ILLUMINATED THINKING

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Neuropsychology Services

At Illuminated Thinking, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and expert witness services tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our team of highly qualified and experienced neuropsychologists is here to support you in understanding and addressing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural concerns.

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is a specialised field of psychology that focuses on understanding the relationship between the brain and behaviour. It involves assessing and treating individuals who have experienced neurological illness or other forms of cognitive impairment. 
Neuropsychologists use a variety of standardised tests and clinical interviews to evaluate cognitive functions such as memory, attention, language, and problem-solving skills.

 

What do we assess?

At Illuminated Thinking, we offer a wide range of neuropsychological assessments, including but not limited to:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Assessing the impact of head injuries on cognitive functions and providing recommendations for rehabilitation.
  • Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Identifying and differentiating between types of dementia and other age-related cognitive issues to guide treatment and care planning.
  • Learning Disabilities: Evaluating cognitive abilities to support educational planning and interventions.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessing social, communication, and cognitive skills to aid in diagnosis and intervention planning.
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Understanding the cognitive aspects of mood and anxiety disorders to inform treatment approaches.
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders: Assessing cognitive functions affected by epilepsy and providing recommendations for management.

 

Why choose us?

Comprehensive Assessments: We offer detailed neuropsychological evaluations to help identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, guide treatment planning, and support educational and occupational needs.
Expert Witness Services: Our neuropsychologists have extensive experience in providing expert witness services for legal cases, including personal injury, medical negligence, and employment disputes. We offer clear, concise, and objective reports and testimony to support your case.
Personalised Care: We understand that every individual is unique, and we tailor our assessments and recommendations to meet your specific needs and goals.
Professional Team: Our team consists of highly trained and experienced neuropsychologists who are committed to providing the highest standard of care. We stay up-to-date with the latest research and techniques to ensure our clients receive the best possible service.

 

Our process

Initial Consultation: We begin with an in-depth consultation to understand your concerns and gather relevant background information.
Assessment: We conduct a thorough neuropsychological assessment using standardised tests and clinical interviews.
Feedback: We provide detailed feedback on the results, explaining our findings and recommendations.
Follow-Up: We offer follow-up support to help implement recommendations and monitor progress.

Our Team

Dr Adele Mackintosh

Dr Mackintosh is a Principal Clinical Psychologist within the NHS, specialising in cognitive assessment to aid diagnosis, cognitive rehabilitation, and therapy related to adjustment. She works with adults over the age of 16 who present with various neurological disorders such as epilepsy, brain injury, dementias, Tourette’s syndrome, functional neurological disorder (FND), and movement disorders. Dr Mackintosh offers assessments of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and provides support for issues related to memory, attention, language, and other thinking skills at a competitive rate.

Dr Andrew Wood

Dr Wood is an HCPC-registered Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, with over 13 years of post-qualification experience in the NHS. He has specialist expertise in the assessment of neurological disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Brain Injury, Functional Cognitive Disorder (FCD), Stroke, Tics/ Tourette’s, Parkinson’s disease and other rarer neurological conditions. He provides high-quality neuropsychological assessments for adults, including those establishing diagnosis, prognosis and Capacity, as well as assessments to inform rehabilitation and therapy.

Dr Lisa Gadon

Dr Gadon is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years of post-qualification experience in the NHS, specialising in working with adults across a broad spectrum of mental health issues. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, adjustment disorders, loss, and bereavement. Dr Gadon also conducts neuropsychological assessments for cognitive difficulties and has expanded her practice to include medico-legal assessments since 2022. She provides comprehensive and objective court reports for personal injury cases, based on thorough psychological assessments, reviews of relevant background information, and the use of standardised outcome measures. To date, she has completed 70 court reports for cases involving road traffic and workplace accidents.