Dr. Matthew McCourt

Clinical Psychologist

Matthew McCourt

I believe in normalizing mental health conversations and helping people make sense of their emotional experiences. In doing so, I hope to empower others to affect positive change in their own wellbeing.

I am a Clinical Psychologist from Ireland who trained in the UK. I have worked in various mental health settings including community, inpatient, and outpatient since 2013 and have worked with children and adults with varying presenting difficulties.

Before moving to the UAE, I worked in a specialist service in the NHS in the UK providing treatment to adults who experienced problematic gambling. In a concurrent role I also provided neuropsychological assessment to children within a specialist children’s hospital where I assessed cognitive ability as part of a pediatric neuro-oncology service.

I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with varying mental health presentations including low mood, anxiety, relational difficulties, and problematic gambling. I have special interests in men’s mental health and wellbeing, and neuropsychological assessment. I believe it is important to start normalizing the fact that we all face difficulties, and we all struggle, and that includes us men.

I am experienced in psychological assessment and work collaboratively with you to create a comprehensive understanding of your difficulties, this then allows for a tailored intervention best suited to your needs.

I work from an integrative approach to therapy where I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for people to share their concerns. I value the relationship we build throughout therapy and take pleasure in helping others work through difficult times.


Email info@thefsc.earth to get in touch with me.


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Teesside University, UK.
  • Master’s in applied psychology, Mental Health and Psychological Therapies (MSc), Ulster University, UK.
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, British Psychological Society (BPS), Ulster University, UK.
  • BSc(hons) in Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™, DBT British Isles, UK.
  • Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK.
  • Licensed by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Areas of Experience

  • Mood Disorders including depression.
  • Self-esteem difficulties.  
  • Problematic gambling.
  • Neuropsychological assessment of IQ (adults and children).
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Emotional dysregulation.  
  • Stress management including work-place stress.
  • Relationships and interpersonal difficulties.