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


  • 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


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


Jan 2017 - November 2019

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


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


October 2009 – February 2011


Director of MSc in person-centred psychotherapy


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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)


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


Oct 1996 – Dec 1998

Calderdale Health Authority

Clinical Psychologist


  • 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.

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)


Phone/ text:


07780 575371

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