Dr Matthew Whalley

Dr Matthew Whalley is a clinical psychologist working in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He founded Psychology Tools.

About me

I am the director of Psychology Tools. We are a company which develops high quality, evidence based tools and resources to help therapists delivery great therapy. Our team are dedicated to supporting clinicians in challenging roles and our goal is to ensure that people struggling with mental health problems receive evidence-based treatments.

Clinically I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma. I worked in an NHS psychological trauma service for seven years and had other roles as a clinical health psychologist, and in a community mental health team. I now maintain a small private clinic.

Early in my career I completed my PhD and postdoc at University College London. I spent my time investigating the brain mechanisms involved in hypnosis and suggestion, the experience of pain, and unwanted memories. It was an honour to work with so many brilliant and intellectually curious colleagues and I remain involved in a number of research projects.

Private clinic

I run a small private therapy clinic in Reading. I work with adults suffering from emotional difficulties and specialise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, pain, and in conditions related to audiology and balance (e.g. tinnitus, dizziness). I have trained in a range of approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis / hypnotherapy, narrative exposure therapy (NET), and ACT / mindfulness.

Qualifications and accreditation

I am a clinical psychologist, accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I adhere to the professional and ethical guidelines of the HCPC.


To contact me email: mail[at]matthewwhalley.com

You can also find me on LinkedIn and ResearchGate.



I run a number of public information websites: