Dr Sheila O’Neill – GP and Clinical DirectorMBChB DRCOG MRCGP
A member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and holds a postgraduate diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dr Sheila O’Neill is a general practitioner with over 20 years’ experience.
Prior to founding Glasgow Medical Rooms, Dr O’Neill held partnership in a busy practice in Govanhill where she provided comprehensive primary health care. She became one of the first female GP trainers in the West of Scotland training many GP doctors. She also tutored 3rd and 5th year medical students.
During her 20 years in the partnership, Dr O’Neill organised specialised clinics in addition to general practice appointments, including a Cryotherapy Clinic, Drug Clinic and Healthy Heart Clinic. As well as dealing with NHS patients on a daily basis, Dr O’Neill also has vast experience of dealing with medical assessments for insurance purposes, HGV medicals, reports for insurance companies, Visa medicals and more.
Dr O’Neill is delighted to bring her knowledge, expertise and experience to patients at Glasgow Medical Rooms.
Ray Hughes – Business DirectorBSc (Hons) MRICS
Ray graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1998 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2000. He has a passion for business excellence and putting customers first. In the role of Business Director, Ray will be steering Glasgow Medical Rooms to achieve their business objectives. Prior to joining Glasgow Medical Rooms, he spent over 15 years at the highest level, managing and developing successful businesses. In addition to having extensive business experience across a variety of sectors, he is an expert in corporate strategic planning, team leadership and quality management.
Ray is a valuable addition to our experienced team, who ensure that the service we provide to patients is of the highest calibre and that quality is at the forefront of everything that we do.
Deborah Creedy – Practice ManagerBA Hons, HNC Admin
Deborah Creedy has over 30 years’ experience working as an administrator. Having started her career as a secretarial apprentice she has developed her skills through working in the private, public and third sectors. Prior to becoming the practice manager at Glasgow Medical Rooms she managed a primary school office in Ayrshire for 12 years before moving on to be Office and Facilities Manager in a private company in Glasgow City Centre. Deborah has also worked with vulnerable children through voluntary work she has undertaken. Having been the first point of contact for organisations she has worked in, Deborah has developed a philosophy of welcoming where caring, patience and communication is key.
After studying with the Open University whilst working, Deborah earned a First Class Honours Degree in 2014 in Social Sciences and holds an HNC in Administration and Information Management. Deborah has a keen interest in environmental issues and will be Glasgow Medical Rooms’ Green Champion promoting sustainability issues and recycling!
Leah Deery – Administration Assistant
Leah joined the Glasgow Medical rooms Administration Team in 2017 to compliment and enhance the high level of service that we deliver to patients. She has a natural flair for customer service, cultivated in previous roles and her cheerful personality never fails to brighten your day.
Liz Burns – Practice Nurse
Our Practice Nurse Liz joined the Glasgow Medical Rooms team in February 2018. Liz has 30 years nursing experience and 21 of those years in general practice between Perth and Glasgow with the last 14 years as nurse manager in the West End of Glasgow .
Liz has a keen interest in health promotion, recommends exercise as a way of life and is a trainee yoga teacher.
BA Specialist Practitioner GPN
Diploma in Advanced Nursing
Dr Fiona McLeod – HypnotherapistMBChB, HPD, DipCAH, PNLP
Fiona qualified in medicine from Glasgow University in 1991 and worked as a doctor for nearly 20 years, most of that time as an NHS GP in Glasgow. She now works full time in hypnotherapy. Fiona is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
She is Medical Adviser and Research Director for the Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation (SHF). She sits on the Cross Party Group on Chronic Pain at the Scottish Parliament and is a director of UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO).
As well as hypnosis, she also uses EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or tapping) and EMI Plus (Eye Movement Integration) with clients.
Conditions often worked with:
Dr Yvonne McNeill – Clinical PsychologistMA MSc D.Clin.Psych
Dr McNeill is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience of treating a wide range of psychological issues in children, adolescents and adults.
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), she holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Psychological Medicine as well as a degree in Psychology. Dr McNeill has also undertaken additional training in a range of therapeutic approaches.
Having worked for various NHS Health Boards and hospitals including Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit and Maternity services at the Southern General Hospital, Dr McNeill has experience of many different situations and circumstances.
She specialises in working with the following conditions primarily within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework and incorporating elements of related therapies: depression/low mood; self-harm; anxiety/panic; health anxiety; social anxiety; phobias; anger issues; stress; OCD; PTSD/Trauma; low self-esteem; concerns about appearance; pain management; difficulty adjusting to a medical condition or life event; fear of relapse of a medical condition; relationship difficulties including parenting.
Dr Zara Lipsey – Clinical PsychologistBSc DClinPsych CPsychol AFBPsS
Dr Zara Lipsey has over 20 years experience in working and treating a wide range of psychological issues. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Degree in Psychology from the University of Leeds and is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
She specialises in working with individuals with depression, weight and shape issues, responses to trauma and loss, self harm, low self esteem and confidence issues, work-related stress and school-related issues, anxieties and relationship difficulties.
Dr Zara works primarily within Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Framework (MCBT) alongside other techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Systemic Therapies, and traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She supports people and organisations in a number of areas including return to work programmes (Employee Assisted Programmes), those with insurance and private medical packages, GP & self-referrals as well as medico-legal assessments. Further information about the services of Dr Zara Lipsey and how to make a booking can be found at www.mindmyhealth.co.uk
Vicky Graham – PhysiotherapistMSc BSc (Hons)
After graduating in 2008 gaining a upper second class honours degree from Glasgow Caledonian University, Vicky spent the following year successfully completing the Masters in Physiotherapy degree in the same university. During her studies she worked with the youth team of the Scottish premier league football team and as a physiotherapist in a private Glasgow hospital covering post-operative care.
