Professor in Counselling Psychology
T: +44 141 331 8970
I am a Chartered and HPC Registered Counselling and Health Psychologist, a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, a Chartered Scientist, a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists and a Founder Member of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology. I work part-time for GCU as Professor of Counselling Psychology and Wellbeing, with a main responsibility for leading the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D.Psych), delivered jointly with the University of Strathclyde. I am also Director (GCU) of the Psychological Therapies Knowledge Exchange CPD programme.
My teaching and supervision work is concentrated on the D.Psych in Counselling Psychology, although I also contribute to the M.Sc in Psychology and Mental Health and the M.Sc in Forensic Psychology.
I am a Visitor and Panel Member for the Health Professions Council, a General Member of the Mental Health Tribunal Scotland, a Member of the British Psychological Society Training Committee in Counselling Psychology and a member of the National Board and Chair of the Accreditation and Validation Panel of Relationships Scotland.Clinical and Consultancy work
I am Managing Director of First Psychology Scotland (www.firstpsychology.co.uk) which operates Psychology Centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Borders, and works with businesses and organisations to promote employee engagement and wellbeing.
Research and Scholarship
I am interested in all aspects of wellbeing psychology for individuals and organisations, including positive psychology, coaching psychology and counselling and psychotherapeutic psychology.
Clinical and Consultancy work
I am Director of the Edinburgh Psychology Centre (www.edinburghtherapy.co.uk) which I established in 2001 and where I continue to see clients on a weekly basis. I am presently developing a psychological consultancy due to launch in 2008.
MediaI am happy to comment on any wellbeing issue for radio, television and the press. Previous appearances have included The Fred Macaulay Show (BBC Radio Scotland) and GMTV Scotland. Expert comments have been featured in Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Herald, The Daily Record and The Guardian.
Recent books and major publications
- Gillon E. (2007) Person-Centred Counselling Psychology: an introduction. Sage: London.
- Brown, T., Gillon, E. and Hoad, J. (2004) Postgraduate Resource Folder - The Definitive Guide to Postgraduate Issues in the UK 2nd Edition (2nd ed.). CSU publications, Manchester.
- Gillon E (forthcoming) Assessment and Formulation in Person-Centred Therapy, in Cooper et al. (eds) Handbook of Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies 2nd Edition. Palgrave: London.
- Gillon, E (2010) Review of Overcoming Bulima Nervosa and Binge Eating, by Peter Cooper. Counselling at Work. Issue 69, pp. 21.
- Gillon, E. (2008) Men, Masculinity and Person-Centred Therapy. Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies. Vol. 7. No. 2. pp.120-134
- Gillon, E. (2007). Counselling Men in Healthcare Settings. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, June.
- Gillon, E and McPherson, K. (2007) Men’s Approaches to Body Image, in Pettifer, M. and White, A. Hazardous Waist: Working with Obesity and Overweight in Men. Radcliffe Press: Oxford.
- Gillon, E. (2005) Foreword, in Bryant-Jeffries, R. Eating Disorders in Men: Person-Centred Dialogues. Radcliff Publishing, Oxford.
- Gillon, E. (2003) Can Men Talk About Problems with Weight: the therapeutic implications of a discourse analytic study. Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. Vol. 3. No. 1., pp.25-32.
- Gillon E. (2003) Widening Participation in Counselling Services. Association for University and College Counselling Journal. September.
- Gillon, E. (2003) Key Findings from the Annual Survey of Counselling in Further and Higher Education 2001/02. Association for University and College Counselling Journal. July.
- Gillon, E. (2003) On Counselling Training. Counselling in Scotland. COSCA. Spring, pp.13-16.
- Gillon E. and Patten, M. (2003) Drop in Resourcing of Student Services. Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Vol. 14., No.5.
- Gillon, E. (2002). Do we need to do more? Counselling Training and the Processes of Social Exclusion. Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Vol.13. No.3.
- George, J. and Gillon, E. (2001) What Evidence Do We Need? A case-study of widening participation. International Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Vol.3. No.3.
Recent conference presentations and workshops
Gillon, E. (2011) Men, Masculinity and Mental Health. Keynote Address at Men’s Health Forum for Scotland Conference on Self-Management in Mental Health. 18th January, Perth.
- Gillon, E (2010) The Making of Scottish Men. Annual Public Lecture, Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference. Strathclyde University, 10th July.
- Gillon, E. (2010) A New Edge or Over it? The Development of Counselling Psychology in Scotland. Presentation made to British Psychological Society Scottish Branch Annual Scientific Meeting. Lister Institute, Edinburgh. 5th Feb.
- Gillon, E. (2008). Men and Emotional Wellbeing - A Psychologist's Perspective. Panel presentation at the Men's Health Forum Scotland Annual Conference 2008. Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. 11th June.
- Gillon, E. (2007). Men, Masculinity and Counselling. Workshop presented as part of the Applied Professional Development Series. Counselling Unit. University of Strathclyde. November 17th.
- Gillon, E. and Glissov, P. (2006). Counselling Psychology in Scotland: past, present and future. Presentation to the British Psychological Society Scottish Branch Annual Conference. Salutation Hotel, Perth. 11-13 November.
- Gillon, E. and McPherson, K. (2005) Men’s Body Image. Invited presentation to Men’s Health Forum Conference, Hazardous Waist – the Dangers of Male Overweight and Obesity. London, 13 June.
- Gillon, E. (2003) Widening Participation in University and College Counselling Services. Invited workshop presented at the Association for University and College Counselling Annual Conference. University of Canterbury. 17-19 June
- Gillon, E. (2003) Men’s Talk About Weight: Implications for the Applied Psychologist. Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Scottish Branch Annual Conference. Perth, 28-30th November.
- Gillon, E. (2002) Men’s talk about food and guilt: A discourse analysis. Paper presented at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Annual Research Conference. London. May 17th.
- Gillon, E. (2002) It’s Something I’m Aware of but not Concerned About. The Therapeutic Implications of Men’s Talk about Body Weight. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Counselling Psychology Section Annual Conference. Torquay. May 17-19th.
- Gillon, E. (2002) Good practice in widening participation to part-time postgraduate study. Invited workshop conducted at the National Postgraduate Committee Annual Conference. St Andrews University, 15th August.
- Gillon, E. (2001) Scottish Men Talk About Their Bodies: Implications for Therapists. Paper presented at the Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies Annual Conference, University of Abertay. November 17th.
- George J. and Gillon, E. (2001) What Evidence Really Means in the Context of Widening Participation. Paper presented at the European Access Network Annual Conference. Glasgow, 21-23rd June.