Sarah Simpson,

Sarah Simpson BA BSc (Hons) Psych. HG.DIP.P. MHGI

My services I am a qualified mental health therapist / Human Givens clinician and Psychologist. I have a busy private practice covering all of Cornwall, based at The Duchy Hospital, Truro. I am DBS (CRB) checked and so welcome the opportunity to work with children and in the respective schools too. I am also happy to work with GP surgeries. Whilst most of my clinics are on a face to face basis, I am happy to offer telephone therapy which is obviously more convenient for some. The therapy I offer combines proven therapeutic techniques, based on the recent neuro-science findings, to relieve emotional distress and help people find solutions as quickly as possible. I must stress that all appointments are only made on an 'as need to' basis, this may mean one off appointments, weekly appointments or sporadic appointments to meet specific needs. The emotional health conditions I specialise in are • Depression • General Anxiety and associated conditions: • Panic Attacks • Phobias • OCD • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Trauma • Stress • Addictions • Eating disorders • Divorce and relationship problems, including children and contact arrangements • Bereavement • Self-esteem and self confidence • Rewind Technique I have also much experience win in working as a Family Consultant for individuals and regional lawyers. I help both adults and children through the difficult transition of divorce and with all aspects of relationship issues and emotional wellbeing. Please request a free Factfile - 'Divorce and Emotional Wellbeing' at: [email protected] If you would like to know any more about how I can help or would like any further information regarding my services please contact me direct via the email address above or on 07967 129137, If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message, suggesting the best time for me to call you back. I am able to see people at my clinic or at GP surgeries if it is more convenient and when appropriate I can also offer telephone consultations. I offer therapy via telephone consultations as some people find this more convenient and more economical too. This service is ideal for those who have limited time,or live far distances and can be provided in 30 or 60 minute appointments. I have a varied array of life experiences and have had considerable experiences with children (three of my own helps). I understand the impact of relationship breakdown and divorce and how it affects the mental health of those directly and peripheral loved ones. Life has helped me to understand that everyone has different needs from the therapy process and all therapy is unique to each individual. Please contact me direct to discuss your options further. Qualifications: I have a BA and a BSc first class Honours in Psychology. I also have an Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy, for which I am a registered practitioner (MHGI) - In addition I have trained extensively and gained experience in dealing with all aspects of trauma (PTSD), phobias and OCD. I have gained considerable experience from working with children and adolescents and work closely with parents, schools and universities to support and provide minimal intervention for vulnerable age groups I currently run a successful private practice offering services to both individuals, schools and companies. I am based in a clinic at The Duchy Hospital, Truro, however I can also travel to outside this area. My experience has been gained through individual work and with working along side professional multi-disciplinary teams of specialists. My current clinic has been largely established through referrals and word of mouth recommendations. This has involved working with all ages from the very young to the more elderly, incorporating all conditions of emotional health. My career has been supported by in-depth and innovative psychological research for government and NHS driven projects, with training in areas as far field as EEG brain activity measure and analysis. During my work within the hospital I addressed the behavioural and cognitive aspects of clients behaviour. A large part of my role was to provide emotional and therapeutic support to relatives and partners.Now I draw on my own personal life experiences and training to help with every day mental health issues for those who are struggling to cope. I hold approved professional indemnity insurance and have been DBS CRB checked and authorised. I am a registered member of Human Givens, Institute, The European Institute of Studies and the British Psychological Society. Therapies offered: • Behavioural therapy • Cognitive and behavioural therapies • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) • Cognitive Therapy • Couples Counselling • Family/systemic therapy • Human Givens psychotherapy • Humanistic therapies • Integrative • Mindfulness • Person-centred therapy • Reality therapy • Solution focused brief therapy • Trans-personal psychology

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Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

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Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could help improve the thinking and memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease, research has found.

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Pass the olive oil (please).

Society for Neuroscience

The development of alcohol addiction is a progressive cycle that involves extended periods of heavy alcohol use. We have used a model of voluntary binge-like alcohol consumption in rats to show that long-term alcohol use changes the structure and activity of neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex, a brain region involved in decision making, planning and impulsivity. This work highlights changes in the brain that occur following long-term alcohol use and provides a greater understanding of adaptations that contribute to the development of alcohol dependence.


A woman with metastatic colon cancer is, for now, free of disease after her immune cells were carefully selected to target a gene mutation buried in her tumors:

Society for Neuroscience

"To further elucidate how glutamate stimulation of NMDARs increases vessel permeability, the authors examined molecular changes in endothelial cells. Endothelial cells express NMDARs, and activation of these receptors produces a calcium influx that results in nitric oxide (NO) synthesis by the calcium-dependent enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS)."

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These researchers made an interesting discovery following clinical trials.

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Are we medicalising normal emotions?

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We need to talk about men and mental health.

The Times and The Sunday Times

“A dog is an incredibly good way of getting you through the bleak patches”

[10/05/16]   Extremely excited to be writing my first fiction novel;

A Psychological Thriller;

'Glass Eyes'.

Are you sure you see the truth?
Perception, Love, Hate and Retribution.

Please follow me on twitter: @sarahrsimpson

A huge ‘thank you’, to all so far, for taking the time to read my first drafts. Such valuable support!

[10/04/16]   Extremely excited to be writing my first fiction novel;

A Psychological Thriller;

'Glass Eyes'.

Are you sure you see the truth?
Perception, Love, Hate and Retribution.

twitter: #sarahrsimpson

A huge ‘thank you’, to all so far, for taking the time to read my first drafts. Such valuable support!


Sadly, my experience too!


7 out of 10 specialist nurses caring for the growing number of young people struggling with mental health problems believe that NHS services are insufficient.

Half of all mental health nurses working with troubled young people say child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are inadequate and another 20% say they are highly inadequate, according to a poll undertaken by the Royal College of Nursing. Only 13% believe they are good or very good. Full story:

The Times and The Sunday Times

Be aware

Rethink Mental Illness

Very interesting article about the rise of self-harm and PTSD in young women. Do we need more information and help in schools?

Let us know your experiences.

Human Givens College - Free Webinar Replay

This maybe a useful watch - for all students and parents etc - for How to Support Teenagers Through Stress of Starting University Life.
It is a live webinar and only available until 3rd October and it's FREE.
Please share if you are connected to anyone in anyway - it just might make a difference to someone. Human Givens College regularly puts on FREE webinars on key subjects related to mental health and wellbeing.

Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains Detection of ‘abundant’ magnetite particles raises concerns because of suggested links to Alzheimer’s disease

An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It's a destructive force in schools, but most educators don't have the training or resources to help.

Telegraph Science and Tech

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is the first study to show that supplements can help the condition

Sky News

A cure for Alzheimer's could soon become a reality



New research suggests that 60% of young people referred by GPs to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services do not receive treatment - and that a third are not even assessed.

Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of YoungMinds, said:

“It’s unacceptable that so many vulnerable children aren’t getting the support they need. Without treatment, children are more likely to self-harm or become suicidal, to be violent and aggressive towards those around them, or to drop out of school, which can ruin their prospects for the future.

"Delays can also have a disastrous effect on families, with parents forced to leave their jobs to look after their children.

“We welcome the government’s extra investment, but it’s crucial that it it’s spent where it’s intended and not siphoned off to other priorities. We also know that – as the Head of NHS England has admitted – the new money won’t be nearly enough to meet all the needs on the ground.”

Science writer Jo Marchant says if you’re thinking stressful thoughts for the whole day then those parts of the brain are going to get larger and other parts of the brain will deteriorate.

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Possible solution for a major health problem.

When we impose a litany of negativity upon our pain, it only becomes worse, and potentially elicits other difficulties including depression and anxiety. When we become more aware of what we are actually experiencing, without the overlay of our judgment, the overall perception of pain is reduced.

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New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a...

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High antidepressant use could lead to UK public health disaster

This is consistent with my clinical experience. Solution focused interventions rather than talking therapies would be my recommendation. Use of antidepressants has doubled in the past decade in the UK, and campaigners warn that it could lead to long-term withdrawal and worse mental health

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