Dr. Mohamed Altawil, PhD, Clinical Psychologist registered by HCPC.
I work in the University of Hertfordshire as a visiting lecturer in the department of clinical psychology, projects clinical supervisor at Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) and in the private sector as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, and maintain a specialist interest in working with individuals with clinical health problems and in particular trauma and patients who suffer pain and stress related chronic diseases.
My practice is outcomes focused. Very often my clients have a particular goal in mind, whether it be returning to work or improving relations with family members. In addition, to empower them with life skills to manage their daily stress and anxiety and enable them to improve their quality of life. I work with clients from an initial assessment to their discharge with a focus on helping them achieve their goals.
Over the years I have developed a range of clinical assessment, formulation and intervention skills across a range of presenting difficulties in people across the lifespan. I prefer to work collaboratively with clients to develop an understanding of their problems and to assist them in “helping themselves”. I am able to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ‘CBT’, Couple and Family Systemic Therapy, Exposure therapy, Mindfulness, Focusing Therapy, EMDR, Mind Body Medicine, Tapping and Body Movement Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachments, Integrative models/frameworks from which to best make sense of a person/and or family difficulties. Alongside this I aim to deliver strategies such as models of adjustment, resilience and coping and acceptance to clients and their families.
I meet with clients by appointment at Hatfield, London, or Cambridge: the main address is at Jim McDonalds Centre, High View, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8HR.
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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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dance therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
Photos & videos
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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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Arabic & English|
Monday to Friday from 10am - 6pm Weekend from 3pm-8pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|