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Dr Gill Goodwillie: Individual,Couple and Family Psychotherapist

Shrewsbury, Select..., SY3
01743249194 01743249194 Registered / Accredited
Shrewsbury, Select..., SY3

About me

I was the lead for family and systemic psychotherapy in Wolverhampton CAMHS until 2016 when I left the NHS. I have a private practice based in a dedicated room in my home in Shrewsbury.

I work with individuals, couples and families and have a particular interest in working with children, young people and their families.

As a systemic psychotherapist, 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 registered as a supervisor in 1995 and currently provide individual and group supervision for BACP and UKCP registered psychotherapists. I am a supervisor on the doctoral programme at the University of Bedfordshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since 1990 within the NHS and the independent sector.
I have also worked in the Voluntary Sector in Shropshire with a small 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 was previously a senior lecturer on the Manchester University family therapy training programme.
I have been a member of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice since qualifying and am a past chair and current member of the Professional Affairs Committee.
I have had peer reviewed papers published on my doctoral topic of relationships within families where a child has been diagnosed with ADHD.
I am skilled in working with relationship issues, anxiety and depression.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Gill Goodwillie:  Individual,Couple and Family Psychotherapist

Dr Gill Goodwillie: Individual,Couple and Family Psychotherapist