Dr Quentin Simpson, Clinical Psychologist

Clinics in Cockermouth and Centre for Psychology and Psychotherapy
65 Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 1EB

I am an experienced clinician, having practiced in the NHS for 12 years as a Clinical Psychologist in mental health services up until 2016. I worked with people experiencing enduring mental health conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, attachment issues and psychosis. I have also been in private practice providing regular clinics in both Carlisle and West Cumbria since 2014 and I continue to work into the NHS physical health psychology service on a sessional basis with people affected by past trauma and persistent symptoms such as pain and fatigue.


  • BSc in Psychology (1998)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle (2003)
  • MA in Systemic Psychotherapy & Family Therapy (2010)
  • Registered as a Practicing Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

I offer psychological assessment and therapy to adults over 16 years of age, as well as working with couples and families. The approaches I use include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Systemic Psychotherapy such as narrative therapy and solution-focused therapy, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). As a qualified Family Therapist, the couples and family therapy I offer is collaborative and curious, providing a forum to come together to find solutions using systemic approaches.

I see individuals, couples and families, they present with a range of psychological difficulties and problems. The therapy I provide builds on existing skills and abilities in a process that works towards greater empowerment and change

Clinical consultations are provided in a confidential setting to people who refer themselves and for those who are referred by their doctor, employer, solicitor or insurance company.

I hold clinics at the Centre for Psychology and Psychotherapy, 65 Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 1EB and at Cockermouth Health Centre, Isel Rd. Cockermouth, CA13 9HT.

Problems Addressed

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Aversive life experiences and trauma reactions
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Adjustment difficulties (e.g. to life changes, loss, physical problems)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Attachment issues
  • Stress
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phobias and avoidance
  • Obsessional Compulsive problems (OCD)
  • Attachment issues
  • Hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis
  • Emotional regulation problems, e.g. anger and impulsivity
  • Addictions
  • Stress and physical health symptoms such as IBS, tension & fatigue
  • Living with long term health conditions
  • Pain management

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