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 (Institute of Psychiatry, University of London). He
is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a
Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and an Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association.
He is a member of the UK
Register of Expert Witnesses and a Law Society and Association of
Personal Injury Lawyers approved Witness. He is registered with the
Health Professions Council. and is the Director of Psychological Health Ltd through which his medico-legal services are provided.
Dr Thorley been a Clinical Child
Psychologist for approximately 40 years and was Consultant and Head
Child and Adolescent Psychologist for the Leicestershire and Rutland
Healthcare Trust. He is now in clinical practice at the Spire
Hospital Leicester and holds additional clinics at the Holmfield Consulting Rooms Leicester. He the Director of Psychological Health Ltd though which he provides his services.
He held a
previous appointment of 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 approximately 7
years he held research, teaching and clinical positions at the Maudsley
Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry (University of London). He has recently served as a member of the clinical guidelines development group for
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at the National Institute for
Clinical Excellence (NICE). He has also recently served as an external assessor for the Health Service Ombudsman.
He has produced over 20 peer
reviewed articles and book chapters on clinical child psychology. He
is an expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has and has
further expertise in a wide range of mental health problems and
disorders of childhood and adolescence including autistic spectrum
disorders and the effects of brain injury.
Dr Thorley is an experienced
professional witness and has been providing expert reports to the
Court and solicitors for 15 years. He has received specialist
training in medico-legal report writing and the provision of evidence
in Court. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.
He writes approximately 60 medico-legal reports for the Court each
year - 20% the subject of joint instructions, 70% from solicitors
acting for claimants and 10% from solicitors acting for defendants. He
specialises in the psychological aspects of personal injury in
clients up the the age of 21 years. Conditions evaluated include
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Phobic Disorders,
Depression and the effects of brain injury.
Dr Thorley has considerable
experience in the treatment of clients who have suffered
psychological injuries as the result of accidents and trauma
utilising a number of treatment approaches including Cognitive
Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
(EMDR), and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Hypnosis and
A full CV is available on request