Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

MBBS, FRCPsych (UK), DPM (Dublin), MSc in Neuroscience (London)

Psychiatry

Recommended by  
2 specialists

18 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
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4.93
Explanation
4.93

Top feedback

“Dr Sarkhel has provided me with with wonderful medical care since last year. He is approachable, professional, clear in his explanation and extremely effective in his treatment. The best part of the treatment is his ability to combine pharmaceutical treatment (anti-depressants, in my case), with counselling, including mindfulness training. The combination was effetive in alleviating acute symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder during a flare-up but then also equipping to become self-reliant, symptom-free and motivated to come off the medication when I felt ready. Most recently, I have received advice from him on beginning to taper off my anti-depressants. I am very satisfied with the treatment I received.“
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Subspecialties

  • Addiction
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Old Age Psychiatry
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 5201228

Consultation fees

New appointment: £400

Follow-up appointment: £220

Practices worked at

Carter’s Green Clinic

Business Centre 1 371 High Street, West Bromwich, United Kingdom, B70 9QL
1 review

10 Harley Street

10 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PF
49 reviews

Crushes Manor Clinic (Brentwood,Essex)

501 Ongar Road, United Kingdom, CM15 9JP
4 reviews

About

Dr. Sarkhel has basic psychiatric training in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse. He then completed specialist Registrar training in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. He has published a number of research articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an examiner for The Royal College of Psychiatrists. 

He has a particular interest in stress-related disorders and has a strong emphasis on Evidence-Based Practice. 

Dr. Sarkhel is also trained in Medical Acupuncture which he uses as adjunctive treatment for various Psychiatric Disorders and Chronic Pain. 

His latest addition to Living Mind is providing Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Depression, Anxiety Disorders and many other conditions in Harley Street clinic. He is a member of Clinical TMS Society headquartered in California. He attends regular seminars and webinars on TMS.

Integration of complementary therapies and orthodox treatment is his main passion when it comes to mental health care for his patients. 

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Medical procedures

  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 
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Special interests

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Adult ADHD

 

 

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Education


  • MB BS
  • FRCPsych
  • DPM(Dublin)
  • MSc in Neuroscience (London)


Memberships:

  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists - Fellow 
  • British NeuroPsychiatric Association
  • British Medical Association
  • British Medical Acupuncturist Society
  • Independent Doctors' Federation
  • Clinical TMS Society 
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel has provided me with with wonderful medical care since last year. He is approachable, professional, clear in his explanation and extremely effective in his treatment. The best part of the treatment is his ability to combine pharmaceutical treatment (anti-depressants, in my case), with counselling, including mindfulness training. The combination was effetive in alleviating acute symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder during a flare-up but then also equipping to become self-reliant, symptom-free and motivated to come off the medication when I felt ready. Most recently, I have received advice from him on beginning to taper off my anti-depressants. I am very satisfied with the treatment I received.

Patient seen for:
Depression and anxiety disorder
31-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel treated me as if I was the most important patient he had; he patiently listened to me, made his notes and made me comfortable. He has a collaborative and inclusive approach which makes it easy to confide and builds a trustworthy doctor patient relationship. His healing and comforting words gave me hope after several years of search. He communicated hard decisions compassionately and with proper reasoning providing real life examples.He thinks through a problem thoroughly, with extreme care and positions his advise such that his patient is protected for life time. He goes the extra mile to explain to his patients and when required their family members the bigger picture. He provides well rounded solution. He is always accessible. He is an extended part of our family. I continue to seek his advise and he is always there to help; this has made a huge positive difference to my well being. Thank you for the excellent care.

Patient seen for:
Initial Assessment
10-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel always makes the sessions comfortable even when discussing embarrassing subjects. His explanations are succinct and he always ready to expand if necessary.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your feedback. It is not always easy for us to talk about awkward/embarrassing issues; I am glad to learn that you found my approach meaningful and therapeutic; and able to build up a therapeutic trust and confidence. My best wishes !

Patient seen for:
Recurrent Depression
24-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Arghya Sarkhel is an amazing doctor. Would highly recommend. He is very professional and understanding.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I'll continue to maintain this standard in my practice.

21-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very attentive, extremely thorough in explanation and keeping it all about a positive way forward. Not pushing any remedies, explaining options and why I felt relaxed and listened to. My agenda to get well was priority as opposed to pushing prescriptions for medications. Positive outcome overall.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

I am very pleased to hear that you found the session helpful and a way to move forward. Your valuable feedback is much appreciated.

