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I couldn't have asked for a better supervisor than Dr Joshi! He was extremely kind, patient and supportive, and I gained so much confidence as a practitioner while working with him. His wealth of knowledge, experience, and consideration of important factors such as race, culture, identity and more helped me approach therapy holistically and sensitively. I do not doubt that the skills I developed while working with him will serve me well as I continue my career in mental health.
Meet Dr. Umesh Joshi
My name is Dr Umesh Joshi. I think everybody deserves the right to access mental health services that meet their needs. It can feel confusing trying to find the right therapist for you. I'm here to work with you to figure out what you may need, and if you already know what you need, to work with you in thinking about how we can get there. I am passionate about offering clients a safe and confidential space and an approach that works with them. I have over ten years of experience working in mental health with children, adolescents and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds. If you'd like to know more about how I work and what I can offer, please explore the "About" and "Services" pages for more details. I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have trained in Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, using the form on the "Contact" page.
Please see below a summary of what I can offer. If you would like more information about my areas of expertise and fees, please click "About". For more details about what is listed below, please click on "Services".
Initial Assessment/First Appointment
An assessment allows us to understand one another better. It allows me to get to know you, some of your experiences; what you need from accessing the service and what I might do to help. It also allows you to learn how I work; my style, and if you think we will work well together. An initial assessment or consultation is necessary for anyone who may require our services before undertaking any further work.
There are different types of counselling and therapy available out there. Different people access counselling for different reasons. It's my job to work with you to understand what is going on for you, and how I can work best to meet your needs. I have trained in different types of therapies. I take an integrative approach, which means I combine techniques or adapt them based on what may work best with you. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore and work on your difficulties.
Working with Children and Young People
Children and young people often need a different approach to adults. Having worked with children and young people in the NHS, educational settings and within the charity sector, I have experience working with a range of children and young people; from diverse backgrounds and with a diverse range of difficulties.
Having completed my doctoral research project on cultural competency in healthcare, I can offer training, workshops, presentations and lectures within this area of expertise. I am also able to work with people who are experiencing difficulties regarding their cultural identity.
Training and Workshops
I offer workshops and training to professionals from different backgrounds; including psychology, healthcare, therapy, educational settings, private and public sector services and organisations.
If you're looking for a clinical supervisor, I have experience in supervising qualified professionals and trainees. I have worked with psychologists (Counselling and Clinical, including trainees), as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and professionals who take a more creative approach in their work, such as art therapists.