Dubai

Nicholas Wakefield

Clinical Psychologist

About Me/Bio
Clinical Director / Clinical Psychologist The Free Spirit Collective I think that every person’s therapy journey is different. Some people need skills and coping techniques to help deal with things in their current context. For others it is important to address the underlying psychological mechanisms that give rise to the problems or symptoms at different points in life. For some it is important to address childhood origins of problems so that they can break free of repeating, destructive life patterns. I want to help people find the journey that is right for them Trained in the UK both academically and by the clients I have met along the way I’ve spent 15 years developing my therapy style; how I relate to the person in the room is just as important as the psychological knowledge I bring. I try to take a person centred approach, first trying to understand not just the problems a person presents with but the person themselves so that the current issues can be put into the context of the whole person. Through this approach I aim to help a person deal with their psychological, emotional and relational difficulties in a way that suits them. My background in the UK was working with complex presentations and trauma, as such I have substantial experience in working with a range of psychological difficulties including personality disorder, psychosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, anger and interpersonal difficulties. I have a passion for learning and to continue to develop my theoretical knowledge and therapeutic skills. I believe that no one psychological theory or model can fully explain the human condition. And working in the NHS for many years I have been fortunate enough to be trained and supervised in a range of psychological therapies for both individuals and groups which include: Schema Focused Therapy Mentalization Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye-movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). More recently my explorations have taken me down the Existential therapeutic and philosophical path, whilst I do not claim to be an Existential Psychotherapist I try to incorporate these ideas into my therapeutic approach. Qualifications (UK) I have extensive teaching and training experience (I’m just showing off now, you probably don’t need to know this) having taught on the University of Liverpool, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program, and University of Nottingham, Doctorate of Forensic Psychology program. I have been responsible for the supervision of assistant psychologists, Trainee Clinical Psychologist and Qualified Clinical and Forensic Psychologists. I have delivered training to a range of professionals including medical professionals, psychologists, nurses and probation officers, as well as delivering numerous Dubai Health Authority Continuing Medical Education courses. Professional Bodies Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) – since 2013 (on going) – 149379 Member Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) – since 2007 (on going) Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – since 2012 (on going) Mentalization Based Treatment Qualified Practitioner – British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) – Since September 2014 Licensed by Dubai Health Authority – May 2017-Present

GENERAL INFORMATION

Clinic Name
The Free Spirit Collective
Clinic Address
City Walk, Building 5, Unit 4, Happiness Street
Country
United Arab Emirates
Email Address
Work Phone Number
Languages
English
Insurance
Pay and claim
Practice
Both In-Person & Online

ABOUT Nicholas Wakefield

Profession
Clinical Psychologist
Credentials
D.Clin.Psy UK
Licensing Authority
DHA
Types of Services
Therapy
Therapy
IndividualsCouplesFamiliesGroup
Additional Services
Supervision/ConsultationTeachingTrainingEducational WorkshopsCorporate TalksMedia Interview/Writing
Years of Experience
12
Specializations
AddictionAngerDepressionDissociationsDomestic ViolenceDrug UseGamblingHoardingImpulse controlInfidelityInternet Use ProblemsMen's IssuesMood SwingsNarcissistic traitsObsessions and CompulsionsPanicPhobiasRelationship IssuesSelf EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual IssuesSexual AbuseSex AddictionSleep or InsomniaStressSubstance UseSuicidal IdeationTrauma and PTSDVideo Gaming
Approach
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)Dialectical (DBT)EclecticEMDRExistentialMetalization-based TherapySchema Therapy
Age Group
16 to 1819 to 2122 to 64
Work Hours
Monday to Thursday 12-8pm
Preferred Contact Method
Hoopfull Contact FormEmail
Preferred Booking Method
Email

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