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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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Following a ten-year career in hospital pharmacy, I was inspired by my own therapeutic journey to train as a counselling psychologist. I had a powerful experience in my own therapy which enabled me to make many meaningful and enduring changes in my life. While the process of therapy was demanding, it was also both enriching and rewarding, moving me closer to living the life I wanted to create and being the person that I aspired to be. I initially trained as a voluntary bereavement counsellor and through this I realised that I wanted to go on to further training so that I could offer more specialised help to others who were seeking to commit to their own therapeutic journey. I completed my Counselling Psychology doctorate at City, University of London, qualifying in 2009.
I strive to be a warm, compassionate and resourceful psychologist and I employ a therapeutic approach which is individualised and tailored to each client. I view the therapeutic process as being a joint and collaborative endeavor to tackling problems, and I draw upon a variety of evidence-based theories and techniques. Within a safe and supportive therapeutic space, I do my utmost to ensure that therapy is focused and goal oriented, aiming to foster and empower change and improve psychological functioning, psychological flexibility and well-being. Above all, I endeavor to enable clients to identify where they want to go in life, to harness their own inner resources to move in their chosen direction by doing what works, and make the changes in their lives that they want, even in the presence of obstacles
Areas of interest
A broad variety of anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder; social/performance anxiety; panic; phobias; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder), depression; binge-eating; stress and work-related stress; burnout; low self-esteem and low self-confidence; shame; self-criticism and perfectionism; problems with decision making; anger management; insomnia/sleep difficulties; relationship difficulties; ‘mid-life crisis’/loss of direction in life; problems relating to particular life events and transitions including bereavement and loss
I work with adult clients across the lifespan within in the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), whilst also drawing on more traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other, more recent approaches such as the use of mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Current NHS consultant posts held
Both primary & secondary care in the NHS as well as in the voluntary sector. Since qualifying (2009), I have worked in private practice & academia & lectured on various Counselling & Clinical Psychology university training programmes. I currently work in private practice at City Psychology Group (CPG) a well-established, well-respected & forward-thinking group practice, providing high quality psychological services & evidenced based therapies to a broad variety of clients in the City of London.
Women’s issues across the lifespan and the research methodology Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)
Gil-Rodriguez, E., Sinclair, M. & Eisen, M. (forthcoming). The Little Anxiety Workbook. Crimson
Hefferon, K., & Gil-Rodriguez, E. (2011). Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The Psychologist, 24(10), 756-759.
Kasket, E., & Gil-Rodriguez, E. (2011). The identity crisis in Counselling Psychology research. Counselling Psychology Review, 26(4), 20-30.
Gil-Rodriguez, E. & Butcher, A. (2012). From trainee to trainer: crossing over to the other side of the fence. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 40(4), 357-368.
Gil-Rodriguez, E. (2015). How to read and understand research. In A. Vossler and N. Moller (Eds). The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook (pp. 47-60). London: Sage
Best, P., Gil-Rodriguez, E., Manktelow, R. & Taylor, B. J. (2016). Seeking help from everyone and no-one: conceptualizing the online help-seeking process among adolescent males. Qualitative Health Research, 26(8),1067-1077.
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) City, University of London 2008
- BSc (Hons) Pharmacy University of Brighton, East Sussex 1995
- Conversion Diploma in Psychology for Graduates London Metropolitan University 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
HCPC Reg.: PYL05945
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
BPS Reg: 177204
Associate Fellow of the BPS: AFBPsS
Full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP)
Professional member of the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS)