Consultant in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology


Assessment & Therapy Services

          Dr Thorley is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychologist and Neuropsychologist  providing assessment and therapy services for children and young adults up to the age of 21 years of age.


He is a highly experienced clinician specialising only in working with young people and their families.

He is now in private practice and until 2011, was the Head Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist for the Leicestershire Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service. He has been a member of the guidelines development group for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Dr Thorley has authored a number of scientific research papers for professional journals and has  published a book " Successful Parenting - the Four Step Approach" to assist parents to parent effectively and resolve a number of the more common behavioural and psychological problems in young people and young adults.

Clinics are held in at the Spire Hospital Leicester and The Holmfield Consulting Rooms Leicester for all up to the age of 21 years.

The most common referral conditions include:-  
Emotional problems
Motivational problems
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Behavioural problems
Self- harming
Social difficulties
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Problems of defiance and opposition
Disturbances of sleep
Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress and Adjustment Disorders

Dr Thorley uses a wide variety of therapies but with a particular focus on cognitive behavioural therapy. Young people are seen individually and/or with their families depending on the type of problem. 

Please note that Dr Thorley no longer accepts referrals for the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He will however assist with the management of children with these disorders who have additional mental health problems or disorders such as anxiety, depression and conduct.

Also, he does not accept referrals for significant eating disorders

Asessments of learning difficulties and educational problems are also not undertaken unless they are key contributors to  other mental health disorders

   Successful Parenting
The Four Step Approach