Dr. Monica Berntsen PhD, MA, BSc

Dr. Monica Berntsen PhD, MA, BSc

Wesley House
Bull Hill
KT22 7AH

01372 860736

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Wesley House
Bull Hill
KT22 7AH

01372 860736

About me

I am a Neuropsychotherapist and have a unique background that merges two interdisciplinary practices: Cognitive Neuroscience and Counselling. I have a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Neuropsychology, Master in Counselling Psychology, and BSc in Psychology.

I am a highly qualified, professional and ethical counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I completed my professional training in Chicago (USA) and have years of experience in private practice taking on referrals from organisations and private individuals.

I also have expertise in recording, interpreting, and modulating brain activity and behaviour. In particular, I have expertise in the application of brain stimulation methods including transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). I am involved in research and have published scientific papers in psychology and neuroscience.

In my private practice, I combine my knowledge and experience in counselling with neuroscience. I offer individually adjusted treatments using brain stimulation and counselling. An initial consultation session is required to assess individual needs and suitability for brain stimulation if required. This session can be carried out over the phone and is free of charge.

About Brain Stimulation:

Brain stimulation techniques are considered safe and non-invasive tools to influence brain activity provided that safety protocols are followed. There are currently two types of techniques available: transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Both have a scientific basis for safety and therapeutic benefits, and have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of depression (see links below). Brain stimulation treatment for depression is available on the NHS, however accessibility is currently limited. There are also many other evidence-based applications for brain stimulation treatment including:

– Regaining cognitive function and motor skills after stroke or traumatic brain injury
– Reducing symptoms associated with mental illness
– Facilitating cognitive functions, learning, motor skills, sport and performance
– Reducing symptoms associated with tinnitus and migraine

Contact me or see my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience


PhD in Neuropsychology (2012 - 2016) at University of Essex (England)
MA in Counselling Psychology (2010-2012) at Adler University (USA)
BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2007-2010) at University of Essex (England)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Drug free treatments using brain stimulation for example for ADHD, depression, and post stroke care.

Further information

I consider any mental health concern from individuals of any ages and backgrounds. In cases I am not confident I can help, I refer out to appropriate services.

Maps & Directions

Leatherhead, KT22 7AH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Norwegian


Mondays - Saturdays 9am - 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults