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Dr Stelios Gkouskos

Programme Leader, Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology

    Stelios has been involved in teaching, training, and supervising counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors since 2006. He joined UEL in 2017 to take over the Programme Leadership of the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Apart from working in academia, he has worked in private practice as well as a variety of public and private mental health settings such as: Community Mental Health Team (NHS); Psychotherapy Department (NHS); Eating Disorders Clinic (NHS); Recurrent Depression Clinic (NHS); Department of Children & Adolescents (INPSY - Greece).

    He is an active member of the BPS and the DCoP. From 2012 to 2105 he held the post of assessor at the BPS's Qualification in Counselling Psychology and from 2014 to 2016 he served as a member of the Training Committee in Counselling Psychology (TCCP). Currently, he is the Programme External Examiner for the BSc in Psychology and Counselling and the BA in Therapeutic Psychology at Roehampton University and for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute.

    Stelios has in depth knowledge and passion for psychodynamic theory and practice, the integration of psychotherapeutic approaches and pedagogical issues pertaining to the training of therapeutic practitioners.

    Professional Affiliations

    Chartered Psychologist & Associate Fellow (BPS)
    Full Member of the Counselling Psychology Division of the BPS
    HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist
    UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist
    Senior Practitioner Member - BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP)
    Registered as a Supervisor in the BPS's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and the UKCP's register of Clinical and Training Supervisors
    Fellowship Higher Education Academy


    Psychodynamic therapy: Processes and outcomes; attachment theory; parent counselling; training and supervision


    Psychodynamic approaches. In V. Galbraith (Ed,), Topics in applied psychology: Counselling Psychology

    Gkouskos, S.. 2017. London: Routledge. 119-132.

    On becoming a trainer. In B. Douglas, R. Woolfe, S., Strawbridge, E. & V. Galbraith (Eds.)

    Gkouskos, S. 2016. London: Sage. 600-615.

    Psychological assessment and formulation. Invited two-day workshop at the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

    Gkouskos, S.. 2015.

    The status and development of counselling psychology in Greece. Invited presentation at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology, Leicester, UK.

    Gkouskos, S.. 2012.

    Building quality into the experiential aspect of training in Counselling Psychology: A discussion workshop for trainers, supervisors, placement co-ordinators and trainees. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology, Leicester, UK.

    Gkouskos, S., Manafi, E., & Kerry, L.. 2012.