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Psychologists at ACT

Professor Clive Long

Professor Clive Long

Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist


Professor Long specialises in assessment and treatment of adults with psychological difficulties.  He is a Chartered Psychologist who is registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Professor Long is a British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.  His clinical interests include acute anxiety-related disorders, depression, addictions, eating disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders.  He is a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and a registered Expert Witness with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).  Medical legal practice includes personal injury and trauma assessments.


Professor Long also provides consultancy on clinical treatment and its evaluation to healthcare organisations.


In addition to his outpatient practice at ACT, he is Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Birmingham and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry.  He was previously employed at St Andrew's Healthcare as Associate Director of Psychology and Psychological Therapies, and as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Northampton.  Prior to that, he was Clinical Director of the Acute Psychiatry Division at St Andrew's Healthcare and has held a number of roles in the National Health Service.


Professor Long is a Fellow of both the BPS and the BABCP, and has published widely on clinical issues and their treatments.  He was the winner of the Laing and Buisson Independent Healthcare Award for Healthcare Outcomes in 2010.


He is happy to discuss your care and treatment needs in advance of booking an appointment.


Clive's website can be found by going to

[+] publications by Professor Long

Dolley, O., Gaylor, M. & Long, C.G. (in press) Getting the most from your treatment.  Motivating engagement in women in secure psychiatric settings.  Forensic Update.

Long,C.G., Butt, D.,French. M., & Wimhurst S. (in press). Realising the potential of the Mental Health Treatment Requirement: A collaboration between probation and independent providers of Mental Health and Social Care. Probation Journal.

Long, C.G., Rowell, A., Rigg,S., Livesey,F., Long,K.D., & McAllister,P. (in press).  What is effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle in secure psychiatric settings? A review of the evidence for an integrated programme that targets modifiable health risk behaviours. Journal of Forensic Practice.

Long, C.G., Afford, M., Harris, R. and Dolley, O. (2016).  Training in de-escalation.  An effective alternative to restrictive interventions in a secure psychiatric service.  Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. doi:10.2099/jpi.2016.008

Clark, C.J., Fox, E., Long, C.G. (2015) Can teaching staff about the neurobiological underpinnings of borderline personality disorder instigate attitudinal change?  Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. 11 (1) 43-51.doi:10.1017/s1742646414000132

Long, C.G., Banyard, E. and Dolley, O. (2015).  Living with mental illness.  A cognitive behavioural group psycho education programme with women in secure settings.  Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.  25 (2) 99-111. doi.10.1002/ccp.1967

Long, C.G, Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R. (2015) Treatment progress in secure settings for women: changes in symptomatology, personality and need from admission to discharge. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. doi:10.1002/cbm.1911

Long, C.G., Fitzgerald, K. & Hollin, C.R. (2015) Women Firesetters admitted to secure psychiatric services: characteristics and treatment needs.  Victims and Offenders 10 (3), 341-353. doi: 10.1080/ 15564886-2014-967901

Long, C.G., Fulton, B., & Dolley, O (2015) Using Psychoeducation to motivate engagement for women with personality disorder in secure psychiatric settings. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care 11(1), 18-26

Long, C.G., Siddique, R., Rigg, S., Banyard, E., Stillman, S., Bailey, S. and Dolley, O. (2015).  Screening for incontinence in a secure psychiatric service for women.  International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 24,451-459. doi:10.111/inm.12141

Long, C.G., West, R., Afford, M., Collins, L. & Dolley, O. (2015) Reducing seclusion and restraint in a secure service for women.  Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. 11 (2) 84-94.doi:10.1017/s174264641400017x

Long, C.G., West, R., Rigg, S., Spickett, R., Murray, L., Stillman, S., Savage, P. and Dolley, O. (2015).  Increasing physical activity in a secure psychiatric service for women.  Mental Health Review Journal  20 (3), 144-155

Baker, F., Harwood, R., Adams, M., Baker, C., & Long, C.G. (2014) Following up the outcomes of a CBT based substance misuse intervention for men in a secure psychiatric setting Forensic Update 115, 52 – 58

Dickens, G.L., Staniford, J., & Long, C.G (2014) Smoking behaviour, motives, motivation to quit and self-efficiency among in-patients in a secure mental health service: a comparison with staff controls Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 21, 483 – 490 doi:1111/jpm.12088

Long, C.G., Bell, N., Carr, A., Cairns, L., Webb, A., & Collins, L. (2014) The benefits of environmental change in secure services for people with intellectual disabilities.  Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 8 (5), 309 - 320

Long, C.G. & Mason, F. (2014) Improving health and wellbeing in women's secure services:  Physical activity, appearance, self-care and body image.  Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care 7(4), 178-186

Long, C.G., Dickens, G. & Dolley, O. (2014) Features and motivators of emotionally expressive firesetters Journal of Criminal Psychology 4 (2), 129-142

Long, C.G., Harding, S., Payne, K., & Collins, L. (2014) Nursing and healthcare assistant experience of supervision in a medium secure service for women: Implications for service development. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21(2), 154 – 162

Long, C.G., Anagnostakis, K., Banyard, E., Silaule, P., & Dolley, O (2014) Patient and staff experience of a ward based risk management system  Forensic Update 113, 7-18

Long, C.G., Rowell, A., Gayton, A., Hodgson, E., & Dolley, O (2014) Tackling obesity and its complications in secure settings Mental Health Review Journal 19 (1), 37-46

Long, C.G., Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R. (2014) Personality disordered women in secure care: a treatment evaluation. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 4 (1), 44 -58

Long, C. G., Banyard, E., Fulton, B., & Hollin, C.R (2014) Developing an assessment of fire setting to guide treatment in secure settings: The St Andrew's Fire and Arson Risk Instrument (SAFARI) Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 42(5), 605-616 doi: 10.1017/51352465813000556

Rose, J., Beech, A., Long, C., Wheatley, M. & Horder, L. (2014) Accreditation of first cross-divisional doctorate The Psychologist 27(3), 186

Long, C.G., Gayton, A., & Rowell, A (2013) Physical activity in secure psychiatric wards: Development and application of the Active Ward Checklist Forensic Update, 112,19-27

Long, C.G., Krawczyk, K.M., & Kenworthy, N. E. (2013) Assessing the sexual knowledge of women in secure settings: the development of a new screening measure. British Journal of Learning Disabilities,41(1),40-48

Dickens, G., Picchioni, M., & Long, C.G (2013) Aggression in specialist secure and forensic inpatient mental health care: Incidence across care pathways Journal of Forensic Practice, 15 (3), 206-217

Evans, R., Long, C.G., & Hollin, C.R. (2013) A profile of violent female offenders in secure psychiatric care. Journal of Criminal Psychology. 3(1), 31-40

Long, C.G. (2013) Delivering effective cognitive behavioural group treatment for women in secure psychiatric settings.  Journal of Forensic Practice.15 (1), 55-67

Long, C.G., Ritchie, L., Dolley, O., & Collins, L. M (2013) Secure psychiatric care: how appearance and neglect affect women Mental Health Practice. 16, (18) 12-17

Long, C.G., Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R (2013) Engagement in psychosocial treatment: its relationship to outcome and care pathway progress for women in medium secure settings Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 22,(5) 336-349

Long, C.G., Fulton, B., & Dolley, O (2013) Group treatment for interpersonal effectiveness: A study of women in a medium secure psychiatric hospital. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. 9(1), 27-32

Long, C.G., Fulton, B., & Dolley, O. (2013) Developing social confidence in women in secure settings. Clinical Psychology Forum. 245, May 32-38

Long, C.G., Dolley, O., Rowell, A., & Rose, C (2013) Are eating disorder patients in secure hospitals getting a fair deal? A survey of the prevalence and nature of the problem. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. 9 (1), 40-48

Wheatley, M., Long, C.G., & Dolley, O. (2013) Transitions of females from adolescent secure to adult secure services: A qualitative pilot study. Journal of Mental Health. 22(3) 207-217

Fitzgerald, K. & Long, C.G. (2012) The influence of drinking motives and anxiety on low, moderate and high risk drinkers.  Journal of Substance Use 17, 240-248

Long, C. G. (2012) Improving and managing weight at St Andrew's Healthcare. Quality Network for Forensic Mental health Services Newsletter. Issue 21,December,12-14

Long, C.G., & Dolley, O. (2012) Factors predictive of length of stay for women in secure settings Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 19 (10) 870-874                          

Long, C.G., Dolley, O., Barron, R., & Hollin, C.R (2012) Women transferred from prison to medium secure psychiatric care: the therapeutic challenge Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 23, 261-273.

