Sanjivan (Sanj) Parhar


Sanj completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology with Law at Plymouth University. After completing his degree, he started working in the NHS where he gained vast experience working with complex mental health conditions. Sanj further worked at the Priory Hospital where he focused on treating clients with addictions, eating disorders, and long-term mental health struggles. Sanj then completed his Doctorate in Psychology from Roehampton University where he trained in Person-Centred therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and CBT therapies.

Sanj completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology with Law at Plymouth University. After completing his degree, he started working in the NHS where he gained vast experience working with complex mental health conditions. Sanj further worked at the Priory Hospital where he focused on treating clients with addictions, eating disorders, and long-term mental health struggles. Sanj then completed his Doctorate in Psychology from Roehampton University where he trained in Person-Centred therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and CBT therapies.

Throughout his career, Sanj has worked both in the public and private sectors. This includes inpatient and outpatient settings with both adults and adolescents. Sanj has specialist experience in addictions such as gambling, alcohol and drugs. He also has experience in treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders in both individual and group settings. Sanj has a passion for working with clients who suffer with eating disorders due to its effect on everyday functioning. His experiences have shown him that clients are able to make a full recovery and build resilience when their core issues regarding body image and food are addressed.

As a counselling psychologist, Sanj’s broad training has allowed him to develop an integrative approach in his practice. He values the uniqueness of each individual and a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship.  He believes in helping clients to access and process their difficult emotions, work towards meeting their needs, and resolving conscious and unconscious dynamics. Through this, he believes change can be possible and mental health de-stigmatised

On a personal note, Sanj used to be a chef and enjoys cooking for family and friends when he is not at the office.

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