Dr. Sai Joshi

HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist


Dr Sai Joshi is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered clinical psychologist, specialising in anxiety, depression and trauma. She has extensive experience in outpatient healthcare settings, specialising in young people and adults. She adeptly addresses a broad spectrum of mental health concerns, from trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders to identity-related challenges, grief and relationship issues.

Her treatment philosophy is deeply rooted in an integrative framework, combining a person-centric methodology with elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), existential therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. This approach enables Dr Joshi to customise her interventions according to the unique needs and preferences of each individual, creating a holistic and personalised healing journey.

Known for her friendly and collaborative demeanour, Dr Joshi creates a safe and supportive environment for her clients. Her interpersonal skills and empathetic nature enable her to build strong therapeutic alliances, promoting open communication and trust within the therapeutic relationship. This collaborative approach ensures that clients actively participate in their own healing process, empowering them to make positive changes and achieve sustainable wellbeing.

With a commitment to ongoing professional development and a genuine passion for helping others, Dr Sai Joshi continues to be a dedicated practitioner in the field of clinical psychology, making a meaningful impact on the lives of those seeking support and guidance.

Position at Priory

Sai joined Priory in January 2024 after successful registration with the HCPC. She is a chartered member of British Psychological Society (BPS). She is an outpatient clinical psychologist at Priory Hospital North London.


Dr Sai Joshi completed her Doctorate in Psychology subsequent to attaining a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in India. She has accrued extensive professional experience through her tenure at diverse mental health rehabilitation centres, addiction treatment centres and esteemed private institutions, including Manodnya Nursing Home, Poona Hospital and PLS De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre. Notably, Dr Joshi has contributed significantly to the field of mental health through her prolonged engagement at Ayuda Mind Care, a reputable private outpatient clinic located in Maharashtra.

Research interests

Sai has previously published papers on the role of romantic relationships and attachment on identity formation within young people. She has also explored the mate selection preferences from an evolutionary perspective. Her Doctorate thesis explored the relationship between identity formation and career decision making abilities in young people.

Links to clinical articles/research papers:

Journal Article

  • Identity formation and Romantic relationships 2016
    Joshi, S. S., & Deuskar, M. (2016). The role of adolescent romantic relationships in identity formation and attachment: An exploratory study. Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing, 7(2).
    Find at: The role of adolescent romantic relationships in identity formation and attachment: An exploratory study - (iahrw.org)
  • Psychological Capital as a Function of Career Streams 2019
    Joshi, M. S. S. (2019). Psychological Capital as a Function of Career Streams. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 7(2).
    Find at: DOI: https://doi.org/%2010.25215/0702.113
  • A Comparative Study of Mate Selection Preferences: An Evolutionary Perspective 2022
    Joshi, S., & Prabhavalkar, P. (2022). A Comparative Study of Mate Selection Preferences: An Evolutionary Perspective. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 10(2).
    Find at: https://doi.org/10.25215/1002.059


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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with major area of research on Identity formation in young people
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Certified REBT Therapist
  • Certified in CBT
  • Certified in Gestalt Therapy