Clinical Neuropsychology Services (CNS) provide clinical neuropsychological assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years old, and adults aged 18 to 25 years old.

CNS specialise in providing clinical neuropsychology services for children with acquired brain injury (ABI). CNS also specialise in behavioural interventions for tics and Tourette syndrome.

Where Are We Based?

CNS are based in Manchester but services can be provided throughout England and Wales, including in homes, schools, colleges and residential settings.

How To Refer

Referrals can be received from case management companies, general practitioners, medical specialists, allied health professionals and by family self-referral.

Our Team

Dr Penny Trayner

BSc (Hons), PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Director

Dr Trayner is a Chartered Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (the governing body for Clinical Psychologists) and the British Psychological Society. Dr Trayner holds the British Psychological Society Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (paediatric) and work in independent practice, specialising in providing community-based neuropsychological rehabilitation services for children and young people afteracquired brain injury.

Dr Trayner has worked with adults, children and adolescents from a diverse range of backgrounds, across a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community settings, including CAMHS, learning disability and paediatric neuropsychology services, using a wide variety of approaches and models.

Dr Trayner has experience of working with individuals, couples, families, groups and professional teams and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences and training events.

Dr Dougal Hare

BSc (Hons), MSc (Econ), ClinPsyD, CPsychol

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Dougal Julian Hare is a clinical psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council with over 30 years experience of working with people with autism, intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental conditions. In addition to publishing the first clinical reports on using cognitive behavioural therapy with people with autism, he has made significant contributions in the understanding of anxiety, paranoia and catatonic states in people with autism.

In addition to his clinical work, in the NHS and independent sectors, Dr Hare has written over 100 clinical and scientific papers, held positions at leading UK universities and contributed to textbooks on autism & intellectual disabilities.

Dr Melissa Longworth

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Longworth is a clinical psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Dr Longworth has experience of working within a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community settings, including in child and adult mental health, hospital-based paediatric services, and paediatric neuropsychology.

Dr Longworth has experience supporting young people with emotional and cognitive difficulties, using a wide variety of approaches and models to do so in order to adapt to individual needs. Alongside experience in supporting children and young people, Dr Longworth works closely with professional teams and the systems around young people.

Charlotte Giblin

BSc (Hons)

Assistant psychologist

Charlotte began working at CNS in 2023 after graduating with first class honours in her BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Leeds. Her dissertation explored the views of educators in Special Educational Needs (SEN) roles.

In her role at CNS, Charlotte supports Dr Trayner, Dr Hare and Dr Longworth by creating important resources and supporting young people with their neurorehabilitation. Charlotte also provides support for users of Goal Manager, a cloud-based goal-setting platform developed by CNS.

Giles Trayner

BSc (Hons)

Director of operations

Giles has been Director of Operations at CNS for 8 years. He works closely with the clinical and administrative team at CNS to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of the company. Giles is a qualified teacher and spent 6 years as a primary school teacher before joining CNS.

Haseena Bhapotra

Personal Assistant to Dr Trayner

Haseena is one of the newest members of the CNS Team, taking on her role as Virtual PA to Dr Penny Trayner in December of 2023. Haseena brings with her over 5 years’ experience of business management in the education sector, leading aspects surrounding finance, admin and HR. She is an excellent asset to the CNS team due to her passion in looking for new ways to innovate systems and taking on new challenges.

Ikra Nawaz

Administrative Assistant

Ikra’s first role was working for CNS as an administrative assistant. She initially came to the company through the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme. Having developed her skills further  she is now in a permanent role with CNS.

In addition to her administrative role, involving organising the CNS team and liaison with patients and their families, Ikra is now also responsible for creating and monitoring our social media content.

Chris Bunton

Senior Administrative Assistant

Chris has worked for CNS part time for 6 years and is an integral part of our administrative team, facilitating the day to day running of the business. He has a background in engineering, specialising in telecommunications. He has extensive experience managing large-scale projects and teams of people, skills that have been invaluable to us at CNS.

Simon Kelly

BSc (Hons)

CONSULTANT Software Developer

Simon has been working with CNS for the last four years developing Goal Manager®, a cloud-based software platform which facilitates goal setting in healthcare. 

Following his degree in Physics with Electronics at UMIST, Simon worked for United Utilities, specialising in configuration management. He then worked for a small specialist consultancy, working in various roles for companies large and small, including 3 years for UBS in Zurich.

Alongside his work with CNS, Simon currently works on automated testing tools and on integrating medical device data into computer systems for the MDPNP program based in Boston, USA.

Contact us

0161 726 5833

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