Salma Mahmoud

Counselling Psychologist

About

Salma Mahmoud is a clinical and positive Psychologist (CBT & PPT Therapist), with over 10 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health, Counseling, personal and social skills training programs. She worked with clients of all ages on a variety of different mental and psychological problems, helping people to understand their emotions, learn how to cope with difficult times, develop a positive mindset and maintain their emotional wellbeing.

Her therapeutic approach

Salma uses Positive Psychotherapy as a therapeutic model that has aimed to reorient the therapy to be more focused on supporting clients to use their inner resources to overcome challenges, understand and recognize areas of growth, and focus on working towards resilience and a greater sense of wellbeing.

Salma also believe in the importance of holistic treatment approaches based on the fact that mental health is an integral part of overall health. She loves listening to people and walking with them through their journey of life by giving them useful strategies to overcome whatever obstacle they might run into. For her; the therapeutic journey is a collaborative one in which both client and therapist commit to the journey.

Areas of Specialization

In her clinical practice, she delivers Positive Psychotherapy (PPT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Personality Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Adjustment disorder

  • Panic attacks

  • Trauma

  • Anger management

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship problems

  • Self-harm behaviors

  • Social difficulties

  • Stress

  • General life dissatisfaction

  • Sexual abuse

  • Body image issues

  • Personal and family relationship problems

THERAPIES

  • Positive Psychotherapy (PPT)

  • Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • short-term psychodynamic therapy

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Couples therapy and pre-marital counselling

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • M.A in Positive Psychology.

  • B.A. in psychology – Ain Shams University.

  • Egyptian Psychotherapist Association membership.

  • Beck Institute certifications in CBT for (Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Personality Disorders).

  • Community Development Authority Licensed Psychologist (CDA) - Dubai.

 

LANGUAGES

  • Arabic

  • English

Contact

LifeWorks Holistic Counselling Centre

Villa 1230, Al Wasl Road

Umm Suqeim 2

Dubai, UAE

​​Tel: +971 4 224 5736

​info@lifeworks.ae

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