Meet the Neuropsychology Team

About the Team

The Clinical Neuropsychology Service, working with both adults and children, specialises in the assessment and the rehabilitation of cognitive, emotional, and behavioural difficulties following brain injury and/or other neurological conditions.

We use an eclectic and dynamic approach to gather and understand the difficulties that may be presenting as barriers for a client to achieve their rehabilitation goal/s. Our aim is to provide the most appropriate type of scaffolding that could be used to enable a client to achieve their rehabilitation goals.  This may include a mixture of direct intervention with the client as well as indirect intervention with the system and services around them.

In addition to neurorehabilitation, we also specialise in Mental Capacity Assessments and Expert Witness Reports for litigation purposes.

We work in a variety of settings including the community, schools, rehabilitation units, and homes.  The Neuropsychology services currently cover the East and West Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and the South West.  However, we anticipate additional geographical will also be added in due course so please contact us for more information.

Dr Kit Mistry

Dr Kit Mistry

Director/Consultant Clinical Psychologist
in Neuropsychology

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Clinical experience

Kit is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology and currently covers the East and West Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the South West.

Kit has worked across the entire neurorehabilitation pathway provided by the National Health Service and has experience of working in acute and post-acute inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, as well as community brain injury rehabilitation units.

Kit set up his own independent practice in 2014 and provides neuropsychological intervention and rehabilitation within the private sector and the medico-legal sector as a Treating Clinician and Expert Witness. He is experienced working with adults and children.

Specialisms
TBI and ABI, Adults, Pediatrics, Neuropsychological assessments, Mental Capacity assessments, Setting Functional Goals and Expert Witness.

Geographical area
East and West Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the South West.

Contact details
Phone: 07812157532 / 0330 2235477

E-mail: kit@neurorehabgroup.com / office@neurorehabgroup.com

Mr Alistair Atherton

Mr Alistair Atherton

Associate Consultant Clinical
Neuropsychologist

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Clinical experience

Alistair is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist associated with the NRG, a member of the British Psychological Society’s Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. He has worked in NHS teams across acute, sub-acute and community stages of the acquired brain injury care pathway and also with those affected by a range of neurological conditions.

Since 2012, Alistair has developed an independent practice providing expert medico-legal and professional clinical services. Since 2019, Alistair has worked with the NRG providing professional assessment/treatment of adults.  He also provides supervision and consultancy services to other Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists, including those undertaking independent and university training in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Specialisms

TBI and ABI, Adults, Neuropsychological assessments, Mental Capacity assessments, Expert Witness, long term neurological conditions, consultancy, supervision, and tenancy issues.

Geographical area
Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Bassetlaw.

Dr Peter Fleming

Dr Peter Fleming

Associate Consultant Clinical
Neuropsychologist

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Clinical experience

Pete is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist associated with the NRG, a member of the British Psychological Society’s Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. He has worked for a range of services in both the NHS and independent sector across acute, post-acute and community stages of the acquired brain injury care pathway and with those affected by a range of neurological conditions.

Since 2016, Pete has developed a part-time independent practice providing expert medico-legal assessments and professional clinical services. Pete has recently completed the Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness training modules. Since 2021, Pete has worked with the NRG providing professional assessment/treatment of adults.  He also provides supervision and consultancy services to other Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists, including those undertaking training in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Specialisms

TBI and ABI, Adults, Neuropsychological assessments, Mental Capacity assessments, Expert Witness, neurorehabilitation, and adjustment to circumstances.

Geographical area

Yorkshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire.

Dr Catherine Edwards

Dr Catherine Edwards

Associate Clinical
Neuropsychologist

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Clinical experience

Catherine is a Clinical Neuropsychologist associated with Neuro Rehab Group, a member of the British Psychological Society’s Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and a HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist. She has worked in the NHS for the last 20 years in a range of settings including inpatient and community teams and outpatient neuropsychology clinics. Within this role she has experience working with patients and their families at all stages of the brain injury pathway.

Specialisms

TBI and ABI, long term neurological conditions, adults, neuropsychological assessment, formulation, goal setting and rehabilitation, Mental Capacity Act assessments, therapeutic work with patients and families focused on adjustment to circumstances.

Geographical area
South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

Dr Ashley Reynolds

Dr Ashley Reynolds

Associate Clinical
Psychologist

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Clinical experience

Ash is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with adults and child who have chronic physical health difficulties. Ash has been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist in the NHS since 2003 and also within private practice since 2012. Ash has experience of working within in-patient, out-patient and community settings including patient’s homes.

