Selina Goldberg

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Professional Biography

Selina Goldberg has recently completed the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London, where she gained clinical experience working across the age range with clients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. She worked in a variety of settings, including counselling services within a secondary school, a university, the NHS and the charity sector. She has experience of working within a variety of clinical models, including existential-phenomenology, psychodynamic and CBT having worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in an IAPT service prior to starting her doctoral training.

Her doctoral research explored clients' experiences of a little known model of therapy, called Focusing Oriented Therapy, which fits into her broader research interest of embodiment and how the mind and the body connect, including how to bring the body into talking therapy. 


  • DPsych in Counselling Psychology, Regent's University, TBD
  • Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills, Regent's University, 2013
  • MSc in Mental Health Studies, King's College, London, 2012
  • PGCert in Evidence based treatment, IAPT pathway, University of Reading, 2010
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Birkbeck College, 2008
  • BA in Psychology, University of Sussex, 2006

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2015-2018: Trainee Counselling Psychologist, Raphael Jewish Counselling Service
  • 2016-2017: Trainee Counselling Psychologist, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2015-2017: Trainee Counselling Psychologist, Regent's University London
  • 2016-2017: Trainee Counselling Psychologist, Aylward Academy

Research Interests

  • Animal assisted Therapy: how animals can help therapy for people
  • Embodiment: how to include the body in talking therapies

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • BPS Graduate Member