Dr Melanie Booth, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
I am a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2010. I have over 15 years experience working within neuropsychology, neuro-rehabilitation and memory assessment services within the NHS and more recently in the independent sector. Following the completion of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology qualification in 2010, I have specialised in Neuropsychology, working with clients and staff teams in outpatient and inpatient neuropsychology services. I have extensive experience in the neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with acquired and traumatic brain injury and neurological and degenerative conditions.
In addition, my experience includes neuropsychological assessment for the purpose of differential diagnosis of dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological conditions. My interests include neuro-rehabilitation for acquired and traumatic brain injury, cognitive assessment, working with staff and family teams, and training and consultation on assessment and management of challenging behaviour.
With regards to psychological and neuropsychological intervention, I have experience in providing specialist psychological therapy for emotional problems associated with neurological conditions and also tailored cognitive rehabilitation interventions.
I offer individual and indirect therapy around psychological wellbeing such as:
- low mood
I use an integrative approach and draws on models Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) to inform my work.
In addition to 1:1 therapy with service users, I also have extensive experience of providing interventions to families and carers of service users.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) Psychology, Lancaster University, 2002
MSc Health Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2005
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Lancaster University, 2010
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, 2015
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition, I offer neuropsychological assessments for people following neurological diagnosis, acquired or traumatic brain injury (ABI or TBI), or suspected dementia.
I provided tailored cognitive rehabilitation for people experiencing cognitive (e.g., memory, attention/concentration, planning/organising) problems following a diagnosis of a neurological condition (including ABI/TBI) or long-term physical health conditions.
Following an initial email enquiry, I can offer a brief (15 minute) telephone consultation for free to help determine whether psychological assessment and intervention would be beneficial for your difficulties.
Further sessions will be charged at a cost agreed during the initial consultation.
Clinic appointments are available at my consulting rooms in Bury Town Centre.
Pay and Display parking is available.
Home visits are available on request but will incur additional costs of travel time.