Doctor Monica Berntsen
PhD in Neuropsychology
Doctor Monica Berntsen's approach
Dr Berntsen is a Psychologist with a unique background including clinical practice, academic research and applied neuroscience. She is a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist chartered by the BPS with a Doctoral degree in Neuropsychology based on Cognitive Neuroscience.
Dr Berntsen completed her clinical degree and training at the Adler University in Chicago, USA in 2012 and later gained a PhD in Neuropsychology from University of Essex in 2016, which focussed on the relationship between functional brain activation patterns and behaviour. Since then, she has published a number of scientific papers in neurophysiology and cognitive neuroscience; developed brain-computer interfaces monitoring cognitive workload, engagement and attention for the Ministry of Defence; and worked as a clinician in NHS CAMHS neurodevelopmental team focusing on children and adolescents with ADHD and Autism; private sector inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery services for individuals with chronic and severe mental illnesses such as EUPD and psychotic disorders; and private practice, working with a range of disorders in individuals above the age of 7.
Dr Berntsen has specialist understanding of the relationship between brain and behaviour and provides assessments and treatments for a wide range mental disorders and the consequences of stroke, traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative conditions. She has particular expertise in recording and interpretation of brain activity (EEG, qEEG) and therapeutic use of neurofeedback and brain stimulation (tDCS, tACS, TMS).
Dr Berntsen aims to understand a person as a whole, considering biopsychosocial factors and how unique life experiences shape thoughts, behaviour and goals. Her work is designed to help people realise their potential, build individual strength, develop confidence and skills that enables people to treat themselves.
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