Gillian Proctor Independent Clinical Psychologist
Gillian Proctor Independent Clinical Psychologist

This page tells you more about my work experience, the recent further training I have undertaken and professional registration.

Work Experience

Worth Fighting For

I have had 22 years of working within the NHS, with adults across a wide range of difficulties, from primary care to forensic services. This involved assessment, therapy, groupwork, supervision, service evaluation and research and service development.

 

I am now a lecturer at the school of healthcare, the University of Leeds. I am the programme leader for the MA in psychotherapy and counselling.

 

 

 

Employment history:

 

Sep 2014 - current

Independent Clinical Psychologist

Responsibilities:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Supervision
  • Research supervision for Doctorate and Masters degrees for Universities of Bradford and Nottingham, Metanoia Institute and the New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
  • Teaching and training
  • Writing professional articles
  • Reviewing articles and books
  • Facilitating encounter groups

 

Feb 2016 - current

Lecturer in counselling and peychotherapy - University of Leeds

Responsibilities:

  • Programme leader for MA in psychotherapy and counselling
  • Scholarship activities and research supervision

 

Jan 2017 - current

Co-editor of Self & Society - journal for the Association of Humanistic Psychology

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and edit articles received to publication stage.
  • Recruit authors, reviewers and regular submissions
  • Report to the AHP board

 

October 2014 - June 2016

Associate lecturer in counselling and psychology - Huddersfield University

Responsibilities:

  • Academic and personal tutor for third year projects in psychology
  • Contribution to module lectures and skills training

 

December 2014 - Jan 2016

Assistant professor in counselling - University of Nottingham

Responsibilities:

  • Course planning, delivery and assessment for Counselling for Depression
  • Course planning, delivery and assessment for supervision for Counselling for Depression
  • Team, academic and administrative contributions to the counselling cluster in the School of education
  • Research and publication

 

December 2003 – December 2013

Bradford District Care Trust

Clinical Psychologist

Responsibilities:

  • Psychotherapy in primary and secondary care
  • Group facilitation
  • Clinical supervision
  • Teaching and training
  • Service evaluation and research
  • Service development

 

 

January 2010 – December 2013

British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Co-editor (Counselling)

Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinating peer review of submitted articles
  • Making editorial decisions
  • Recruiting authors and reviewers
  • Reporting to board meetings

 

October 2009 – February 2011

Temenos

Director of MSc in person-centred psychotherapy

Responsibilities:

  • Group facilitated education
  • Marking essays and dissertations
  • Research supervision
  • Curriculum development

 

October 2006 – October 2008

University of Bradford, Centre for Citizenship and Community Mental health

Post-graduate certificate in Citizenship and mental health co-leader

Responsibilities:

  • Course development
  • Course delivery
  • Academic tutorials and student support
  • Assessment

 

Sep 2005 – Sep 2007

Secondment to Bradford Research Dementia Group at the University of Bradford

POPPS (Partnership for Older People’s Projects) peer educator course leader

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching
  • Facilitating learning seminars
  • Student support and tutorials
  • Assessment of peer educators

 

Jan 1999 – Dec 2003

Leeds Community Mental health trust, community forensic team

Clinical Psychologist (acting Consultant Clinical Psychologist Jun 2000 - Dec 2001)

Responsibilities:

  • Psychotherapy with offenders with mental health problems
  • Supervision and consultancy
  • Assessment and risk assessment
  • Evaluation and research
  • Service development

 

February 2002 – July 2002

Argosy University, Chicago, IL, USA

Adjunct Faculty member (Clinical Psychologist)

Responsibilities:

  • Module leader for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology courses
  • Facilitating personal development groups
  • Marking assignments

 

Oct 1996 – Dec 1998

Calderdale Health Authority

Clinical Psychologist

Responsibilities:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Evaluation and research

 

October 1992 – September 1996

St James’ Hospital, Leeds.

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

 

Sep 1991 – July 1992

Northampton Health Authority

Assistant Psychologist

IT Skills

I am computer literate and can navigate my way around most systems with a little demonstration and practise. I have experience of the following systems:

  • Systmone,
  • CORE Net,
  • SPSS
  • Unilearn
  • Turnitin

Further Training

Continuing Professional Development is important to make sure I am up to date with the latest information and developments and is a requirement for registration with HCPC.

 

Course Organisation and venue Date
Ready for business Airedale Enterprise Services, Keighley 2014
Commitment and freedom Association of the Development of the Person Centred Approach, Nottingham University.

2014

 

Power and politics in the NHS Post Qualification Training (PQT) in Clinical Psychology, Wakefield 2013
Making a difference, making ourselves known Qualitative methods in psychology, BPS, Huddersfield University 2013
Growth and the PCA: a system for individual and social change British Association for the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA), Cirencester 2013
     
     
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 2013
     
Lesbian conversations in therapy Pink Therapy, London 2012
Anxiety Person-centred and experiential psychotherapies world association, Antwerp. 2012
Complex trauma PQT, West Yorkshire. 2012
Psychotherapy and politics Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility 2012
Data analysis West Yorkshire Research Development Consortium 2012
Person-centred couple and family work Ffynnon counselling training, Wrexham. 2012

 

I also kept up to date with all mandatory training in the NHS, which included information governance, child and adult protection, conflict resolution, basic life support, infection control, fire safety and manual handling.

Professional Registration

Health Care Professions Council registered, PYL20123, renewal date: 01/06/2015

British Psychological Society chartered, membership number 222787.

Registered data controller with the Information commissioner's office

Up to date Enhanced Certificate (police check) with HM Disclosure and Barring service


 

What is professional registration?

The Health Care Professions Council maintain and publish a register of health care professionals who meet their standards. They prescribe standards of proficiency, conduct and ethics for all registrants and we have to meet standards of ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

 

Who can register?

Practitioner psychologists are one profession among many who can register with HCPC. If you are a qualified Clinical Psychologist, you must be registered with HCPC to use this 'protected title'. Thus the HCPC ensures that people who say they are Clinical Psychologists are appropriately qualified.

 

What is the BPS?

The British Psychological Society is the professional body for the discipline of psychology. It has a code of ethics and conduct that members must abide by and publishes a Directory of Chartered Psychologists. Chartered psychologist status is a 'mark of experience, competence and reputation for anyone looking to employ, consult or learn from a psychologist' (see BPS website).  All qualified Clinical Psychologists are eligible to be Chartered.

Dr. Gillian Proctor,

Clinical Psychologist

D. Clin. Psych,

M.Sc, B.A. (Hons)

Contact

Phone/ text:

 

07780 575371

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