Psychotherapists at ACT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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