Dr Gauri Beecroft PsychD, BSc. (Hons.), MBACP (Accred.), MBPS
GC Counselling is run by Dr Gauri Beecroft (née) Chauhan, a professionally trained and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
SShe is registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Alongside being a Therapy Services Manager at The Priory Hospital Woking, Gauri is an existential analytic psychotherapist. She started as a Life Coach for people with learning and physical disabilities, commencing her journey as a therapist first in GP surgeries and later in hospices, counselling clients diagnosed with terminal illnesses as well as their families and the bereaved.
Gauri has also been a part-time lecturer on a BA in Counselling and a therapeutic counselling course at a local college, Editorial Assistant for the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and Research Assistant at the University of Roehampton.
Being a keen photographer, she is interested in the therapeutic uses of photography following her involvement in the PhototherapyEurope in Prisons project, funded by the EU.
Gauri’s doctoral thesis is entitled ‘Stories of Comedy and Tragedy in Therapy’.
Her training draws on different approaches, including person-centred, existentialism, psychoanalysis and post-modernism, which enables her to use the most relevant and valuable aspects of each.
- BSc (First Class Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Roehampton.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of Roehampton.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of Roehampton.
- PsychD in Psychotherapy and Counselling, with a doctoral thesis on comedy and tragedy in the psychological therapies.