About Dr Bettina Hohnen

IMG_5956In her practice and teaching, Dr Hohnen specialises in the area of neuropsychology which considers the relationship between brain and behaviour. She has a wealth of experience assessing children for specific learning difficulties and is an expert in understanding the impact of cognitive vulnerabilities on functioning. She is passionate about helping adults and young people understand behaviour in the context of their cognitive profile to enable children to reach their potential academically and to ensure the path to success is as smooth as possible.

Dr Hohnen’s other area of specialist interest is parenting. She works with parents using attachment based parenting interventions which have powerful effects on the relationship between children, adolescents and their parents.

Dr Hohnen can skilfully translate complex findings in psychology and neuroscience for other audiences and regularly gives talks to schools, children and parents about subjects including the teenage brain, stress and resilience and attachment based interventions for children with difficulties. She offers specialist neuropsychology training internationally and regularly attends and contributes to conferences worldwide.

Her most recent project is co-founder of Connections in Mind which is a service that coaches children to develop their ‘executive skills’ to support independent learning and enable greater success in both academic and personal lives.


BSc (First class honours), Psychology
PhD, Behavioural Genetics
DClinPsy, Clinical Psychology
PGDip, Paediatric neuropsychology


Clinical Psychologist in NHS (2000-2014)
Clinical Psychologist in private practice (2005-ongoing)
Consultation to government, television, schools and organisations (2008-ongoing)
Lecturer (2005-ongoing)
Founder Connections in Mind (2016-ongoing)


Chartered membership The British Psychological Society
Association of Child Psychology and Psychiatry