Dr Simon Whalley

Simon Whalley

Position: Lecturer and Placement Co-ordinator, DPsych in Counselling Psychology
Email: whalleys@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology
Programme/s: DPsych Counselling Psychology

Professional Biography

Dr Simon Whalley has been teaching at Regent’s University London for the last three years. He has taught on a variety of courses, including the psychology foundation course, history and concepts in therapies and counselling psychology, and a range of counselling psychology modules to psychology undergraduates. Last year he joined the DPsych in counselling psychology, lecturing to students on a number of Counselling Psychology modules. He is also the placements coordinator for the Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology.

He is a Counselling Psychologist currently working in private practice with The House Partnership, based in the City of London. He also has experience working in the NHS and the charity sector. Simon works primarily using existential, person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches. He is fully chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

His research interests are based around the stigma of psychological help-seeking and mental health.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University College London)
  • MSc Counselling Psychology (London Metropolitan University)
  • DCounsPsych (Regent’s University London)

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

Simon is a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.

Teaching & Course Development

  • Psychology Foundation Course, Regent's University London 2013-2014
  • History and Concepts in Counselling Psychology 2013-2014 Regent's University London
  • Counselling Psychology module for third-year psychology undergraduates 2013-2014 Regent's University London
  • Psychology Foundation Course, Regent's University London 2014-2015
  • History and Concepts in Counselling Psychology 2014-2015 Regent's University London
  • Counselling Psychology module for third-year psychology undergraduates 2014-2015 Regent's University London

Research Interests

Simon’s research interests focus on the stigma around mental health and psychological help-seeking.

Publications

Whalley, S., & McManus, I. (2006). Living with primary ciliary dyskinesia: a prospective qualitative study of knowledge sharing, symptom concealment, embarrassment, mistrust, and stigma. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 6: 25

Conference Papers Given

Whalley, S. (2013). Making sense of the stigma of psychological help-seeking (lecture).  Proceedings of the Engagement in Life Conference: Promoting wellbeing and mental health, September 6, Bournemouth University.

Last updated: 08 December 2017