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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
I am a Chartered Psychologist (BPS), a Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC), a Registered Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), and a Senior Practitioner Member at the BPS's Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP).
I have been working psycho-therapeutically with clients since 1999. I have experience in working with adults and adolescents (above the age of 16) who present a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, loss & bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, and work related stress.
Apart from my private practice, I have 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).
Since 2006, I have also been involved in teaching, training, and supervising counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. I am currently the Programme Director of a UK Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety; Relationship problems; Stress related difficulties; Self-harm; Loss & bereavement; Trauma; Life transition & adjustment issues.
Psychodynamic therapy: Processes and outcomes; attachment theory; parent counselling; training and supervision
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Native or bilingual
Gkouskos, S. (2017). Psychodynamic approaches. In V. Galbraith (Ed.), Topics in applied psychology: Counselling psychology (pp. 119-132). 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.
- Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (DPsych) Surrey University 2003
- BA (Hons) in Psychology Sussex University 1999
- Certificate in Supervision Metanoia Institute 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow (BPS)
Counselling Psychologist (HCPC reg.)
Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.)
Senior Practitioner Member at the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP)
Registered as a Supervisor in the BPS’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
Approved supervisor and training supervisor (UKCP directory)
Full Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (BPS)