Psychological Therapist 




I am Australian and educated in Australia.  I 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 and licensed by DHA. 


I have been a psychological therapist for over 25 years and have experience in a variety of areas at community mental health clinics in London and in private practice,  providing mental health support to both individuals, family therapy (Marriage Counselling) and in group sessions.

About Psychological Therapy 


Every client will derive different benefits from psychotherapy based on their individual diagnosis and treatment plan.  One of the primary benefits of psychotherapy is giving clients a person to talk to. Working with me can help you find a new way of looking at issues and help work towards a solution.

Clients gain a better understanding of themselves, their goals and values and helping them develop skills to improve relationships including the relationship with themsleves.

Short-term or long-term therapy can help individuals overcome specific problems, such as depression, phobias, stress, anxiety, emotional and relationship problems, physical or psychosomatic disorders and behavioural problems, any and all of these are treated at CBT Dubai.  My first step towards helping you is understanding your particular situation and your goals for therapy.

Hundreds of studies have found that psychotherapy helps people make positive changes in their lives.  Psychotherapy can help you handle problems even if they aren’t traumatic or life-altering.  A person doesn’t have to go through a life-altering experience to gain the benefits of therapy.


Meeting with a therapist allows you to see how you appear to other people, gives you feedback on your feelings and offers awareness of how negative emotions are affecting your life.

Therapy can help you create a strategy to handle hardships. Talking with a therapist lets you look at any issue from a different angle.



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