Paul Galbally

Dr Paul Galbally

Senior Lecturer

Mental Health and Social Change Research Group, Pluralistic Practice Network Steering Group

Department of Professional Psychology , School of Psychology

I am an accredited psychotherapist and an academic applied psychologist who has extensive clinical experience, solid academic research background and a robust teaching portfolio.  

My current role is as a senior lecturer for the BSc (Hons) Counselling in the School of Psychology where I teach and deliver both clinical and research supervision to our students.  I am also a BACP accredited psychotherapist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  I am trained in Systemic and Psychodynamic therapy and can work with individuals, couples and families and groups, as well as supervising trainees and other practitioners.

I am passionate about further understanding the complex and intimate relationships between people and how family dynamics and organisation are affected by separation, conflict, identity components and social context.

Clinically, my work takes a pluralistic approach by incorporating, contemporary psychology, attachment theory, systemic therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy into my practice.  

Within my academic and therapeutic work, I enjoy drawing from the work of Carl Jung (Analytical Psychology), Patricia Crittenden (Dynamic Maturational Model), Jonathan Haidt (Social Psychology), Michael White (Narrative Therapy), Terrence Real (Relational Life Therapy), Esther Perel (Intimacy and Affairs) and Rudi Dallos (Family Therapy).


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Essex (2011)
  • Masters (MA) in Relationship Therapy - University of Hull (2014)
  • Doctor of Applied Psychology (DAppPsy) - University of Essex (2021)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (fHEA) - Advance HE (2021)

Areas Of Interest

  • Family Organisation
  • Psychotherapy
  • The Sociology of Family
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Family Separation
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Systemic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy