Dr. Mohamed Altawil, PhD, Clinical Psychologist registered by HCPC.
Green Branch Psychological Services Clinic (GBPSC)
Director: Dr Mohamed Altawil, PhD
Provides Psychological Services to Individuals and Organisations in London (Edgware Road & near Kings’ Cross), Cambridge, Hatfield and Palestine/Middle East.
Specialises in psychological and cultural services for the ِArab and Muslim community in Britain and overseas, with a particular emphasis on Trauma, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Chronic Health Problems & Pain-Fatigue Management.
Dr Altawil is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He was granted the status of Associate Fellow by the BPS in 2018 in recognition of his years of experience, and his contributions to the field of psychology.
He has a PhD in Mental Health (Cairo University), and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Hertfordshire, UK), where his research activities were in the field of trauma,
He is also a:
§ Trauma Therapy Specialist, accredited by The International Focusing Institute -New York (TIFI).
§ Family Therapy Practitioner, accredited by the Institute of Family Therapy -London (IFT).
§ CBT Practitioner accredited by WHO(World Health Organisation – Eastern Mediterranean).
After leaving his family home in the Nuseirat Refugee Camp in Gaza, Dr Altawil set up the Palestine Trauma Centre in 2007, (PTC Gaza) believed to be the first centre of its kind set up in Palestine and in the Arabic-speaking world. It provides psychological, social and specialized medical services for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have suffered and continue to suffer from the blockade imposed by Israel and the recent bombardments in 2008-9, 2012, and the invasion of 2014. Dr Altawil remains a director of PTC Gaza.
After settling down with his family in England, in 2010 he set up the Palestine Trauma Centre UK, designed to provide support for the centre in Gaza.
He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Clinical Psychology Department /The School of Life & Medical Science at the University of Hertfordshire.
-Psychological assessments for children and adults (Arab, Muslim and British people).
-Therapeutic and assessment services in Arabic and English for patients who suffer from mental health problems – face-to-face and via Skype.
Academic, Language and Cultural Services
-Tutoring post-graduate students in psychology, education, pharmacy and health areas. In addition, providing consultation in methodology and SPSS.
-Examining students in Hertfordshire for their Arabic exam in GCSE.
– Supervising Arabic Teachers of Al-Quds Arabic and Quran School in Hatfield-UK since 2005
GBPSC receives referrals from
§ Private individuals,
§ Insurance companies,
§ GPs and Hospitals,
§ The Refugee Council,
§ Governmental bodies.
Contact Green Branch Clinic:
§ By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
§ By phone: +44(0)1707 694 765 and Mobile: +44(0)742 7489699
§ On Skype: tawil73
§ By WhatsApp: +44(0)742 7489699
Clinical Psychologist registered by Health & Care Professions Council ‘HCPC’ [PYL35499]
Professional liability Insurance is covered
Training, qualifications & experience
Area of interest
My general areas of interest are in mental health and clinical psychology through quantitative, qualitative, experimental research and therapeutic intervention programmes in the following subjects:
a) Strategies for coping with stress, trauma, grief and exile;
b) Somatoform and somatic disorders;
c) Intelligence, disability, personality analysis, addiction;
d) Psychotherapy for children and adults;
e) Updating and developing Treatment Approaches for patients who suffer from mental health disorders or trauma;
f) Designing/updating and developing Psychological Scales and Tests;
g) Translation clinical instruments, materials and books from English into Arabic.
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Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Diploma in Focusing Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Program (Level 1-7), 24th Jan. 2013– 19th January 2014 (240 hours) included clinical supervision, by the Focusing Institute in New York, USA.
Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy. University of London, Birkbeck College & Institute of Family Therapy [One Year -Part time Training Course], United Kingdom.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy. Institute of Family Therapy - London [One Year -Part time Training Course], United Kingdom.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. University of Hertfordshire, [Four years -Full time course], United Kingdom. Thesis Title: ‘The Effects of Chronic Traumatic Experiences on Children in Conflict Zone”. (Quantitative and Qualitative Study)’.
