Gregor H L Lurie, MBACP (Senior Accredited) UKRCP

Gregor H L Lurie, MBACP (Senior Accredited) UKRCP

Octavia Court Gardens
St Paul's Way
WD24 4UF

01923 231743 / 07752 888477

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Octavia Court Gardens
St Paul's Way
WD24 4UF

01923 231743 / 07752 888477

About me


Is life very difficult for you right now? Are you worrying, feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Do you ache to feel more relaxed and less anxious? Are you dealing with sadness, worry, loneliness, loss of relationship? Is it hard to ask for help, and even more so when searching for a stranger to confide in and rely on?

I understand the anxiety that goes with this process for you and will do everything I can to make it as comfortable as possible. It has been my pleasure and privilege over more than 26 years to accompany clients achieving ever deeper sense of their potential while feeling greater levels of happiness and fulfillment. I believe I can help with my experience in helping many people with their unique healing journeys.

Growth and change occurs from within such a therapeutic relationship. I am told I am a warm and caring person, emphatic and down-to-earth which helps clients feel relaxed, comfortable, supported and understood. We will create a trusting therapy relationship which provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where you can fully express and explore yourself. We will also work to explore your life issues, identify new possibilities, to allow you to move forward in your life.

Essentially I can help you become more in touch with your thoughts and feelings resulting in you being better able to make decisions that help you feel more authentic, truly expressing your deepest/highest sense of self, less stressed, happier and more satisfied at the evolving sense of who it is you are most becoming.

My Approach

This mainly combines psychodynamic, person-centred and psychosynthesis schools of therapy resulting in an integrative approach. Psychosynthesis is concerned with the realisation of human potential and at the same time with the harmonisation of all elements of the personality. Methods used can include creative visualisation, free-drawing, the training of the will, physical expression, writing, dis-identification and meditation.

Integrative counselling means drawing on and blending specific types of therapy. This allows the counsellor to explore an issue from a variety of distinct theoretical perspectives and uses concepts and techniques from each. I am influenced and sustained by Anglo-American citizenship, Russian ancestory, Judeo-Christian upbringing, and Buddhist spiritual traditions, while equally comfortable working with those who do or do not have a religious faith or spiritual tradition. People of all race, gender and sexual orientation are equally warmly welcomed into my practice.

Thank you for taking time to read this far. Do feel free to give me a call if you feel I may be of help, and if you get the voicemail, please leave a brief message, I will call you back very soon.


"Thank you so much for all your hard and effective work, your unwavering support and constant attention. I am a much happier person."

"Thank you for all the support,warmth and goodwill, for your acceptance and being someone i could believe in with love and appreciation."

"The standard of Gregor's work is very high indeed. I trust his professionalism and dedication to his clients." 

"I've improved relationships with family and friends. I'm less needy and more self confident."

"You were a kind,neutral, listening presence who shared and understood all that I am becoming."

"A safe and compassionate professional".

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Accreditation:

  • Diploma in Counselling - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
  • Certificate in HIV Counselling -The Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Post-Graduate Therapeutic Diploma in Psychosynthesis - The London Institute of Psychosynthesis
  • BACP Senior Accredited Member
  • UK Register of Independent Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Member

My Training Includes:

  • Albany Trust Psychosexual Counselling Agency, London
  • Terrence Higgins Trust, HIV buddying and counselling
  • London Switchboard Telephone Helpline
  • New York City Telephone Helpline
  • Ongoing continuing professional development via study, lecture, seminar, workshop
  • Maintaining a daily meditation, yoga and exercise practice
  • Clinical work with clients provide ongoing learning

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Additionally, I specialise working with:

- Anger management
Infancy and childhood abandonment
Adoption issues
Sexual identity and sexuality
Lesbian and Gay affirmative practice
Spiritual Unfolding
Vocational and existential issues


I'm happy to negotiate fees depending on what you can afford. Our first session will give us the opportunity to discuss your hopes and expectations and see what it would be like to work together. Do contact me to negotiate a fee with which you will be comfortable.

  • As a guide most people currently pay between £50 and £65 per 50 minute session.

Further information

Location / Access/ Transport - Excellent transport links, (M.1, M.25, A41) and easy car parking.
LONDON EUSTON 15 minutes express to Watford Junction. Seven Minutes walk from Watford Junction Station.

Maps & Directions

Watford, WD24 4UF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday to Thursday 2pm to 8pm

Some Fridays available, appointments on request.

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