Ian Gillman-Smith



Ian Gillman Smith


tel: 07858005672
email: Ian@gillmansmith.com
website: iangillmansmith.co.uk

Focus of practise

Ian has worked in mental health and social care for three decades. He has a breadth and depth of experience, both as a highly experienced social work practitioner and psychotherapist.

He has completed advanced psychotherapy training in Personal Construct Psychology and has been the Chair for the Personal Construct Psychology Association, which is the registered Member Organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Ian provides private psychotherapy services to adults and couples as well as professional psychotherapy supervision and professional supervision.

Ian teaches in a number of forums with respect to mental health, psychotherapy and counselling provision.  He is a visiting lecturer for the at the University of Hertfordshire and The University of Padua.

Ian has been the Deputy Manager of a North London Psychological Therapies Services in an NHS Mental Health Trust for ten years, providing psychological services to adults who are considered to have complex and enduring mental health needs.

Since 1999 Ian has been practicing as an Independent Social Work Consultant and Expert Witness. He is instructed typically by solicitors who specialise in mental health, mental capacity, negligence and human rights law. He has extensive experience with respect of assessment and reporting on issues relating to mental health, mental capacity, negligence and vulnerable adults. He frequently attends court as an Expert Witness in order to provide oral evidence, typically under cross-examination. Since 2021 Ian has been appointed by the Ministry of Justice as Specialist Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health).

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