I am Australian and educated in Australia. I later studied Psychology at the University of London (Birkbeck College) graduating with Distinction in Social Psychology. I followed my studies with the Foundation Degree Course in Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Psychodynamic Counseling at Birkbeck, University of London Department of Social Sciences and was accredited by BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy whilst working in the UK. I am licensed by Dubai Municipality and Health Authority.
I have experience in a variety of areas at community mental health clinics in London and in private practice. This entailed providing mental health support to both individuals and group sessions, some of these are:-
Psychotherapy for a broad range of psychological disorders such as anxiety, anger, depression, diagnosing both bi polar and uni polar, schizophrenia, behaviour disorders.
Counseling for adults and adolescents presenting problems such as alcohol, chemical abuse and personal issues, recommending adjunct and alternative treatments where appropriate.
I offer complete confidentiality in a relaxed environment at the Cognitive Behaviour Clinic.
My first step towards helping you is understanding your particular situation and your goals for therapy.
Counseling and psychotherapy are proven approaches that can help people with their emotional and psychological problems. I can help you deal with depression or the grief associated with the loss of a loved one, relationship issues, help you improve your self-esteem and I would like to help you with your personal problem so you can feel more centered and in control of your life.
Insurance cover is provided by your insurance company and I am happy to assist you in claiming this cost.
Each session is for 60 minutes and costs AED500 and Couple's therapy for 90 minutes is AED800
PLEASE NOTE PSYCHOLOGISTS DO NOT DISPENSE MEDICATION OR PRESCRIPTIONS
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