Assessment

Before undertaking neurofeedback, a comprehensive assessment of the EEG is necessary to determine which EEG patterns and brain areas would benefit most from training. An EEG assessment is called a Quantitative EEG, or QEEG. A QEEG involves fitting a cap on the client’s head that has 19 sensors which measure and record the electrical activity of the whole brain. These recordings are analysed mathematically to determine which brain areas have dysregulated patterns of EEG. This process shows which areas of the brain have EEG patterns that could benefit from neurofeedback training.

Scans such as MRI, CT and PET show a visual representation of the brain’s structure, which is a very useful way to determine if there are any abnormalities in the brain such as could occur from a head injury, stroke or tumour. QEEG differs from these brain scans because it shows the function of the brain rather than its structure. It’s important to note that a brain can be structurally normal and have difficulties with functioning!

Conditions We Treat

  • ADHD (Hyperactive and/or Inattentive)

    The value of neurofeedback as a non-medication treatment for ADHD is well documented. Read More >

  • Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety is a term used to describe the physical sensations associated with the body's fight-or-flight response. These often include rapid heart-rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. Read More >

  • Depression

    Depression is a psychological condition characterised by low mood, poor motivation, low energy and loss of interest in enjoyable activities. Read More >

  • Addiction

    Addiction is characterised by compulsive seeking of rewarding stimuli, despite negative consequences. Addictions come in many forms, such as alcohol or drugs, gambling, food, and video gaming. Read More >

  • Post-Traumatic Stress

    Experiencing traumatic events can lead to changes in functioning. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by repeated, intrusive memories of traumatic events. Read More >

  • Chronic Pain

    Pain is a complex physical and emotional response to injury. There are a great number of factors that influence a person's experience of pain. Read More >

  • Headaches

    Headaches are the experience of pain in the head and neck. Headaches are among the most commonly experienced physical discomforts. Read More >

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia is a disorder affecting sleep. It can affect sleep onset, sleep maintenance or sleep quality. Read More >

  • Brain Injury

    Brain injury can cause a wide range of difficulties with functioning. Brain injuries can be caused by external events such as a blow to the head, or by internal events such as stroke. Read More >

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder affecting around 1.5% of the population. Children and adults with ASD experience difficulties with communication and social interactions, and often also experience sensory sensitivity and anxiety. Read More >

  • Improving Cognitive Performance

    Neurofeedback has been found to be effective in improving the cognitive functioning of children and adults. Read More >