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Traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury typically occurs through a head injury and can cause a number of psychological difficulties for an individual. Our psychologists and psychotherapists can provide a range of various interventions and assessments aimed at young people and children with traumatic brain injuries.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can happen for many reasons, including:

A traumatic brain injury may also be the result of a road traffic accident or a fall and can impact the following areas:

Our team can provide interventions and therapeutic support for a broad range of areas.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

How are needs related to traumatic brain injuries assessed?

An initial assessment for a traumatic brain injury will likely take place within the hospital following the accident which caused the injury. A clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist will carry various assessments and/or brain scans to identify the affected areas of the brain.

At HSR Psychology, we carry out assessments to identify specific areas of need an individual may have. We identify needs in relation to:

An assessment can include any of the following:

Psychometric assessments

Our psychologists would likely carry out a full cognitive assessment that provides comprehensive information to create a profile of a child or young person’s strengths and needs. Cognitive assessments may have been carried out within the hospital, and cannot be repeated within a specific time frame. If this is the case then we would use different assessments, or a different cognitive assessment. 

Clinical interview

A clinical interview would involve one of our team members speaking with the child, young person and the adults around them to understand their life as a whole. Clinical interviews provide necessary information to plan and implement a holistic intervention. 


Observations allow our team to see the child or young person within their day to day life and assess social interactions and behaviour which may not be seen during a psychometric assessment.

Our psychologists or psychotherapists will determine the specific assessments to be used following an initial discussion

What happens after an assessment?

After we have assessed for needs relating to a traumatic brain injury, you will receive a report which will highlight areas of need. Following the report, we will have an opportunity for discussion regarding the outcome of the assessment, as well as whether further interventions are required.

What interventions do we support?

The HSR Psychology Team provide a range of holistic and bespoke interventions which target identified areas of need related to a traumatic brain injury, including:

If you have a specific intervention in mind that is not listed, then please contact us and find out how we can help.

Arrange an Initial Discussion

There is no average cost for an assessment for needs related to a stroke as there are so many possibilities for an assessment. Following an Initial Discussion, we will be able to provide a quotation and a recommendation summary which includes a plan for our input.



Needs relating to a traumatic brain injury can be supported through targeted interventions. Our assessments highlight strengths and areas of need, meaning that we can target our input to use an individual’s strengths to support their needs. If you would like our help for needs related to a traumatic brain injury, please contact us to discuss your needs and to arrange an initial discussion.

What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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