Dr Frankie Connell

Dr Frankie Connell

MB BS, MRCPsych, FRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist

Member of the Independent Doctors Federation

Private Practice: Nightingale Hospital

Special Interests:
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-harm
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Anger problems
  • Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Memory problems
  • Mood disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Personality disorders
  • Drug addiction
  • Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
  • Work-related stress


Dr Frankie Connell trained in Medicine and Psychiatry in London. She became a full-time consultant in general adult psychiatry and HIV Liaison in 2001 spending her entire NHS career working for East London NHS Foundation Trust. She has had extensive experience in managing a wide range of psychiatric difficulties, from anxietyphobias, and OCD; to chronic and enduring illnesses, notably major depressive disorder, bipolar affective disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia.

Whilst working for the NHS she developed special expertise in managing mental health difficulties associated with physical illness, especially HIV. She has worked in an outpatient, inpatient setting, and A/E setting. She is skilled in working with interpreters and advocates having worked entirely in East London. Having retired from the NHS in 2017 to focus on her private career, she has developed a specific interest and expertise in addiction psychiatry, ADHD/ADD, and OCD.

She is in the specialist register as a general adult psychiatrist and has a liaison endorsement.

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