Millia Begum


About Me/Bio
I am a UK-trained Consultant Psychiatrist with 20-plus years of experience working in Adult Psychiatry (both inpatient and community). I am licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (UAE), registered with the General Medical Council (UK) and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) endorsed in General Adult Psychiatry (MRCPsych). I welcome individuals over the age of 16 and will provide a precise, clear, non-jargoned understanding of the root of their problems using a trauma-informed approach. If it is appropriate, I will optimize medication and support you with a holistic treatment plan throughout your journey. My specific area of expertise is complex trauma and dissociative disorders but have extensive experience of working with a range of mental health issues.


Clinic Name
First Psychiatry Clinic
Clinic Address
975 Al Wasl Road, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Email Address
Work Phone Number
Both In-Person & Online

ABOUT Millia Begum

M.B.B.S., MRCPsych; EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant; IFS Institute
Licensing Authority
Types of Services
Assessment and DiagnosisTreatment Planning and referral letters to psychology / psychotherapyIntegrated care / liaison between psychiatry and psychology / psychotherapyRisk assessmentRisk managementManaging severe mental illness
Additional Services
Supervision/ConsultationEducational WorkshopsCorporate TalksMedia Interview/Writing
Years of Experience
AngerAnxietyBody ImageChronic PainDepressionDissociationsDomestic ViolenceDual DiagnosisDifficulties with Eating and FoodEmotion RegulationGriefImpulse controlMedication ManagementMood SwingsObsessions and CompulsionsPanicPhobiasRelationship IssuesSelf EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseStressSuicidal IdeationTrauma and PTSD
EMDRInternal Family Systems (IFS)Medication Management
Age Group
16 to 1819 to 2122 to 6465+
Sliding scale or pro-bono
Please contact clinic for any discounts that may be applicable for weekly sessions purchased in block of 5.
Work Hours
Sunday- Thursday 9-6pm and Friday 9-1pm
Appointment Wait Time
Less than a week from time of contact
Preferred Contact Method
Hoopfull Contact FormEmailMobileOfficeWhatsapp
Preferred Booking Method
Through the clinic

How I can help you
Does past events go over and over your mind? Do you feel the past is still raw and you are constantly re-living it? I am both a psychiatrist and known for my expertise in working with complex trauma related disorders. I offer high quality assessments, patient/client centered treatment plan and options that are tailored to individual needs.

Stressful childhood or adult traumas can present as anxiety, depression, low self worth, phobias, PTSD, unresolved grief, shame, guilt, panic attacks, self harm etc. Resolving these traumas resolves current symptoms. I use EMDR integrated within an Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework for deeper healing experiences. Both these therapies are powerful and work by accessing the natural healing ability of clients facilitated by the therapist.
Why I am specialized in this field
I have extensive experience in medication management of psychiatry as a NHS UK based Consultant Psychiatrist but also unique skills in managing complex trauma and dissociative disorders. I have 21 years of experience using EMDR for trauma, loss and stress-related conditions. I deliver a unique integrative model – ‘IFS-Informed EMDR’, an approach that enhances the safety and effectiveness of EMDR for clients with complex trauma and those who have had limited success with other therapies.

I work with those with anxiety issues, panic disorder, phobias, body dysmorphic disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), recurrent and treatment-resistant depression, bipolar Disorder and psychosis. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, personality and dissociative disorders (including Dissociative Identity Disorder), post-traumatic reactions following medical or surgical emergencies, ICU experiences, birth trauma and major life events. I have expertise in working with Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), somatic, hypochondriacal fears, and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) Complicated Grief (CG) and loss/attachment-related issues

For therapists, I have been a EMDR Europe Practitioner & Consultant/Supervisor/Training facilitator and an ex-board member of the EMDR Association in the UK. I have published several research articles and book chapters on topics related to EMDR, psychosis, anxiety, and phobias and is currently writing two key books on these topics. I offer clinical supervision in EMDR for those trained in it (both group and individual) and delivers EMDR/IFS workshops and events. I have been invited to speak as an expert on BBC Scotland news and radio programmes.
What I say to people who feel nervous or have concerns about therapy/assessment
Getting past your past is a crucial element in healing. Feeling stuck in guilt, shame, fear, helplessness and powerlessness of the past takes away everything that is in the here and now. Trauma work can be done without disclosure of details (especially when working with private traumas) and done as fast or slow the client wants it to be.
Sliding scale or pro-bono
Please contact clinic for any discounts that may be applicable for weekly sessions purchased in block of 5.

I would love to connect with you!


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