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.
Dr. Kannika Sukantarat was last modified: September 2nd, 2020 by Private Therapy Clinic
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.....
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.....
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....