Dr. Amita Sehgal

Amita Sehgal, PhD, is a consultant psychoanalytic psychotherapist who works with couples, parents and individuals at her Central London practice.

She has a special interest in working with members of flourishing family businesses, helping them successfully navigate the unique relational dynamics that surface, and the resultant pressures that they face, when shaping the future of their family enterprise.

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Amita is committed to resolving family disputes out of court, in a non-confrontational and constructive manner.  She regularly consults to family lawyers, providing them with education, training and bespoke services to maintain and optimize their performance and sense of wellbeing.

As an organisational consultant, Amita also offers ‘emotional health-checks’ for staff.  These are designed to help teams optimize their performance and productivity.

Amita has published widely in the field of couple psychotherapy, including an edited book Sadism: Developmental Psychoanalytic Perspectives published by Routledge: Karnac.  She regularly delivers lectures and training workshops both nationally and internationally.

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

You can contact Amita on enquiries@balintconsultancy.com