Who we are

Linked In Dr Helen Newby (based near Northwich) download CV

Helen is a highly experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist and chartered Clinical Psychologist as well as being our Managing Director. She has worked in older adult, intermediate care and acquired brain injury services for more than 20 years. Helen has a special interest in mental capacity assessments for older adults and adults with a brain injury.  She has established an excellent reputation amongst legal firms and case managers for her high quality work in this area together with her work in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered an acquired brain injury.

She offers mental capacity assessments often in high value, complex and contentious matters, direct rehabilitation and consultation with teams working with sufferers of an acquired brain injury, professional supervision, training and CPD for professionals.  Her practice in rehabilitation is informed by a variety of approaches such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and cognitive analytical therapy.  In 2014 she co-authored a chapter on completing capacity assessments in the textbook “Practical Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury: A Guide for Working Clinicians co-edited by Gavin Newby.

Linked In Dr Gavin Newby (based near Northwich) download CV

Gavin has over twenty-five years’ experience as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, working with people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families. He worked in this area for much of his NHS career from 1992-2016. Latterly he was the Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist for ABI Services in Cheshire and the Wirral providing community-based individual and family interventions. He was Speciality Clinical Director for ABI and Learning Difficulties.

Now in full time independent practice, Gavin’s offers direct rehabilitation and indirect consultation with teams working with ABI, mental capacity assessment, supervision, training and conference presentations.  His neuropsychotherapeutic interests are in systemic and personal constructs therapy after ABI. He has published a number of articles on mental capacity assessments, using emails in psychotherapy, parenting after ABI, risk management, and return to driving.

Gavin has recently co-edited the textbook “Practical Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury: A Guide for Working Clinicians“.

Dr Victoria Teggart (based in Stockport and able to travel around the UK for expert witness work) download CV

UnknownVictoria qualified as a chartered clinical psychologist in 2006 and completed specialist post doctoral training in neuropsychology in 2014 – the QiCN.  She has over ten years of experience working in a diverse range of neuropsychological services including residential settings for people with acquired brain injury, and community-based neuropsychology clinics.  As a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the NHS, she provides diagnostic assessments for people with comorbid neurological and mental health conditions and works in a stroke rehabilitation ward.  She is also jointly leading a project to develop rehabilitation services for people with alcohol-related brain injury (ARBI).

In independent practice, Victoria specialises in medico-legal and capacity assessments, as well providing rehabilitation interventions and team consultations for people who have suffered an acquired brain injury.  She has an interest in contextual behaviour therapies such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, alongside experience in using mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Dr Natalie Hampson (based near East Manchester) download CV

Natalie HampsonNatalie has over 10 years experience specialising in the assessment and treatment of acquired brain injury and neurological disorders. Natalie has significant experience of providing treatments for individuals with neurological impairments, their families/carers and multidisciplinary teams. Examples of this work include neuro-rehabilitation for memory and attention problems, management of behaviour change, education and support, and therapy for difficulties associated with adjustment, anger, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Natalie also specialises in administering and interpreting a wide range of neuropsychological assessments to establish people’s levels of impairment and functioning, conducting complex capacity and risk assessments, and providing comprehensive reports to help inform treatment decisions and rehabilitation needs.

Natalie provides regular consultancy to a range of professionals and is a lecturer and clinical and research supervisor of doctoral trainee Clinical Psychologists within the North West.

Dr Will Curvis (based near Eccles) download CV

Will Curvis imageWill qualified as a clinical psychologist in August 2015. His background is in A&E and Major Trauma clinical psychology services, and he now works in an acute inpatient neuropsychology service. Within this role, he provides direct psychological assessment and intervention for patients presenting with complex and often co-morbid physical and mental health needs. This includes working with people who have suffered an acquired brain injury or have undergone neurosurgery.

In independent practice, Will specialises in providing rehabilitation for clients who have suffered a brain injury and completing mental capacity assessments. He particularly values working within teams using a biopsychosocial framework to assist client’s in moving on from the psychological, emotional, cognitive and behavioural consequences of brain injury.

