Doctor Monica Berntsen

Psychologist

02071180407

Psychologist with specialist understanding of brain and behaviour

Specialisms

Services

Adult ADHD assessments and diagnosis, Adult ADD assessments and diagnosis, ASD, Bespoke treatment plans, Medico-legal assessment and report writing, CBT therapy, Parenting groups, Group Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychological assessments, Psychotherapy, Child Psychology, Child ASD assessments, Child ADHD assessments, EEG, neurofeedback, neuromodulation

Qualifications

PhD Neuropsychology
MA Counselling Psychology
BSc Psychology

Insurance Supported

WPA
AXA
Bupa
Aviva
Vitality
Allianz
Cigna
Aaetna

Minimum Age

7

Languages

English

Availability

1/2 day Friday: 12-4

Will increase to 3 days a week including one afternoon: 4-9PM

Clinical Experience

Private practice
Adult inpatient rehabilitation and recovery
CAMHS neurodevelopmental service

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 functions; worked for NHS CAMHS neurodevelopmental service focusing on children and adolescents with ADHD and ASD; worked in adult inpatient rehabilitation and recovery services for individuals with chronic and severe mental illnesses; and worked in private practice since 2013, working with a range of disorders in individuals above the age of 7.

Dr Berntsen provides individual psychological therapies, group therapy, support groups and neurocognitive assessments to aid in diagnosis and medicolegal work. She 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 functional 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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