Long, C.G., Banyard, E., Fox, E., Somers, J., Poynter, D., & Chapman, R. (2012) Barriers to treatment: reasons for non-attendance in women's secure settings. Advances in Dual Diagnosis. 5 (4), 154-163

Long, C.G., Fitzgerald, K. & Hollin, C.R. (2012) Treatment of chronic anorexia nervosa: A four year follow-up of adult patients treated in an acute inpatient setting. Clinical Psychology  and Psychotherapy.19 (1) 1-13

Long C. G., Knight, C., Bradley, L., & Thomas, M (2012) Effective milieus in secure services for women: the service user perspective. Journal of Mental Health. 21,567-578

Rowell, A., Long, C.G., Chance, L., & Dolley, O. (2012) Identification of nutritional risk by nursing staff in secure psychiatric settings: reliability and validity of St Andrew's nutritional screening instrument. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 19, 722-728

Long, C.G., Dolley, O. & Hollin, C.R. (2011) Women in medium secure care: Tracking treatment progress for changes in risk profiles and treatment engagement.  Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 18 (5), 425-431.

Long, C.G., Hall, L., Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R., (2011) Substance abusing women in a medium secure psychiatric setting: characteristics and psychometric test performance. Journal of Substance Use 16, 230-242.

Long, C.G., Langford, V., Clay, R., Craig, L., & Hollin, C.R. (2011) Architectural change and the effects on the perceptions of the ward environment in a medium secure unit for women. British Journal of Forensic Practice. 13, 205-212.

Long, C.G., Anagnostakis, K., Fox, E., Silaule, P., Somers, J. West, R. & Webster A. (2011)  Social climate along the pathway of care in a women's secure mental health service:  Variation with level of security, patient motivation, therapeutic alliance and level of disturbance.  Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health, 21 (3), 202-214.

Long, C.G., Fulton, B., Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R. (2011)  Social problem solving interventions in medium secure settings for women.  Medicine Science & the Law. 51 (4), 215-219.

Long, C.G., Collins, L., Mason, F., Sugarman, P. & Hollin, C.R. (2011) Effective therapeutic Practice in a secure women's service: From vision to reality. International Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 17 (2), 79-84.

Long, C.G., Fulton, B., Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R. (2011) Dealing with Feelings: the effectiveness of group cognitive behavioural treatment for women in secure settings. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 39 (2), 243-247.

Long, C.G., Hall, L., Craig, L., & Mochty, U. (2011) Women referred for medium-secure inpatient care: A population study over a six year period. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care 7, 17-26.

Smith, A., Bird, J & Long, C.G (2011) Safeguarding women in secure psychiatric settings: An analysis of incidents and practice over a three year period. Journal of Adult Protection 13, 19-26.

Dickens, G., Sugarman, P., Picchioni, M., & Long, C.G. (2010)  HoNOS-Secure: Assessing risk and recovery for men in secure care.  British Journal of Forensic Practice. 12, 34-36.

Long, C.G., Fitzgerald, K., Fulton, B., & Hollin, C.R. (2010) Group substance abuse treatment for women in secure services. Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis 3 (3), 227-237.

Long, C.G., Dickens, G., Sugarman, P., Mochty, U & Craig, L (2010) Tracking risk profiles and outcome in a medium secure service for women: use of the HoNOS- secure International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 19, 215-225.

Long, C.G., Silaule, P., & Collier, N. (2010) Use of an extra care area in a medium secure settings for women. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. 6, 39-45.

Long, C.G. & Hollin, C.R. (2009)  Assessing co-morbid substance use in detained psychiatric patients: issues and instruments for evaluating treatment outcomes.  Substance Use & Misuse. 44 (11), 1602-1641.

Long, C.G., Brillon, A., Schell, D. & Webster, P. (2009) The nutrition and eating habits of women in secure psychiatric conditions: A survey with implications for practice and action British Journal of Forensic Practice 11, 28-34.

Hall, L. & Long, C. G. (2009) Back to basics:  An evaluation of a Progressive Muscle Relaxation Course in a medium secure service for women. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 20, 481-492.

Savage, P, Long, C.G., Hall, L., MacKenzie, R., Martin, L. (2009) Improving motivation to engage in exercise in women in secure psychiatric settings: A pilot evaluation of a personal training programme.  Mental Health Practice 12, 32-37. 

