Dr Melanie Tokley
Dr Melanie Tokley
Dr Melanie Tokley is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with twelve years of local and international experience working in hospital and private practice settings in Australia and London, UK. She has worked in acute specialist wards, rehabilitation hospitals and in communities and clinics delivering outpatient therapy. At Rose Park Psychology, Dr Tokley offers both psychological therapies and neuropsychological assessment.
Dr Tokley is passionate about skillful psychological inquiry into the human condition and has focused her skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She treats mild, moderate and severe mood disorders and clinical conditions, including recurrent depression, anxiety, panic disorder, emotional adjustment disorders, and difficulties with emotion regulation and stress management. Dr Tokley has expertise in treating patients with Functional Neurological Syndrome Disorder (also known as Conversion Disorder or Somatoform Disorder), and, using her neuropsychological expertise, 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.
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.
Neuropsychology is a specialist area of psychology concerned with cognitive functioning. 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) in nature.
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.
A neuropsychological assessment can aid with:
- Diagnosis or differential diagnosis of neurological conditions
- Cognitive characterisation: strengths and weaknesses profiling
- Rehabilitation and treatment planning
- Vocational recommendations
- Strategies for optimising cognitive functioning
- A comprehensive interview to understand the cognitive problems or changes as well as the individual’s medical, educational, occupational, and social history
- Neuropsychological testing (assessment tools are tailored to the individual and the nature of the referral question)
- A feedback session explaining the results of the assessment, the cognitive profile, and any recommendations or cognitive strategies
- A comprehensive report
Dr Melanie Tokley offers neuropsychological assessment at Rose Park Psychology. To book an appointment, or for more information, please feel free to contact us.
Qualifications & Memberships
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology); Melbourne, Australia
Masters of Studies (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy); University of Oxford, UK
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours); Flinders University, Australia
Registered Psychologist with neuropsychology endorsement (AHPRA, Australia)
Registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC, UK)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS)