Acquired Brain Injury

We specialise in working with Adults (aged over 16), who have suffered an acquired neurological illness or injury. Typical conditions we work with include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Neurological infections/illnesses
  • Hypoxia/lack of oxygen to the brain after eg a heart attack
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain tumours
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Fronto-temporal Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia

Each of these conditions present unique challenges and each patient’s experience will be different from the next. However, across these conditions you can see the following difficulties:

  • Impaired memory
  • Poor planning and organisation
  • Problems with awareness and insight
  • Slowed information processing
  • Reduced concentration and attention
  • Difficulties judging space, objects and speed
  • Low mood
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Relationship problems

As clinical neuropsychologists we are specialised clinical psychologists skilled in the assessment, diagnosis and psychological treatment of changes in thinking, mood and behaviour following brain injury or illness.