Melanie is on maternity leave and not able to take any new clients
Dr Melanie Tokley is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with twelve years of local and international experience working in hospitals and private practices in Australia and London. She has worked in acute specialist wards, rehabilitation hospitals and in communities and clinics to deliver outpatient care. Melanie offers psychological therapies and neuropsychological assessment.
Dr Tokley works flexibly and dynamically to deliver effective evidence-based psychological treatment tailored to the client’s needs and presenting problems. She is known amongst her colleagues for her warmth, clarity, patience and dedication to psychological inquiry to guide individuals to understand the root of their suffering and make positive change to support their psychological health, wellness and flourishing.
Dr Tokley has expertise in treating patients with Functional Neurological Disorder (also known as Conversion Disorder/Somatoform Disorder), and has an interest in differentiating organic symptoms from psychological sequelae for the effective treatment of emotional adjustment disorders to support persons with multiple sclerosis, post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia.
A neuropsychological assessment provides a comprehensive profile of an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and can help determine whether symptoms are organic (i.e., neurological) or non-organic (i.e., psychological).
A neuropsychological assessment takes 3 – 4 hours and includes tests of attention, language, learning and memory, visuo-spatial functioning, speed of information processing, intellectual functioning, and high-level executive functioning. These tests can aid with diagnosis of neurological conditions, rehabilitation and treatment planning, cognitive characterisation, vocational recommendations etc.