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Neuropsychology, Psychological therapies, Memory Clinic, Expert Witness Legal Services

Dr. Orazio Giuffrida says:

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist. I graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1998, I obtained a PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 2005, a Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2011. During my career I often alternated between Clinical positions and Academic roles. Clinically, I have worked in 15 different NHS hospitals in the UK and overseas; as well as in private Psychiatric Hospitals.

I work with a wide range of presentations involving organic conditions (e.g. Alzheimer, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Brain Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson Disease) including neuropsychological assessments for differential diagnosis and post-diagnostic interventions. From a functional point of view I also work with a wide range of issues (e.g. Depression, Low Self-esteem, Anxiety, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Grieving, Personality Disorders, and Conversion Disorder).

I am passionate about my work and I work utilising compassionate person centred care/models. Throughout my life I had the fortune of developing skills as an academic, researcher together with complex clinical skills.

 

The therapies I offer at Spatium include:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychological therapies
  • Memory Clinic
  • Expert Witness Legal Services

 

Affiliations / memberships

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist and member of the division of Clinical Psychology “The British Psychological Society” Membership number: 95453. Leicester. (UK).
  • Chartered Scientist. Awarded from the Science Council. January 2008 “The BritishPsychological Society” Membership number: 95453. Leicester (UK).
  • Member of Health Profession Council. Membership number: PYL15050

 

Services

 

  1. Neuropsychological work to diagnose Dementia – Memory loss – Memory Clinic Services (£180 per hour):
    Assessment :Minimum of 3 hours face to face + 3 hours analysis of data and production of report (It may vary between 5 – 6 hours). Requirements: Clients may provide their own scans or Dr Giuffrida may refer them to accredited establishment. Proceedings after report: – Conclusion with referral to GP or specialist or suggested therapy. Suggested Therapies (£120 per hour): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Therapy (couples / relatives / groups), Psychodynamic Therapy. Recommended course of treatment: A module of 12 sessions. (This may vary accordingly to individual needs, please have a discussion with the practitioner).


  2. Neuropsychological Therapy: Neuro Rehab therapy (£180 per hour).
    Assessment: Face to face consultation + analysis of data and production of report, length may vary accordingly to the condition. Proceedings after report: – Conclusion with possible referrals or suggested therapy. Suggested Therapies (£120 per hour): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Therapy (couples / relatives / groups), Psychodynamic Therapy. Recommended course of treatment: A module of 12 sessions. (This may vary accordingly to individual needs, please have a discussion with the practitioner).


  3. Psychological consultations: i.e. Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, OCD, etc. (£120 per hour)
    Assessment: 1.5 hours in a face to face consultation.Proceedings after report: Suggested therapy.Suggested Therapies (£120 per hour): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Therapy (couples / relatives / groups), Psychodynamic Therapy. Recommended course of treatment: A module of 12 sessions. (This may vary accordingly to individual needs, please have a discussion with the practitioner).


  4. Services to charities related to cancer, brain tumour or others and / or social concessions.
    Assessment: 1.5 hours in a face to face consultation. Price: £120 per assessment. Proceedings after report: Suggested therapy. Suggested Therapies (£90 per hour instead of £120): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Therapy (couples / relatives / groups), Psychodynamic Therapy. Recommended course of treatment: A module of 12 sessions. (This may vary accordingly to individual needs, please have a discussion with the practitioner).*Price of £90/ hour when 2 patients are scheduled back to back, or at discretion of the practitioner.These services may benefit: The patient (dealing with survival, terminal diagnosis, etc.), The carer, Close relatives, Bereavement.


  5. Expert witness / legal services.
    Dr Orazio Giuffrida is an accredited expert witness with vast experience in dealing with legal claims to access brain damages, Depression, Anxiety, phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in order to testify in legal disputes and courts. Price: Starting at £250 / hour. Length it may vary accordingly to the conditions and circumstances.

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