Dr Daljit Sandhu
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
As a Clinical Psychologist with additional body based training, I am able to offer the people I work with a holistic therapeutic approach to dealing with difficulties that have an impact on their physical health, psychological wellbeing, functioning and relationships.
I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, families and other professionals to provide support in times of difficulty. This includes more than 25 years of experience of working in the NHS in community and inpatient settings. I have been working in private practice since 2018 predominantly with adults experiencing psychological difficulties which
can range from short term moderate level difficulties to more severe longer term and complex issues.
My passion and commitment to this work comes as much from my own personal experiences and interest in continual learning and development as from my professional knowledge and skills and I believe this has helped me to balance providing support with empowering people to recognise their strengths and develop their skills and resources to
deal with the on-going challenges that life brings us as human beings.
My areas of experience and skills are;
Attachment and relational difficulties
Behavioural difficulties and challenges
Burnout and work based difficulties
Cognitive and attentional difficulties
Emotional regulation difficulties including emotional numbing, grief
Emotional and motivational difficulties - anger, anxiety, depression/low mood,
Identity issues and difficulties with developmental transitions
Physical health issues including chronic pain, medically unexplained symptoms and low energy levels
Trauma and abuse – including early developmental/complex trauma and intergenerational trauma
Certificate in Embodied Coaching
Dru Yoga Teacher and Advanced Practitioner
Infinite Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation Teacher Training
EMDR Europe Accredited training (Parts 1-4)
D.ClinPsych –Doctor of Clinical Psychology
B.A.(Hons) - Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychiatry
BPS (British Psychology Society) – Chartered Membership and also member of the Holistic Faculty Committee
HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) – Practitioner Psychologist
I take a compassion focused and integrative approach to working collaboratively to understand how difficulties can develop and be maintained by a range of biological, psychological and social processes.
I can support people to develop an awareness and understanding of these processes and most importantly empower and support them to make meaningful changes through the use of a range of holistic processes and practices.
As a Clinical Psychologist I am able to draw on a range of therapy models including cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic approaches as well as frameworks and principlesfrom ACT, EMDR, IFS and CFT. However, in my experience it is as important to be able to flexibly and skilfully adapt these to each individual’s needs and preferences particularly in cases where early developmental trauma may have an impact on engagement and working on emotional and relational issues.
I have an on-going interest and experience of working with complexity and the impact of early developmental trauma and have engaged in further training to support this work.
My approach to working with you
“I have genuine pleasure in supporting people to discover their potential and fully engage with life. I understand this can be challenging at times and do not underestimate the courage and commitment it takes to dare for something different. I look forward to working together to help you to step out of the shadows and reconnect with yourself, others and life.”
Embodied/Compassion Focussed Approaches to Well Being – one off sessions/workshops/short courses delivered either in person or online
Compassion Focused Yoga for Back-care and Wellbeing
Please contact to discuss your unique requirements and individually tailored workshops/sessions
1:1 Holistic/Clinical Psychology session (normally 50-60 minutes) - from £100/hr
Also registered with BUPA as a provider – fees at standard rate for Clinical Psychology
1:1 Embodied Coaching session – £120/hr – pro rata
Group sessions/workshops – rates on application