July2001 – Dec.2004
Ph.D. in Mental Health. Ain Shams University, [Three years -Full time course], Cairo, Egypt. Thesis Title: ‘Clinical Study of the Psychosocial Patterns in Adults Experiencing Somatoform Disorders in Conflict Zone’.
Sep.1999 - June2002
BSc Psychology. The Islamic University. [Four years -Full time course], Palestine (1st class honours).
July 1998 – Jan.2001
MSc Mental Health. Ain Shams University, [Two years -Part time course], Cairo, Egypt. (1st class honours). Thesis Title: ‘School psychological adjustment and its relationship with aggressive behaviour among adolescents students in the Gaza Strip’.
June1998 – July 1999
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology. Al-Aqsa University, [Year and half -Full time course], Palestine (1st class honours).
Sep.1997 – June 1999
Diploma in Computer Programming & data Base. Al-Azhar University, [Two years -Full time course], Palestine.
Sep.1993 – Jan.1997
B.A. Arabic Language & Education. Al-Azhar University, [Four years -Full time course], Palestine (1st class honours).
Sep.1991 - June1993
Diploma in Arabic Language and Education. UNRWA’s Ramallah Teachers' Institute [Two years -Full time course], Palestine (1st class honours).
Vocational Training Courses
Mar 2009 - Jan 2018
Training on Focusing Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Program in more than 10 conferences and 41 workshops worldwide [41 days (228 training hours): UK, Ireland, Germany, New York, California, Netherlands.
27th Sep - 6th Oct 2012
Social Carer: The Skills to Fosters: 20 hours at Hertfordshire, 27th Sep. to 6th Oct.2012, by the Hertfordshire County Council, United Kingdom.
Body Talk. Module 1&2, Four Days Workshop (36 hrs), Facilitated by International Body Talk, London.
Clinical Management about Traumatic Stress Service (TSS). One Day Workshop. Facilitated by Dr. Felicity de Zulueta, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Head of TSS at Maudsley Hospital, London.
Disaster Psychiatry. One Day Workshop. Facilitated by Prof. Syed Arshad Husain from University of Missouri (USA). HQ Office for Muslim Aid, London.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Four Days Workshops (28 hrs). Facilitated by Mr. Andrew Enever- UKCP Registered Attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).
Grief Therapy- One Day Course at the University of Hertfordshire, School of Psychology. Facilitated by Robert Neimeyer, Professor of Psychology from the University of Memphis, USA.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). One Week Course (35 hrs). Facilitated by World Health Organization-Eastern Mediterranean Region WHO & Preventive Child Mental Health Association. Alexandria: Egypt.
Mental Health Professional for an Arabic Virtual Treatment of Traumatized Patients. One Week Course. Facilitated by Berlin Treatment Centre for Torture Victims. Berlin: Germany.
Clinical Management of Traumatic Events (PTSD) among Children and Adolescents. One Week Course. Facilitated by World Health Organization-Eastern Mediterranean Region WHO & Preventive Child Mental Health Association. Alexandria: Egypt.
Treatment of Traumatised Children & Adolescents. One Week Course. Facilitated by World Health Organization-Eastern Mediterranean Region WHO & Preventive Child Mental Health Association. Alexandria: Egypt.
Working with dilemmas: A Personal Construct Therapy Perspective. One Day Workshop. Facilitated by Prof. Guillem Feixas from University of Barcelona. It was organised by the School of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire (UK).
Death, Loss and Quest for Meaning. One Day Workshop at University of Hertfordshire. Facilitated by Robert Neimeyer, Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis, USA.
Statistic Course (SPSS): Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level. Five Days Workshop. Facilitated by University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).
Role Play in Family Therapy. Four Days Workshop. Facilitated by School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).
Skills in Presentations, Negotiation, Communication, Meetings, Time management, Assertiveness, Interviews: One Year Course-Part Time. Facilitated by University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).
Clinical Psychology Placement. Two Years [Part Time] Voluntary Work. Facilitated by Gaza Psychiatric Hospital. Palestine.