Dr Shelley Gait
Doctor Counselling Psychology
Certificate in counselling skills
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Diploma Social Work
BSc (Hons) Social Sciences
Shelley is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the HCPC and Chartered Psychologist with the BPS. Shelley joined the school of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies at the University in April 2017, having previously taught on postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy courses in Exeter.
Before her training in counselling psychology, Shelley worked as a social worker in both, child protection and mental health services, with families, children and adolescents. Shelley currently has her own private clinical practice, having worked in primary and secondary mental health services in the NHS for many years. Shelley is a relational practitioner, drawing upon Relational Psychodynamics, Systemic and Existential ideas of psychological health and well-being. Shelley has a special interest in group dynamics and personal development groups.
Course leader – Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Module leader – Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Lecturer & Supervisor – Masters programme
British Psychological Society (BPS)- Chartered psychologist, member of the Division of Counselling Psychology and Special Interest Group – Psychotherapy Section.
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) – registered.
Member of The Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)
Shelley is currently working on her first publication, following the completion of her doctoral thesis, which explored therapists experience of countertransference from a social constructionist perspective.
Shelley’s research interests include, group & organisational dynamics, social-cultural discourses and the construction of psychological health and well-being, and the intersection between philosophy and psychotherapy.
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