18-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was very impressed by Dr Sarkhel. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a consultant psychiatrist in London.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Many thanks for your valuable comments. I'll continue to deliver the care with best of my abilities.

01-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have always found Dr Sarkhel to be very thorough, measured and experienced in his approach to my care. He always explains his course of action in an understandable and professional manner.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Many thanks for your valuable feedback. I shall continue to maintain this standard of clinical care.

12-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is the most incredible Psychiatrist as he embodies both sides of the spectrum. Not only is he excellent at subscribing the right medication, he also practices acupuncture and encourages mindfulness. It is rare to find a Dr who covers both sides!!! Truly lovely kind and caring man, who will bring you back to your best self. I have the highest respect for his abilities and commitment to helping people to get better. So grateful I came across him, he saved my life!

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Many thanks for your time and feedback. I am so glad to hear that our approach and care helped you recover ! We will aim to maintain these good standards of care !

Patient seen for:
Psychiatry
04-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have seen Dr Sarkhel on and off now for about 2 years. He is patient, compassionate and knowledgeable. He is very thorough with his questioning, and listens attentively. Dr Sarkhel always returns emails, phone calls and any questions I have even out of our appointments. A very knowledgable, and trusted professional. Thank you for your continued support.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you so much for your time and feedback! We appreciate your valuable comments and will aim to keep the clinical practice to high standard !

25-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Understanding and insightful - highly recommended

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for the feedback. We'll always aim to maintain these standards in our approach to care and treatment.

Patient seen for:
Psychotherapy
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel was wonderful from the moment I entered and left. He took his time to gain the right information but also provide the necessary explanations. I felt at ease and assured by his sincere approach throughout. He wants to ensure he is offering sufficient time and attention, relaying back his key understandings with appropriate guidance on what can be done.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

My sincere thanks to you for leaving the feedback. I am happy to note that our approach to treatment was helpful to you. This also serves as our inspiration to maintain good clinical practice.

24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is truly one of the best. He is empathetic, highly ethical, understanding and kind. Dr Sarkhel has a positive outlook and has been very helpful in my journey to recovering and healing with severe depression. He understands cultural barriers extremely well and is amicable. I am able to ask him any questions and raise any fears and concerns I have knowing that I am in safe hands and will be well taken care of. I have experienced only positive results and appreciate the time he has taken with my diagnosis and healing thereafter.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Many thanks for your feedback and kind words. I am glad to know that we were able to provide you the care that helped in your recovery. Wishing you very best !

Patient seen for:
Depression
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

De Sarkhel was wonderful throughout the whole process, dealing with a very complex case of anxiety, depression and insomnia. From the very beginning he, Maleni and Caroline were all very good at putting the patient at ease, fully explaining the processes and talking over the options. Never once did we feel we were railroaded - decisions were made as a collective. I would fully recommend him.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Many thanks for leaving your feedback. We are very pleased that we were able to help such complex condition as you mentioned. We strongly believe in teamwork involving patients, families and carers.

Patient seen for:
Depression
Anxiety
insomnia
10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Had my appointment with Dr Arghya Sarkhel this week I found him good at his job, professional and he do listen to his patients. I do recommend his practice

Patient seen for:
Anxiety
30-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Provided expert evidence-based insights into my condition, combined with a pragmatic approach to improve my overall well-being. This resulted in my condition improving demonstrably in a relatively short period of time.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for leaving a review of our care! I am so glad you found my approach to your treatment helpful and productive.

16-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was quite nervous before my treatment but Dr Arghya Sarkhel immediately put me at ease. An extremely knowledgable and most importantly, enthusiastic towards TMS which is a fairly new treatment. Not only does the doctor explain everything clearly at the time he also does follow ups to check everything is going in the right direction. I have always struggled to find the correct and understanding person but I think I have now found someone I can easily communicate with and rely on. Thank you

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad to see that we have been able to help you and more importantly we have now established professional and trusting relationship with you which is absolutely vital !

Patient seen for:
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
19-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Super experience with Dr Sarkhel. It’s clear he cares about individual patients and this isn’t a conveyor belt service but a much more tailored approach.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

I am so glad you found our approach to treatment is individualised ! Your feedback is much appreciated !

