About Us

MCTI® was founded by Dr Adrian Wells and Dr Hans Nordahl, both of whom are practising Clinical Psychologists and academics. They each have more than 20 years experience in assessing, treating and researching the causes of mental health problems.

Adrian Wells holds the positions of Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Manchester, UK and Professor II in clinical psychology at the Norwegain University of Science and Technology, Norway. He is an honorary consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS. He is the originator of Metacognitive Therapy and a leading contributor to cognitive therapy theory and practise. His treatments are cited in NHS NICE guidelines. He has published over 200 scientific papers, books and chapters advancing theory, evidence, and the treatment of psychological disorders.

Director: Adrian Wells

Co-Director: Hans M Nordahl

Hans M Nordahl is professor in Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Medicine at the NTNU, Trondheim. He is the co-founder of the Norwegian Association of Cognitive Therapy (NFKT) and a past president. He is responsible for the training program of supervisors in CBT in Norway. In addition, he has published over 110 papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has specialist expertise in the areas of personality disorder, complex trauma and emotional disorders as well as supervision of therapists in MCT and CBT.

Objective of MCTI®

Objective of MCTI®

MCTI® has been established to promote the understanding of psychological disorders and emotional distress using valid and reliable assessment techniques.

Effective treatment

MCTI® aims to improve access to evidence-based cognitive-therapy and to the newer metacognitive therapy.


MCTI® aims to promote the competent and effective delivery of MCT and CBT.


MCTI® aims to make available self-help treatment packages for overcoming emotional suffering.