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Acute Stroke Neuropsychology

Acute Stroke Neuropsychology

Our Team:

Lead Clinical Neuropsychologist - Dr Laura Bach

Assistant Psychologist & Trainee Clinical Psychologists

About Us

The Neuropsychology Service provides a service for inpatients with stroke and their families on the Acute Stroke Unit. We work as part of an integrated specialist neurorehabiltation multidisciplinary team which also includes, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, Speech and language therapists, and dietitians.  We provide a holistic, person-centred integrated service with the MDT towards achieving patient goals and positive outcomes after stroke.

Our Services:

Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention

Neuropsychological assessment (an assessment of thinking, memory, concentration and other cognitive functions) is routinely conducted in order to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses post stroke to inform rehabilitation needs. Interventions for cognitive impairments include provision of psychoeducation, insight raising and cognitive compensatory strategies

Mood and Adjustment Assessment and Intervention

We provide assessment and intervention for mood and adjustment difficulties following stroke. Interventions models include CBT, and value based therapies of ACT, Compassion Focused Therapy, and third wave Narrative therapies. We also deliver group based interventions including Mindfulness group and a Psychoeducation/Peer Support group.

Systemic Family & Couple Work

We are aware of the devastating impact neurological conditions and brain injuries can have on families and loved ones. As such, we also offer family and couple work. This may include couples therapy, supporting your family to understand you and your condition, and/or signposting to support services available.

Who can be referred?

Referral Criteria

The service accepts referrals of people who:

  • Are over 16 years of age
  • Inpatient on the Acute Stroke Unit, CUH


Referrals are made via the Acute Stroke Unit MDT email by any healthcare or allied health professional (i.e., GP, neurologist, psychiatrist, social worker, nurse, etc).