mental health
[mentl ˈhelθ]

noun
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

mindfulness
[mahynd-fuhl-nis]

noun
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.

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

noun
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

CHILD AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Child and Educational Psychology department is the largest department at Insights. Members of this team provide assessment, counselling and therapy services to students in nurseries, schools, and university. This team can also offer support to adults seeking assessment for needs related to neurodiversity.
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
The 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.
ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Organisational Psychology department at Insights provides assessment, support and training for adults at higher education and in the workforce. Assessments include psychoeducational assessments for adults, personality assessments and assessments of interaction styles in the workplace for the purpose of team building.
Courses
Insights Psychology DMCC is a KHDA registered training center. We have developed, designed and acquired a range of training courses that draw on psychology. These courses from personal development courses for individuals, to professional development courses for psychologists and other health and allied health professionals.

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY

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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, Counselling Psychology and Organisational Psychology. That means, we believe in the delivery of services in the places that you need them: the clinic, the home, the school and the workplace.

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, school or workplace.

Upcoming Course: October 2019

Girls and Autism: New Perspectives – Many Voices: With Professor Barry Carpenter (CBE, OBE, PhD,)

Girls with autism are often overlooked for support because their identifying behaviours can be different to that of boys. Without a diagnosis, girls on the autism spectrum can struggle with extreme stress, leading to mental health issues, problem behaviours, school refusal or other outcomes which impact on their quality of life.

Traditionally, professionals have worked to a 1 girl to 4 boys ratio. However, through emerging research, evidence has shown that the diagnostic instruments used are ‘blunt’, male orientated, and do not adequately illuminate the female profile of Autism. Collaborative work across a range of disciplines, (education, psychology, neuroscience etc,) with families, and with girls and women with Autism has captured new information which has strengthened the support and interventions we are now able to offer to girls with Autism. What are the implications of these new findings for evidence based practice in Education? How can practitioners improve their observations and enhance engagement, leading to earlier identification of girls with Autism?

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Testimonials
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
Latest blog posts
Insights celebrates world mental health day with Professor Barry Carpenter (OBE, PhD, CBE)

Insights celebrates World Mental Health Day in Dubai with a training course at Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) with renowned educational consultant Professor Barry Carpenter (CBE, OBE, Phd).

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