Judith Townsley

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, psychoanalytic clinical supervision and teaching.


  • Registered Mental Nurse 1987
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Alcohol Counselling. 1992
  • MA in Psychoanalytic Studies. 1995
  • Clinical Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. 1996
  • Doctoral Level Clinical Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 2002
  • Mentalisaton Based Therapy Practitioner. 2013

    Various ongoing postgraduate continuous professional development seminars, courses and supervision.

Professional Registration

British Psychoanalytic Council. Registration number: 16991

My Office

Appointments available in Carlisle

Therapy specialisms

People come forward for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy when they have a current problematic symptom of a recurring nature, for example depression, anxiety, phobia, relational difficulties. Others seek psychotherapy when they feel their lives are consistently unfulfilled and empty even when they seem to be engaging in relationships and work.

Who I help

My clients tend to be individuals who are aged 18 years and over.

About me

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who is registered and accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. I have over thirty years of experience working in Mental Health Services initially as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and from 1996 as a Psychotherapist – I graduated as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in 2002. I have post graduate training and extensive experience in providing Psychodynamic Supervision for psychotherapists with a clinical interest in thinking about their work from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Contact Judith Townsley



Appointments available in Carlisle

13 Earl Street, Carlisle - Dr Quentin Simpson Therapist Office

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Our main offices are in Carlisle at:

13 Earl Street

Email: enquiries@psychologycumbria.co.uk

We also have clinicians who see clients in Penrith, Wigton & Ivegill in Cumbria