Imane Bougueffa | Counsellor in Dubai| Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai

Counsellor

Imane Bougueffa:

  • Counselor DHCC UAE
  • Clinical Psychologist, MOH UAE

Professional experience

Imane Bougueffa is a trilingual (Arabic, French and English) Clinical Psychologist with 14 years’ experience in the field. She holds a PHD in Science of Clinical Psychology from El Hadj Lakhder University, Algeria, and has significant experience in clinical hospital environments in Algeria and mental health clinics in the UAE.

Her expertise has seen Imane present various lectures and teach others in examination and therapy techniques. She specialises in using acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT) in the treatment of mood disorders like depression and anxiety disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

ACT Therapy is the third generation of cognitive behavioural therapy and is an efficient treatment suitable for most psychological cases. This is the reason why ACT is the chosen treatment plan for most of Imane’s clients. 

Imane also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to process all traumatic events. She also has experience in working with eating disorders using Family-Based Treatment (FBT), personality disorder using Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and ACT for couples. 

Her certification from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) allows her to use neurofeedback therapy to help her clients deal with ADHD symptoms, anxiety and sleeping issues in children and adults.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

I tried many healthcare professionals before who actually made my problem worse and delayed my trauma healing for two years because I got a wrong diagnosis; however in November 2019, I was so desperate...I surfed the web and said I will try for the last time to seek professional help, and thanks god I found Dr Walid, who really spent time listening and asking questions and took lots of assessment that diagnosed me for the first time with something I never heard of, which is CPTSD; and I totally agreed with him and directly started therapy, with low dose management, and also ACT & EMDR session in my mother language Arabic, which helped me express and truly understand.

I really appreciate your center and Dr Imane and Dr Walid because I was able to gain faith again, and believe in myself and manage my emotions in a proper way. Honestly, Priory is so professional and updated knowledge center that saved my life.

- Former patient at Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai