Dr Gurpreet Kaur, Chartered Clinical Psychologist. BSc, MA, DPsych., C.Psychol
Are you feeling confused, sad, detached or anxious? Perhaps you are feeling stuck but you’re too ashamed or embarrassed to tell anyone about it? Do you put up a front for others but inside you’re feeling lost, confused and like you’re barely holding all the pieces together. Relationships may be difficult at home or work or you may be struggling to let go of a difficult experience. Perhaps you are struggling to find yourself in this hectic, fast paced culture we live in.
Whatever you are going through, by searching for a therapist you really have made a choice today to take the first step towards moving forward with your difficulty. You may have questions about therapy and whether it will help you or whether it will even be feasible given your other commitments. We will find a way to make therapy work for you.
As a therapist I am here to support, challenge and work with you towards making sense of your difficulties. I will walk with you around or through your pain to reach a point of feeling like you understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to manage your difficulties. Therapeutic tools will be learnt during therapy when we both agree that you feel safe and confident enough to use them to address the things, that right now, may feel too overwhelming.
I very much understand how difficult it is to access therapy based on my experience of working with many people from various backgrounds in both private practice and the NHS. I am passionate about this and currently work in services for Deaf people and am keen on helping people from BAME groups to access therapy. I always ensure that therapy is bespoke, which means I use therapy flexibly rather than as a rigid protocol driven approach.
In this sea of therapists, I want to reassure you that as a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) I have the required level of competence and ability to help people like you who are experiencing psychological or emotional distress.
Like everyone, I have experienced life’s ups and downs and have practised what I will ask you to do. I approach therapy from a place of authenticity, trust and empathy whilst holding true to the matter at hand. I will provide you with a safety net and I am here to support you and guide you along a journey that will not only get you through this stuck point but will lead to self-growth. I am experienced in working cross culturally and take care to respect and work within existing belief systems which may be spiritual, cultural and/or religious.
I am happy to offer you a free 20 minute phone consultation which will allow you to ask me any questions you have about me or the therapy I offer. I can also learn a little bit about what has brought you here today. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- D.Clin.Psychol., Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, University College London
- MA Disability Studies, The University of Sheffield
- BSc Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol)
- British Psychological Society (BPS) member
- Division of Clinical Psychology member
- EMDR Association UK & Ireland member
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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Free - 20 minute initial phone consultation
£160 - Initial assessment lasting one and half hours
£115 - 1 hour individual therapy sessions
£125 - 1 hour couples/family sessions
£90-£100 - Online sessions available
£75-£100 - Supervision for qualified staff
* reports written at hourly rate if requested
- Concessionary rates to be discussed for students and those on low income
- I do accept clients paying through insurance; please get in touch to discuss
My Chessington practice can be easily accessed and has ample unpaid parking options. It is a 3-minute drive from the Hook Road junction on the A3; 10-minute walk from Chessington North station and 15-minute walk from Chessington South station.
My Kingston practice is a 10-minute walk from Kingston train station, very near several bus roots with ample paid parking options.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thurs AM - Chessington
Thurs PM - Chessington
Friday AM - Kingston
Sunday afternoon- Chessington
Online - Tuesday AM & other times
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I enjoy offering clinical supervision to other psychologists, counsellors and therapists who are reflective and keen to expand their potential.