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Personal Injury? Accident at work? Road Traffic Accident?


CBT Acquired Brain Injury Service

Acquired Brain Injury Definition (ABI):
The World Health Organization defines acquired brain injury as: Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment (Geneva 1996).

Following a personal injury including Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at work and home a person may be left with an acquired brain injury which may have a tremendous impact upon their sense of identity and social functioning. This impact may extend outwards to their family, partners, carers and friends.

CBT Acquired Brain Injury Service

It is important to note that ABI is not: a degenerative condition like Parkinsons Disease, Alzheimers Disease, Huntingtons Disease or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or a congenital condition like Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), prenatal illness or perinatal hypoxia.

ABI can be devastating. Beyond the individuals' impairments there can be confusion, misunderstandings and doubts. For those who deal first-hand with ABI it can become a lifetime of frustration, hardship and isolation.

Manchester Centre for CBT is a private service providing on-going support to those persons whose lives have been affected.

A survivor may experience any combination of symptoms or none at all. Severities of symptoms vary with each individual and may change over time.

Here at the Manchester Centre for CBT we can support clients with ABI in a number of ways:


Firstly an initial assessment involving between 1-3 sessions will help to identify possible areas of work and consider how or if CBT may assist their rehabilitation following personal injury. If CBT is identified as potentially being of use then a specific number of CBT sessions can be agreed to work closely with the person with ABI to support them in a range of ways to help manage problems in day to day living. Regular interim reviews will be undertaken and treatment will include (with the clients agreement) liaison with family, carers and Case Managers etc. where appropriate.


We work closely with referrers (Solicitors, Insurers and Case Managers) to ensure joint working is achieved to identify the best strategies to meet the clients individual needs. Contact us now to discuss your needs:

Insurers, Solicitors, Case Managers and any other Referrers etc.
If you would like to refer a child, young person or adult with ABI for CBT and wish to make an appointment or enquire further about the service and our costs:
Phone: Keith Chadwick (Director) on 07981 353 558
Email: keith.chadwick@cbt-centre.co.uk