Tanya Dharamshi | Clinical Director & Counsellor in Dubai| Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai

Clinical Director and Counsellor

Tanya Dharamshi:

  • BSc Social Work
  • MSc Psychology
  • Counsellor, DHCC, UAE

Professional experience

Tanya Dharamshi is a Canadian and USA-trained counselling psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She is a certified cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapist, EMDR therapist, marriage therapist and executive co-active coach.

Tanya is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), OCCSWSSW in Canada, and the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Tanya has an empathetic approach to her patients, which is based on confidentiality and trust. She is committed to using a holistic treatment perspective in order to address the underlying issues that are contributing to a patient’s mental health difficulties, and to facilitate the empowerment of her patients.

Tanya’s has extensive counselling experience in:

Tanya uses a bespoke blend of psychological therapies to individually tailor a patient’s treatment journey. She uses psychotherapy, evidence-based CBT, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness and the internationally-renowned Gottman Method for marriage and couples therapy. Tanya believes that therapy is a collaborative process, and one in which the patient is empowered to achieve their treatment and recovery goals.

Society has traditionally viewed psychiatric problems as being a sign of weakness. Tanya is passionate about breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and works tirelessly to raise awareness of this topic by educating schools, professionals and organisations on the ways to encourage and support mental wellbeing.

“Starting therapy was the best decision I could have made for myself. And it couldn’t have been effective without Tanya. I was immediately made to feel safe and was able to share my traumatic experience. I was attentively listened to and guided professionally. With EMDR and cognitive therapy, I am able to rediscover myself. 

To add, even during the time of Covid, the team has been able to find quick alternatives and make sure they are available around the clock.

I am able to see the progress and change in me. I would recommend Priory to anyone looking for a safe place to share their experience and seek professional guidance.”

- Former patient, Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai