Get to know us - Dr Nicholas Sarantakis

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

‘If I can accept what I cannot change, find the courage to change the things that I can and cultivate my wisdom to know the difference, then I will find serenity’ 

This paraphrasing of the poem ‘Serenity Prayer’ by Dr. Neibuhr best summarises Nicholas’s therapeutic philosophy: Life offers us plenty of wonderful opportunities to grow and thrive, to nourish warm relationships and connections with others and to embrace meaning throughout our lifespan. However, we are all sometimes faced with pragmatic and emotional challenges, when we cannot have what our hearts are yearning for, or when we lose what we love the most despite our best efforts, or when unexpected life predicaments come along our pathway. It is never easy to accept and overcome such painful events and realities and it always takes some time.

Nicholas’s background

Nicholas is an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist based in the U.K., with a diverse experience both from the United Kingdom and abroad. He is also the Director of Studies of the Counselling Psychology Doctorate at Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University (London). He has full training to deliver CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Humanistic Therapy for a variety of psychological issues and difficulties. He is also a clinical and research associate of the Instahelp Centre of the Sigmund Freud University (Vienna, Austria).

He also has a psychodynamic 5-year long professional training in group, family and couple therapy (the Hellenic Institute for Group Analysis and Family Therapy, member of the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) and he has worked therapeutically in a broad variety of settings, including a psychiatric clinic, private practice, charities, schools, universities and counselling centres with clients of all ages and from a diversity of social, cultural and personal backgrounds.

Nicholas’s theoretical ethos

Nicholas is an integrative practitioner with more than 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. His areas of expertise are especially working through life and personal identity crises and psychological trauma. Meanwhile, he has experience of working with very diverse client populations, ages and common presenting difficulties (most typically with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem). He practises from an integrative perspective based primarily on humanistic counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and psychodynamic therapy.

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

Insurances Nicholas works with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, WPA and others.

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We're registered with AXA PPP healthcare, AXA therapists, AXA counselling, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, BPS, HCPC, BABCP
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