Dr David Goss

Job Title and Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Counselling and Psychology

About Me

I initially graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool John Moores University and worked in project management and consultancy before redirecting my career to psychology.  I then completed an MSc in Psychology at Liverpool Hope University before completing a professional doctorate (DCounsPsych) in counselling psychology at the University of Manchester. 

I have provided psychological therapy to clients for a number of years, predominantly working in private practice and as the clinical lead for a neurological charity. 


  • DCounsPsych Counselling Psychology

  • MSc Psychology

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • British Psychological Society – Chartered Member (CPsychol).

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Practitioner Psychologist.

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Member.

Research Interests

  • Decision Making and Intuition

  • Psychology of Spectating Sport

  • Neuropsychoanalysis

  • Affective Neuroscience

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Goss, D. (2015). The importance of incorporating neuroscientific knowledge into     
     counselling psychology: An introduction to affective neuroscience. Counselling
     Psychology Review, 30, 52-63.

Goss, D. (2016). Integrating neuroscience into counseling psychology: A systematic
     review of current literature. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 895-920.

Goss, D., & Parnell, T. A. (2017). Integrating neuroscience into counselling
     psychology:Exploring the views and experiences of UK based counselling
     psychologists. Counselling Psychology Review, 32(4), 4-17.

Book Contributions

Goss, D. (2017). Working with neuroscience and neuropsychology. In C. Feltham, T.
     Hanley, & L. A. Winter (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Counselling and
     Psychotherapy (4th ed., pp. 562-566). London: Sage.

Current Teaching


  • I am the co-module lead for Counselling Theory, Ethics and Personal Development.

  • Psychology dissertation and project supervisor.


  • I am a lecturer on the postgraduate and professional diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.


Dr David Goss
School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Science Centre
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 422337
e: david.goss@staffs.ac.uk