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Professor Ewan Gillon

Consultant Counselling and Health Psychologist

About Ewan:
Works as Consultant Counselling and Health Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Newcastle.

Languages spoken:

  • English
Professor Ewan Gillon is a Consultant Counselling and Health Psychologist and a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. He established First Psychology in 2009 with the intention of developing a truly client-focused and professional therapy service offering a broad range of evidence-based counselling, CBT and psychological approaches to clients. The service has developed since this time and now operates out of 11 consulting venues located across Scotland, and with a growing presence in the North East of England with a recently opened consulting centre in central Newcastle.

In addition to a clinical career Ewan has been involved in research and training in counselling, therapy and applied psychology and holds the title of Emeritus Professor in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University,

Ewan continues to work with a small number of clients in both Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Ewan's way of working

Ewan works from a pluralistic orientation which means that he uses a range of different approaches depending on the clients needs and preferences. He views therapy as a collaborative activity and seeks to work with all clients to understand the nature of the dificulties being experienced and then to address these in a constructive and helpful way that the client is happy with. He draws heavily on the principles of humanistic counselling in his work in addition to CBT and solution-focused models.  

Ewan is experienced in working with a range of difficulties including stress/anxiety, low mood, anger/frustration, relationship issues, trauma and body-related concerns. He is particularly interested in working with men and those in leadership roles.

Ewan’s background and training 

Ewan has extensive experience of clinical work in a range of settings including the NHS, university counselling and primary care. He was a general member of the Mental Health Tribunals (Scotland) for 15 years and has been a Panel Member and Visitor for the Health and Care Professions Council.

Ewan has an MSc and PhD in Psychology, a BACP-accredited Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a doctoral-level Diploma in Counselling Psychology, an Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a Certificate in Psychological Coaching, a practitioner training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and a Certificate in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). He is a registered occupational test user with the British Psychological Society and also is on the Register of Applied Psychololgy Supervisors (RAPPS).

He is a registered counselling and health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He is an Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and a Principal Member of the Association for Business Psychology.

British Psychological Society    HCPC     

Ewan's fee

Ewan charges £120 a session for self-funding clients. He also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.