Dr Ritika Sukthankar PsychD CPsychol MSc BSc (Hons) Canary Wharf E14
The London Wellness Centre
14 Hertsmere Road
07825 568440 / 020 7531 4444
It can be difficult to know where to turn when we face challenging experiences in our life and we are expected to manage. Located in Canary Wharf, Dr Ritika at the London Wellness Centre can provide you with a discreet, safe and confidential space to support you through these times.
I am an integrative Counselling Psychologist and am able to work in a number of approaches (psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive-behavioural) depending on your needs. I have a keen interest in mindfulness and apply this into my practice when appropriate.
I am committed to offering my clients a high standard of professional therapeutic care. I prefer to work with individuals as a whole and consider difficulties in the context of the persons life rather than as a stand alone diagnosis.
I work with people across the lifespan from many backgrounds and with a range of issues. I aim to provide a safe and engaging space for anyone experiencing difficult periods in their lives and needing support in moving forward. Therapy can be helpful for those wanting to understand the causes and the maintenance of their problems; thinking about where you are in your life and how you wish to move forward; exploring relationships (intimate, family, work); or managing general life stressors.
Having completed a doctoral thesis in online psychotherapy and counselling I am also able to provide distance therapy via Skype, telephone, text-chat and email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, which is a protected title and ensures a high level of expertise. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) which is a gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. I currently work at the Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone and have my own private practice in Canary Wharf.
With over 9 years of experience in the NHS, private practice and research, I ensure that I provide a high standard of treatment for each person I see. I have worked across services including primary care, secondary care and inpatient. Such services have been located within London including the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. My experience has included working with general adult psychiatry, child and adolescent mental health services and forensic mental health services. Within these settings I have worked both short and long term with clients presenting with various mental health difficulties.
I have carried out research at the Institute of Psychiatry and also worked for organisations providing mindfulness and mental health wellbeing workshops in the workplace for employees. This has included locations around the world including the City of London and Hong Kong.
In addition, as part of my ongoing development and learning as a practitioner, I have completed various courses including Working with Self-Harm, Behavioural Experiments, Understanding Complex Trauma, Masterclass in Substance Misuse and Metacogntive Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Please email or call to discuss. I also offer concession rates.
I am also a recognised provider for private health insurance such as AXA and CIGNA and am happy to accept payment through insurance.
I offer a free initial consultation over the phone where you can discuss what brings you to therapy and what you aim to get from it. I will have an honest conversation with you about working together therapeutically to manage the challenges you may be facing. If you decide therapy is right for you, a regular time will be allocated and we will agree on a initial number of sessions which will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9-5 with early mornings and evenings also available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|