Dr Gill Goodwillie
A consultant psychotherapist, 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 private practice is currently online.
I have expertise 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 with UKCP in 1993 and as a supervisor in 1995. I currently provide individual and group supervision for BACP and UKCP registered psychotherapists.
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 practising 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.
'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
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