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Dr Phil Goss

Associate Professor - Reader (Teaching Focussed) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Dr Phil Goss

Room WE0.38, New Education Building, Westwood Campus

+44 (0)24 7652 3827


Dr Phil Goss is Associate Professor - Reader in Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, where he oversees the BACP accredited Counselling and Psychotherapy Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) and UKCP accredited MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling. He also teaches on other counselling and psychotherapy courses as well as supervising Master’s studies.

He is a Humanistic counsellor and UKCP registered Jungian psychotherapist who has extensive therapeutic experience with adults, as well as children and young people. He was previously course leader for the PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy and Masters programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Central Lancashire, where he also taught on the Graduate Diploma Person Centred Counselling and the BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Phil’s publications reflect his research interests in gender, learning difficulties and spirituality in counselling and psychotherapy. Phil has published two books: Men, Women and Relationships, A post-Jungian Approach: Gender Electrics and Magic Beans (Routledge, 2010) and Jung: A Complete Introduction (Hodder and Stoughton, 2015).

He has also published a number of chapters in edited collections on a range of themes including learning difficulties and counselling (Jones et al ed., Routledge, 2008), alchemy and masculinity (Mathers ed., Routledge 2014), and Person Centred and Jungian approaches to spirituality (Gubi ed. Jessica Kingsley, 2015).

He has also published journal papers on psychotherapy with men (Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2006) and landscape and loss (Wordsworth Circle, 2012). He has helped initiate a number of conferences including the Jungian-Lacanian conference in Cambridge in September 2014 on The Notion of the Sublime in Creativity and Destruction.