International Medical Centre



Faizah Shaheen

Psychologist / Counsellor

Nationality: British

Areas of Specialisation:

Faizah provides specialist psychological therapy with particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Art Psychotherapy. Her range of qualifications and her non-judgemental, adaptable approach means she works well with clients of all ages and backgrounds in a collaborative and creative manner to meet their goals.

She has a successful record of working with a wide range of client groups in the public and private health sector with mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, attachment / relationship difficulties, loss, abuse, self-harm and suicidal tendencies. She has a special interest in trauma (PTSD), low self-esteem, perfectionism and social phobia and providing culturally sensitive therapy.

Professional Qualifications and Registrations:

  • Post-Graduate diploma in Art Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic / Psychoanalytical Therapy from Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University (UK)
  • Post-Graduate diploma in CBT from University of Manchester (UK)
  • IAPT Supervisor Course from University of Sheffield (UK)
  • EMDR Certification from the EMDR Institute (UK)
  • Accreditation from the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists as a Senior Psychological Therapist (UK)
  • Registration with Health and Care Professionals Council (UK)
  • EMDR Association UK Member

Previous Experience:

Faizah has twelve years of experience in mental health, seven of which were in the National Health Service in the UK. Most recently she worked as a Clinical Lead in a Mental Health in Schools program and Adult Community Mental Health Teams. She has experience in a variety of NHS services including as a Lead Psychological Therapist and CBT Supervisor in Adult Outpatient services and as a Senior Psychological Therapist in Child & Adolescent Mental Health services.

In addition to her NHS work, Faizah has worked with leading private providers in the UK as a CBT Therapist, Art Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner.