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

Paula Theobald


Paula is a highly experienced PA with an extensive background working alongside c-suite executives in health, legal and property services, most recently, as PA to the Chairman of Urban Splash.

She was a finalist at PA of the Year 2019 and comes with a wealth of experience that she puts to excellent use helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients and families. 

Dr Penny Trayner

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

Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist 
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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.

Merryn Dowson

BSc (Hons), MBPsS


Merryn graduated from the University of Manchester with BSc (Hons) Psychology in 2016. She has since worked in independent practice, community-interest companies (CIC) and the NHS, and has experience in international psychological services with people from a range of backgrounds.

Within CNS, Merryn engages children and young people in neuropsychological rehabilitation in both one-to-one and group settings. She has delivered supervised training workshops and has presented the work of CNS at international conferences. 

Contact us

0161 726 5833

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