mental health
[mentl ˈhelθ]

1. psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life.
2. the field of medicine concerned with the maintenance or achievement of such well-being and adjustment


1. the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something.
2. Psychology.
a) a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them: The practice of mindfulness can reduce stress and physical pain.
b) the mental state maintained by the use of this technique.

[noo r-oh-di-vur-si-tee, -dahy-, nyoo r-]

1. the variation and differences in neurological structure and function that exist among human beings, especially when viewed as being normal and natural rather than pathological:
recognizing autism as an example of neurodiversity

Our Services

Neurodevelopmental and Psychological Assessments
At Insights, we have a dedicated team who specialise in conducting Neurodevelopmental Assessments for young children, school aged children, and adults. Neurodevelopmental differences are variations in a person’s brain style that may result in distinct strengths and challenges, that impact on how a person experiences the world.
Clinical and Counselling Psychology
The Clinical and Counselling Psychology department at Insights specialises in supporting individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. We are proud to adopt a neuroaffirmative approach and offer a wide range of evidence-based therapies. Your therapist will work collaboratively with you, and your family if appropriate, to offer a mode of therapy that best suits your needs.
Speech and Language Therapy, often abbreviated to SLT, is an allied health profession that supports the communication needs of children, adolescents and adults. Speech and Language therapy focuses on all areas of communication including language, speech sounds, voice, social interaction, AAC (alternative and augmentative communication), and language fluency.


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Insights Psychology DMCC is a specialist psychology clinic based in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE. We are a licensed psychology clinic with the Community Development Authority, Dubai, and we are a licensed training center with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai.

We specialize in community based services for Child, Adolescent and Educational Psychology, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, and Developmental Therapies. That means we believe in the delivery of services in the places that you need them: the clinic, the home and the school.

At Insights Psychology we are committed to providing contemporary and up-to-date psychological services. We work passionately as a team to ensure that we provide the highest level of care with compassion and attention to detail. Through our culturally sensitive, collaborative, and solution-focused approach we ensure confidentiality, emotional safety and empowerment to help each client work through their unique challenges.

In addition to working with individuals, we know that any person is part of a broader system that sometimes also needs support. When appropriate and relevant, we also offer support and training for a person’s family or school.

Upcoming Support Groups: April 2024


A safe space for autistic older teens and young adults aged 16-18 to meet like-minded people and share their life experiences. Facilitators will provide an opportunity for participants to deconstruct ableist views and negative stigmatised approaches to thinking around Autism. This is a neuro-affirmative group, that will enable participants to develop a more positive view of their own differences or disabilities. Participants may enjoy developing ideas and strategies for their own self advocacy, to meet their own needs in relationships, training and in the education setting.

This is a neuro-affirmative group, that will enable participants to explore what it means for them to be autistic and help develop a more positive view of their own differences or disabilities. Participants may enjoy developing ideas and strategies for their own self advocacy, to meet their own needs in relationships, in the education setting and when navigating life transitions.
This group also aims to provide a community for older teens and young adults to support and learn from one another, whilst gaining new insights on how to navigate challenges and life experiences as neurodivergent adults. Participants may take this opportunity to build connections and friendships with like minded people, that could support them on their onward journey.
Alongside this young person's support group, parents/family members will be invited to attend a support group at our offices, running at the same time. This is an opportunity for parents and families to share their experiences, ideas, and strategies that have been successful for them in the past. Cost of the support group is included in the overall cost.
This group support programme is a closed group that is ongoing for 6 weeks, in-person, at Insights Clinic. It is not a drop-in group, participants should be committed to attending for the six sessions. In-person participation is encouraged where possible and appropriate. Interested participants and/or parents or caregivers can request to be contacted by the group facilitators for a brief screening in a format that meets their needs.
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Parents often seek advice as to which of the Educational Psychology services to use in Dubai. I have no hesitation in recommending Insights Psychology, as providers of a comprehensive and excellent value for money service. The team are professional, thorough and they take the time to build rapport with the child. They always ensure they look at the whole child, ensuring the views of the child and all the adults that work with them, are fully taken in to account and represented. Their written reports are accessible, easily understood and pertinent; the recommendations made are personalised, impactful, but most importantly in a busy classroom...achievable and sustainable! Their psychologists are always willing to feedback their findings in person to all parties, to ensure that recommendations are understood and implemented.
Primary SENCO of a KHDA awarded `Outstanding' school in Dubai
Regarding: Insights Assessment Service
With the strong warm support from the professionals at Insight Psychology, our son found a peace of mind, discovered meaning out of his experiences, and regained his confidence to stand up for himself. Now he is moving forward for his determined future with the passion and motivation that his counsellors fueled in him. Having witnessed our son grow out of his difficulty, we as parents also have been inspired and learned how we could become better version of ourselves. It was simply an honor for having known such dedicated clear-minded professionals.
Parent of an Adolescent High School Student
Regarding: Educational Psychology Assessment and Counselling Services at Insights
Having worked with other centers in the UAE, Insights Psychology was a breath of fresh air. It felt very personalized and responsive. The process and formats were easy to understand and most importantly my child had a positive experience, which is not always possible in an assessment type situation. I was fortunate enough to have worked with Gráinne and would have no hesitation in recommending Insights services. There was no up-sale to buy other tests and Gráinne worked with the school and me (as the parent) to ensure appropriate continued support after diagnosis that were adaptive to my child’s needs and onward journey.
-Parent of a Primary School Student in Dubai
Regarding: Insights Assessment Services
The dedicated and professional services that Insight Psychology provide our school are second to none. They are all highly skilled and professional in their roles supporting us as a school, but more importantly supporting the children and their parents on what can often be a challenging journey. Gráinne and her team are truly wonderful at focusing on the individual child’s potential rather than their challenges and work to support all involved in unlocking that potential.
Primary School SENCO, 'Outstanding' British School in Dubai
Regarding: Counselling and Educational Psychology Services
I have two daughters who have been with Cynthia during quarantine time. My older daughter has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia and possible anxiety and depression. We, however, have been feeling truly supported by Cynthia’s love, care, and dedication and would like to thank you for her presence and hard work. We were suggested not to wait until reopening of the school and are glad that we did not wait. Now she will have two months of summer holidays to get ready for the next academic year with full support from Cynthia.
Abu dhabi parent of two girls
Regarding: Counselling and Educational Psychology Services
We have completed our psychological education assessment for our son with Cynthia this week. I’d like to say what a positive experience it has been, from the very first phone call. Cynthia was very supportive as to begin with it’s hard to know if your child really does have a problem, so talking to Cynthia who reassured us that the problems we were facing did in actual fact need exploring. It’s certainly helped us understand our child more, and given us and the school a plan moving forward with how to support him with dyslexia and dyscalculia. Our son loved the assessments with Cynthia and really looked forward to visiting her. We feel very lucky we managed to find her and also that all the tests and results were completed in such a quick time frame.
Parent of an 8 years old boy
Regarding: Educational Psychology Assessment
Latest blog posts
EMDR: Now available at Insights Psychology

Welcome to our latest blog post by Dr Samir Pathan, a dedicated mental health professional passionate about advancing therapeutic practices. In this post, Dr Pathan shares his recent experience attending an intensive EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) training. Alongside Dr Pathan, members of our mental health department have also participated in this training, enriching their expertise in this transformative approach to trauma therapy. Join us as Dr Pathan delves into the insights gained, exploring EMDR's potential to heal deep-seated emotional wounds and enhance overall mental well-being. Whether you're a fellow practitioner or someone interested in the latest developments in mental health treatment, Dr Pathan's reflections promise to be both enlightening and inspiring.

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