Quentin Stimpson DipClinSup, DipPsych, MA in Counselling Psychology

Senior Lecturer, Counselling

Quentin Stimpson is a Senior Lecturer for Counselling in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Quentin is a psychotherapist and counsellor with 28 years professional, clinical experience. He has worked in private practice for EAPs, GP Surgeries and university counseling services and currently maintains a small private practice.

Quentin joined the university in 1997 as programme leader and Year 3 course leader on the MSc Therapeutic Counselling programme. He is also a placements coordinator, employability tutor for counselling and leads on counselling research methods.

Posts held previously:

  • 1996-2000, Visiting Lecturer, DipHE and BA Hons Counselling, Southampton University
  • 1994-96, Visiting Lecturer, DipHE Counselling, Portsmouth University.
  • 1990-96, Visiting Lecturer (various posts) in FE colleges in Hampshire-e.g. Southdowns, Winchester, Fareham

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Counselling, School of Human Sciences
  • Course leader for MSc Therapeutic Counselling
  • Module coordinator for Year 3: Advanced Clinical Theory and Practice; and Counselling Research Methodology and Project, MSc Therapeutic Counselling programme
  • Placements Co-ordinator for MSc Therapeutic Counselling


  • External Examiner, Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • EE for Chichester Counselling Services (Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling)
  • EE for Basingstoke Counselling Service
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, since 1993
  • BACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor, since 1996
  • UKRCP Registered Independent Practitioner, since 1998
  • Member UKCP Transpersonal Special Interest Group/Faculty, since 2011
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

Research / Scholarly interests

Quentin's interest is in qualitative and transpersonal approaches to counselling, with a particular focus on heuristic and auoethnographic methodologies. He is also interested in the management of difficulties in the therapeutic encounters and the discourse in postmodern therapy, and therapy as an ethical practice (from a Levinasian perspective).