You are searching for a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist or a Counsellor in Dubai but you don’t know which therapist is the best for you? Medical terminology can be confusing sometimes. Especially if it comes to the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist or a Counsellor, there are many different expressions for similar techniques or treatments.
Is a Psychologist the same as a Psychiatrist? What’s the difference to a clinical Psychologist or a Counsellor? What’s the difference between a Psychologist and a clinical psychologist? For non-medicals this is difficult to answer. No worry, we choose the best treatment options for your individual case. Our team in Dubai consists of all different kinds of specialties: Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors, marriage counsellors etc. They work in an interdisciplinary team closely together and discuss cases internally. This way, you can be sure to receive the best treatment option for your exact problem.
Interdisciplinary also means that you may be treated by a team of different specialists. If, for instance, you are in regular therapy with a psychologist, a clinical psychologists or counsellor but temporarily need medication additionally to the cognitive behavioural therapy: The psychologist or counsellor will involve the psychiatrist who will prescribe the necessary medication.
*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychological information processing therapy that helps clients cope with trauma, addictions, and phobias. During this treatment, the patient focuses on a specific thought, image, emotion, or sensation while simultaneously watching the therapist’s finger or baton move in front of his or her eyes. The client is told to recognize what comes up for him/her when thinking of an image; then the patient is told to let it go while doing bilateral stimulation. It is like being on a train; an emotion or a thought may come up and the client is supposed to let it pass as though he were looking out the window of a moving train.
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Knowing from long years of experience that neurological or psychiatric illnesses are very often considered to be better not mentioned or talked about, we would nonetheless like to introduce you briefly to the world of Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors. There are no other medical sciences that have achieved more progress and improvement over the past decades than these. Especially the “Decade of the brain” led to a definite change for the better in diagnostics and therapies. Today Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors can offer a wide range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities for nearly all psychiatric and neurological disorders. Yet, when it comes to neurological deficits or mental illness there are still many prejudices and unnecessary fears prevalent.
Whereas usually everybody accepts the fact that illness is normal and happens to everyone from time to time, normal illnesses are most often considered to be solely physical such as a broken leg, colds, diarrhoea or similar. Diabetes mellitus is as normal an illness as is backache or headache.
Illnesses of the brain, the psyche or neurological deficiencies are also as normal as any other illnesses and moreover, they are not only very common but on the increase. Their patterns may sometimes be worrying or frightening but this is largely due to a huge lack of information in general public.
According to the study “The Global Burden of disease” carried out by the WHO (World Health Organization) depression for instance is the most important disease of all, more important even than diseases of the heart, asthma or cancer. And yet, the majority of people suffering from depression do not seek professional help or are not treated sufficiently by a psychiatrist or psychologist. We should therefore not only like to contribute to health education but we offer practical help and assistance to everyone suffering from or fearing psychiatric and/or neurological disorders.