Hardip Sandhu is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who has helped people overcome problems with anxiety, depression, stress and trauma. He has worked in the NHS since 2012 and works here at Openforwards on Saturdays.
Raised in a south Asian culture, Hardip has witnessed the taboo around psychological problems and how easily problems are stigmatised and dismissed. After graduating from university with a 2:1 Combined Hons degree, Hardip decided to pursue a career in psychological therapy and studied further psychology courses because he wanted to help people change their psychological health and live a meaningful life. Volunteering for mental health charities and mentoring adults, strengthened Hardip’s decision to pursue his career. He then went on to train in CBT and work in the NHS, gaining expertise from working in multiple psychological services. Hardip is always willing to learn, to reflect and to use research to help his clients.
“Being the eldest child, from an early age I have felt a sense of responsibility to help. By using CBT concepts, I now help people to help themselves by teaching life-changing and life-long psychological skills, in a safe place. My aim is to equip you with an evidence-based toolbox of techniques”.