Dr. Rim Mahmoud , PsyD (UK)

Health Psychologist

Dr. Rim Mahmoud

I strongly believe that distress - no matter how severe - is trying to ‘voice’ something meaningful, which deserves attention and respect.

Growth is a fundamental component in every aspect of life. As a psychologist, I view clients coming to therapy when their growth has been challenged, and often it is about using this challenge as a platform for growth. 

Taking a non-judgemental and open approach, I can help clients take stock of their lives, make sense of where they are and how they got here, and move forward to a meaningful place. I take an integrative approach to therapy and this means that I don’t subscribe to one particular method or manual of techniques but instead draw on different therapeutic modalities – especially existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural ideas – to arrive at a way of working that is personal and useful to your needs. 

Born and raised in Dubai, I understand the cultural and societal dynamics of the city. I trained in London and worked in various settings such as the NHS and NGOs, specialising in relationship difficulties, physical, psychological, financial and sexual abuse, and other interpersonal trauma. I also worked in private practice, mainly with individuals struggling with adjustment, cultural identity, existential concerns and life transitions, anxieties, work-related stress, loss of purpose, sexuality and sexual concern. 

With a background in health psychology, I also work with individuals struggling to cope with chronic disease, evaluation and management of bariatric surgery, stress, the initial shock of a new diagnosis and new disability, cancer, and women’s sexual health.

Expertise

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety disorders including phobias,
    health anxiety, & panic etc.

  • Cultural identity

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

  • Existential issues

  • Identity problems

  • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties

  • Health-related distress

  • Lack of meaning and purpose

  • Metabolic Bariatric preoperative psychological evaluation and postoperative therapy 

  • Midlife crisis (at any age)

  • Sexuality and sexual concerns

  • Stress

  • Trauma-related disorders

  • Weight management

  • Work-related stress

 

Tools

  • Existential-Phenomenological Therapy 
  • Second and Third wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Integrative Approaches

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), Regent’s University, UK
  • MSc in Health Psychology, University of Westminster, UK
  • BSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology, Middlesex University, UK
  • Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society, CPsychol, (UK)
  • Member of Health and Care Professional Council (UK)
  • Registered with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

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