Dr David Gillan



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This healthcare professional let us know that they are currently:

  • Accepting new patients
  • Available for:
    • Phone consultations
    • Video consultations

Last updated: 27 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

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.

In private practice I have focussed on the needs of business people and the stresses they face at work and the challenges this creates for their private and family lives. I have worked with CEOs, TV producers, computer programmers, lawyers, doctors, and many other professions and have a solid sense of the issues they face and how best to assist.


I believe that the best place to begin is to collaboratively determine the nature of the current issues. 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.

Areas of interest

depression;anxiety;phobias;ocd;loss;grief;alcohol;drugs;relationships;adults;business people;conflict resolution;childhood difficulties;trauma

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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