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Dr Birgit Gurr has been working as a clinical neuropsychologist in Dorset for over 10 years. Her specialty is providing assessments and treatments for people who are recovering from a head injury, stroke or have cognitive or emotional difficulties in association with a neurological illness (such as MS, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy etc).
She also has extensive experience in helping people with psychological problems (e.g. anxieties, depression, anger) by applying her wide range of psychotherapy and counseling skills which include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema-focused Cognitive Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic-Programming and Systemic therapy.
Additionally, Dr Gurr has been uses a Bio-Psycho-Social approach to help people with complex health needs and chronic pain disorders. This means that she tries to understand people’s health problems by taking their personal situation and wider experiences into account.
Dr Gurr is working within the NHS as a clinical neuropsychologist and has been able to support many people with a combination of psychological difficulties, neurological and other physical health problems.
Furthermore, Dr Gurr is an active researcher associated with several universities and has published many articles which report the successful outcomes of her clinical work.
As part of her private assignments, Dr Gurr is undertakes medico-legal work for people who require neuropsychological investigations following an accident or assault.
Psychological assessments and treatments can be arranged in blocks of short-term contracts or, if required, longer term programmes. Private fees apply and Dr Gurr is BUPA registered.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Health Professional Council)
Clinical Neuropsychologist (British Psychological Society and Division of Neuropsychology)
Areas of interest
Clinical psychology: Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Psychosomatic disorders, Pain management especially headaches ~
Neuropsychology: Cognitive impairments, Dementia, Head injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and any other neurological in combination with psychological problems ~
Psychotherapy: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Schema-focussed therapy, NLP, clinical hypnotherapy, systemic therapy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist, Poole Stroke Unit, Poole Hospital, Poole;
Principal Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychology Service, Dorset HealthCare Univerisity Foundation Trust
Visiting Lecturer at Bournemouth University, Exeter University and Johann Gutenberg University Mainz
Brain Injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, MS, Psychotherapy, Clinical Rehabilitation
Family, Sports and Outdoor, Music
(Additional) Languages spoken
Brain Injury, Journal for Cognitive Rehabilitation;
British Journal for Occupational Therapy;
Clinical Psychology Forum; Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation; International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, British Journal of Nursing; Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation; Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; a number of conference presentations
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Bangor University 2004
- Diploma in Psychology Leipzig University 1996
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Visiting Lecturer Bournemouth University, Exeter University, Johann Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society, Divisions of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
Health Professional Council
- 08:00 - 18:00
- 07845 622896
- 08:00 - 18:00
- 07845 622896
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.