Vicky started working full time in NHS Lothian in July 2009 working in musculoskeletal care. It was here she completed several postgraduate courses including the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine course and an acupuncture course. Vicky has been very fortunate over the years to be part of a service with a strong in-service training programme advancing her specialty in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal issues including orthopaedic conditions, sporting injuries, repetitive strain injuries, acute and chronic low back pain, cervical headaches, arthritic joint pain and women’s health including antenatal/postnatal muscle and joint pain. Vicky has also started her Pilates instruction course and looks forward to completing this in the future. In her spare time Vicky is kept busy with her adventurous two year old son and martial art loving husband! She escapes to her Pilates mat or local swimming pool to relax!
Lisa Murphy – Counsellor
CMCOSCA, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Lisa is a trained Psychodynamic Counsellor, having studied at Strathclyde University, in 2007 for her Certificate in Counselling skills and then in 2013 – 2015 for the Diploma in Counselling from the Garnethill Centre, in Glasgow. She is registered with COSCA, (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and adheres to their code of ethics.
As well as her counselling work, she has worked, and continues to work, as a Senior Practitioner in the medical aesthetics field.
Lisa previously worked within a Medical Practice in Partick, seeing patients referred from the Doctors for short term counselling, mainly for anxiety and depression. She has also undertaken long and short term therapeutic work in the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow. During that time, she saw clients for a variety of emotional difficulties including the effects of early trauma and abuse, grief and loss, divorce, addiction, stress at work and low confidence and self-esteem.
Her training was based on the psychodynamic model and in working with clients, this means she would help and support clients to make links between feelings being experienced and ways of relating to others today, to their origin in early life or past. Often being able to have the space each week to talk about how clients are feeling and to really be heard, can be such a relief.
Lisa is a therapist who is passionate about being able to help clients, through counselling, to work on what is causing distress, to enable clients to go on and live as contented and fulfilling a life as possible.
Pauline-Clare Callaghan – Therapeutic Massage and BodyworkBA BSc (Hons)
Pauline–Clare qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2000 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has worked in both Singapore and New Zealand as well as over a decade in the NHS in Scotland. She is passionate about her physiotherapy vocation and has extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation. Her specialist skills are in therapeutic massage and bodywork. She volunteers at a cancer care hospice. Qualified in Casley-Smith method of lymphoedema management including Manual Lymphatic Drainage and has completed Iris Cancer Partnership training. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative care and CPMaSTT. Currently completing her Masters in Advanced Lymphoedema Management at Glasgow University.
She is delighted to be joining Glasgow Medical Rooms as a Chartered Physiotherapist who provides safe and effective therapeutic massage and bodywork.
Dr Katerina Vasilaki – NutritionistPhD, MMedSci, BSc
Dr Katerina Vasilaki is a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as a specialist rotational dietitian in weight management, gastroenterology and general medicine and until October 2014 she worked as a research dietitian looking into the optimisation of nutritional support in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Some of the services Dr Vasilaki can offer:
Jon Dearing – Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Injury SurgeonBDS FDSRCPS MBChB(Hons) FRCS(Trauma and Orth) DipSEM MFSEM
Jon is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Injury surgeon practicing purely in the independent sector. He has postgraduate qualifications in sports medicine, surgery and dentistry. He has undertaken Fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and provided the complex knee ligament reconstruction and knee osteotomy service for Ayrshire. Jon aims to return patients to full function as quickly as possible, ideally avoiding surgery by working closely with specialist physiotherapists. To facilitate quicker return to activity Jon offers a ligament repair service, using the Internal Brace system. He also delivers autologous blood injections for arthritis and ligament injuries and performs the Attune knee replacement, which provides excellent patient satisfaction. Jon also provides an arthroscopic surgery service for shoulder problems such as impingement, rotator cuff tears and instability.
He played representative rugby union for the RAF and Bedford and continues to compete in triathlon and endurance races. Jon is a council member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise medicine and is the lead for physical activity promotion at the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is an examiner in postgraduate surgery and sports medicine.
Paul Beresford-Jones – Dr Newman’s ClinicMB ChB DRCOG
Dr Paul Beresford-Jones MB ChB DRCOG graduated from Edinburgh University in 1983. After postgraduate training in the London teaching hospitals, he commenced work as GP Principal in Brighton in 1990. During this period, in addition to working as a private GP in Roedean and Harley Street London, Dr Paul also held several other part-time posts. These included working as a Red Cross Examiner, a private school medical officer, an occupational Health Officer and provider of professional Medico-Legal reports. In his NHS general practice he performed minor surgery as well as assisting several local private surgeons with complex procedures.
In 2003 Dr Paul moved to the Canary Islands and founded the British Medical Clinic in Gran Canaria, providing a broad range of medical services to locals and tourists. He was also a governor of the British School of Gran Canaria.
Steve Douglas – The Tinnitus ClinicRHAD, HCPC Reg
Patients can now be treated at Glasgow Medical Rooms by award winning Audiologist Steve Douglas and access evidence based tinnitus treatments to sustainably reduce tinnitus symptoms, including Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation and Tinnitus Desensitisation Therapy. For more information on tinnitus, its symptoms, causes and treatments click here
Steve can also fit the very latest digital hearing aids with their enhanced technology for better clearer hearing. To make an appointment to be seen in Glasgow, call The Tinnitus Clinic on Freephone 0800 030 6617.