Dr Matthew Whalley is a clinical psychologist working in Reading, Berkshire, UK.
I currently work for the NHS in a psychological trauma service. 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 run a small private therapy clinic in Reading. I have trained in a range of approaches and use these in therapy as appropriate:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Hypnosis / hypnotherapy
- Narrative exposure therapy
- 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
I run a number of public information websites:
- Macdonald, B., Salomons, T. V., Meteyard, L., & Whalley, M. G. (2018). Prevalence of pain flashbacks in post-traumatic stress disorder arising from exposure to multiple traumas or childhood traumatization. Canadian Journal of Pain, (just-accepted). download
- Derbyshire, S. W., Whalley, M. G., Seah, S. T., & Oakley, D. A. (2017). Suggestions to Reduce Clinical Fibromyalgia Pain and Experimentally Induced Pain Produce Parallel Effects on Perceived Pain but Divergent Functional MRI-Based Brain Activity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79(2), 189. download
- Whalley, M. G. & Cane, D. A. (2016). A cognitive behavioural model of persistent postural perceptual dizziness. Cognitive and Behavioural Practice, 24(1), 72-89. download
- Whalley, M. G. (2015). Self-help tools for panic: A CBT workbook for overcoming panic attacks. Psychology Tools
- Carhart-Harris, R. L., Kaelen, M., Whalley, M. G., Bolstridge, M., Feilding, A., & Nutt, D. J. (2014). LSD enhances suggestibility in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 1-10.
- Whalley, M. G., Kroes, M. C., Huntley, Z., Rugg, M. D., Davis, S. W., & Brewin, C. R. (2013). An fMRI investigation of posttraumatic flashbacks. Brain and cognition, 81(1), 151-159.
- Whalley, M. G., Rugg, M. D., & Brewin, C. R. (2012). Autobiographical memory in depression: an fMRI study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 201(2), 98-106.
- Brewin, C. R., Huntley, Z., & Whalley, M. G. (2012). Source memory errors associated with reports of posttraumatic flashbacks: A proof of concept study. Cognition, 124(2), 234-238.
- Kroes, M. C., Rugg, M. D., Whalley, M. G., & Brewin, C. R. (2011). Structural brain abnormalities common to posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience: JPN, 36(4), 256.
- Kroes, M. C. W., Whalley, M. G., Rugg, M. D., & Brewin, C. R. (2011). Association between flashbacks and structural brain abnormalities in posttraumatic stress disorder. European Psychiatry, 26(8), 525-531.
- Kirsch, I., Cardena, E., Derbyshire, S., Dienes, Z., Heap, M., Kallio, S., ... & Whalley, M. (2011). Definitions of hypnosis and hypnotizability and their relation to suggestion and suggestibility: A consensus statement. Contemporary Hypnosis, 28(2), 107-115.
- Whalley, M. G., Rugg, M. D., Smith, A. P., Dolan, R. J., & Brewin, C. R. (2009). Incidental retrieval of emotional contexts in post-traumatic stress disorder and depression: an fMRI study. Brain and Cognition, 69(1), 98-107.
- Whalley, M. G., & Brooks, G. B. (2009). Enhancement of suggestibility and imaginative ability with nitrous oxide. Psychopharmacology, 203(4), 745-752.
- Derbyshire, S. W., Whalley, M. G., & Oakley, D. A. (2009). Fibromyalgia pain and its modulation by hypnotic and non-hypnotic suggestion: An fMRI analysis. European Journal of Pain, 13(5), 542-550.
- Whalley, M. G., & Brewin, C. R. (2007). Mental health following terrorist attacks. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190(2), 94-96. download
- Whalley, M. G., Farmer, E., & Brewin, C. R. (2007). Pain flashbacks following the July 7th 2005 London bombings. Pain, 132(3), 332-336.
- Derbyshire, S. W., Whalley, M. G., Stenger, V. A., & Oakley, D. A. (2004). Cerebral activation during hypnotically induced and imagined pain. Neuroimage, 23(1), 392-401.
- Whalley, M. G., & Oakley, D. A. (2003). Psychogenic pain: a study using multidimensional scaling. Contemporary Hypnosis, 20(1), 16-24.