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. (in-press).  Integrating neuroscience into counseling psychology: A systematic review of current literature. The Counseling Psychologist.

Book Contributions:

Goss, D. (In Preparation). Neuropsychology. In T. Hanley, L. Winter, & C. Feltham (Eds). The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy (4th ed). 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