Founder and Clinical PsychologistSavaş Akgönül, Bsc, msc, Dclinpsy
My name is Savaş Akgönül, I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Psychological Therapist. I'm half Irish and half Cypriot, and was born in the UK where I was raised until we moved as a family to Cyprus in 1997.
Between 2008 and 2023 I lived, studied and worked in Manchester, UK.
In 2023 I relocated back to Cyprus to be closer to family, and decided to found Sanctum.
My mother tongue is English, though I am fluent in Turkish too.
As a therapist, my job is not to give advice nor make tough decisions for you, but rather to have a strong therapeutic relationship with you in order to listen in an empathetic and curious manner, so I can ask you insightful thought-provoking questions with the hope of leading you to discover new perspectives and ultimately; change, and growth.
You are the expert on you, and I am an expert in psychological distress. Building from a strong therapeutic alliance and a genuine desire to tackle your difficulties together our combined skills will make us an expert in your psychological distress, and an effective partnership in overcoming it.