Dr Eileen Feeney studied medicine at Trinity College, Dublin qualifying in 1986. She practised paediatrics and family medicine prior to specialising in psychiatry. Her decision to enter the field of mental health was in part prompted by her first hand experience of mental health issues within her own family. After gaining a Masters of Psychological Medicine at Monash University Australia, she worked in private practice in Hong Kong and was assistant professor at Hong Kong University.
After moving to the UK, in 1999, she worked in both the NHS, developed the Chrysalis Eating Disorder service at Chertsey, Surrey and joined the Priory Hospital in Woking. Dr Feeney has corporate experience in the implementation and provision of Employee Assistance Programmes to Cathay Pacific airlines and the HSBC bank.
Although having special interests in women’s mental health and eating disorders, Dr Feeney has extensive experience in treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions. She treats all general psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, psychoses and addictions. Recently she was interviewed on Sky TV concerning internet communication between sufferers of eating disorders.
Dr Feeney has travelled to many parts of the world including Burma, China, Vietnam, Russia. She has lived in Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Bulgaria and the UK. She completed an Olympic distance triathlon in 1995 and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2011. Dr Feeney enjoys travelling and the outdoors. Many of her patients have found her to be understanding, kind and a very experienced psychiatrist.