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About Dr Wheatley

Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist


Malcolm Wheatley - psychologist, NorthamptonDr Wheatley provides psychological therapy including CBT and specialises in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. He has considerable experience of working in both NHS and Third Sector organisations in addition to private practice.


He is a RAPPS accredited Supervisor (British Psychological Society Approved) and offers supervision to a wide variety of mental health professionals including CBT therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists.


Dr Wheatley practices from 24 Albion Place in Northampton town centre. This is a high-quality clinic that offers a discreet and friendly atmosphere. 


He is always more than happy to discuss your care or treatment needs in advance of booking an appointment.


[+] publications by Dr Wheatley

Wheatley, M. (1998).The assessment of substance misuse in detained mentally ill patients. The Journal of Substance Misuse (1998) Volume 3, 67-72.
Wheatley, M. (1998). The Prevalence and Relevance of substance misuse in detained Schizophrenic Patients". The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Volume 9, 114 - 129.
Wheatley, M., Waine, J., Spence, K. and Hollin, C.  (2004). Characteristics of 80 Adolescents referred for Secure inpatient Care.  Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 83-89.
Wheatley, M., Plant, J., Reader, H. and Brown G. (2004). Clozapine Treatment of Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Psychotic Symptoms.Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Volume 24, No 2.
Wheatley, M. (2005).The use of a HoNOSCACareplan in a Medium Secure Adolescent Unit.  Quality Network for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Spring  Edition, Royal College of Psychiatrists QNIC Newsletter.
Wheatley, M. Plant, J., Reader, H. and Brown G. (2005). Treatment Resistant Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychotic Symptoms in Adolescents; Is Clozapine Worth Considering?  Review Series psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 2.
Wheatley, M. and Hollin, C.  (2005). The Development of Behavioural Coping Skills in a Repetitive and Deliberately Self Harming Young Woman. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 237-242.
Hunt, J. and Wheatley, M. (2009). Preliminary Findings on the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents in an Inpatient Secure Adolescent Unit. Child Care in Practice, Volume 15 (1), 49-56.
Wheatley, M. and Austin-Payne, H. (2009). Nursing Staff Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Deliberate Self-Harm in Adults and Adolescents in an Inpatient Setting. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 293-310.
Wheatley, M. D., Long, C. G. L., &Dolley, O. (2011). Transitions of Females from Adolescent Secure to Adult Secure Services: A Qualitative Pilot Project. Submitted to the Journal of Forensic Mental Health.
Rose, J., Beech, A., Long, C., Wheatley, M. &Horder, L. (2014). Accreditation of First Cross-Divisional Doctorate.The Psychologist 27(3), 186.

A Qualitative Investigation into Young People's Subjective Experiences of Restraint and Seclusion within a Secure Inpatient Setting.  Currently in preparation for submission.
Is the HoNOS-CA suitable for measuring clinical outcomes in a cohort of adolescents detained in a secure adolescent environment? Currently in preparation for submission.