Dr Michelle Francis-Naylor

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Francis-Naylor trained at the Queen's University of Belfast and graduated in 2001. She completed an intercalated medical genetics degree and spent time completing research into schizophrenia at the Department of Mental Health at Queen's University. She obtained a Diploma in Mental Health in 2004 , is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists  and was admitted to the Specialist  Register in 2013. She holds an endorsement in Rehabilitation psychiatry and is currently Vice -Chair of the local Rehabilitation Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Northern Ireland.

Dr Francis- Naylor was appointed and has been working as a consultant since 2013.She is the clinical lead for a local rehabilitation and recovery service and has been developing a community rehabilitation service for those with serious mental illness.

Her special interests include General Adult Psychiatry helping those with depression, anxiety and PTSD make a recovery. She has extensive experience in treating schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and psychotic depression. Dr Francis-Naylor works on a recovery ethos that patients can take control of their lives and recover from mental illness. Dr Francis-Naylor will provide medico legal reports on request.

Dr joanne Hynes

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Hynes studied Medicine at the Queen`s University of Belfast and graduated in 1997. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was admitted to the Specialist Register in 2005. She is an Adult Psychiatrist and also holds an endorsement in Addictions Psychiatry. Dr Hynes was appointed and has been working as a Consultant since 2005.

Dr Hynes has extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all forms of Mental Illness in Adults including (but not limited to) schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder,depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and obsessional disorders. Since her graduation, in addition to working in Northern Ireland, Dr Hynes has spent 4 years working and training in mental health services in London and Melbourne, Australia and has gained invaluable experience and perspective in the treatment of adults with serious mental illness. Dr Hynes will provide expert medico–legal reports on request.

dr Richard Cherry

CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST

Dr Richard Cherry graduated from Queen's University, Belfast in 2007. He is currently working locally as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS. He is on the Specialist Register
of the General Medical Council (General Psychiatry) and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has an additional postgraduate diploma in mental health. Dr Cherry has experience in all aspects of general adult psychiatry including anxiety and panic disorders, depression and mood disorders, psychosis and OCD.  Dr Cherry believes in a patient-centred, recovery-focussed model of care and is available for private consultation and medicolegal reports upon request.

Dr Ronan Kehoe

CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST

Dr Ronan Kehoe currently works as a Consultant Psychiatrist i mental health for older adults n the NHS. He specialises in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in older people including mood and anxiety disorders. His main expertise is in memory problems and dementia including the diagnosis, management and resultant capacity issues  with particular reference to financial and testamentary capacity. Dr Kehoe also held the joint post of lead Clinical teaching fellow within a local Trust until 2016 where he achieved a distinction in a Masters in Clinical Education from QUB, 2016. Dr Kehoe is passionate about medical education and research and has won extensive local, regional (RQIA) and national (Royal College of Psychiatry) prizes for this work.

dr suzanne mcclure

paediatrician

I am an experienced paediatrician working for over ten years in a multi-disciplinary ASD diagnostic team in Belfast. My main areas of interest are ASD diagnosis and ADHD diagnosis and treatment. I carry out ASD assessments in pre-school age and school age children and ADHD assessments in children over the age of 6 to 11. I adhere to National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines in the assessment and management of both of these conditions. I have completed my ADOS training and I am trained in the administration of the DISCO by Dr Judith Gould st the Lorna Wing Autisim Centre. I have a co-morbidities clinic as part of my day to day practice through which I manage ASD and related conditions such as sleep difficulties, Tourette’s and anxiety.

Dr Elizabeth Maybin

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Dr Elizabeth Maybin is a qualified Clinical Psychologist who completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Queens University Belfast. She has been working as a psychologist
within mental and physical health care settings for over 10 years with children, adolescents and adults. 

She has a specialist interest in Clinical Health Psychology which recognizes the emotional distress which can arise when living with or recovering from a physical health condition. Through the use of psychological therapy she aims to help people adjust to their illness, improve adherence to treatment regimes, reduce psychological distress such as anxiety and depression and assist people in making lifestyle changes which will maintain and improve their health. Therapies utilized include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Systemic therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

Recently she has taken up a position within Acquired Brain Injury where she is responsible for assessing the impact of injury through neuropsychological assessment and working with
individuals and families to manage the emotional and cognitive impact of this injury.

Dr Elizabeth Maybin is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council which means she meets their standards of practice and adheres to their code of conduct.

MICHAELA REAVEY

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Michaela Reavey is a highly skilled and professional Speech and language therapist. Her career history includes over twenty years experience in the assessment, diagnosis and management of children with speech, language and communication disorders. In 2014, she was awarded the Laura Millen Award for Excellence in Speech and language therapy from Autism N.I.. Michaela Reavey is an active member of the Autism Diagnosticians forum. A broad range of clinical skills enables her to provide a range of evidence-based communication interventions for children with Autism.

Lauren Heaslip

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Lauren Heaslip is a qualified Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working within the Health and Social Care Trust. Lauren is an active member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Autism Diagnosticians Forum (ADFNI). 

For the last ten years, Lauren has worked within specialist child development services, where she is responsible for assessing and treating children and young people with a range of speech, language and communication needs. This has included children and young people with learning disability, ADHD and autism.

Lauren is also a Registered Intermediary for the Department of Justice. This involves carrying out specialist communication assessment for vulnerable witnesses and defendants within the criminal justice system.

Lauren has completed her ADOS-2 training and in daily practice specialises in diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder and management of children and young people, aged 3-19.

Leoni Dunne

clinical nurse specialist
cognitive behavioural psychotherapist

Leoni Dunne trained in Mental Health Nursing at Queens University in Belfast and graduated in 2009.  In addition to this, she completed a post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2011 and obtained full accreditation with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP).  She obtained a post graduate diploma in family and systemic practice in 2013 and a post graduate certificate in non-medical prescribing in 2016.  Leoni holds numerous specialist qualifications in the treatment of eating disorders including family based treatment, CBT and multi-family therapy.  Leoni has completed her ADOS-2 training and has experience in the management of ASD and its co-morbidities.

Leoni has been working in Child and Adolescent mental health services since 2009 and as a clinical nurse specialist and team leader of a specialist eating disorder service since 2012.  Leoni has also worked as sessional Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for Praxis Care from 2010-2016 delivering cognitive behavioural therapy to adults and young people presenting with a range of mental health disorders.

Leoni’s special interests include eating disorders, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and depression.

Michael McKenna

Practice Manager

As our Practice Manager, Mr. Mc Kenna is the main point of contact for all aspects of the business. From patient scheduling through to marketing Mr. Mc Kenna undertakes a wide variety of roles on behalf of the Clinic.

Having studied for four years Mr Mc Kenna holds a Bachelor's degree in International Politics and a Masters in Violence Terrorism and Security. His experience extends further, having worked for two years as an Account Executive for a major communications and PR agency in Belfast. In this position Mr. Mc Kenna has represented charities such as 'Drink Wise Age Well' and businesses such as 'ASDA'. In a decision to change his career path, Mr. Mc Kenna plans to study Psychologly at Queens University Belfast, with the aspiration to ultimately obtain a P.H.D. in Clinical Psychology.

examples of conditions we assess & treat include

Anxiety
Depression
Stress
Bipolar disorders
Schizophrenia and other psychosis
Panic
Post-traumatic stress
Substance misuse
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
Child and Adolescent ADHD
Paediatric autistic spectrum disorder

This list is not exhaustive we treat a wide range of psychiatric illnesses, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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