Stephen Goss

Therapist, Supervisor, Researcher, Editor & Author in Scotland, United Kingdom

Stephen Goss

Therapist, Supervisor, Researcher, Editor & Author in Scotland, United Kingdom

Stephen Goss, PhD, began offering training for support services over 30 years ago, and in 2010 was appointed Principal Lecturer with Metanoia Institute in London where he enthuses about research with doctoral candidates on their DPsych by Professional Studies (see Metanoia link).

He is also co-Editor (Counselling) for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (see BJGC link).

Among numerous other roles, he worked as Service Development Manager for the Campaign Against Living Miserably ('CALM'), who focus on suicide prevention among young men and with professional associations such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, whose Research Committee he Chaired prior to founding and then leading their Research Department with the aim of creating a revolution in the counselling world's involvement with research.

He is a UK qualified counsellor and supervisor with several thousands of hours of client contact time gathered in a wide range of settings from medical care to higher education and private practice.

His PhD focused on evaluating counselling and developed his lifelong interest in the philosophy of science applied to mental health research and 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.

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 including several books, papers and symposia and to co-authoring, with Dr Kate Anthony, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's ethical guidance on online counselling and psychotherapy along with numerous 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 practice-based research. He works across the UK and Europe and as far afield as USA, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, and Nigeria - among other places.

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