Please contact us if you would like to join our efforts. Whether you live in Lebanon, Kuwait, UAE or other country in the Middle East, we are here to assist you.
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Dr Jeremy Alford is a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neurofeedback Therapist, born in England. He grew up in several countries including Qatar, France, England and Lebanon.
Dr. Alford has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University College Kensington, prior to which he received an MPhil in Psychology from the University College Kensington, and a BA in Psychology from the Open University. After completing his studies, he moved to Lebanon in 2003, where he founded Choices clinic; a multidisciplinary outpatient service for emotional, behavioral and developmental issues for all ages.
He is founder and President of the Middle East Eating Disorders Association, a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness, prevention and providing support to those suffering from eating disorders in the region.
He is an international affiliate of the National Centre For Eating Disorders in the UK. He also consults at the Soor Center in Kuwait on a weekly basis since 2009.
Dr. Alford is a member of several professional bodies in the UK, Kuwait and Lebanon. A member of the British Psychological Society. He has been writing evidence-based newsletters regularly for the past 6 years and has also appeared on various TV interviews.
“My name is Riham and I’m a Kuwaiti female in recovery from an eating disorder. My disorder started at an early age and continued to take over my life for the next 19 years, threatening to take my life on many occasions. Negative body image and the preoccupation with weight have an astounding effect on young women, and often leads to depression and low self-esteem. Receiving treatment in this region has been a challenging task for me due to the lack of support and knowledge of the condition. My hope is that this could be changed.
I went on to receive treatment in the United States, where my issue was dealt with in a warm, supportive environment. I would like to pass on the hope, strength, and knowledge Ive gained with other young women in the Middle East. I truly believe that with the right amount of exposure and awareness, young women in the Middle East will be inspired to seek out help if they are struggling with this life threatening illness. I would like to remind them that they are not alone in this fight, and the tools are available to help them get through it.”
Carine El Khazen
Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, is an international affiliate to the American Psychological Association –APA-, a member of the French Psychology Society (Societé Française de Psychologie –SFP-) and the Lebanese Psychological Association –LPA-.
She specialises in addictive behaviours and specifically eating disorders: a specialisation she has acquired while studying and training in Paris and pursued by attending numerous workshops and seminars around the world.She has been practicing for the last eight years at the General Medical Center- Dubai- as the main clinical psychologist/psychotherapist where thanks to her multicultural background (European/Middle Eastern), she was/is well positioned to serve Dubai’s diverse expatriate community.
Her training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, an intensive process of self-realisation, allows individuals to understand the underlying causes of their problems and therefore to develop more adapted coping- mechanisms. It’s a well-known psychotherapy that deals with all kinds of disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction issues and relationship problems (family, partner, children).
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