You might be ‘referred’ by a health care professional (e.g. case manager, GP, nurse specialist, occupational therapist or medical consultant), after experiencing a neurological event or illness. Following referral, a first appointment is usually offered to undertake an assessment to determine if further more detailed assessment, specific advice, support, treatment or follow-up is appropriate. You can ‘self refer’ by contacting us and requesting an appointment although it is often very helpful to be referred by a professional who is also familiar with your medical history and current situation.
A Neuropsychologist is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist knowledge and expertise in working with people with a neurological condition. Their work includes post-concussive disorder, brain injury, stroke or progressive conditions affecting the brain e.g. multiple sclerosis. It could also include spinal cord injury.
Neuropsychologists provide specialist assessment, rehabilitation and psychological therapy to assist with problems and changes affecting the person or their family/children. These problems could relate to changes in how the person processes information, their emotions and personality or behaviour. They could also relate to relationships, social changes and employment.