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

Psychologists specialising in assessments of learning differences and neurodiversity make up the largest team at Insights. Types of assessments available range across age groups, including developmental assessments for the under 6s, psycho-educational assessments for school-going children and students, and diagnostic assessments of learning differences and neurodiversity in adults.
The Clinical and Counselling Psychology department at Insights specialises in supporting individuals to address ‘normal’ human developmental life issues and concerns, and more long-term mental health needs. Counselling can be appropriate for children, adults, couples or families.
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 Course: August 2020

BreakThrough Mental Wellness Program : A self-guided online course.

Anyone can learn proactive strategies to manage their mental health with the resources around them and within themselves. Taking a proactive and responsible approach to the management of our mental health is more important now than ever before. BreakThrough Mental Wellness Programme enables individuals to learn evidenced based approaches for the management of stress and anxiety, and to apply these concepts to themselves by completing structured modules and assignments. Appropriate for individuals that want to make a change, or for companies that want to support employees to have a healthier and happier workplace.

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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
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