Dr Daksha Hirani

(DClinPsy, AFBPsS)

Clinical Director

Daksha is a highly skilled Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Executive Coach with over 20 years’ experience in international settings. She has a deep knowledge of a range of issues including depression, anxiety, narcissistic abuse, burnout, post traumatic stress, professional interpersonal relations and performance psychology, emotional intelligence and a variety of health conditions.  With her neuropsychology hat on,  she diagnoses autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other related neurological conditions, including memory loss.

She works with clients in a manner which is authentic, engaged and evidence-based following the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.  Daksha believes that working with her clients as a team delivers the best results. She offer bespoke therapies and strategies to deal with issues, as well as, helps clients understand that they can make fundamental changes to their lives and, once they have understood this, to take action.

Typically, in no more than 6 one-hour sessions, clients overcome something which is troubling them. Clients report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and contentment with greater effectiveness in all aspects of their life. They are surprised and, on occasion, amazed at the changes they have made to their lives over such a short period of time. The sessions may also be longer term to explore deeper issues. 

Daksha has a MSc in health psychology, a Doctorate in clinical psychology and am a Chartered Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is a full member of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). As an associate clinical tutor on the Royal Holloway clinical Psychology doctoral programme, she supervises and assess the competencies of doctoral trainees.

Dr Gursharan Lotey

(DClinPsy)

Clinical Executive

Gursharan is an equally highly skilled warm and empathetic Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She works in a collaborative and person-centred way, offering a safe space for clients to explore their difficulties whilst finding hope, feeling empowered and discovering what is meaningful for them.

She has 15 years’ experience of working in our invaluable NHS, across mental health and social care settings. Her clinical training means that she has worked with people across the life span spectrum from children, working age adults, to adults in later life, who experience a range of psychological & physical needs.

Gursharan currently holds a senior part-time position in the NHS working alongside social care colleagues to help young people and families, those who are often marginalised in society and have experienced significant traumas and complex mental health. The other half of her role is devoted to offering a service in private practice, which focuses on helping adolescents and adults. 

Gursharan’s specialties are in working with a range of mental health difficulties and often a combination of: Anxiety, Anger difficulties, Bereavement/loss, Childhood/developmental trauma, Confidence/Self-esteem, Depression, Life and role transitions, Neurodevelopmental conditions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma, Obsessions and Compulsions, Relationship anxieties/insecurities and Parental/family difficulties. She views these difficulties arising within the context of a person’s lived experience, seeing them in a holistic way and understanding their story. Her expert guidance and work has seen many a clients’ mental health and wellbeing improved beyond what they thought was possible.

Being a Clinical Psychologist, she is highly trained in a number of different therapeutic modalities which are evidence based. Rather than use a ‘one size fits all’ approach, Gursharan adapts and tailors therapeutic approaches so that therapy is suited to the needs of the individual.

It would be her pleasure to work with you towards your best hopes in therapy.

A marked sense of well-being and increased contentment with greater effectiveness in all aspects of life is our focus. Clients are often surprised and, on occasion, amazed at the changes they have been able to make to their lives over a short period of time.