We conduct comprehensive cognitive and emotional assessments in order to determine the impact of a brain injury or neurological condition on day to day functioning. This can be useful as a baseline to track any changes in cognitive function. It can also highlight strengths and areas of difficulty so that rehabilitation can be planned and delivered effectively.
Resulting from the assessment, we provide a report including recommendations for rehabilitation, which is as functionally based as possible to inform treatment planning.
Guided by a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, we deliver cognitive rehabilitation that is routed in evidence-based clinical guidelines.
This can include targeted compensatory strategies to reduce the effects of attention, memory and/or executive function difficulties. It might also focus on enabling a person and their family to cope with emotional and behavioural changes that are common after a brain injury.
Experiencing a brain injury or other neurological condition can have a significant impact on a person’s psychological well-being and commonly leads to emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
The person might also have difficulty accepting and adjusting to changes in their sense of self. Psychological therapy can be helpful in processing and coming to terms with these changes. We are experienced in delivering effective therapeutic interventions drawing from evidence-based models of therapy. This includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which promotes the acceptance of painful experiences using tools based on mindfulness to alleviate psychological distress and suffering.
Couples and Families interventions
A brain injury impacts on the whole family, and it can be helpful to all meet together or separately to think about why a relative might be behaving in the way they are and to improve the way the family communicate with one another.
We are experienced in providing couples and families the tools that they need to reduce conflict and tension in the home and work together to adjust to the changes in family members’ roles, responsibilities and relationships with one another.
We were advised to start with a neuropsychological assessment (for my sister-in-law who had a severe traumatic brain injury), and that’s when we found Verity.
Initially we had only planned to see Verity for the neuropsychological assessment and no further follow-up, because her office is situated quite a way from where we are and we had limited time overall, since my sister-in-law was in the UK on a visitor’s visa and would have to return to her home country soon. But during the assessment, it soon became clear how skilled, competent and compassionate Verity was, and how beneficial seeing her would be for my sister-in-law.
My sister-in-law is a reserved person who does not open up easily to strangers, but Verity just seemed to know how to put her at ease. She was comfortable enough to speak openly and honestly about her struggles and her rehabilitation experience, and Verity’s kindness and expertise were the perfect combination to help her start to navigate and take charge of her own rehabilitation journey. We saw massive leaps of improvement in my sister-in-law’s cognitive abilities, and her self-confidence has increased dramatically, too.
There are no words to express how grateful I am to Verity for her excellent care. In terms of practical matters, she was willing to be flexible with scheduling which was a massive help. And she even agreed to continue seeing my sister-in-law in video-based sessions after her return to her home country. But more than that, Verity’s kind and compassionate approach and her very obvious expertise have been enormously beneficial. She has helped give my sister-in-law the confidence and strategies to rebuild her life and get back to doing the things she loves.
This kind of specialised care is not cheap but Verity is worth every penny, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is seeking comprehensive neuropsychological care after a traumatic brain injury.
Thank you, Verity, for everything you have done and continue to do for my sister-in-law.