding member of the Balint Consultancy.

You can contact Amita on enquiries@balintconsultancy.com