Dr Miguel Montenegro
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I am a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist providing psychological services to people over the age of 14. I am based in Liverpool but many of my clients are seen remotely and are based all over the UK and Europe. I work with most psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, psychosis, low self esteem, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and so on.
My other area of expertise includes issues related to brain injury, dementia and learning disabilities. I can provide specialist assessments for conditions like ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, dementia, IQ, memory problems, capacity assessments, personality tests, and so on.
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.
I supervise other professionals who provide counselling, psychotherapy and psychology.
Sometimes psychology sessions can be provided via one of my associates or trainees, who may be psychologists personally vetted and chosen by me, so I trust their quality. Sessions provided by trainees are often at a very reduced fee.
If you would like to ask me any questions or book an appointment, I welcome you to either give me a text or call on 07587735567 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the field of psychotherapy since 1994 where I first qualified in Portugal, and then went to volunteer in Western Africa for 2 years providing practical and psychological support for disaster victims experiencing severe trauma. I am passionate about the work I do and I believe that people can create change in their lives with the right guidance and support. In the UK and since 2007, I have worked for the NHS and charitable organisations. I have worked for: Mersey Care NHS Trust, the Walton Centre NHS Trust, St Helens NHS Trust; and St Andrews Healthcare. I completed my doctorate in psychology in 2013.
At present, my work involves working with adolescents, adults and older adults experiencing a range of psychological distress and concerns. One branch of my work is with survivors of brain injury and their families (and other loved ones) to provide education and therapy for positive change and rehabilitation. My other work includes providing therapy for people facing life stress that may impact on their work and profession. I also work with people with long term conditions and often regarded as resistant to treatment, like personality disorders, bipolar, and learning disabilities.
I work from a range of models depending on your requirements. Therapies I use include
- cognitive behavioural (CBT)
- acceptance and commitment (ACT)
- Mindfulness-based therapy
- Solution focused
- Relapse prevention
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I use these models interactively to help people achieve their goals. I am compassionate but inquisitive. My main priority is helping people feel empowered about their strengths, address their weaknesses, and focus on preventing relapse.
My UK academic qualifications include:
- BA 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- current), University of Bristol
Other training I have completed
- Diploma in CBT, DBT and ACT (2016), SDS/BPS London
- HCR-20 training - version 3 (2016)
- BPS Advanced Supervisor training (2015)
- Bond Solon Expert Witness training (September 2013)
- The Good Lives Model for working with Forensic populations (2006).
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 Society (NCS) where I am registered as an Integrative Psychotherapist, accredited Health and Clinical Psychologist with EuroPSY (European Psychology Network), and approved clinical supervisor with the BPS and NCS.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
National Counselling Society
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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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Therapy - £110 per hour
Specialist assessments - £150 per hour
Neuropsychological assessments - £200 per hour
I have limited space for concessions for people on disability, unemployed or key workers.
There is also a very low-cost therapy, via Trainee Therapists being supervised by me.
I accept referrals from GPs, Solicitors and Case managers.
I also work with the following insurance companies if you are registered with them with health insurance, who may be able to pay the full session fees.
- AXA PPP Healthcare
Fridays (9am-6pm) for face to face sessions and other days for including Weekends for remote sessions.
Other work I do
- I carry out research and studies that are used to publish articles and present at conferences.
- I can provide staff with training on a range of topics.
- I have won several awards over the past few years for excellence in patient care. This year I have received an award by the Association for Psychological Therapies for submitting an example of my work with challenging behaviour.