Stephen Goss, PhD, began offering training for support services over 25 years ago, most recently as Service Development Manager for the Campaign Against Living Miserably, who focus on suicide prevention among young men. He is a UK qualified counsellor and supervisor with several thousands of hours of client contact time gathered in a wide range of settings over the years from medical care to higher education and private practice. His PhD focused on evaluating counselling and a lifelong interest in evidence based practice, the subject of his first book. He has taught counselling at introductory to Post Grad Diploma, Masters and Doctoral levels at the Universities of Strathclyde, Abertay Dundee and Middlesex, where he was appointed Principal Lecturer on a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies programme provided through the Metanoia Institute in 2010. His work is based on a passionate commitment to seeing counselling and psychotherapy services develop in the best possible way, combined with a love of innovative means of providing excellent mental health care and counselling support to clients, regardless of their location. His interest in using technology in counselling began in the mid-1990s and led to a series of studies and publications on the subject, including books and co-authoring, with Dr Kate Anthony, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's ethical guidance on online counselling and psychotherapy along with papers, symposia and other publications. In addition to his work with Metanoia he also provides training, service development consultancy and supervision for counselling and psychotherapy, especially when mediated via technology, and for independent research. He has worked with people from across the UK and as far afield as Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Nigeria.
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