Dr Gill Goodwillie

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Systemic Psychotherapist
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Shrewsbury, Select..., SY3
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I have practiced for many years in the independent, statutory and education sectors. I offer organisational consultancy and work with individuals, couples and families. My independent practice is currently online.

I have  expertise in working with children, young people and their families.

My practice is based on a relational model of therapy and I use a range of different therapeutic methods (Psychodynamic, CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Narrative and EMDR) and weave these into an overarching systemic approach.

I currently provide individual and group supervision for BACP and UKCP registered psychotherapists. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Psychology and Sociology 1975 University of Stirling
  • P.G. Dip Applied Social Studies 1978 University of Surrey
  • P.G .Dip Systemic Psychotherapy 1989 University of Surrey (Roehampton)
  • UKCP Registration 1993-ongoing
  • Registration as a supervisor 1995-ongoing
  • MA Systemic Psychotherapy 2003 University of Northumberland
  • D. Psychotherapy 2010 University of London
  • EMDR practitioner Part 3 2011

I have been practising as a psychotherapist since 1990 working within the charitable, NHS and independent sectors.

I was previously a senior lecturer and tutor on the systemic training at  Manchester University and a doctoral supervisor at the University of Bedfordshire

I worked with an adult counselling organisation as Head of Counselling before taking a post within the NHS as the Lead for Family Therapy in a mental health service for children and young people in the West Midlands. (2001-2016)

I have been a member of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice since qualifying and was a  member of the Professional Affairs Committee from 2001-2021

I have had peer reviewed papers published on my doctoral topic of relationships within families where a child has been diagnosed with ADHD.

'Double Jeopardy' and 'Professional Jeopardy': Stories of shared identity
in 'Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice' 2016 Editors Imelda McCarthy and Gail Simon

I am skilled in working with relationship issues, anxiety and depression.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£100.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £100.00 per hour for individual and couple appointments. For the couple appointments it can be a supportive friend or relative not necessarily a partner

I can arrange appointments fortnightly if clinical need does not indicate weekly appointments are necessary

My fee for family or group psychotherapy with 3-5 participants is £120 per hour

When I work

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Shrewsbury, Select..., SY3

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I have been registered as a supervisor since 1995 and provide supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who are BACP and UKCP registered.

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Dr Gill Goodwillie
Dr Gill Goodwillie