JP Arzul

Clinical Psychologist

About Me/Bio
Originating from Cape Town, South Africa, I have been practicing since 2007. I previously worked in private practice and as an external consultant at two psychiatric clinics. Working in these settings has allowed me extensive exposure to a wide range of psychological difficulties. I moved to Dubai in 2019. My aim in therapy is to understand and assist in alleviating your distress. I have a warm and gentle approach and you will not encounter judgment.


Clinic Name
Maple Tree Center
Clinic Address
Jumeirah Bay X2, Suite 105
United Arab Emirates
Email Address
Personal Phone Number
Work Phone Number
Pay & Claim
Both In-Person & Online


Clinical Psychologist
Licensing Authority
Types of Services
Years of Experience
15 years
AngerAnxietyDepressionMood Swings
Age Group
19 to 2122 to 6465+
Work Hours
Sunday - Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Preferred Contact Method
Preferred Booking Method
Email and Whatsapp

How I can help you
I follow a psychodynamic approach. This theoretical framework understands the interaction of various conscious and unconscious mental and emotional processes to influence personality, behaviour, patterns in our lives, and attitudes. In-depth talk therapy encourages you to speak freely about anything that comes to mind, including current issues, thoughts, feelings, fears, and dreams. Although working from a psychodynamic perspective, I also include other approaches if required. For example, OCD responds well to CBT with exposure and response prevention.
What I say to people who feel nervous or have concerns about therapy/assessment
Consulting with a psychologist may cause you to wonder if there is something wrong with you. The short answer to this is that we all have psychological issues which can at times become impossible to deal with on our own. These issues exist for particular reasons and have not appeared out of thin air. Therapy aims to understand how these issues developed, why they continue to operate, and to assist in affecting change. The sooner that we acknowledge and work with our particular issues the better – both for ourselves and others.
What measures I use in assessments
The first two therapy sessions are usually spent discussing the difficulties that you are experiencing and developing an understanding of your background. This involves developing a good grasp of your family of origin, schooling, tertiary education, occupation, and personal relationships. After understanding what has brought you to therapy, I pay attention to the developmental origins of your personal difficulties, the associated internal and external conflicts, the ways in which these conflicts are managed, relational dynamics, and mental and emotional patterns. I also aim to uncover pre-conscious and unconscious material, to identify associations (mental and emotional links), and to assist in modifying them when necessary. Therapy can be thought of as a conversation where you will be encouraged to spontaneously express your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I will offer interpretations as part of therapy. These aims to deepen insight and facilitate change.

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