Gill Goodwillie, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Gill Goodwillie

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Gill Goodwillie, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Gill Goodwillie

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My Approach

I qualified as a systemic psychotherapist in 1989 following a psychodynamic training as a social worker in the 1970's. I work with children and young people and I specialised in play for a number of years prior to my psychotherapy training. I use a relational focus and see individuals, couples and families. I provide brief, solution focused or longer term work and have trained to use EMDR.

About Me

I am a consultant systemic psychotherapist and supervisor with more than 30 years experience in the NHS working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
I am now working independently in a small practice and see individuals, couples and families using a relational focus. I provide brief, solution focused and longer term work. I provide clinical supervision to registered psychotherapists, therapeutic counsellors and psychotherapists in training.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have undertaken numerous workshops with a focus on working digitally and have developed my practice online to provide a personal and effective online therapeutic service. ‘This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance’
There is no blueprint in becoming a parent and our culture tends to focus on the 'rose tinted' aspects of parenthood and less on the real challenges that being a parent brings. Navigating these complexities is something that I can help with from my experiences of working with families from diverse backgrounds and culture.
A systemic approach is informed by the belief that we all live in a network of relationships that inform our view of ourselves. This is shaped from early childhood experiences and relationships, continuing throughout our life and playing a role in how we manage relationships in adult life whether with parents, partners or children. Distress is experienced when these relationships are not experienced as supportive or loving.
I am a registered clinical supervisor and provide supervision to experienced UKCP colleagues and also psychotherapists in training. I am experienced in the provision of supervision and consultation on a one to one basis and also to workplace groups and organisations.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • EMDR
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parents
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy


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UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

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Gill Goodwillie

Gill Goodwillie


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