Meet Alaa Abuali
Alaa Abuali is a mental health counsellor and psychotherapist with over 13 years of experience. She uses an integrative approach rooted in humanistic therapy that begins with creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients. Her approach incorporates techniques of psychodynamic therapy, trauma-focused counselling, mindfulness, and creative therapies.
Alaa has extensive experience working with adults dealing with depression, adjustment, loss/grief, trauma, relationship issues, existential issues, chronic illness, identity issues, anxiety, and family-related issues. She strongly believes in a client’s ability to heal and the power of the therapeutic alliance and that within a safe and warm environment, clients can heal from life’s traumas and struggles. Alaa incorporates expressive arts therapy techniques to help identify and harness the tools available for emotional healing.
Background and Education
Alaa has completed intensive and specialised training in New Jersey, USA, focused on individuals and families. She has extensive experience in mental health settings and has worked with the leading hospitals in Dubai and London. Alaa now leads her own mental health practice in London and works as a consultant counsellor and psychotherapist for various mental health hospitals in London.