About Dr David Gillan, Clinical Psychologist 

Background

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I have a doctorate level of qualification in clinical psychology and have worked in mental health related settings for 10 years. I have specialised in adult mental health by working in GP settings, private practice, and both private and public mental health units.

Approach

I believe that the best place to begin is to determine the nature of the current issues collaboratively. Without an in-depth understanding of the origin and maintainence of the issues people are seeking assistance with, it is very difficult to move forward constructively.  From there I  offer an individualised approach based on the most relevant evidence-based methods. My general therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), however, I favour an integrated approach drawing from psychodynamic, systemic, mindfulness, and schema therapies. 

I believe that no matter how complex one's situation may appear that often a simple approach of carefully selected strategies can lead to rapid and lasting benefits.

Qualifications

·       Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Philosophy.

·       Master of Science in the Psychology of Education.

·       Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

·       Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 

Qualified Experience

·       GP based clinics, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies NHS (IAPT).

·       The Melbourne Clinic, private mental health unit in inpatient and outpatient roles. 

·       Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Melbourne private practice. 

·       Senior Clinical Psychologist at Eastern Health mental health inpatient unit. 

Professional Registrations

·       Practitioner Psychologist at the Health and Care Professions Council (click for registration HCPC).

·       Chartered Clinical Psychologist at the British Psychological Society (click for registration BPS).

·       Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (click for registration BABCP). 

David was incredible in helping me get back on track after a terrible time in my life. He really made me think, be aware of how I felt and most importantly why. He will get you back on track simple as that.
— Ian, TV Producer
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