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Dr. Mohamed Altawil, PhD, Clinical Psychologist registered by HCPC.

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10
01707 694765 07427 489699 Registered / Accredited
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10

About us

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.

Qualifications:

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).

Work Record

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.

Clinical Services

-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: info@gbclinic.com

§  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

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Further information

Qualifications

Jan.2013- Jan.2014
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.

Sep.2010- June.2011
Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy. University of London, Birkbeck College & Institute of Family Therapy [One Year -Part time Training Course], United Kingdom.

Sep.2012- June.2013
Post-Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy. Institute of Family Therapy - London [One Year -Part time Training Course], United Kingdom.

Oct.2004- Sep.2008
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.

August 2010
Body Talk. Module 1&2, Four Days Workshop (36 hrs), Facilitated by International Body Talk, London.

March 2010
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. 

April 2009
Disaster Psychiatry. One Day Workshop. Facilitated by Prof. Syed Arshad Husain from University of Missouri (USA). HQ Office for Muslim Aid, London.

March2009
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).

June 2008
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.

10th-14th Feb.2008
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.

Nov. 2007
Mental Health Professional for an Arabic Virtual Treatment of Traumatized Patients. One Week Course. Facilitated by Berlin Treatment Centre for Torture Victims. Berlin: Germany.

May 2007
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.

May 2007
Treatment of Traumatised Children & Adolescents. One Week Course. Facilitated by World Health Organization-Eastern Mediterranean Region WHO & Preventive Child Mental Health Association. Alexandria: Egypt.

August 2006
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).

July 2005
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.

March 2005
Statistic Course (SPSS): Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level. Five Days Workshop. Facilitated by University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).

2005-2010
Role Play in Family Therapy. Four Days Workshop. Facilitated by School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).

Sep. 2005
Skills in Presentations, Negotiation, Communication, Meetings, Time management, Assertiveness, Interviews: One Year Course-Part Time. Facilitated by University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK).

1999-2001
Clinical Psychology Placement. Two Years [Part Time] Voluntary Work. Facilitated by Gaza Psychiatric Hospital. Palestine.

Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10

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Monday to Friday from 10am - 6pm

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Adults
Older adults
Couples
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