Dr Karvounis is a practising Jungian Analyst, Cognitive Analytic Therapist and Supervisor and Consultant Psychiatrist. His long-term interest and study in the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry, a way of realizing the premises of thinking and understanding, helps him to maintain insight into the limitations of each perspective and continue developing the therapeutic approach to the human psyche and its suffering.
His clinical practice and teaching are exemplified first by the integration of the above approaches and second by his interest and stance on the emergence of the psyche in the person's life and the therapy room. Creativity, as the most notable aspect of the psyche, is approached with the responsibility it demands by both individuals in therapy and guides its course.
He has led clinical teams in his past NHS jobs. He was the Clinical Director of a psychotherapy Day Hospital that operated along therapeutic community lines for nine years, four years of an intensive outpatient service providing Mentalization Therapy for people with personality disorders and two years of a Community Complex Care Team. He has led the development of psychotherapy services in the London Borough of Enfield.
He is a qualified teacher and supervisor of Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the London Deanery and has taught medical and multidisciplinary staff in both psychotherapy and psychiatry. He developed a researched psychological approach and led its implementation to many in-patients and community clinical teams in Bexley and Enfield. He has presented theoretical and research papers to national and international conferences.