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Neurological Disorders

What Is A Neurological Disorder?

A neurological disorder is a condition that involves dysfunction or abnormalities in the structure or function of the nervous system. This can affect the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, leading to a range of symptoms such as tremors, seizures or cognitive impairment which can have a significant impact on an individual’s overall well-being.

The Oak Tree Practice endeavours to support those facing these difficult symptoms, offering coping mechanisms on how to manage them. Our team of 37 experienced psychologists and psychotherapists are dedicated to assisting those who may need guidance.

What Are Some Examples Of Neurological Conditions?

Our team are trained to assist those experiencing neurological conditions. Examples include but are not limited to:

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is a disruption in normal brain function caused by an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head. The injuries can range from mild to severe, and the effects may include impaired memory, changes in behaviour or difficulties with motor skills. Traumatic brain injury psychologists can provide support if needed.

Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. This category includes injuries caused by accidents, infections, strokes or other medical conditions, leading to a diverse range of cognitive, physical or emotional impairments. Therapeutic support may be beneficial depending on the situation.


A stroke occurs when there is a sudden disruption of blood flow to the brain. This can lead to potentially severe neurological consequences such as paralysis, difficulty speaking or cognitive impairment. A psychologist for stroke patients can offer valuable support during this challenging time.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the protective covering of nerve fibres, disrupting communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This can result in a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty walking, numbness or tingling and impaired coordination, making MS a complex neurological disorder.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that primarily affects movement, and is characterised by tremors, stiffness and difficulty with balance and coordination. It often causes challenges in carrying out daily activities which can be difficult for both the personal involved and their loved ones to deal with. Therapy can offer useful support and guidance for this.

How Does Therapy For Neurological Disorders Work?

Step 1: Initial Assessment

Step 2: Tailored Support

Step 3: Strategy Planning

Can I Get Therapy For Neurology Near Me?

Need a neurological psychologist near me? Look no further! The Oak Tree Practice offers therapy support for those based all across the UK.

Our therapists offer in-person sessions in our clinics in London in Finchley (N3 2JU), Brixton/Clapham (SW2 5UL) or Hackney (E2 9FN), and home visits are available on request. We can also arrange telephone appointments or online sessions via zoom, meaning that you can get psychologist support from wherever you are based. Locations include but are not limited to Ripon, Sheffield, Salisbury, Surrey, Southampton, Warwick, Worcester and York.

How Can A Neurological Psychologist Help Me?

Our team at The Oak Tree Practice comprises of 37 Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists and CBT Therapists who are all highly qualified with many years of experience. They are dedicated to helping individuals get the support that they need.

We offer valuable tools to help patients deal with neurological conditions through useful techniques, coping strategies and therapeutic support. You can enquire via our contact form, Whatsapp us on 07926 713 198 or call us on 020 8936 7666 to get started today!


Client Testimonials For Issues We Have Helped With

I saw Ilan six times to help me with my crippling anxiety and low mood which has been stopping me from performing well at work. I was also starting to withdraw from my friends and family.

Ilan was welcoming and really went out of his way to support me with emails and telephone calls. Since meeting him, I am well on the way to recovery and feel better equipped to deal with my problems and overcome them. Thanks.

My sessions with Ilan have been the vital component in my road to recovery from mental health problems. The conversations we had and the tasks he set really aided me in recovering my confidence remarkably quickly. I would highly recommend Ilan to anyone suffering similar mental health problems as his work undoubtedly has made a profound impact on my health.

Bina has been an absolute godsend following the death of my husband. She is engaging, understanding and quickly adapted to my situation - above all she has shown me there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A true professional that comes highly recommended!

Amy you were simply wonderful, unlike the experiences I received with different psychologists a few years ago which simply added to the pain I was already suffering. Thank you for everything.

From our very first session, I immediately felt comfortable with Bina, which was a big relief. Through our sessions, I was able to better understand and make sense of my anxious thoughts, feelings and experiences because of the empathetic, supportive and educated therapist Bina is. She gave me the skills to be able to recognise and reframe unhelpful thoughts and feelings, which has made my day-to-day functioning much more manageable.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neurological Disorders

What Are Some Common Neurological Symptoms?

Common neurological symptoms include headaches, dizziness and numbness or tingling sensations. Other prevalent signs may involve difficulties with coordination, changes in vision, memory problems or alterations in speech patterns, all of which can indicate underlying neurological issues requiring further evaluation and diagnosis.

Is Autism A Neurological Disorder?

Yes, autism is recognised as a neurological disorder that affects brain development, leading to challenges in social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviours. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit a diverse range of symptoms and abilities.

Is ADHD A Neurological Disorder?

Yes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is classified as a neurological disorder. It is characterised by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that can significantly impact an individual’s daily functioning.

Can I Visit A Stroke Psychologist Near Me?

Yes, you can visit one of our offices in Finchley, Hackney or Brixton/Clapham. Alternatively, if you live further afield you can have a telephone consultation or online zoom session with one of our therapists.

Do You Offer Self-Funded Therapy Sessions?

Yes, we do offer self-funded therapy appointments. You can find out more about our fees and make a payment here. There is also usually the option to have your session covered by insurance such as AXA, Vitality Health, BUPA, Cigna, WPA or Simply Health.

How Long Do Appointments Last?

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and can be completed in-person, online or over the phone. To book an appointment, enquire via our contact form, Whatsapp us on 07926 713 198 or call us on 020 8936 7666 to get started.