Research Profile

Dr Nicholas
Sarantakis

Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology & Programme Leader for the BSc Psychology (Counselling)

  • Nicholas is an HCPC and BPS accredited Counselling Psychologist, a Senior Lecturer and an active integrative/pluralistic practitioner. He possesses a professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, first class degrees in Psychology (The Open University, U.K.), Sociology (Panteion University, Greece) and in Jazz Composition (Berklee College of Music, U.S.A.)

    He has published peer-reviewed studies in group and family psychotherapy, a client study on a pluralistic and lifespan development approach in therapy, on an anti-discriminatory stance in psychotherapy and on the relationship between language and thought.

    He is a currently a member of the research group ‘Diversity, community & Identity’ at the University of Northampton and he has previously led a research project on Existential-Experiential group psychotherapy after a life crisis or psychological trauma. His research interests are focused primarily in group psychotherapy, internet-based counselling, experiential therapies such as music therapy and psychodrama and community psychology.

  • Humanistic & integrative counselling, CBT, group & family therapy, play therapy, psychodrama, qualitative research methods.

    • Sarantakis, N. P. (2019). A case study of psychotherapy with a client who enters older age: A lifespan development and pluralistic approach. APA Journal: Practice Innovations (accepted/in press).
    • Sarantakis, N. P. (2017) Reflections on an anti-discriminatory practice in current psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 47(2), 135-140.  DOI 10.1007/s10879-016-9353-4
    • Sarantakis, N. P. (2016) Family or group therapy for cancer patients? An exploration of different ways of working and the inherent challenges therein. Contemporary Psychotherapy, 8 (1).
    • Sarantakis, N. P. (2016). Presentation of paper: ‘Existential psychotherapy with cancer patients and spirituality’ at the Annual Conference of the Counselling Psychology Division of BPS (8-9 July 2016, Brighton, U.K.).
    • Sarantakis, N. P. (2014) The Influence of our native language on cognitive representations of colour, spatial relations and time. Journal of European Psychology Students , 5 (3). pp. 74-77. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jeps.ch
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