DClinPsych, PG Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology, MSc, BSc
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Levent talking about Neuropsychology
When a neuropsychologist is the right person to see.
Dr Levent Yurdakul is a clinical psychologist working both in private practice and as Consultant Clinical Psychologist at St Magnus Hospital in Surrey. He sees clients across the lifespan ranging from common health problems through to complex psychological difficulties.
Dr Yurdakul uses an integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), paying particular attention to attachment patterns, personality and the impact of life experiences. He is an accredited Interpersonal Therapy practitioner and supervisor. Dr Yurdakul has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of complex depressions including persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia). In more recent years an innovation in his practice has been the use of an adapted and evidence-based form of IPT known as Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for the treatment of those suffering from mixed mood states such as Bipolar II Disorder.
Both CBT & IPT are National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended treatments for a wide range of psychological disorders.
His neuropsychological work includes assessments and interventions for dementia, cognitive impairments due to neurological conditions, and acquired head injuries.
Dr Yurdakul’s work also includes medico-legal assessments in relation to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and psychological injury. He is a highly experienced, especially friendly and engaging practitioner who we are delighted to have in the Clinical Partners team.
It was very easy to get an appointment, Dr Yurdakul was easy to talk to and totally understood my issues. After 40 years I was finally able to let go of all my emotions and baggage. The help I received has enabled me to deal with my feelings and helped me to feel better about myself and not have so much anxiety. I now feel a new person thanks to your practice.
Many thanks for this and all your work in helping us get here far more swiftly than we have managed with the NHS. It is much appreciated, and you and Dr Chowdhury have helped greatly in relieving the stress we have been feeling by getting us to a place where we know what is going on, and what we need to do for our son.
I would recommend Clinical Partners to anyone who has been struggling with getting a diagnosis, it can totally transform your lives as it has ours.
I was fed up with life when I contacted Katie at Clinical Partners, her response to my call and the support thereafter kept me alive.
Dr Alison was very caring and approachable. Your approach and response to my call will be remembered for a very long time.
Just saw J. He wanted me to tell you how much he appreciated the way you spoke to him on the phone Caroline. He said you made him feel human again when he felt quite suicidal. He was really pleased he was seen so quickly.
We met with the doctor today, he was great, we felt at ease with him, he was very professional in his approach and obviously knew what he was doing! Thank you for your help in arranging such a quick appointment.
SO grateful to Clinical Partners - well Simon - for the confirmation of NOT having Cyclothymia. Am attempting now to stabilise and get well - something I was told would not happen when diagnosed with Cyclothymia (for life!).
I would like to thank the Clinical Partners staff for asking about us. I like to let you know that M's physical and psychological health is great. With my best regards and respect.
You have been fantastic at helping T see the help he can get and I am so grateful. Again thank you so much, I really do appreciate the efforts you have put in.
Thank you for setting us (and me in particular) off down the road. I will always be grateful to you, and I do feel that you spent a lot of time on my case without much reward.