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Nicola Gale

Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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D433C, Rhind Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Nicola Gale is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and teaches on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Her teaching focuses on professional standards of practice in psychology; diversity, equality and inclusion; and clinical practice and supervision.

Nicola has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the British Psychological Society in 2016-2017, as President in 2017-2018, and Vice President in 2018-2019. She has at various points in time held a number of roles within the BPS including Chair of the Representative Council; member of the Professional Practice Board and chair of various Society working groups including the group revising the Professional Practice Guidelines; representative on the Ethics Committee; and Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology. Nicola has also served on the Organising Professional Committee for Psychology at Unite the Union.

In addition to her role at City, University of London, until 2015 Nicola was also clinical lead and head of service for an occupational health psychology service in the NHS, where the work had both a clinical mental health and organisational focus. Her earlier career background was in HR development and organisational development and training; in professional services as a management consultant; and as an accountant.

Professional Interests

- Provision of occupational health psychology services in the workplace
- Mental health, wellbeing and welfare needs of staff including management of work related stress and provision of adjustments to support access and inclusion
- Working relationships including provision of mediation and conciliation
- Critical incident management and trauma
- Consultation and supervision support for workplace teams


  1. Registered Psychologist, HCPC

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
  2. Chartered Membership, British Psychological Society