10-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is a highly qualified professional who provides a well structured treatment/ care plan fit for the patients specific need. I will highly recommend Dr Sarkhel as not only do you get a qualified 121 sessions with him but a continuous mind and body well being. His thorough approach with patient means you are likely to discover other ailment your GP might not diagnose.

02-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very knowledgable and very caring

02-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

It’s been great seeing him since the last four months. He is very patient and understanding. He tries reaching to the core of every problem and comes up with ideal solutions. The counselling sessions, coupled with the medication and rTMS therapy greatly benefited me in my journey of fighting depression. I am currently writing about my experience sitting on the rTMS chair. It’s an absolute painless and non-invasive technique and you can relax, listen to music or even use your phone during the treatment. The results are visible in a couple of weeks. Overall, I had a great experience at living mind.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I am glad to see that you found our integrated TMS has been effective in your recovery process.

20-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I saw Dr Sarkhel for depression and a psychotic episode and was treated with RTMS and medication. He was very knowledgeable as well as kind and explained everything to me really well. He was there for me at a point of crisis as well persistent depression. I have now been stable and happy for almost six months after feeling like I would probably be depressed for the rest of my life. He went out of his way to help me in a time of need and was very calming and reassuring. I can't recommend him enough!

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to see that your mental health improved significantly with our integrated rTMS approach.

Patient seen for:
Depression
Psychosis
19-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is a thorough and compassionate medical practitioner. When it comes to rTMS treatments his method of consolidating a full weeks course of treatments of the weekend is extremely convenient. I’ve had rTMS treatments elsewhere when I’ve needed to go to the each day of the week for 1 hour a day, Dr Sarkhel’s treatment regime is as effective, if not more-so, than in the past ... but the connivence factor is much more suitable to my lifestyle with his style & approach

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your valuable feedback! I am glad you found our integrated rTMS not only clinically effective but also the schedule was convenient and least disruptive in your work and other social commitments.

16-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is a thorough and compassionate medical practitioner

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words , much appreciated !

16-06-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Very knowledgeable, kind and considerate, helpful and compassionate and genuinely concerned about the well being and comfort of the patient. Been very happy and satisfied with him. He is willing to go out of his way to assist.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your valuable comments! I am glad you found my care / treatment helpful !

15-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Superb experience from start to finish. I was impressed with Dr Sarkhel’s initial responsiveness to my query and informative approach in regard to the questions I had. He clearly knows his stuff but adds a very human touch by taking time to explain things and I was also impressed by how accommodating his practice was in scheduling my treatments. You feel taken care of.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

I am so glad to see your extremely satisfactory experience with our service. We try our best to deliver the best for our patients. I'll also share this feedback with our team members.

09-06-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Very understanding and supportive

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words !

28-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel provides a great service and always makes himself available to me at any hour of the day.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you! I am glad to hear that you found our service helpful, specially when you needed it most.

24-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very kind - efficient - thorough. Showed a lot of patience when taking me through the appointment. Will see him again in six months and would definitely recommend

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased to know that you found the session helpful. Look forward to seeing you in few months’ time. Best wishes 😊

12-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

rTMS has been a life changing experience for me. I've been suffering from recurring majir depression for more than 20 years and before the treatment I was on 3 different antidepressants. After 2 weeks in the treatment I was able to reduce it to only 1! In fact I'm writing this seating in the TMS chair!

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

We are so pleased to see this transformation in your mental health with the help of this state of the art drug free intervention i.e rTMS . Moreover, during this treatment, you were able to reduce your medications and currently only on a low dosage compared to three / four psychotropic medications before the rtMS treatment. Thank you for your kind words !

27-10-2018
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Very dedicated and helpful and sympathetic. Excellent service and advise. Timely consultations.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you have found our service helpful.

31-08-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel has been amazing.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated !

21-08-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had a course of Psychiatric treatment with Dr Sarkhel which I can honestly say has changed my outlook on life. Along with the sessions he has introduced me to mindfulness meditation which I enjoy and feel really helps. He is very professional and accommodating with dates and times. I would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words and appreciation! We are glad that you found our service helpful.

13-06-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Arghya Sarkhel from Living Mind made me feel very comfortable, from our first consultation he very warmly allowed me to open up and discuss my struggles with several episodes of depression in my life as well as the depression I was experiencing prior to TMS. Dr Sarkhel runs a very professional clinic while also making the experience quite personal and homely. Each session was performed in a very comfortable chair, with combined acupuncture, each session felt very relaxing. However the real shining glory was how quickly TMS and Arghya’s support pulled me out of my depression. I was finally able to separate myself from my negative self-talk, I no longer felt overwhelmed with anxiety. I was able to look at my stress from a third person perspective instead of being engulfed by it and feeling paralyzed. I feel like TMS has brought joy back into my life and it feels as though life is more colourful now. Argyah was flexible fitting around my schedule and being able to have weekend treatments is a great benefit. The TMS had very minimal side effects and felt like a light tapping on my head where the magnets are targeted. But after each session I started to notice a cumulative increase in happiness. I would highly recommend Living Mind’s TMS for anyone who is experiencing anxiety/depression. I feel it has been a life changing experience.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

We are very pleased to see that our service has made a significant difference in your life. Thank you for your appreciation !!

11-06-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience with Dr.Sarkhel has been nothing short of fantastic.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation !!

14-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found my experience as a carer very helpful. Dr Sarkhel was very professional.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your appreciation!

06-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am in my 60s, I was treated by Dr Sarkhel and found him very empathic and he is a brilliant psychiatrist

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you so much for your kind words, much appreciated!!

06-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is a great professional and a kind person. He has helped me over the past 18 months with my problems, and we have made great progress. He is very insightful, and I would recommend him to anyone who asked.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words and appreciation !!

29-04-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am the mother of a patient that Dr Sarkhel has been treating for a few months. I have also on one occasion been present for a joint appointment regarding my daughter’s care. In my opinion Dr Sarkhel is a highly skilled psychiatrist and is treating my daughter professionally and sensitively as is needed by the situation. He has always been available when we have needed to contact him regarding her treatment. I highly recommend him to friends and acquaintances.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

I am pleased to hear that my skills were of help towards your daughter's treatment. Thank you for your kind words. I would hope that Living Mind will continue to provide high quality service for their patients and carers.

12-04-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Sarkhel is the most experienced most knowledgable professional I have ever worked with. He has done in several weeks what most Drs councillors and mental health workers have all failed to do collectively in over 10 years of being passed from pillar to post by the NHS. He cares he takes time and he follows s through thoroughly as a Dr should. Sadly with mental health if you don’t have private care and someone like Dr Sarkhel then living could simply be impossible!!!

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad to hear that my skills and treatment made a positive difference. Our expectation is that at Living Mind, we would maintain this integrated and personalised care for our patients and carers.

12-04-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Doctor Sarkhel is an extremely professional psychiatrist. He is very understanding and has benefited me greatly.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

I am glad our service was beneficial to you. Thank you for your kind words and feedback!

10-04-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been receiving treatment from Dr Arghya Sarkhel at Living mind for the past six months and can honestly say that I feel the process has been life-changing for me. I have a history of experience of treatment with counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists and have received a variety of therapies in the past. During the past year I have found Dr Sarkhel’s combined approach of psychotherapy, mindfulness and acupuncture has profoundly impacted my mental health and wellbeing. Aside from the talking therapies facilitating my coping processes for anxiety and depression, I find the mindfulness approach and acupuncture have influenced my overall well being in such a positive way. This has also enabled me more progress with the more difficult but important psychoanalytical work. I have found Dr Sarkhel very gentle and non-judgmental which has made the whole treatment so successful.

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

We are so glad to hear that our integrated approach has helped your emotional wellbeing!

08-04-2018

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
2

Psychiatry

Dr Sarmila Sinha
Dr Sarmila Sinha
Psychiatry

29-03-2020

Dr Sarkhel is an excellent clinician with great interpersonal skills, highly knowledgable and is a leading Psychiatrist in London. He is dual-qualified, practising both in the field of General Adult Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry. Dr Sarkhel is one of the few Psychiatrists in the UK, who offer the novel TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment, with very good results. I'm happy to recommend Dr Sarkhel to anyone who is looking for an empathic and highly skilled Consultant Psychiatrist.

For specialty: Psychiatry
For conditions: Post Natal Depression (PND), Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Bipolar Disorder
For procedures: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Connection: I have referred patients to them
Dr Ahmed Bachelani
Dr Ahmed Bachelani
General Practice

08-05-2018

Dr Sarkhel offers a superb service. He not only displays excellent clinical acumen but is very patient centred, allowing them to fully understand their own condition in so doing achieves outstanding results. Definitely highly recommended.

For specialty: Psychiatry
Connection: Is a colleague

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