Dr Nikita Bhatnagar
Can you tell me a bit about you?
I am originally from India, but I was born and raised in the Middle East. After I completed high school in Dubai, I did my undergrad in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. I then moved to the UK to complete my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham!
I absolutely love being a psychologist as I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and interesting people, and I especially love working with children; I love how honest, creative, and resilient children are and I learn something new every day.
What will it be like when I meet you?
I know some people can feel nervous when meeting a psychologist, and I will try my best to make you feel comfortable and safe. We will spend time getting to know each other and hopefully you will feel that you can trust me and talk to me.
What types of therapy do you use and what kind of difficulties do you help people with?
I have experience in multiple therapies, including Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Compassion focused therapy (CFT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Complicated grief therapy, and family therapy. I use an integrated approach and combine elements from different therapies depending on the needs of the individual.
What do you enjoy outside of psychology?
I love animals! (I have two dogs), I also love reading, travelling, and binge watching tv shows on Netflix.