How I can help you
I like to be guided by you and what your preferences for support are. I like to include family members where possible and tend to work closely with schools. I offer evidence based therapies including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), family therapy and play therapy at our clinic. I also do school visits and am happy to consider one to one therapy and assessments at school if the school can facilitate this. I offer online sessions and tend to reserve these for parents and older children/teenagers.
When working with children/young people I offer parenting sessions, school support, as well as working directly with the young person. I like to keep parents abreast of my work and tend to send regular updates by email or over the phone. I like to approach therapy with a rough time scale in mind whereby we have agreed goals that we work towards together. I encourage that we monitor our progress as we work towards our goals so that therapy is a time limited, means to an end. The aim is to bolster your skills so that you are happy and confident to continue your journey without feeling dependent on therapy sessions for an indefinite length of time.
I can provide a host of assessments such as psychoeducational, neurodevelopmental (e.g., for autism spectrum disorder; ASD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; ADHD), intelligence/cognitive testing, school achievement, mood, and general psychological functioning. I am a firm believer in “less is more” and I tend to be conservative in my use of assessments, recommending them only where I believe that there is real benefit for your child and family.
I am comfortable working with most psychological and/or behavioural difficulties and you can find a comprehensive list of these on my Instagram account (@dr.dina_psychologist), on our Vivamus website and on the “specialisations” section of my profile on hoopfull.
I am Irish-Egyptian and a native English and Arabic speaker. I am mindful of the importance of culture, spirituality and general world view on the therapeutic relationship and like to honour these throughout my work.