Long, C.G, Collins, L., MacDonald, C., Johnston D. & Hardy, S. (2008) Staff stress and challenging behaviour in a medium secure developmental disabilities ward for women: the outcome organisational change and clinical interventions.  British Journal of Forensic Practice. 10 (3), 4-13.

Long, C.G, Fulton, B. & Hollin, C.R. (2008) The Development of a 'best practice' service for women in a medium secure psychiatric setting: treatment components and evaluation.  Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 15 (3), 304-319.

Long. C.G., McLean, A., Boothby. A.J. & Hollin. C.R. (2008) Factors associated with quality of life in a cohort of forensic psychiatric in patients.  British Journal of Forensic Practice.10, 4-11.

Long. C.G., Webster P., Waine, J., Motala J & Hollin C.R. (2008)  Usefulness of the CANFOR-S for Measuring needs among mentally disordered offenders resident in medium to low secure hospital services in the UK; a pilot evaluation.  Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 18, 39-48.

Long C.G. & Ritchie L (2007) The role of the body image and self care therapist within a secure forensic psychiatric setting: what it is and why it is relevant. Mental Health Practice 10, 27-29.

Long, C.G. & Jones, K (2005) Issues in running smoking cessation groups with forensic psychiatric inpatients: results of a pilot study & lessons learnt.  The British Journal of Forensic Practice, 7 (2) 2-28.

Long, C.G., Kidger, T., & Hollin, C.R. (2001) The evolution of an evidence-based programme for problem drinking: treatment components. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 8, 458-467.

Long, C.G. Williams, M, Midgely, M & Hollin, C.R. (2000) Within treatment factors as predictors of drinking outcome following cognitive behavioural treatment. Addictive Behaviours, 25, 573-578.

Long, C.G. Williams, M & Hollin, C.R. (1999) Within treatment factors as predictors of drinking outcome. Addiction Biology, 4, 229-243.

Long, C.G., Williams, M., & Hollin, C.R. (1998) Treating alcohol problems: a study of programme effectiveness and cost effectiveness according to length and delivery of treatment Addiction 93, 561-571.

Long, C.G. & Hollin C.R. (1998) How do you know if your treatment of problem drinking is successful? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy 5, 167-176.

Long, C.G. & Hollin C.R & Williams, M.J. (1998) Self efficacy, outcome expectations & fantasies on predictors of alcoholics' post treatment drinking. Substance Use and Misuse, 33, 2383-2402.

Long, C.G. & Hollin, C.R. (1997) The Scientist-Practitioner in clinical psychology: a critique. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 4, 75-83.

Long, C.G. Midgeley, M & Hollin, C.R. (1997) Staff do know best: Peer and therapist prediction of outcome following treatment for problem drinking.  Addiction Research, 5, 235-249.

Cassidy, T & Long, C.G. (1996) Problem-solving style, stress and psychological illness: development of a multifactorial measure British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 35, 265-277.

Long, C.G. & Hollin, .C.R. (1995) Single Case design. A critique of methodology and analysis of recent trends. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 2, 177-191.

Long, C.G. & Hollin, C.R. (1995) Assessment and management of eating disordered patients who over-exercise: A 4 year follow-up of six single case studies. Journal of Mental Health, 4, 309-316.

Long, C.G. Williams, M & Hollin, C.R. (1995) Staff perception of organisation change of treatment delivery on an addiction unit. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21, 759-765.

Long, C.G. Hinton, C & Gillespie, N.K. (1994) Selective processing of food and body size words: application of the Stroop test with obese restrained eaters, anorexics and normals. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 15, 279-283.

Bloxham, G. Long C.G. Alderman, N & Hollin, C.R. (1993) The behavioural treatment of self-starvation and severe self-injury in a patient with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 24, 261-267.

Long, C.G. Smith, J. Midgley, M & Cassidy, T (1993)  Over exercising in anorexic and normal samples: Behaviour and attitudes Journal of Mental Health, 2 , 321-327.

Long, C.G. & Midgley, M. (1992) On the closeness of the concepts of the criminal and the mentally ill in the nineteenth century: Yesterday's opinions reflected today. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 3 (1) 63-78.

Long, C.G. Blackwell, C, & Midgley, M (1992)  An evaluation of two systems of in-patient care in a General Hospital Psychiatric Unit: Staff and patient perception and attitudes: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, 64-71.

Long, C.G. Blackwell, C.C. & Midgley, M (1990) An evaluation of two systems of in-patient care in a general hospital unit 11: measures of staff and patient performance. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15, 1436-1442.

Long, C.G. Hudson, M, & Smith, J (1990) A face saving formula. Nursing Times, 86 (24) 66-68.

Long, C.G. & Smith, J. (1990) Treatment of compulsive over-exercising in Anorexia Nervosa. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 18, 295-306.

Long, C.G. & Cohen, E.M. (1989) Low alcohol beers and wines: Attitudes and their effect on craving in problem drinkers. British Journal of Addictions, 84, 777-783.

Long, C.G. Mackle, L & Monaghan, J. (1989) The repatriation of severely disabled long-stay patients. Assessing their needs following the closure of the county Psychiatric Hospital. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. 27, No 4, 11-14.

Long, C.G. & Bluteau, P (1988) Group coping skills training. Its application with chronic patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 13, 777-783.

Long, C.G. & Bourne, V. (1987) Linking professional and self-help resources for anxiety management: A community project. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 37 (298) 199-202.

Bluteau, P & Long, C.G. (1986) When the revolving door stops. Nursing Times, 82, 37-39.

Long, C.G. & Smith, D.H. (1985) Parental pressure for tonsillectomy: Attitudes and knowledge           of parents accompanying their children to an ENT clinic. Psychological Medicine, 15, 689-694.

Long, C.G, Simpson, C.M. & Allott, A.E. (1983) Psychological and dietetic counselling          combined in the treatment of obesity: A comparative study in a hospital out-patient clinic.            Human Nutrition (Appl.) 37, 94-103.

Long, C.G. & Cordle, C.J. (1982) Psychological treatment of binge eating and self induced    vomiting. British Journal of Medical Psychology 55, 139-147.

Cordle, C.J. & Long, C.G. (1980) Operant self-control procedures in the treatment of compulsive hair pulling. Journal of Behaviour Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry. 11, 127-131.

Long, C.G. & Moore, J.R. (1979) Parental expectations for their epileptic children. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 20, 299-312.

Book Chapters

Long, C.G., & Shine, J. (2015) Specialist psychosocial treatment programmes In: G. Dickens, M. Picchioni, & P. Sugarman (Eds) Handbook of Specialist Secure Inpatient Care London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Long, C.G., Dolley, O., & Hollin, C.R. (2011) Women in medium secure settings: changes in risk profiles and engagement over treatment. In I.Needham, H. Nijman, T. Palstierna, R. Almrik, & N. Oud (Eds) Violence in Clinical Psychiatry Amsterdam: Kavanah.

Long, C.G. (1995) Renal Care. In: A.K. Broome & S. Llewellyn (Eds.) Health Psychology (2nd Edition), London: Chapman Hall.

Long, C.G. (1989) Renal Care.  In: A.K. Broome (Ed.) Health Psychology, London: Chapman Hall.

Cordle, C.J. & Long, C.G. (1982) Behavioural Treatment of Compulsive Hair Pulling:  In: M. Stein & J.R. Davis (Eds.) Therapies for Adolescence, Josse-Bass Inc.


Dr Malcolm Wheatley

Dr Malcolm Wheatley

Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist


Dr Wheatley specialises in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with psychological difficulties. He qualified as a Psychologist in 1989 and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists).


His clinical interests include anxiety related disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, stress and trauma, substance use, and obsessive compulsive disorders.


In addition, his forensic interests include expert witness reports, working with offenders and family law matters.


In addition to his out-patient practice at ACT, Dr Wheatley was previously employed by St Andrew's Healthcare in Northampton as the Lead Psychologist for the Adolescent Service. Prior to that he was employed by Partnerships in Care at Kneesworth House Hospital in Hertfordshire and prior to that by Northampton Health Authority. He has published in the areas of adolescent mental health, mental illness, substance use and trauma.


Dr Wheatley also delivers training and development to healthcare and social care organisations involved in the care of young people. In addition he provides psychological assessment and treatment to individuals and organisations regarding work-related stress.


Dr Wheatley is always more than happy to discuss your care or treatment needs in advance of booking an appointment.


