Consultant in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology


Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr Geoffrey Thorley BA (Hons) BA (Hons) M.Phil.,Ph.D., AFBPsS., FRSM, C.Sci., C.Psychol.
Consultant in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Neuropsychology


Dr Thorley has been awarded degrees of Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Child Psychology by the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, University of London. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and is registered with the Health Professions Council. He is a qualified cognitive behavioural and EMDR therapist.

Dr Thorley has been a Clinical Child Psychologist for approximately 35 years and for 27 years was Consultant and Head Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist for the Leicestershire and Rutland Healthcare Trust and also Honorary Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the University of Leicester. He held a previous appointment as Honorary Principal Clinical Psychologist at the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street and was a research psychologist at the Institute of Child Health (University College, University of London). Before that, for 7 years he held research, teaching and clinical positions at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College, University of London). He was a member of the guidelines development group for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which reported in 2009. He is Director of Psychological Health Ltd though which he provides his clinical services.

He has wriiten or co-authored  over 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on clinical child psychology, is a reviewer for several learned publications and has given many interviews for radio and television. He is a national expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has and has further expertise in a wide range of mental health disorders in childhood and adolescence including autistic spectrum disorder and brain injury.