Dr Anastasios Dimopoulos
MBBS, GMC Specialist Register in General Adult Psychiatry, Member of IFDA, PgCert in Existential Psychotherapy, MA in Philosophy of Mental Health
Dr Anastasios Dimopoulos is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience in assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders. He acquired his expertise in a variety of settings, both inpatient and community, where he adopted a holistic approach by combining evidence-based practices with context-dependent clinical insights stemming from his extensive psychotherapeutic training and practice.
Dr Dimopoulos Is a professional who is empathetic, compassionate, and dedicated in supporting his clients. He conceives the therapeutic encounter as the effort to understand the multifaceted aspects of individual mental distress in a meaningful way, that will subsequently allow the identification of the most appropriate interventions to implement. He is an inquisitive mind and a lifelong learner who is committed to continuous professional development.
Dr Dimopoulos studied medicine in Rome-Italy and subsequently returned to Greece where he did his training in General Adult Psychiatry. In parallel to his psychiatric training, he pursued and concluded a 5-year training in a psychotherapeutic modality called Phenomenological-existential analysis and he became a member of the International Federation of Daseinsanalysis. Phenomenological-existential analysis is a therapeutic modality that stemmed from a fruitful dialogue between psychoanalysis, phenomenological philosophy, and existentialism. After the completion of his dual training, he worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the Hellenic private sector and was part of an organisation that provided mental health services to the islands of Cyclades. He subsequently came to the UK where he held various positions at a Consultant level in the NHS both at inpatient and community settings. During this period, he gained an MA in Philosophy of Mental Health where he developed an interest in integrating philosophical ideas and dispositions to medical education in mental health. On top of his duties as a General Psychiatrist, he provided training and supervision in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for psychiatric trainees and facilitated Balint groups to support them. Dr Dimopoulos has given many lectures in various national and international conferences on topics that lie in the interface of the fields of psychopathology, philosophy, and psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Dr Dimopoulos is available to provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments to interested individuals who would like to gain a holistic perspective on their mental health difficulties and engage in appropriate treatment options. At Harley Therapy, his offered services include diagnostic assessments and formulation, psychiatric consultations and medium to long term psychotherapy either as a standalone intervention or integrated with the administration and monitoring of psychotropic medication.
Dr Dimopoulos’ particular areas of interest and expertise are Schizophrenia, Mood (Affective) disorders, Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders, Personality disorders and Existential issues.
General Medical Council registered consultant in General Psychiatry, practitioner no 6110505
- Royal College of Psychiatry, Specialist Associateship, Member No 914324
- Member of the International Federation of Daseinsanalysis
- International member of the American Psychiatric Association, APA ID 284845
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine