About Me

Hello, and a warm welcome! 

I’m Dr Gursharan Lotey, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Glow Psychology, and I’m so pleased you have found your way here. 

It is really important that you feel your therapist is the right person to help support you. The relationship you have with your therapist should be trusting, safe and open. This will help you to get the most out of therapy, and allow you to have a much richer and rewarding experience.

My Approach & Experience


My clinical training and 20 years’ experience in the NHS means that I have worked extensively with clients of all ages, from young children to teens, adults and those later in life. This has included a number of settings including hospital, community and outpatient clinics, addressing a range of psychological & emotional concerns. 

I believe it is important to view people in a holistic way. I consider other areas of health, such as diet, sleep, and the body which often impact on mood and emotional well-being. So whether you’re looking for support with low mood, anxiety, confidence, or want to better understand yourself or your relationships, I can help.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Since qualifying, I have specialised working with difficulties that affect young people, and specifically pre-teens and adolescents. You can find out more here

Culturally sensitive therapy

I also work extensively with those from minority groups, and specifically the South Asian community, both locally and internationally. It has been a pleasure to provide culturally sensitive therapy to ensure that my clients get the right mental health support they need. 


Including PTSD, Developmental & Childhood Trauma

Women’s Mental Health

Helping to empower women who might be looking for support with their emotional, psychological and social well-being.

I really value working as a team, bringing together my psychological knowledge and expertise combined with your personal experience to enact positive change. 

Book a free consultation

If you’re not sure whether therapy will help, get in touch for a free phone consultation. You can ask any questions you may have and to see if we would be a good fit for working together. 

Types of Therapy

There are many different types of therapy approaches, and part of my role and our journey is to find and use the right ones that fit for you.

I often merge therapeutic ideas so that you’re getting a personalised approach to your particular needs, rather than a “one size fits all”.

Click below to find out what they are and how they work.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This therapy explores the idea that changing your thoughts and behaviours can influence how you feel and is often the target for intervention. 
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Explores thoughts, feelings and behaviours like CBT but with a focus on developing understanding, compassion (to self and others), and self-acceptance to work with difficulties such as shame, self-criticism, and low mood/depression. 
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This model aims to look at developing skills such as mindfulness and acceptance, so that you can take meaningful action based on your values. The idea is that by doing what matters to you, you’re better able to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, whilst creating a rich and valued life.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This therapy is a skills-based behavioural approach which is suited for individuals who experience intense emotions and find it difficult to regulate them effectively.  
Attachment informed therapy

This theory is about understanding core childhood relationships, present day relationships and the quality of those relationships to help to understand the self and the basic human need to belong. This approach works on strengthening relationships to develop safety and trust. 

Systemic & Family based therapy
Child & Adolescents only

This model is about recognising that problems are located in relationships rather than individuals. The concept is that by working on these relationships, particularly those that centre around young people, that their well-being is enhanced.

Mindfulness based therapy
Mindfulness has shown to have benefits with various psychological difficulties including low mood and anxiety. This approach is about developing more present moment awareness, so that you’re able to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings which may be stuck in the past or the future. 
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

EMDR works on treating symptoms of trauma, where traumatic events keep thoughts, feelings and memories stuck and make it hard to move on from them and live life in the way you want.  

Qualifications, Training & Registration:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsychD) 
  • Masters of Science in Research Methods in Psychology (MSc) 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practice for Children/Young People (Masters Level)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc)
  • Professional Accreditation with Health Care and Professions Council – Registration number PYL32869

Additional Certified Training:

  • Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) Training
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 2

Research & Publications:

Burnout in early course psychosis caregivers: the role of illness beliefs and coping styles (2015). Onwumere, J., Lotey, G., Schulz, J., James, G., Afsharzadegan, R., Harvey, R., Man, L. C., Kuipers, E., & Raune, D. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 11(3), 237-243.

The Role of Ethnic Group and Gender on Beliefs About Sexual Problems: An Experimental Study with South Asians in the UK (2015). Lotey, G. (2015). Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey, available online (unpublished).