Dr Wheatley's website is

[+] publications by Dr Wheatley

Wheatley, M. (1998). The assessment of substance misuse in detained mentally ill patients. The Journal of Substance Misuse (1998) Volume 3, 67-72.

Wheatley, M. (1998). The Prevalence and Relevance of substance misuse in detained Schizophrenic Patients”. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Volume 9, 114 - 129.

Wheatley, M., Waine, J., Spence, K. and Hollin, C.  (2004). Characteristics of 80 Adolescents referred for Secure inpatient Care.  Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 83-89.

Wheatley, M., Plant, J., Reader, H. and Brown G. (2004). Clozapine Treatment of Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Psychotic Symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Volume 24, No 2.

Wheatley, M. (2005). The use of a HoNOSCA Careplan in a Medium Secure Adolescent Unit.  Quality Network for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Spring  Edition, Royal College of Psychiatrists QNIC Newsletter.

Wheatley, M. Plant, J., Reader, H. and Brown G. (2005). Treatment Resistant Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychotic Symptoms in Adolescents; Is Clozapine Worth Considering?  Review Series psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 2.

Wheatley, M. and Hollin, C.  (2005). The Development of Behavioural Coping Skills in a Repetitive and Deliberately Self Harming Young Woman. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 237-242.

Hunt, J. and Wheatley, M. (2009). Preliminary Findings on the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents in an Inpatient Secure Adolescent Unit. Child Care in Practice, Volume 15 (1), 49-56.

Wheatley, M. and Austin-Payne, H. (2009). Nursing Staff Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Deliberate Self-Harm in Adults and Adolescents in an Inpatient Setting. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 293-310.

Wheatley, M. D., Long, C. G. L., & Dolley, O. (2011). Transitions of Females from Adolescent Secure to Adult Secure Services: A Qualitative Pilot Project. Submitted to the Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

Rose, J., Beech, A., Long, C., Wheatley, M. & Horder, L. (2014). Accreditation of First Cross-Divisional Doctorate. The Psychologist 27(3), 186.

A Qualitative Investigation into Young People’s Subjective Experiences of Restraint and Seclusion within a Secure Inpatient Setting.  Currently in preparation for submission.

Is the HoNOS-CA suitable for measuring clinical outcomes in a cohort of adolescents detained in a secure adolescent environment? Currently in preparation for submission.


Phillipa A Williams

Phillipa A Williams

(C. Psychol.) BA, BA Hons., MA (Counselling Psychology)

Consultant Counselling Psychologist

Child, Adolescent & Family Psychology Practice


Phillipa has 27 years' experience in providing clinical psychology services to children, young people and their families/carers, the last 14 years of which have been in a local NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).


She now works independently, based in Northamptonshire, providing assessment and intervention for a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety, fears, phobias and stress
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Depression/low mood
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Neuro-developmental disorders (e.g. Tourette's syndrome, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Bereavement
  • Parental separation/divorce
  • Behaviour difficulties


She also offers a range of psychological therapies including:

  • Psycho-Dynamic Psychotherapy Play Therapy
  • Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Parent counselling and family therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy


Phillipa is also an accredited supervisor with the British Psychological Society (BPS), offering supervision to trainee psychologistsand a variety of mental health professionals.

She also writes expert opinion medico-legal reports regarding trauma and PTSD.

Phillipa is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.  She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist, and is a recognised provider with BUPA and most other health insurance companies.


[+] Phillipa A Williams - Curriculum Vitae



Dr Martin Pearson

Martin Pearson

BSc (Hons.), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Clinical Psychologist


Dr Pearson specialises in the Diagnostic Assessment of Asperger's Syndrome / High-Functioning Autism, and of ADHD, in older adolescents (16+) and adults of all ages. He also offers specialist post-diagnosis follow-up psychology sessions, coaching (e.g. social and communication skills, sexuality and relationships,coping skills and management strategies), and guidance to families, couples and carers.


He also offerstherapy for a range of psychological difficulties and mental health issues including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, anger management, bereavement, low self-esteem, and personal relationship issues.


Dr Pearson is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Since he joined the NHS in 1998, he has had varied experience of clinical work, mainly in adult mental health and adolescent services, which included work with people with Asperger's Syndrome and with ADHD.


