Our Team

Together with a team of highly proficient Doctors and Therapists from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Dr. Sarkhel offers a unique holistic approach to looking after your health. At Living Mind, we treat people not patients. You are not just a number to us. We aim to to make lives meaningful by identifying emotional needs and offering appropriate support and care. In our organisation we are aware of and concerned with the cultural and ethnic context of mental disorders. We provide a highly confidential, reliable and fast service in a number of locations across the UK including Central London, Essex and Birmingham. Dr. Sarkhel is the core of the team at Living Mind and continually leads and inspires the team to achieve absolute patient satisfaction, and clinical excellence.


Dr. Arghya Sarkhel
Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Co-Founder and Director

Dr. Sarkhel (MBBS, FRCPsych (UK), DPM (Dublin), MSc) is an incredibly experienced Consultant Psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience in Mental Health services. He is on the Specialist Register of General Medical Council and a member and Fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Sarkhel specialises in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and the administration of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS/TMS). He has recently become a member of Clinical TMS Society which is headquartered in California and sits on their outreach committee.

  • Approved by Secretary of State under
    Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983

  • Member of The British NeuroPsychiatry Association

  • Member of The British Medical Association

  • Medical Acupuncturist

  • Member of British Medical Acupuncture Association

  • Member of The Clinical TMS Society

  • Awarded Fellowship by The Royal College of Psychiatrists for his contribution to Mental Health.

Career path:

Dr. Sarkhel has had post graduate basic training in Psychiatry in England in a Psychiatric Training Scheme recognised by The Royal College Of Psychiatrists. During his basic training he had experience in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse.

He completed MRCPsych examination and became a member of The Royal College Of Psychiatrists. Dr. Sarkhel then joined  a Higher Specialist Training scheme at London accredited by The Royal College Of Psychiatrists. During his higher training he also worked as a clinical teaching fellow for undergraduate medical students in Imperial College, London. After completion of this training he was awarded Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) by PMETB and GMC. He is on Specialist Register of General Medical Council  (GMC) for Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. He has published a number of research articles in peer reviewed journals. He is currently an examiner for MRCPsych for The Royal College Of Psychiatrists.

Dr. Sarkhel has now been delivering rTMS, a state of the art, non invasive, drug free treatment for Depression, Anxiety and many other Psychiatric disorders. he has developed special interest and expertise in the field of rTMS. He attends TMS annual meetings and seminars in USA and Canada. He keeps himself up to date with latest researches by reading and attending regular webinars hosted from California, USA.

Dr. Sarkhel has a got particular interest in Stress related disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He has strong emphasis on Evidence Based Practice. Dr. Sarkhel is also trained in Medical Acupuncture which he uses as an adjunctive treatment for various Psychiatric Disorders and Chronic Pain.  

Dr. Sarkhel consults from each of our clinics.


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Malini Sarkhel
Reflexologist, Co-Founder and Director

Malini Sarkhel is a fully qualified Reflexologist and has received a national award in the Highly Commended category by the Federation of Holistic Therapists for her commitment, specialist knowledge and skills in Reflexology. Malini has a wealth of experience and specialises in Reflexology for stress and anxiety, depression, back pain, lymph drainage, infertility, pregnancy and cancer care and insomnia.

Malini has a particular interest in treating patients with mental health problems with reflexology. As well as Dr Sarkhel, she is also trained to deliver rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) which is shown to be beneficial in the treatment of a number of conditions from depression, substance-abuse problems, anxiety and many more. Together with Dr. Sarkhel, Malini administers rTMS in a therapeutic manner, offering patients the chance to work on their symptoms using a combined methodology of psychiatry, reflexology, acupuncture and mindfulness.

  • Reflexologist, MFHT

  • MBA, MSc in Social and Cultural Research

  • Member of Federation of Holistic Therapies

Malini works across all of our clinics.


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Dr. Mousumi Banerjee
General Practitioner


Dr. Mousumi Banerjee MBBS, MRCGP (UK), DFSRH (UK), an experienced GP with a special interest in Diabetes and Woman’s Health.

Dr. Banerjee graduated in India before coming to the UK for higher training. She trained in General Medicine mainly in Diabetes and Endocrinology. For the last 10 years she has been working in General Practice and is on the Register of General Medical Council and a member of The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr. Banerjee has a special interest in diabetes particularly involving the development of holistic management plans including lifestyle issues alongside medical care. She also has expertise in managing various woman’s issues including sexual health and contraception advice.

