Dr Leigh A Neal MD FRCPsych.

Consultant in Psychiatry & Neuromodulation

Medical Director Smart TMS
Dr Leigh Neal

Dr Neal is the Medical Director at Smart TMS Clinics. 

Dr Neal is registered as a specialist by the GMC and has a license to practice.

He was first appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 1994. He was formerly an RAF Psychiatrist, Armed Forces Tutor for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and latterly the Hospital Commander of the Armed Forces Psychiatric Hospital. He has a Research Doctorate (MD) in psychiatry and was appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Leeds University and at Kings College University, London.

He is a member of the International Neuro-modulation Society.

He now works in the independent sector and has particular expertise in the treatment of chronic depression, addictions, PTSD and chronic pain.

He has been certified in the safe use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) by Maastricht University and is responsible for the day to day running of the Smart TMS Clinic with the assistance of a TMS nurse operator.

TMS Training Equipment

Dr Neal endorses www.tmstraining.co.uk for the provision of rTMS training equipment.

Professor Alex O’Neill-Kerr, MBChB, FCPsych (SA), FRCPsych

dr-alex-oneill-kerrMedical Director – Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Professor O’Neill Kerr is a consultant psychiatrist with clinical interests in depression and Bipolar Disorder.

In 2017, he was made a Professor in Neuromodulation by the University of Northampton

He is the Medical Director of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which delivers mental and other health services from hospitals and in the community.

Professor O’Neill Kerr is the Clinical lead for the Northamptonshire Neurostimulation Centre based in Northampton and is a recognized expert in the field of rTMS.

Professor O’Neill Kerr was responsible for starting the rTMS unit at Berrywood Hospital in 2014 and has successfully treated many patients with resistant depression and other conditions. He has also presented at the Royal College of Psychiatry on rTMS.

Aleks George Srbinoski

Clinical Psychologist

Aleks George Srbinoski TMS

Aleks completed his Clinical Psychology training at the University of Wollongong in Australia in 2006 and has since worked as a practitioner in a variety of private and institutional settings in Sydney and across Australia, providing therapy for a vast array of psychological and emotional concerns.

Aleks employs a range of evidence-based methods in his practice, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapies, Psychodynamic therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and evidence-based hypnosis. In addition, Aleks has experience of neuropsychological assessments and cognitive testing.

As well as working privately for Smart Clinics, Aleks is continuing his work in the field of positive psychology as an author, technology entrepreneur, speaker and trainer. Aleks published 3 best-selling books on entrepreneurial decision making, happiness and improving mental health. His expert psychological commentary is regularly featured in Australian and US media.

Aleks is registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Dr Tara Collinge, MBBS, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist
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Dr Tara Collinge has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2004. She studied Medicine at University College London and after qualifying as a doctor in 1995, she undertook her basic psychiatric training at University College Hospital, London. She completed her higher training on the Charing Cross Hospital Rotation in London and attained a dual CCST in adult and old age psychiatry (giving her the qualifications and expertise to see both adult and older age patients).

Dr Collinge was first appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist in London (Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust) and is now based at the Priory Hospital in Bristol.

Dr Collinge has extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems including mood disorders (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders (including panic attacks, phobias, OCD and PTSD), alcohol and drug addiction, psychotic illnesses and trauma related problems. In addition, Dr Collinge has several publications and continues in her role as an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Collinge has a special interest in repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and is able to offer patients psychiatric assessments and follow up for this via the Smart TMS clinics.

Dr Jon Valentine MB ChB FRCA FFPMRCA FRCP

Consultant in Pain Medicine

dr jon valentineDr Valentine is registered as a specialist by the GMC and has a license to practice. He qualified as a Doctor of Medicine at Leeds University in 1986.  He subsequently became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1989, a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1992, a fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2007, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2009.

Dr Valentine practised as a Consultant Anaesthetist specialising in Pain Medicine at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital from October 1996 to August 2001 when he gave up his anaesthetics practice to focus on Pain Medicine.  From August 2001, he practiced as a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital until he left the NHS in March 2016 to focus on his independent medical practice in Norwich and London.

Dr Valentine has extensive experience in the clinical management of a wide range of chronic pain conditions using medication, theatre-based interventions and multidisciplinary pathways.  He has many years of clinical experience in the specialist medical management of patients suffering from chronic widespread pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Since January 2016, he has been working with Dr Leigh Neal, Consultant Psychiatrist, to establish a clinical pathway for the treatment of fibromyalgia that includes repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).