Dr Jamilah Motala

Allied – Clinical Psychologist In Dubai

I was born, raised and educated in the UK.
I have been living in Dubai since beginning of 2017.


I have been working in the mental health sector for approximately 20 years. During this time period I have had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of diversities and identities of varying background needs and intricacies.


This has shaped me personally and professionally.


I truly believe that each individual brings a uniqueness that is deserving of a therapeutic approach which reflects the essence and energy of who they are whilst being open to the idea of challenging this with the aim of alleviating pain.


It is for this reason that my style of working is dedicated to offering an integrative framework in order to facilitate patients through a compassionate and safe journey.

In my experience this is also likely to increase successful treatment outcomes thus further enriching the therapeutic process.


My experience

I have been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist since I obtained my Doctorate in 2006.


I have extensive experience of working with adults aged 18 years upwards presenting with difficulties of varying complexity, severity & risk; this extends to supporting carers and families where required.


Currently I am an Allied clinical Psychologist In Dubai at The Psychiatry and Therapy Centre. Prior to this I was employed as a Clinical Psychologist at an outpatient clinic facility in Dubai.


In the UK I worked across both outpatient and inpatient mental health services within the National Health Service (NHS) and the independent sector; this included the forensic sector.


Prior to the UAE, I held a full-time post as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist across two psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs). I played an integral role in the setting up of both services. I did this alongside overseeing the provision of psychological therapies and supporting staff through providing clinical supervision, facilitating training and management.

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