Dr Gail Wilson
Our psychological wellness and mental health can change - you might have noticed yourself feeling more anxious or down recently, or that you've been in a bad way for some time and nothing you've tried has helped you feel better. I'm interested in helping you understand why it changes and in what ways, and what can be done to improve and maintain your wellness.
I aim to facilitate people's exploration of what's happened to them, their views and understanding of themselves, the relationships they are in, the environments they live or work in, and how they make sense of what’s going on in the world. I think exploration of identity, values and purpose is often central to therapy. I also think it's my job to give you skills to help you to make the changes that you want to see happen.
If you think you'd like to see what it could be like to work with me please get in touch. I offer a free initial 15 minute chat on the telephone or zoom to help see if I might be a good fit to help you.
I welcome folk into my practice whether they consider themselves as neurotypical or neurodiverse, trans, cis or fluid, and whatever their sexual interests, ethnicity or physical diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am a psychologist rather than a counsellor. The 'counselling' in my title relates to the type of therapeutic approach I take with the people I work with. I aim to adapt my practice to each person I'm working with rather than framing my input around a diagnosis as some psychologists do. By contextualising my practice to you, I learn with you, and that means we are more likely to find ways of working together that can provide sustained and ongoing beneficial change for you.
I began studying psychology formally in 2009. I gained my BSc(hons) in Applied Psychology in 2012, and went on to complete a MSc in Forensic Psychology in 2013. Following that I worked in policy and research for 5 years specialising in service provision for young women who had experienced trauma and were facing criminal justice settings, and alongside this I was a volunteer befriender and later went on to work in Children and Adolescent Mental Health. I returned to studying in 2016 to gain my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University and choose to have placements and to work in children and family services, and in trauma services spanning relational and military contexts. I also have a number of years experience as a mental health professional in LGBT+ services and consider myself an ally.
I currently also work part time in the NHS in Psychological Services and at Tay Psychology where I can see folk face to face using their fantastic therapeutic space in central Dundee. Fees are different at Tay Psychology to account for this.
I regularly undertake training to keep my skills up to date and have recently concentrated on training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Trauma, OCD, and working with children and young people. I have also recently attended CBT training for problem eating, and training to give me a greater insight into the impact of menopause and the menstrual cycle on mental health.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£95.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees are £95 per individual 50-60 minute online zoom session. I offer a reduced fee of £75 for a limited number of folk.
If you are seeking in person (face to face) input with me at Tay Psychology please contact them https://www.taypsychology.co.uk/ for details of the fee.
All fees are payable in advance of your scheduled session.
Please see my website www.gwpsychology.com for specific terms and conditions about working online with me. I welcome you to contact me for any queries you may have.
If you are seeking in person/ face to face input with me please contact Tay Psychology at www.taypsychology.co.uk who will go through their own consultation process with you and answer any queries you may have.