Dr Miguel Montenegro

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Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist, Psychotherapist
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Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 0AB
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About me

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I am a Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist.  I am a Neurodivergent individual.

I provide a range of psychological services to adults in Liverpool City Centre and online with clients who are all over the UK and the world.

I am based in Liverpool for face-to-face appointments in a lovely welcoming location in the Baltic Triangle - Liverpool City Centre.

Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases.

My main services include:

-        ADHD assessments for adults (not suitable for medication titration, please contact for further details).

-        Autism assessment for adults

-        Learning Disability Assessments for adults

-        Assessment of cognitive functioning after brain injury for adults or suspected dementia

-       Specialist Assessments for Adults, for instance, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, PTSD, and so on

-        Mental capacity assessment and testamentary capacity assessments for the Court of Protection

-        Medico-legal assessments for Court

-        Therapy for people experiencing anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress,  learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more.

-       Cognitive and Psychosocial Rehabilitation therapy for adults after brain injury

-        Possibility to be part of multidisciplinary teams, and work alongside Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Speech & Language therapists, Rehabilitation Support staff, Case Managers, Solicitors, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and so on (when part of accident claims teams)

-        Therapies include EDMR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation / Stimulation Therapy

-        Appointments in English and Portuguese languages

I work with self-funding clients, but mostly with people funded by Health Insurance, Local Authorities, Courts, Home Office, accident claims, employers, and the NHS.

I have a particular interest in working with hard-to-reach communities, and in particular, people that identify as being from minority groups, and people who have had traumatic pasts.

**** If you would like to ask me any questions or book an appointment, I welcome you to visit my website or contact me by email ****

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

I currently work partially in Independence Practice but also for the NHS providing neurorehabilitation for people with Brain Injuries.

I have worked for Mersey Care NHS Trust, the Walton Centre NHS Trust, St Helens NHS Trust; the Priory Group, and St Andrews Healthcare. This involved working with people of all ages and with a range of complex conditions, including autism, learning disabilities, brain injuries and forensic needs.

I provide medico-legal work, assessing people who have been involved in road traffic accidents, work accidents, medical negligence, and provide psychological and neuropsychological reports for the Courts.

I work with solicitors, case managers, local authorities, social services, and charities who support people who have been trafficked and victims of modern slavery.

Many of the organisations who refer people to me include the Home Office, NHS, Social Services across England, employers, solicitors, case managers, and so on.

My approach

I work from a range of models depending on your requirements. The therapies I use include

  • cognitive behavioural (CBT)
  • acceptance and commitment (ACT)
  • Solution focused
  • Relapse prevention
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Neurobehavioural and neurorehabilitation

I use these models interactively to guide people to achieve their goals. I am compassionate, inquisitive, and direct. My main priority is for people to feel empowered about their strengths, address their weaknesses, and focus on preventing the situation to come-back (relapse prevention).

My UK academic qualifications include:

- BA (Honours) Psychology with Criminology (2003-2006), University of Northampton

- MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2006-2008), University of Northampton

- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2010-2013), University of Liverpool

- Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2009-2012), Chrysalis/ Open University

- Postdoctoral qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (2017- ongoing), University of Bristol

Other training I have completed

  • EMDR training (all phases) - EMDR Academy (2020)
  • Diploma in CBT, DBT and ACT (2016), SDS/BPS London
  • BPS Advanced Supervisor training (2015)
  • University of Lancaster Supervision training (2012)
  • Bond Solon Expert Witness training (September 2013)

My Credentials

I'm a registered clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS) both with the division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Neuropsychology.

I'm also Fellow member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) where I am registered as an Integrative Psychotherapist.

I am an accredited Health and Clinical Psychologist with EuroPSY (European Psychology Network).

I am also an approved clinical supervisor with the BPS and NCPS.

I work with a range of health insurances, like BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, Cigna, WPA.



Member organisations

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with


Neurobehavioural issues


Road traffic accidents


Victims of Modern slavery and human trafficking

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Fees will vary depending on the project and the purpose of the appointment.

I can work on hourly fees (session by session) or project fees (for instance a specialist assessment pack with a report).

All costs are agreed prior to starting any appointments. 

Outreach work carries other charges on top of the agreed hourly/ project rate, for instance, travel time and costs, mileage and other costs incurred related to carrying out the agreed work.

We require signing a "Terms of Service Agreement" and may require advance payment for projects and appointments.

We have a strict cancellation / no-refund policy for complex and long-distance projects and appointments. Our minimum cancellation period is 7 days for all appointments unless a provable emergency.

For outreach work or specialist assessments please contact me separately as these tend to take longer than 1 hour in each appointment.

When I work

Please visit the appointment system to see my face-to-face availability: https://calendly.com/miguel_montenegro/liverpool?month=2023-10

For remote slots please email me.

Further information

The building is fully accessible, with lift, accessible toilets and child facilities on ground floor, toilets on each floor, trained reception staff, small reception areas on each floor, and an amazing cafe downstairs with delicious food. 

When entering the building, please go to reception and inform them of your arrival. They will ask you to sign in the arrival book (for Health & Safety reasons), and they will let me know of your arrival. You may also text me to say you have arrived.

If you arrive early, please wait in the allocated reception area or elsewhere, but please do not try to find our office or knock at the office door, as I will be with other clients. Once the time for your appointment is up, I will find you in the building or text you to find out where you are.

I run a laid-back and friendly service, but I will be very curious and interested in you and your situation, so I may ask a lot of questions and may ask you to think deeper about the issue we may be talking about.

54 St James Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 0AB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free parking for Blue Badge holders ONLY at the front of the building and at the car park at the back. Booking for parking is required to avoid a fine. Please provide vehicle details when booking with us.

Additional languages




In person

I have been providing supervision to students and qualified therapists for many years. I have supervisor qualifications and am a registered supervisor

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Dr Miguel Montenegro
Dr Miguel Montenegro