Dr Siara Nawaz
I am a practising Educational Psychologist who is HCPC registered. I was born in England and moved to the UAE in August 2023. I completed my doctorate at the University of Bristol.
I have always wanted to be an Educational Psychologist as I firmly believe that education is key to preparing children and young people for adulthood. I love working 1:1 with children and young people, teachers and parents. My role as an Educational Psychologist is to provide a range of services to schools and settings to promote the development and well-being of children and young people aged 0-25 through a range of activities, including:
Consultation to support a process of collaborative problem-solving and action planning based on the formulation of psychological hypotheses.
Individual assessment, advice and review when there are concerns about learning, attention, and social communication.
Interventions for individuals or groups of children and young people based on therapeutic approaches.
Coaching and supervision for individuals or groups of staff in schools and settings.
Strategic work to support areas of school improvement and schools in challenging circumstances.
Parenting groups and workshops include parent/carer drop-in sessions and focused workshops covering relevant topics such as building resilience and preparing for transitions.
Contributing to neurodevelopmental assessments, for example, Autism Spectrum Condition & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
An area of interest within psychology is the assessment process and interventions available for young people with social-emotional and mental health needs (also the focus of my thesis!). I was also interested in Trauma-informed practice, attachment and ADHD.
What do you enjoy outside of psychology?
I enjoy reading various reading materials, and I try to include reading in my life regularly. I regularly attended my undergraduate university to deliver lectures and seminars on different psychological topics such as attachment and trauma. I love to cook, travel and looking after my kittens.
Qualifications: Psychology BSc Birmingham City University), MSc Educational and Psychological Studies (University of Manchester), Doctorate in Educational Psychology (University of Bristol).
Services provided: Educational assessments for children with learning disabilities and difficulties, of primary and secondary school ages.
Clinics at: Fortune Executive Tower (JLT, Dubai), Online
Licensing and Regulation: Licensed and registered with the Health Care Professions Council of the United Kingdom (HCPC)
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