Dr Róisín Cunningham (based near Liverpool) download CV

RoisinRóisín qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2013, following a period working in research into how mental health difficulties are experienced in families. Her NHS work has been with people with cognitive impairment caused by traumatic brain injury, stroke and learning disabilities, as well as working within the Centre of Excellence for Behcet’s disease. Within her current role she provides cognitive assessment and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acquired brain injury or stroke, as well as working with individuals, their families and carers to promote psychological adjustment to their changed life circumstances.

In her therapeutic work, Róisín prefers to use an integrative approach, drawing on techniques from a variety of models to find an approach that works best for her client, taking into account their neuropsychological profile, values, resources, skills and individual goals. She has a particular interest in contextual behaviour therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, when working with this client group.

Dr Cara Pouchly (based near Didsbury) download CV

Cara

Since completing her doctorate in 2012 Cara has worked as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in neuropsychology and clinical psychology for individuals with complex mental health needs (including depression, anxiety, psychoses and general psychological distress). She has experience working with clients across the lifespan. In the NHS, Cara currently works in a Neuropsychology Service to aid differential diagnosis of older adults with neuropsychological health needs.

Cara is experienced in working with individual clients and within teams, which facilitates co-created formulations. Alongside the client’s’ neuropsychological profile, this forms the basis for cognitive rehabilitation and/or psychological therapy. Approaches drawn from include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Mindfulness based approaches, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused approaches.

Dr Emma Weymouth (based near Southport) download CV

Emma works as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in neuropsychology and clinical health psychology. Emma currently works in the NHS in a specialist community pain management and chronic fatigue/ME service. In previous NHS roles and in private practice Emma works with patients with acquired brain injury with complex physical and neuropsychological health needs. Emma has experience offering individualised neuropsychological assessment, formulation, psychological therapy and cognitive rehabilitation to support patients with ABI directly and provide consultation and support to families and multidisciplinary teams.

Therapeutically Emma offers an integrative approach incorporating a range of neuropsychological and therapeutic approaches including CBT and Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused approaches, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Solution Focused approaches.

Dr David Kenny (based near Southport) download CV

David is a qualified Family Therapist working within the private and public sector. He has extensive experience of working across the lifespan with families affected by mental and physical health difficulties, working collaboratively to promote psychological wellbeing and behavioural changes.

He has experience of systemic assessment, formulation and therapy for the significant others of people who have a range of difficulties including physical health problems, neurological and neurodevelopment conditions, learning disabilities, addiction and brain injury.

David is also a qualified Systemic Supervisor and has experience of leading family therapy teams working within both adult and child mental health services. His current role involves contributing to the development of complex case formulations and consulting with multidisciplinary professionals in their understanding of systemic influences on complex mental health difficulties and works to support teams to work with families.

Dr Rachael McNulty (based near Darwen) download CV

Rachael has extensive experience in the field of acquired brain injury and neurorehabilitation. Qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2006 and completing specialist post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology in 2009. Her experience spans a wide array of neurological conditions across different settings (inpatient, community, acute and forensic). Rachael works as lead clinical neuropsychologist in an NHS community neurorehabilitation team and neurology service.

Rachael provides specialist assessment and treatment to individuals with acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other neurological conditions. She also provides consultation, supervision and training within the multi-disciplinary team, around discharge planning and capacity.

In independent practice Rachael specialises in conducting cognitive assessment and providing neurorehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury and supporting individuals and their families. Therapeutically Rachael applies an integrative approach drawing from CBT, acceptance and adjustment therapy, mindfulness and compassion focussed therapy.

Dr Lizzy Atkins (based near Plymouth) download CV

Lizzy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with extensive experience in the field of acquired brain injury and neurorehabilitation. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in Oxford in 2002, has undertaken further post-doctoral specialist training in neuropsychology, and is on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Lizzy is the lead for neuropsychology in an NHS provider, with responsibility for the provision of neuropsychology to the specialist inpatient neuro-rehabilitation unit, the community brain injury service and the stroke rehabilitation unit. Lizzy provides specialist assessments to individuals with acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.

She has extensive experience of conducting assessments with individuals with severe cognitive and communication difficulties to understand their cognitive and emotional functioning andis a strong advocate for interdisciplinary working.In independent practice, Lizzy specialises in conducting mental capacity assessments and in providing assessments to inform diagnosis or rehabilitation needs. Lizzy also provides consultation, supervision and training to other psychologists and members of the inter-disciplinary team.