Core Clinical provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and therapy to adults with mental health difficulties.
Dr Brennan, is a specialist trained Consultant Psychiatrist providing diagnostic assessment and follow-on treatment to adults with ADHD.
Ms Marnane, is a chartered Clinical Psychologist providing assessment, therapy and support to adults with mental health difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism and interpersonal difficulties.
We work with Ms Kerley, Occupational Therapist, Horizon’s Therapy Dundalk who has further specialist training in neurodevelopmental disorders and provides allied assessment and support to our clients with neurodevelopmental conditions.
Dr Linda O'Rourke, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Linda O’Rourke MB, BAO, BCh, BMedSc, DCP, MRCPsych, MD.
Director and Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr O’Rourke is a dual qualified Consultant Psychiatrist with specialist training in general adult psychiatry, psychiatry of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Linda studied medicine in UCC following which she worked in internal medicine for 2 years before moving into psychiatry. She completed basic and higher specialist training in Dublin.
She has worked in London with adults with complex clinical presentations related to autism spectrum disorder at the Institute of Psychiatry, the Maudsley Hospital and the Bethlem Royal Hospital. From 2015 to 2016, she expanded a South Dublin Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Service to include assessment of adults for autism spectrum disorder.
Her qualifications include a Medical Doctorate in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry looking at the link between ASD and mental illness in adults and she holds a Certificate in Interventional Treatments for Autism from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Elzaan Marnane, Principal Clinical Psychologist
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist
Elzaan is a Principal Clinical Psychologist who qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2004. In 2006, she moved to Ireland and registered to practice through the Department of Health and Children. She is registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. She is currently a Director of Core Clinical which she co-founded with Dr Linda O’Rourke, Consultant Psychiatrist.
Elzaan holds the main responsibility for Core Clinical (Therapy) - the general adult psychology service within Core Clinical.She works from a Schema Therapy model and is currently working towards Advanced Schema Therapy accreditation with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST).She also became a certified Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner in 2019.EFT is incorporated in her practice to support the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression.Her earlier experience in the area of intellectual disability and autism, during which she specialised in making psychological therapy accessible to these populations, has enabled her to make Core Clinical (Therapy) a truly inclusive service for all adults.
The other focus of Elzaan’s work in Core Clinical (Therapy), is the psychology of women. Elzaan currently runs workshops and corporate events aimed at giving women access to information that can help them free themselves from self-limiting beliefs.
Additional current professional roles include being a guest lecturer on the Psychology and Psychotherapy training courses at Trinity College. She has lectured on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme since 2008. She also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and psychology managers. Lastly, she consults at Empower, a company dedicated to empowering disadvantaged members of the community in the Fingal area.
Before starting Core Clinical, Elzaan was the psychology manager at a large organisation in North Dublin for four years. During her tenure, she assembled a dynamic team. Under her leadership, this team was enabled to excel in the provision of ethical, high-quality care and evidence-based interventions that were creative, effective, and supportive of clients and colleagues.
Dr Louise Brennan, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Louise Brennan, MB, BAO, BCh, MRCPI, MICGP, MRCPsych.
Dr Brennan is a Consultant Psychiatrist with specialist training in liaison psychiatry. She studied medicine in UCD and went on to train in internal medicine and general practice. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and the Irish College of General Practitioners.
After finishing basic specialist training in psychiatry, she spent additional time in forensic psychiatry services. Louise then moved to London to work in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, the Maudsley Hospital and the Bethlem Royal Hospital, with adults with complex needs and presentations of neurodevelopmental disorders. Louise went on to complete higher specialist training, including further training in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum disorder and Gender Identity Disorders.
She is currently completing her Medical Doctorate qualification, examining aspects of sexual development in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Louise also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry.