Dr. Jocelyn Fleming BSc (hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Dr. Jocelyn Fleming   BSc (hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol



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About me

Hi, I'm Jocelyn. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adults and children across Cumbria. I offer assessments and therapeutic intervention in a safe, confidential space for a range of psychological and neurodevelopmental difficulties, including but not limited to the following.

  • Low mood and depression
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress (this may be in response to experiencing, witnessing or repeatedly hearing about any traumatic event including but not limited to childhood abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, traumatic birth, road traffic accidents, natural disaster, war, imprisonment, torture, and perpetrating a crime)
  • Grief, bereavement, shame and difficult transitions
  • Difficulties in social situations
  • Difficulties forming and maintaining relationships and friendships
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Agoraphobia
  • Obsessive compulsive difficulties
  • Hoarding
  • Low self-esteem and low self-confidence
  • Unwanted habits, such as hair pulling and skin picking
  • Tics
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar mood difficulties
  • Psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Low motivation to make changes and access support for an eating disorder or substance misuse

As a clinical psychologist, I am what’s called a ‘scientist-practitioner’. This means that I use the current best evidence to inform my practice, and I always keep up-to-date with the latest research, as well as conducting research and contributing to academic journals myself. However, not one approach works equally well for everybody so I remain person-centred and have regular open discussions with my clients so we can think about the best way forward together. Unlike counsellors and therapists who typically provide only one type of therapy, and psychiatrists who are medical doctors and usually only prescribe medication, clinical psychologists are uniquely trained to be able to offer a full range of talking therapies to people of all ages with a wide variety of psychological difficulties. For example, among others, I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches. Using these evidence-based approaches, I can help you reach an understanding of your difficulties and make changes to improve your wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I’m a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and their Division of Clinical Psychology. This means I have attained the highest level of training in clinical psychology and I am bound the codes of ethics and conduct set out by both professional bodies. I’m also DBS checked to work with adults and children. I have been working in the related fields of mental health, physical health and child development for over a decade. After gaining my undergraduate degree in Psychology, I started my professional career working with adults with severe and enduring mental health needs on an acute inpatient ward and in a residential rehabilitation service. I also held research and clinical roles with children with neurodevelopmental conditions, behavioural difficulties and mental health needs. I then completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, during which I worked with individuals and families of all ages and with a wide range of difficulties, and carried out my doctoral research on offence-related post-traumatic stress disorder among offenders with mental health needs. I now work privately with adults and children offering assessments and therapeutic intervention. I also offer consultation, bespoke training and clinical supervision, as well as medico-legal and media services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Difficult transitions such as physical health diagnosis (e.g. cancer, HIV, dementia), disability, miscarriage and still birth, abortion, life stages and ageing, career/school changes
Identity issues including sexuality, gender identity and social identity
Adoptive and foster families


Initial contact via phone or email is free of charge. This will allow us to briefly discuss whether I might be able to help you, I can answer any questions you may have, and we can make arrangements should you choose to book an initial assessment appointment. Fees are available at www.cumbriapsychology.com or by contacting me directly.

Further information

It can feel a bit daunting to contact a psychologist for the first time but, like we all have ups and downs in our physical health and need to see our GP from time to time, the same goes for our mental health. You may have struggled for a long time and been unable to access the right support, or your difficulties may have only started recently. You may be thinking that your problem seems minor or silly, or conversely far too great for anyone to be able to help. Whatever it is that’s bothering you, please contact me and we can informally discuss whether my approach might be the right one for you at no cost. More information about myself, the services I offer, and some FAQs are available at www.cumbriapsychology.com.

Maps & Directions

Cockermouth, CA13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Interpreters can be arranged for any language including British Sign Language


I can usually see new clients within a few weeks

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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