In 2009, he joined a specialist team working full-time with both conditions (and related mental health issues where necessary) in older adolescents and adults, initially as a diagnostician, then also offering specialist psychology work post-diagnosis, particularly in more complex cases.


He has also provided training, consultation, and supervision to other NHS professionals and services, and formal specialist clinical teaching to doctoral trainees.


His therapeutic approach is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, though he will draw on other approaches where helpful, making particular adaptations for those with Asperger's / High-Functioning Autism and with ADHD, who often find aspects of psychological therapy particularly difficult.


Specialist assessments of support needs can also be providedfor people with Asperger's Syndrome / High Functioning Autism and with ADHD, for government funding applications or appeals.


Dr Pearson is happy to have an initial discussion over the telephone (07870 391 853), or by email (, prior to any decisions about assessment or treatment.



Dr Jason Codner

Dr Jason Codner

BScHons, D Clin Psy CPsychol

Clinical and Registered Psychologist


Dr Codner is a Chartered and registered Clinical Psychologist and tailors his therapeutic approach to the needs of the individual, working alongside the client to help them work towards improving their quality of life and achieve their goals.  He has been working in the field of psychology for over 10 years. He specialises in assessment, diagnosis and intervention for the neurodevelopment conditions Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in older adolescents (16+) and adults alongside assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with psychological difficulties. He provides assessment and intervention for a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, and physical health conditions such as health anxiety and diabetes.


Dr Codner is always more than happy to discuss your care or treatment needs in advance of booking an appointment. If you are thinking about making an appointment for an initial consultation, you are welcome to contact Dr Codner with any questions you may have with no obligation.


Dr Codner is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and his pin number is PYL3982. He is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology including the Faculty of Children, Young People and their Families; the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology and the Faculty for the Psychology of Older People. Jason has previously worked in the education and banking sectors before embarking on a career in psychology.


Feel free to contact Dr Codner by phone on (01604) 300181 or via his website




Dr Carly Carter

Dr Carly Carter

Clinical and Registered Psychologist


Dr Carly Carter is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (HCPC). She is a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice and also in the NHS. Her work adheres to the HCPC and British Psychological Societies' (BPS) professional and ethical guidelines and she regularly receives clinical supervision from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to ensure she is providing the highest standard of psychological care.


Dr Carter has worked in a variety of settings and supported adults, young people and their families who are experiencing a broad range of mental health, relationship and physical health challenges. Dr Carter clinical interests include: Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and OCD, Anger Management and Painful/Traumatic Experiences. Dr Carter specialises in providing psychological support for individuals having difficulties living with and adjusting to having physical health conditions such as medically unexplained symptoms (e.g. functional symptoms), chronic pain, fatigue, skin conditions, health anxiety, stroke and brain injury.


Dr Carter is passionate to provide an open and honest approach to each client that she works with. She provides an integrative and collaborative approach that draws on different psychological frameworks and evidence based practices to meet her client’s individual needs.  Dr Carter is seeing clients face to face as well as offering therapy sessions online. Her face to face appointments are regularly reviewed in line with government guidance and may need to be restricted as part of local and national infection control practices.


If you wish to find out more information about Dr Carter and the support she can provide please visit her website at:



Shan Premachandra

Shan Premachandra

BSc, MBPsS, Psychotherapist (UKCP registered)


Shan Premachandra has 10 years' experience working in psychology for the National Health Service (NHS) and 5 years working for the private sector including charities. She offers compassionate and individualised therapeutic sessions, providing a warm and non-judgemental environment. Shan is currently completing Doctorial research in the field of Counselling Psychology.


Shan has a wide range of experience, offering therapy for presenting issues such as Depression, Low Mood, Anxiety, Phobias, Bereavement, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Trauma and work-related issues.


Time is dedicated to preparing ahead of each session, so that you gain the most from each meeting. Depending on your needs and preferences, sessions can be short-term or long-term. Psychotherapy sessions help to discover underlying patterns and emotions and their influence on ourselves, our interactions with others, and life in general. Using this approach, we can work through difficulties and improve well-being.


In her clinical work, Shan also utilises Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive and Behavioural approaches.

Shan also provides life coaching, mentoring and consultation to organisations, and development of enabling environments.  She also offers supervision for trainee psychotherapists and mental health practitioners.




Telephone 07906 575938