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Dr. Kannika Sukantarat

Dr. Kannika Sukantarat

Psychologist & Couples Therapist BSc, PGDip, Phd. Psychology of Medicine and Surgery

Qualifications :

Phd in Psycho-Oncology, Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, BSc in Psychology.

Accreditation :British Psychological Society (BPS)

Languages :English and Thai

Clinics at :Bangkok, Skype sessions & phone consultations.

Fees :Individuals - £150 or 6300 THB
Couples - £160 or 6720 THB
Families - £170 or 7140 THB

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Dr Kannika is a highly experienced Chartered Psychologist specialising in the relationship between physical health and mental and emotional well-being. She has worked in the NHS as well as private medicine and has a PhD from Imperial College London. Her approach is to formulate Personalised Empathetic Programmes (PEPs) to optimise the quality of life for people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Clinical Depression and a wide range of other disorders using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Analysis, Rational Behavioural Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Dr Kannika can see both individuals and couples. Her endorsements by patients are testament to the success of this approach.

Dr Kannika’s career in Psychology commenced with a BSc (1st Class Honours) at Thames Valley University (1999). She then completed a PhD in Psycho-Oncology together with an Imperial College Diploma in Psychology as Applied to Medicine in 2008 at the University of London in the Department of Surgery at Hammersmith Hospital. Her research centred on the psychological consequences of critical illness (intensive care survivors and gastrointestinal cancer), resulting in several peer-reviewed publications. This was followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology at the City University (London) in 2009 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Birmingham in 2011.
Within the NHS, Dr Kannika has worked closely with cancer and intensive care patients at Hammersmith Hospital and at two Macmillan Centres in London: the Lynda Jackson Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital and Meadow House Hospice at Ealing Hospital. She also joined the staff of the London Clinic in 2011 as a Psychologist. More recently she worked at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, and Black Heath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, London.

Dr Kannika is an active member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Society (BABCP), the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the Division of Counselling Psychology at the British Psychological Society (BPS). She has recently been awarded the status of Chartered Scientist by the BPS.

A dedicated and compassionate Psychologist, Dr Kannika gives patients perspective on their problems and then develop highly effective solutions to regain control and enjoyment of their lives.

Addiction treatment in Bangkok

At our clinic in Bangkok addiction is one of the most common issues that Dr. Kannika treats. Addiction is can be regarded as a family illness rather than just something that comes that delves in the individual on it’s own. Dr. Kannika has a vast amount of experiences working with addictions (alcohol, drug, prescriptive medications and behavioural addictions) in the NHS and the Private Sector in London. Alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours can cause havoc in all areas of the person’s life and the lives of their loved ones. In Dr. Kannika’s view, addiction is not a drug of choice, it is the patterns of trying to manage the way you process your emotions but this is only a short term coping strategy, in the long term it backfires. At Private Therapy Clinic in Bangkok, Dr Kannika can offer a comprehensive treatment to help the person and their families deal with the powerful emotions involved in addictions as well as helping to enhance an individual self-esteem and their quality of life.


  • Anon

    I turned to Dr. Kannika during a very difficult time in my life. I had undergone various traumatic experiences, some of which I wasnt even aware that they had scared me so badly I was still affected by them. She is very wise, patient, understanding and caring. I find it so helpful that I can also just shoot her a text outside our sessions when I dont feel well. I recommend her to anyone who is seeking to get some help, she has had a great positive impact on me and my life.

  • Anon

    Hi, My partner and I saw DR. Kannika Tan Sukantarant on a few occasions as we were having problems. We both found her extremely good, a great listener with a gift for articulating what it was we both wanted to say, but couldn’t find the right way of expressing it. She worked wonders for us, and our relationship is back on track because of seeing her. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough. 10 out of 10.

  • Anon

    Great therapists who are very happy to bend their schedules to meet your own. Very helpful. Most rooms are good. One is a little small but still works for the needs and good providing tea/water etc. Can’t complain really!

  • Anon

    I have been meeting with Dr Kannika weekly for a couple of months . It has been a very positive experience . It has helped me to put a different perspective and outlook not only to my present circumstances but also giving me some tools for the future . I felt very comfortable with my therapist , she is a very good listener , warm, non judgemental and highly professional . I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her help at a time when I felt truly burdened

  • Anon

    I found my sessions with Dr Kannika truly valuable. I felt instantly at ease to talk to her, and open up to her and she was receptive and very wise. It wasn’t just the listening but the insight into the psyche that I found useful, and also the exercises I did during my sessions. I am still considering coming back to her for an ad-hoc session or too when I feel anxious – I know she is someone I could feel comfortable seeing again and again. Thank you Dr K!

  • Anon

    Dr Kannika is amazing. Literally changed my life. Kind and understanding, she is very knowledgable and has solved some problems I’ve been carrying for years. Can’t speak highly enough of the treatment I’ve received. Outside of the treatment, a very nice and friendly person. Great experience.

  • Anon

    I had not caught the bus or tube in over a year and was getting more and more anxious by the day, about the thought of catching transport or entering into other unknown situations which I couldn’t control. I found the clinic through google and within days I got to work with Dr Kannika who has been a perfect match for me. She is a very calm and patient person with great insight, who has helped me overcome my fear of the bus and tube within a few short weeks. I have been given tools and techniques to help me cope in any stressful situation going forward. Thank you Dr Kannika

  • Anon

    Met with Dr Kanika who was really patient with me, never interrupted me. I felt like I was talking with a sister and not a therapist. Easy location also

  • Anon

    My doctor has been understanding, thorough and motivating. As a new user of a therapy clinic, it’s been a gentle and necessary intro to the process.

  • Anon

    I’ve been very impressed with Dr Kannika. Both her manner, interpersonal and professional skills are exemplary. Very happy with your overall service, appointment confirmations etc as well.

  • Anon

    Hi. I am very grateful to your clinic and to Doctor Kannika in particular. I was at a very bad stage in my life when I met her and she really helped me and I have to say – she saved my relationship with my partner. Thank you very much for your help!

  • Anon

    My therapist has been wonderful and in a few sessions she has helped me to start taking a more positive approach. Having never been in therapy before, I was unsure what to expect but my therapist was warm, knowledgable and completely non-judgemental. She had the right balance of listening but also practically helping me to make changes to my outlook. I would highly recommend this service.

  • Anon

    All the staffs are very nice, polite and helpful. Dr Becky and Dr Kannika are very experienced and supportive. I will surely recommend the clinic to friends and family.

  • Anon

    Psychologist Dr Kannika Sukantarat is a practitioner who truly cares about her clients and knows her work. Being in a session with Kannika is a very enriching experience.

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24 Nov 2017

Dr Kannika Sukantara Psychologist in Bangkok

Dr Kannika is a highly experienced Chartered Psychologist specialising in the relationship between physical health and mental and emotional well-being. Dr Kannika works for Private Therapy Clinic in Bangkok.....

12 Feb 2007

Physical and psychological sequelae of critical illness.

A published research study by Dr Kannika Sukantarat. The objective of the study was to measure levels of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress among survivors of a critical illness and to relate these symptoms to general health parameters.....

12 Feb 2007

Psychological assessment of ICU survivors: a comparison between the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress scale.

Recovery from a critical illness can be delayed by persistent anxiety and depression. To identify such patients, a new self-report questionnaire (the Depression, Anxiety and Stress scale, DASS) was used alongside an established instrument (the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale, HADS) in those who had spent a minimum of 3 days (median 9 days) in a general intensive care unit. DASS performs as consistently as HADS in screening for anxiety and depression, and its psychometric properties support....

01 Jul 2005

Prolonged cognitive dysfunction in survivors of critical illness

A prospective study using neuropsychological testing explored cognitive performance, and specifically executive function, in survivors of critical illness during the first year of recovery.....