Dr Stelios Gkouskos

Research coordinator / Teaching Fellow B, PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology



Stelios is a BPS Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, and a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist. He is on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (senior member status), on the register of applied psychology practice supervisors (RAPPS) and on the UKCP's Directory of Supervisors and Training Supervisors. He has worked in 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). Currently, he is running his private practice in Central London. He obtained his BA in Psychology at the University of Sussex and his PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey. He has been involved in teaching, training, and supervising counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors since 2006. Before joining the University of Surrey he held the post of Senior Lecturer and Course Leader at the DPsych in Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London. 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 he is currently a member of the Training Committee in Counselling Psychology (TCCP). He is also the Programme External Examiner for the BSc in Psychology and Counselling 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.

Research interests

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


Research methods, process workshops, life-span development, counselling psychology issues and therapeutic skills training


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

Conference Papers

Gkouskos, S. (2015, March). Psychological assessment and formulation. Invited two-day workshop at the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Gkouskos, S. (2012, July). 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., Manafi, E., & Kerry, L. (2012, July). 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. (in press). Psychodynamic approaches. In V. Galbraith (Ed.), Counselling Psychology. London: Routledge.

Gkouskos, S. (2016). On becoming a trainer. In B. Douglas, R. Woolfe, S., Strawbridge, E. Kasket, & V. Galbraith (Eds.), Handbook of Counselling Psychology (4th ed.) (pp. 600-615). London: Sage.