Given the current outbreak of Coronavirus and the understandable anxiety that exists around this for many people, we have increased the number of available appointments and reduced the cost of a 45 minute session with our Clinical Psychologists.
Please note: all sessions are online
Referrals we accept
- Adjustment reactions to new diagnoses or changes in physical health
- Difficulties with adherence/ compliance with treatment
- Mental health difficulties related to medical conditions
- Family coping around medical conditions (partners, parents/carers, siblings etc)
- Life limiting conditions and / or deterioration of function over time
- Sleep Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Psychosomatic Presentations
- Mild-moderate presentations of:
- Sleep issues
- Toileting issues
- Eating issues
- Behavioural difficulties
- Pregnancy and birth
- Becoming a parent
- Returning to work after time off (for a medical condition, to parent, following career change etc.)
- Separation and divorce. We can see children, young people and adults for support around these issues.
- Adoption and fostering. We can see children, young people and adults for support around these issues.
- Neuropsychological assessment of children and young people with neurological conditions or following brain injury.
- Assessments typically look at intelligence, memory, attention, executive function, attainment and so on.
- Following assessment, reports are provided recommending appropriate support strategies and/or neurorehabilitation can be provided.
- People with visual impairment
- People with hearing impairment
- People with reading impairment
- People with speech impairment
- People with motor impairment
- We are able to provide therapy to people with or without established neurodevelopmental diagnoses but would not provide the diagnostic assessment.
- We do not currently provide assessments of possible autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or foetal exposure to terratogens such as alcohol, drugs or medications. This is because we are a group of Psychologists and professional guidelines recommend that these assessments are carried out by multi-disciplinary teams. We have provided these assessments within our NHS practices and have worked extensively with people with neurodevelopmental conditions.
- Healthcare professionals / emergency services / social workers / teachers / lawyers etc.
We provide supports to people who help people. If you work in the healthcare profession, emergency services, legal profession, education, social work or other professions focused on helping people, you are likely to be encountering people who are frightened or upset and focusing on you to fix everything. Hopefully this will all go well but there may be times when it is more complicated than that and you need some support too. If you don’t look after yourself properly, what are you teaching the people you work for, your junior staff and so on. We cannot replace professional supports and/ or line management structures but we have worked in the NHS where things have to move on quickly sometimes before you’ve had time to process everything and you may just need someone outside of work to speak to about it.
Types of therapy / intervention
We provide a range of evidence based therapies including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic therapy, behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), parenting approaches and others.
How we provide therapies
Our sessions can be provided in our clinical rooms in Glasgow or online. We typically provide 1 hour sessions but this can be extended if necessary for things like neuropsychological assessment or shortened as appropriate to account for things like attentional difficulties or fatigue.
What to expect in the first session
Your Clinical Psychologist will introduce themselves and explain confidentiality and what will happen in the session. They will then ask you some questions about the difficulties for which you are seeking support. Your Psychologist will tell you what they think would be helpful for you and whether further sessions would be appropriate. Most people feel anxious about their first appointment, we understand this and will support you with it.
In light of the Coronavirus outbreak we have reduced the cost of our clinical sessions to £80 per hour for a 45 minute appointment and increased the available appointments in order to support as many people as people as possible at this time.
Clinical sessions: £150 per hour now £80 for 45 minute appointment
Shorter or longer sessions charged proportionately to this hourly rate.
Neuropsychological assessments: £250 per hour
It may be possible to use your private healthcare insurance to cover all or part of the cost of your appointments. We are currently registered with Cigna Healthcare and WPA. You are welcome to contact us to discuss this before speaking to your insurer, however, a referral from your GP may be required by your provider in order to cover the fees. Please contact your healthcare provider to clarify their requirements
Appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours of notice will be charged at the full rate for the planned session.
About Brain Brolly
Brain Brolly is a collective of Psychologists with specialist training and years of experience in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. All of our Psychologists have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and have worked in the NHS in swamped services under pressure of long waiting lists. We want to bring Psychologists closer to people earlier in the problem cycle to support them more quickly and ease pressure on both the individual and the NHS system.
We offer services to support people when they are having a difficulty such as a mental health issue or going through a change such as a new physical health diagnosis or becoming a parent. We also have proactive services to support people to be the best they can be, such as working on increasing motivation and building resilience. We are highly trained to work across the lifespan so we work with children, young people, families, adults and older adults. We are also highly trained to work across the ability span so we see people with learning disabilities, specific learning difficulties, typical cognitive function and above average functioning. We have specialist training in neuropsychology so we know about brains and work with people with neurological conditions and brain injuries providing both assessment and neurorehabilitation. We also want to support our referrers and people who look after people.