Get to know us - Anita Sommers

At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.

Please meet our team

Dr. Raffaello Antonino

Dr. Raffaello Antonino

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Sheetal Dandgey

Dr. Sheetal Dandgey

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Amy Smith

Dr. Amy Smith

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Anna Hovris

Dr. Anna Hovris

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Samantha Harris

Dr. Samantha Harris

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Karin Kihlberg

Dr. Karin Kihlberg

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Bertha Rogers

Dr Bertha Rogers

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Alana Whitlock

Dr. Alana Whitlock

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Yasmeen Jaina

Dr. Yasmeen Jaina

Counselling Psychologist

Panos Vythoulkas

Panos Vythoulkas

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Tatum Aspeling

Tatum Aspeling

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Gail Freedman

Dr Gail Freedman

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Caroline Tovey

Dr. Caroline Tovey

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Andrew Aboud

Dr. Andrew Aboud

Counselling Psychologist

Marisa Poggioli

Marisa Poggioli

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Lynelle Roberts

Dr. Lynelle Roberts

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Josephine Swede

Dr. Josephine Swede

Counselling Psychologist

Rebecca Leakey

Rebecca Leakey

Psychotherapist

Dr Sara Chaudhrey

Dr Sara Chaudhrey

Counselling Psychologist

Ben Dustin

Ben Dustin

Psychotherapist

Dr Sidra Chaudhry

Dr Sidra Chaudhry

Counselling Psychologist

Mary O'Byrne

Mary O'Byrne

Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Maryam Keshavarz

Maryam Keshavarz

Psychotherapist

Yifat Hollander

Yifat Hollander

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Moyosore Adofo

Dr Moyosore Adofo

Counselling Psychologist

Stacie Hill

Stacie Hill

CBT Psychotherapist

Dr Margot Brink

Dr Margot Brink

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Joanne Warren

Dr Joanne Warren

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Joseph Poullis

Dr Joseph Poullis

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Lydia Garmon-Jones

Dr Lydia Garmon-Jones

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Nicholas Sarantakis

Dr Nicholas Sarantakis

Counselling Psychologist

Anita Sommers

Anita Sommers

Psychotherapist

Dr Anna Olszewska

Dr Anna Olszewska

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Didem Altay

Dr Didem Altay

Counselling Psychologist

Imogen Hg-Johnson

Imogen Hg-Johnson

Psychotherapist

Known for her warm, proactive, and understanding style, Anita specialises in working with individuals, couples and families looking to make meaningful changes in their lives and relationships. Her focus areas include strengthening relationship connections, healing past trauma and family of origin pain, and helping parents with the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

Imbued with gentle humour, sensitive suggestions, and attentive listening, Anita’s sessions empower clients to act, think, and feel differently; make sense of their experience; better understand themselves and uncover how to break the patterns that hold them back.

Anita is a Systemic Family Therapist, who received her master’s degree in couple and family from Edgewood College (Madison, WI USA). She has provided individual therapy, couple therapy, and family therapy since 2004. Anita has worked in private practice since 2018, but prior to her work in private practice, she was employed as a Specialist Clinician for Children’s Social Care by the Cambridgeshire County Council. Her main role was to provide a systems perspective to social workers to ensure that the multitude of factors that contribute to a client’s needs are discussed and effective interventions are implemented.

Anita also worked as a Program Director of Healthy Within, a clinic in San Diego, California that treated individuals struggling with an eating disorder and other co-morbid diagnoses such as: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Personality Disorders, and addictions. She conducted individual, group and family sessions using both Systemic and CBT techniques.

She also participated in community outreach to raise awareness of eating disorders, body image and self-esteem issues in schools and college campuses. Anita performed a similar role as a Day Treatment Clinician at KidsPeace New England where I was responsible for conducting individual, group and family sessions while performing detailed assessments and treatment plans for young people with a wide variety mental health challenges.

Anita diverse training and experience enable her to work from an integrative base, drawing from various modalities including Systemic Theory, Attachment Theory, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy/Techniques, and The Gottman Method. Anita helps individuals, couples and families to reflect on their attachment history, patterns in their family of-origin, views about themselves and their relationships in order to break free from destructive cycles in order to live a deeper, more satisfying life where they feel love and connection in their relationships.

Anita holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Supervision Diploma for Systemic Therapy from the Institute of Family Therapy. She is a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Anita has experience working and offering help with a wide range of psychological difficulties including the following:

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