Neuropsychological Assessments

Neuropsychological testing for adults

People experience difficulties with their thinking and reasoning abilities for a variety of different reasons and this is often referred to as ‘cognitive difficulties’.


Cognitive difficulties can include an experience of poor memory, difficulties concentrating, struggling with decision-making and solving problems, or managing emotions. These difficulties can cause a lot of distress and seriously interfere with quality of life.


If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, a neuropsychological assessment can be helpful in figuring out what might be causing these experiences.


What does a neuropsychological evaluation tell you?

Neuropsychology looks at how the health of your brain impacts your thinking skills and behaviour.


Chronic health conditions like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, a stroke or a traumatic brain injury can affect how the brain functions, as can serious mental health difficulties, such as psychosis and bipolar disorder.


A neuropsychological assessment focuses on determining a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in order to understand how the brain is functioning.


Understanding areas of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and learning how to better cope with cognitive difficulties through strategies, can support people to compensate for their cognitive difficulties.


Frequently asked questions

The first part of the assessment is a clinical interview where the assessing psychologist will talk with you – and sometimes also someone close to you – to understand any concerns you have about your cognitive functioning.


The assessing psychologist will then select a series of tests based on your concerns. The results of these tests will create a profile of your cognitive strengths and weaknesses that will help to provide a better understanding of what may be contributing to your cognitive difficulties.


The assessment includes a series of practical paper and pencil tasks to measure your cognitive performance.

Each assessment can take up to four hours, including a clinical interview.


All assessments are followed up with a report summarising the overall findings and including recommendations for further support and/or information on potential compensatory strategies.


As part of these assessments, your assessing psychologist will consider the impact your difficulties are having on your emotional wellbeing to gain a holistic understanding of any presenting problems – and discuss options around this too.

The cost of a neuropsychology assessment starts from £2500. Please contact the clinic directly to discuss the fees.

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Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced consultant psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.

Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.

Dr Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.

She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.