Ash provides psychological assessment, formulation and intervention/ rehabilitation within the private practice as a treating clinician and has a lot of experience working effectively with children, young people, adults and the multidisciplinary teams and case managers that support the patients.

Specialisms

Adults and children with chronic health difficulties such as Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, Asthma, Epilepsy, Sickle Cell, Chrons Disease, Cancer, RTA, Trauma, PTSD and Life limiting conditions such as Duchennes and Cystic Fibrosis.

Geographical area
East and West Midlands.

Dr Gurpinar

Dr Gurpinar

Associate Clinical
Psychologist

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Clinical experience

Dr Gurpinar is a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years’ experience working with people adjusting to life-changing injuries or health difficulties, grief and loss, physical health and trauma. Dr Gurpinar has worked in community, hospital and hospice settings within the NHS and third sector.

Specialisms

Trauma and PTSD, adjustment to life-changing injuries or health difficulties, grief and loss and physical health.

Geographical area
West Midlands and North Cotswolds.

Dr Cara Pelser

Dr Cara Pelser

Associate Clinical Psychologist in
Neuropsychology

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Clinical experience

Dr Cara Pelser is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in neuropsychology and covers the North West area.  Cara has worked in the NHS for over 11 years and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2014.  Since qualifying, she has worked in both inpatient and community settings with people with brain injuries and neurological disorders and has volunteered for her local Headway branch for 10 years.  Cara has experience providing psychometric assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and psychological therapy for emotional adjustment following life changing illness or injury.  She has an interest in functional neurological disorders and is passionate about providing support and education for family members, carers and friends following brain injury.

Specialisms

Brain injury and neurological impairment, cognition and cognitive rehabilitation, neuropsychological assessment and formulation, goal setting, working with families, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and narrative approaches, functional neurological symptoms, adults and children.

Geographical area
North West.

Jennifer Dainty

Jennifer Dainty

Associate Assistant Clinical
Psychologist

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Clinical experience

Jen is a Clinical Psychologist who works in both the National Health Service and the Neuro Rehab Group covering the North West of England. 

Jen is experienced working with clients across the lifespan in physical health, neuro-rehabilitation and major physical trauma. She currently specialises within a paediatric population and works in acute and outpatient settings. 

Jen has extensive experience of administering psychological and neuropsychological assessment, formulation and intervention, including linking in with schools and other outside agencies. 

Specialisms

Brain injury, neurological conditions (most specifically epilepsy), major physical trauma, non-epileptic attacks, neuropsychological assessment, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy and narrative approaches.

Geographical area
North West England

Silvia Homolova

Silvia Homolova

Associate Assistant Clinical
Psychologist

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Clinical experience

Silvia joined the Neuro Rehab Group as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist in December 2019 and her role is to provide neuropsychological assessment and intervention.  She works with both children and adults.  Achieving functional and meaningful goals is a key focus of neurorehabilitation.  This is one of Silvia’s key strengths as she has been very proactive in organising access to voluntary work placements and sports activities for the clients she has and continues to work with.

Prior to joining the team, Silvia worked at Telford and Wrekin Council Education Department, specialising in child transitions from alternative institutions into mainstream schools (step by step integration) and Shropshire Council Children Social Services as a supervising contact officer.

Silvia has extensive experience in working alongside clients, families, the police and solicitors while preparing reports, assessments and implementing care plans for clients with a wide range of physical, learning and mental health needs.

Geographical area

Midlands.

Claire Rosenbaum

Claire Rosenbaum

Associate Assistant Clinical
Psychologist

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Clinical experience

Claire has worked for The Neuro Rehab Group as an Assistant Psychologist since 2018 and has provided psychological intervention, under the supervision of a Neuropsychologist to both adults and children.

As a qualified teacher specialising in Special Educational Needs, and Brain Injury Case Manager, Claire has experience of working in both educational settings, as well as in the community coordinating ongoing community rehabilitation for clients with complex clinical needs.

Geographical area
Midlands and South West.

Charlie Rothwell

Charlie Rothwell

Associate Assistant Clinical
Psychologist

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Clinical experience

Since graduating from the University of Lincoln with a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology Charlie has worked as a Therapy Assistant/Support Worker. In this role, Charlie has gained experience working with clients with traumatic brain injuries to provide support and intervention as directed by the clinical team. This includes working alongside with Case Managers and clinical MDTs.

This has led to Charlie having a wealth of experience working with a range of clinical presentations such as cognitive difficulties, physical challenges, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour.

Geographical area

Midlands and is willing to travel to other areas.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions about our services. Please get in touch and one of our team will be in contact with you.

Phone: 0330 2235477

E-mail: office@neurorehabgroup.com

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