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Dr George A Georgiou


George is a Chartered Psychologist, associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and fellow of the Advanced HE. Since completing his PhD (Lond), George has worked in academia since 2001 in various research and lectureship posts in psychology and counselling psychology both in the UK and abroad. More recently, these roles include programme convener, CBT lecturer, admissions tutor, as well as providing clinical and research supervision on counselling psychology programmes. With regard to the latter, George has successfully supervised to completion, 14 doctoral students. George has also been teaching research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students for over 25 years.

Institute Roles

Director of Studies of Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional studies

George was excited to join Metanoia as Director of Studies on the long running Doctorate in Psychotherapy (DPsych) programme. This leading example of professional doctorates in the United Kingdom has been designed to fit around work and personal commitments and for those who live outside London or abroad. Doctoral students design and undertake a research project on a topic of relevance to their professional work, which makes a unique contribution to their field. Applicants are expected to have a Masters in Counselling or Psychotherapy or related subject, and be accredited by UKCP, BACP, BABCP, BPS or other equivalent national or international bodies. This programme and qualification is jointly developed, delivered and assessed by Middlesex and Metanoia Institute and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Research Interests


  • The use of experimental paradigms to investigate biases in attention and memory and how they shape and maintain one’s belief system
  • The role of cold water immersion on psychological wellbeing