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About Psychology Tools

About Psychology Tools

Psychology Tools’ mission is twofold: to ensure that therapists worldwide have access to the high-quality evidence-based tools they need to conduct effective therapy, and to be a reliable source of psychological self-help for the public.

Psychology Tools was founded in 2008 and since that time has grown to be trusted by tens of thousands of psychologists, counsellors, therapists, social workers and clinicians around the world. Developed by highly qualified psychologists our library of resources is designed to give you everything you need to deliver great therapy. We pay particular attention to the theory underpinning the resources we create in order to assist clinicians in creating strong theory-practice links. Our resources are organized intuitively, and are available in a variety of formats because we know that you and your clients learn and work in different ways.

About the author

Dr Matthew Whalley is a clinical psychologist working in the United Kingdom. His main clinical interests are working with survivors of trauma, and the development of resources to help clinicians to deliver effective therapy. Post-qualification he has held clinical posts in primary, community, and tertiary settings within the National Health Service, including a seven year role in a leading specialist trauma service.

His current focus is the development of high quality resources for use in therapy and self-help. He has developed a range of books, guides, and audio collections for clinicians and the public including Psychology Tools for Overcoming Panic and Psychology Tools for Overcoming PTSD.

Dr Whalley’s research includes work exploring psychological approaches to pain management, autobiographical memory in survivors of trauma, and cognitive behavioral approaches to dizziness. He completed his PhD and postdoctoral work at University College London which afforded opportunities to conduct research at the FIL in Queens Square, as well as the University of Pittsburgh MR Research Center. 

As well as his role as director of Psychology Tools he also maintains a small private practice.


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