Dr. Banerjee is based at our Crushes Manor Clinic in Brentwood, Essex.


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Dr. Gurleen Bhatia
Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr. Gurleen Bhatia is a Consultant Psychiatrist. She completed her primary medical qualification from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India in 1994 . She gained further experience in General Practice, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, prior to pursuing her career in Psychiatry. She completed her basic and higher training in the Charing Cross Scheme and obtained her CCT in General Adult Psychiatry with an endorsement in Rehabilitation Psychiatry. She has experience working in the forensic, older adult services and with patients with complex physical health needs. She has been associated with the  clinic as a specialist registrar and now employed as a substantive Consultant in the Gender Clinic. 

She is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Dr. Bhatia is skilled in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Clinical Supervision, Medicine, and Change Management. She is a strong consulting professional with a MRCPsych focused in General Adult & Rehabilitation Psychiatry from The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. Dr. Bhatia is in good standing order for Continuing Professional Activities as certified by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr. Bhatia consults from our Harley Street, London and Brentwood, Essex clinics.


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Dr. Sarmila Sinha
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Sinha (MBBS, MRC Psych (UK), MSc in Transcultural Psychiatry, London) is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience in Mental Health services. Dr Sinha has had post graduate basic training in Psychiatry in England in a Psychiatric Training Scheme recognised by The Royal College Of Psychiatrists.

She completed MRC Psych and is on the Specialist Register of General Medical Council and a member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists. After completion of this training she was awarded Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) by PMETB and GMC. She is on Specialist Register of General Medical Council  (GMC) for Adult Psychiatry.  

Dr. Sinha specialises in General Adult Psychiatry and has also worked as a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in the field of Eating Disorders. Her team won the Best Eating Disorders Team award by BEAT in 2014.  During her work in NHS, Dr Sinha was a health and well-being ambassador for doctors within the NHS Trust.

Her latest book is titled ‘Depression A Guide to Recovery’ and is available on Amazon and on our website here.

Dr. Sinha consults from our Crushes Manor Clinic in Brentwood, Essex.


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Jenny Rooks

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)

Jenny Rooks MSc Couns. Psychol., BSc Psychol. (Hons), PG Dip. CBT specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Her sessions focus on how a patient’s thoughts influence emotions, behaviour and physical symptoms in different life situations and address issues causing emotional distress to bring about positive change.

Jenny has worked as a counsellor in both the NHS and private practices for many years and is a full qualified therapist accredited by the British Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapists (BABCP). In addition she has previously worked as a Counselling Psychologist and is currently registered as a Mental Health Nurse which means she has expertise and a wide knowledge of professional practice.

During this time she has worked across a number of specialties and age groups, including with children, and in culturally diverse settings. Using a wide range of different therapy approaches Jenny can provide bespoke interventions and programmes for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems.

  • MSc Counselling Psychology

  • BSC Psychology (Hons)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in CBT

  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

  • Community Mental Health Nurse

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

  • Registered Practitioner Lecturer

  • Diploma in Management Studies

Jenny is based at our Crushes Manor Clinic in Brentwood, Essex.


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Gary Marshall

Psychotherapist

Gary Marshall MSc Transactional Analysis offers bespoke approach to therapy and has experience working with clients who experience a variety of different problems including work issues, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, OCD, ADD, ADHD, bulimia, self-harm, alcohol problems and other addictive behaviours.

He has undergone extensive training and is fully accredited with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapists (BACP) and Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP). He has also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) which is both helpful in the healing of traumas and PTSD and highly effective in treating anxiety, depression and addictions.

  • BACP and FDAP Accredited.

  • BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma.

  • 3rd year MSc Transactional Analysis, Metanoia Institute London.

  • Advanced Diploma CBT/REBT Regents University London.

  • Schema Therapy Certified (ISST). International Society of Schema Therapy.

  • EMDR level 1, 2, and 3. EMDR. EMDR Europe Association.

Gary is based in London.


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Bradley Fleming
rTMS Technician, Phlebotomist and Administrator


Bio coming soon…

Bradley is based at our Crushes Manor Clinic is Brentwood, Essex.

 

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Heidi Gray
Practice Manager and PA


After working for many years in the care sector, Heidi joined the Living Mind team. She is responsible for all of our patient care and the day-to-day administrative running of Living Mind - ensuring everything runs smoothly and every person is treated with the upmost respect and sensitivity.