Dr Woolley trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, subsequently specialising in psychiatry at the prestigious Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry. He undertook a further degree in psychology at University College London, achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians at The Royal Free Hospital London, and gained additional experience in psychiatry in Sydney, Australia.
A variety of specialist posts working with leaders in the field, have provided Dr Woolley with a wide range of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions; from anxiety and depression to psychosis and bipolar disorder, using both evidence-based medication and psychological therapy. Dr Woolley has particular expertise where mental health conditions overlap with physical illnesses.
He has been awarded a number of prizes for clinical and academic research, developing an innovative early intervention service working with young adults at the point at which they first present with symptoms of mental health problems. In 2007 he was the BUPA Foundation national award winner for clinical excellence.
Dr Woolley has also been actively involved in research at The Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, leading to numerous publications in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was appointed as a consultant psychiatrist over 10 years ago and has worked for much of this time in high profile private clinics, having been a senior member of the medical team at the Priory Hospital Roehampton for much of this time, so is especially aware of the needs of patients in the private sector.