Dr Gillian Wright
Over the past 13 years in the NHS, I have worked with individuals, couples and families in a range of different mental health services. These include adult mental health, child mental health, physical health and disability services.
I have helped people with difficulties such as stress, depression, low self-esteem/ confidence and anxiety (including, phobias and panic attacks). Furthermore, I have worked therapeutically with clients experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I am experienced in working with people who are adjusting to and dealing with physical illness or disabilities or who have a neurological difference, such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Also, I have experience of working in specialist services for children, young people and their families; thus I am able to provide behavioural and attachment based support to families and work creatively with young adults.
Taking the step to seek psychological support can be a daunting prospect. Understanding this, I work with clients in a collaborative manner, enabling a safe and helpful environment, so the client feels comfortable enough to share some of their life struggles.
I am passionate about adapting psychological therapies so that they are accessible and meaningful. I value a non-stigmatising approach to understand mental health difficulties and see difficulties within a multi-layered context. A strengths based approach is integral to my way of working.
As a therapist, I support my clients to understand and work through their difficulties, with the aim of lessening their struggle and enabling them to work towards their individual goals, thus thriving in their journey beyond therapy and ultimately increasing their quality of life.
The Models I Work With
I have specialist training in CBT, and regularly utilise systemic therapy, attachment principles and mindfulness therapy. I also draw upon narrative and psychodynamic principles to understand a client’s difficulties. I work to integrate aspects of these models to offer support that is accessible and supportive for each individual.
I currently work in the ASD service offering ASD assessments.
Training and Qualifications
Supervisors training, 2017
Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD), 2016
Webster Stratton parenting: incredible years, 2016
British Sign Language (levels 1-6), 2015
British Sign Language (linguistics), 2015
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, DClinPsy, 2015
Post-Graduate Certificate in Low-intensity IAPT interventions, 2010
Advanced counselling skills (certificate), 2005
Psychology Single Honours, BSc, 2005
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL32218