Having worked in the field of mental health for over 12 years, my clinical experience is diverse and rich. In the UK I worked in the NHS, schools, and in private practice. Since moving to Dubai in January 2019, I have continued to work with adolescents, adults, families and groups from many different backgrounds, experiencing a range of challenges with their mental health, emotional wellbeing, life circumstances, and relationships. As a clinical psychologist, I have been trained in a wide variety of evidence-based therapies. The therapeutic approaches I most often integrate into my practice are: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mentalization, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Person Centred Therapy. I am also trained in some somatic therapies and facilitate a weekly open group related to this.
I adapt my approach in therapy to each individual I work with, creating a bespoke therapeutic experience based on their preferences, psychological needs, goals and interpersonal style. I strongly believe in the peace of mind, sense of self and wholehearted relationships that can be cultivated and nourished through therapy, and I am privileged to join individuals and groups in co-creating such a journey of self-discovery. I use the therapeutic relationship to foster a safe environment where my clients can freely express themselves without fear of judgement, and where they can expect to be met with warmth and empathy. In addition to clinical psychology, my special interests include holistic psychology, culture, diversity and equality. I endeavour to work in a culturally competent way, and I value exploring the relationship between my client’s culture and their psychological experience. I am passionate about sharing psychological knowledge and practices with individuals and communities, and I readily take up opportunities to do this where possible.
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Dr. Babb is a registered and chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and certified Principal Business Psychologist.
She holds a BSc (hons) in Psychology, a MSC in Forensic Psychology, a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Consulting and Executive Coaching and a Post Graduate Certificate in Trauma Therapy. Dr. Babb has also completed a professional qualification in Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and specialist training in DBT, MBT and EFT.
Dr. Babb has been practising for nearly 20 years in the UK public and private sector. She currently works full time in her own private practice utilising multidisciplinary expertise to offer distinct clinical, organisational, educational and media psychological services.
Dr. Babb works with a range of psychological and non-psychological supporting their professional and personal development. She adheres to and works within the context of the ethical guidelines and best practice recommendations as set out by governing bodies. Dr. Babb’s specialist interests include mental health and wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, stress and burnout, personality disorder, forensic psychology, and clinical psychology.